Publication Ethics

This publication is a member of the International Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE) and is committed to adhering to its principles.

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Charter of Ethics Journal of Ferdowsi Civil Engineering designed based on guidelines provided by the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE) and all users are expected to adhere to these ethics. Obviously, any plagiarism or other immoral behavior will result in the removal of the article from the arbitration process. This charter is designed to determine the duties and responsibilities of authors, editors, editorial board members, and judges.



1- Forging: Producing unreal datas or giving unreal reports or writing unreal facts.
2. Deceiving: changing data's, deleting, adjusting or adding to data's in such a way that the presented material seems to be novel, or by doing that an specific theorem seems to be correct or incorrect. Deceiving can be intentional changes in equipment or in process of testing in such a way that an specific theorem seems to be correct or incorrect.
3. Cheating: using written research data's or results of others with no permission or with not mentioning of a used scientific software, program, test equipment of others while doing research with them.
4. Coping: using significant or effective parts of a manuscript or translation of the papers or and document that has already been printed in such a way that claims its originality is considered coping.
This also could be if part of a paper, even with proper referencing is selected without rewording it or not showing it in notations.

Unethical research behavior

a) Definition
If in a paper one of the cases of forging, deceiving, cheating or coping takes place then one unethical research behavior has happened.
b) Reference list must be limited to whom having effective share in creation of the work.
1- Not quoting names of people who have had an effective share is an example of unethical behavior.
2- Adding the name of one or more authors who have had no effects in creating a paper in the list of references is also an example unethical behavior.

1- Using the results of a paper under your names or others is an unethical research behavior.
2- If the reviewers research doing the same subject or a related subject then they must notify the publisher and not accept the review assignment.
Procedures of encountering unethical research behavior
1- Receiving the written accusation from an organization or a scientific person by editorial office.
2- Reporting the case to the unethical committee of the journal
2-1preliming investigation of the case by the unethical weather the accusation is valid and if further investigation is necessary or not.
2-2 If necessary, collecting and searching the documents and preparing a report indicting the accusation is false or true.
2-3 sending the report to the editor along with suggested punishment in the case of true accusations.