Publication Ethics


"Al-Aasar" is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. We believe in fostering a culture of transparency, honesty, and integrity in all aspects of the publication process. This document outlines the ethical guidelines that authors, reviewers, editors, and the editorial team of "Al-Aasar" must adhere to.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors:

  • Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their submissions are original works and have not been published elsewhere. Proper citations and references should be provided for any content borrowed from other sources.
  • Authorship: All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors. Proper acknowledgment of the contributions of others should be provided.
  • Data Integrity: Authors should present accurate and reliable data. Fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data is unacceptable.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors should disclose any conflicts of interest that may influence the research or its interpretation.
  • Ethical Treatment of Subjects: Research involving human subjects or animals must comply with ethical standards and regulations. Authors should obtain necessary approvals and informed consent.

Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers:

  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the review process and not disclose any information about the manuscript or its review.
  • Objectivity: Reviewers should provide objective and constructive feedback, focusing on the quality and validity of the research.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should decline to review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest or lack the expertise to provide a fair assessment.
  • Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews in a timely manner, adhering to the deadlines set by the editorial team.

Ethical Guidelines for Editors:

  • Editorial Independence: Editors should make decisions based on the merit of the work and without any influence from outside parties.
  • Fairness: Editors should ensure fair and unbiased treatment of all submissions, regardless of the authors' identity, affiliation, or reputation.
  • Transparency: Editors should provide clear and transparent communication throughout the review and publication process.
  • Correction and Retraction: Editors should be prepared to correct or retract any published work found to contain errors or ethical violations.

Ethical Guidelines for the Editorial Team:

  • Integrity: The editorial team should uphold the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their roles.
  • Compliance: The editorial team should ensure that all submissions and publications comply with relevant ethical standards and guidelines.
  • Conflict Resolution: The editorial team should address any conflicts or disputes that may arise during the publication process in a fair and timely manner.