The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is an
essential model for our journal "El-Bahith Review ".
In order to provide our readers with a journal of highest quality
we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice
Our ethic statements are based on COPEís Best Practice Guidelines for
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical
behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: Editors, authors,
within El-Bahith Review are to be fully committed to good publication practice and accept
the responsibility for fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities.
DUTIES OF THE EDITOR
∑ Publication decisions: The
Editor-in-Chief of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the
articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided
by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal
requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement,
and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board
or reviewers in making this decision.
The Editor-in-Chief ensures that each manuscript received is evaluated
on its intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief,
ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Editor-in-Chief, the members of the Editorial Board, and any editorial staff
must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other
than the authors of the manuscript, reviewers, potential reviewers, other
editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
and conflicts of interest:
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in
the own research of the Editor-in-Chief or the members of the Editorial Board
without the express written consent of the author.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
to Editorial Decisions: Peer
review assists Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board in making editorial
decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also
assist the author in improving the paper.
selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a
manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the
editor and decline to review the paper.
manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents. They
will not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the
of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively.
Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Referees should express their
views clearly with supporting arguments.
of Sources: Reviewers should attempt to identify
relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement
that a result or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by
the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention
any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under
consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal
and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer
review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers
should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest
resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or
connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
standards: Authors should accurately present their
original research, as well as objectively discuss its significance. Manuscripts
are to be edited in accordance to the submission guidelines of the review.
Authors are also responsible for language editing before submitting the
article. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper
should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate
the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical
behavior and are unacceptable.
and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have
written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or
words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. El-Bahith Review reserves
the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at
Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An
author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the
same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same
manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior
and is unacceptable.
Access and Retention:
Authors should retain raw data related to their submitted paper, and must
provide it for editorial review, upon request of the Editor-in-Chief.
and Conflicts of Interest: All
authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive
conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or
interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the
project should be disclosed.
of the Paper: Authorship should be limited only to
those who have made a significant contribution to conceiving, designing,
executing and/or interpreting the submitted study.
of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of
others must always be given. Any work or words of other authors, contributors,
or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced.
errors in published works: When
an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own
published work, it is the authorís obligation to promptly notify the journal
editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the