Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology is aligned with COPE’s (Committee on Publication Ethics) best practice guidelines for dealing with ethical issues in journal publishing and adopts the COPE guidelines. The journal members (editor, editorial board and the journal manager) have agreed to meet the purposes and objectives of the Journal. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IJVST
- Authorship Criter
IJVST requires authors to confirm that they and their co-authors meet all four criteria for authorship based on the guidelines of Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (verbatim as follows):
The section “Author Contributions” in the manuscript should illustrate and clarify who contributed to the work and how. If a contributor does not meet all four above criteria should be acknowledged in the “Acknowledgements” section of the article.
- Author agreements and conflict of interest
Written authorization from all authors for publication of the article is mandatory for IJVST to start the review process. This form entitled “Conflict of interest declaration and author agreement form” must be signed and completed by all authors. This statement and signatures certifies that all authors have seen and approved the manuscript being submitted. Also, the authors by signing this form warrant that the article is the Authors’ original work, that the article has not received prior publication and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that the corresponding author shall bear full responsibility for the submission.
- Editors and members of editorial board as authors
Editor and members of editorial board are excluded from publication decisions when they are authors or have contributed to a manuscript.
- Open access policy
Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology is a fully Open Access journal in which all the articles are available Open Access. There is no cost to the reader or author. Since all costs are covered by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Press, there is no cost to the author, or through article processing charges. The article will be published under the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Press open access policy. This means that the article will be made freely available online for non-commercial use immediately upon publication.
Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (IJVST) follows and adheres to COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. IJVST peer reviews all submitted manuscripts with contents in the scope of the journal. The process has been explained in the section “Peer Review Process”.
Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (IJVST) follows and adheres to COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.
Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (IJVST) regarding the responsibilities of the editors follows and adheres to COPE Ethical Guidelines for editors. The main guidelines are summarized in the guide to ethical editing from COPE.