Ethical Charter of Publications of Sari University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

 | Post date: 2020/07/12 | 
Ethical Charter of Publications of Sari University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
The Ethical Charter of University Publications is a charter or commitment letter that outlines some ethical limits and principles related to scientific-research activities and their publication in journals to prevent the occurrence of conscious or unintentional research violations by all people involved in the process of publishing articles. Authors, judges, members of the editorial board and the editor-in-chief of the publications are obliged to know and be committed to all the principles of research ethics and related responsibilities in the process of publishing articles. If any of these individuals fail to adhere to these principles and responsibilities, the publications have the right to take any legal action.
1. Duties and responsibilities of the editor and members of the editorial board (Editorial Board Responsibilities)
Editor and members of the editorial board:
Prioritize others and international forums.
- Sent copies must be kept confidential until publication and unpublished copies will not be used for personal purposes.
- Identify plagiarism, fraud, and possible fraud, and provide corrections, explanations, and withdrawals and apologies as needed.
- View all articles submitted to the journal without bias and evaluate the received articles based on the qualifications of the articles and regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender, position, or organizational affiliation of the author (s).
- The authority and responsibility of selecting suitable and worthy judges according to the specialized field and moral obligation and accepting or rejecting an article after obtaining the opinion of the judges is the responsibility of the editor and members of the editorial board of the magazine.
- They should avoid conflicts of interest in the arbitration process, given any personal, commercial, academic or financial connection that may potentially affect the acceptance and publication of the submitted papers.
- They should take the necessary action to register and archive the refereeing documents of the articles as scientific documents, and keep the names of the referees of each article confidential.
- Promptly review and print corrections and provide clear information to readers for printed articles in which errors are found.
 - Must continuously seek the views of authors, readers, and judges of the journal on improving publishing policies and the formal and content quality of the journal.
2. Authors ’Responsibilities:
- The submitted articles must be in the specialized field of the journal and have been prepared scientifically and coherently, according to the standard of the journal.
- Articles should not be published elsewhere or reviewed by another publication.
- The author / authors are responsible for the accuracy and precision of the content of their articles. The publication of an article does not imply endorsement by the journal.
- The author in charge of the article is obliged that all authors of the article have read it and have agreed on its presentation and their place in the article, and also the name of another person in the article should not be other than the researchers involved in conducting research and preparing the article.
- Submitting an article means that the authors have obtained the consent of all financial or spatial sponsors of the article and have introduced all financial or spatial sponsorships of the article.
- When the author or authors of an article see a significant error in their work, they must immediately notify the scientific secretary of the journal to correct it.
- Authors undertake to provide the necessary evidence for the submitted article, including the file of extensive pages of article data, diagrams or additional diagrams, design or used tools (if any), as well as samples of materials and samples. Provide the magazine.
- After starting the arbitration process and conducting the arbitration, the author (s) has no right to cancel unless he provides logical and justifiable reasons.
- The moral commitment form must be signed by the authors.
Examples of violations of publishing ethics by the authors:
- Plagiarism: Plagiarism means the intentional use of articles, phrases, ideas or citations of another person in his own name without proper appreciation and explanation and citation of the work.
- Data Making and Fake Data: Data Making means that the researcher has not done any research in practice but provides data and conclusions.
Distortion: Distortion means that a person has done research but changes its data and results, and the results of the research are different from the actual results.
- Simultaneous submission: When a simultaneous article is sent to two journals for review and publication.
- Overlapping: The purpose of publishing overlapping is to print the data and findings of your previous articles with a slight change in the article as a new article.
Incorrect sharing of another author: means that a person who had no role in conducting research or writing an article should be named as the author in the article.
- Scientific lease: means that the author / writers use another person to do the research and after the end of the research, publish it in their own name with a little intervention and possession.
3. Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers (Reviewers ’Responsibility)
- If the esteemed referee feels that the submitted article is not in his field of expertise for any reason, he should immediately return the article to the editor and, if informed, introduce a replacement referee to the editor.
- The arbitrator shall not judge articles in which there is a conflict of interest between him and one of the authors or institutions or in conflict with the articles which he has previously published, and shall immediately return the article to the editor and remove him from the terms. Inform about conflicts of interest and possible bias.
- The referee has no right to leave the refereeing of an article to another person, including his / her faculty or graduate students, except with the permission of the journal editor. The name of anyone who assisted in the judging of the article should be mentioned in the report

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