Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The publication of any article in the (double-blind) peer-reviewed journals published by Shahid Beheshti University Press is a meticulous process which seeks to improve and expand knowledge in its depth and breadth. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles not only support and embody the scientific method but also improve upon any hypothetical methodological imperfections. It is therefore important to agree on the standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society behind society-owned or sponsored journals.

Journal of Family research takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, the Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to the editors. We also use a software to detect plagiarism. Which is located top of the webpage as Similarity Finding Texts.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author shall not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author shall not submit a previously published paper for consideration in another journal.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors must cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, for example in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship shall be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they shall be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 

 

Plagiarism

Before submitting their work to Journal of Family Research, the authors must ensure that they have produced original works of research, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that these have been appropriately cited or quoted. Traditionally, plagiarism has appeared in 4 main forms (mosaic, self-plagiraism, direct, accidental), namely, in 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authors who have been found guilty of plagiarism will be added to the blacklist and Journal of Family Research will never accept any of their work.