Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

In our pursuit of delivering top-tier articles to readers, "Dirassat Journal Economic Issue" has formulated a set of publication Ethics and Malpractice principles aligned with COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Upholding expected ethical standards across all publishing facets—editors, authors, and reviewers—is paramount. We are committed to advancing the standards of research publication and acknowledge the responsibilities that come with it.

Duties of Editors

Publication Decisions: Editors ensure all submitted articles undergo peer review by a minimum of two experts. The final decision for publication rests with the editor-in-chief, considering reviewers' expertise, suggestions, and compliance with legal requirements.

Fair Play and Editorial Independence: Manuscripts are rigorously assessed for academic merit, focusing on clarity, importance, validity, and originality. Editorial decisions are impartial and unaffected by the authors' characteristics, ensuring fairness and independence.

Confidentiality: Information about submitted manuscripts is confidential and shared only with the corresponding author, designated reviewers, necessary journal advisors, and the publisher.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors and editorial board members avoid using unpublished information for personal research. Conflicts of interest are disclosed, and editors recuse themselves from handling manuscripts involving conflicts.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists editors and authors, fostering improvement through effective communication. All contributors are encouraged to participate in the peer review process.

Promptness: Reviewers declining or unable to promptly review a manuscript inform editors of alternative arrangements.

Confidentiality: Reviewers treat received manuscripts as confidential and do not share them without authorization.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews are objective, articulating observations with supporting arguments while avoiding personal criticism of authors.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers identify relevant unpublished work and inform editors of any material similarity between the reviewed manuscript and other known works.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Reviewers with conflicts promptly notify editors, decline the invitation, and suggest alternative reviewers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards: Authors provide accurate accounts of work and results, ensuring sufficient detail for replication. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements are considered unethical.

Originality and Plagiarism: Authors submit only original work, appropriately citing external sources. Plagiarism, in any form, is unacceptable.

Multiple Submission/Publication: Submitting essentially the same research to multiple journals or simultaneous submissions is unethical.

Data Access and Retention: Authors retain raw data for editorial review upon the Editor-in-Chief's request.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors disclose financial or material conflicts that may impact results or interpretation.

Authorship: Authorship is limited to those significantly contributing to the study. All eligible co-authors must approve the final manuscript.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Authors credit others' work appropriately and obtain permission for private information use.

Peer Review: Authors participate in the peer review process and respond promptly to editors' requests.

Fundamental Errors: Authors notify editors promptly of significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work.

Duties of the Publisher

Handling of Unethical Behavior: In cases of misconduct or fraudulent publication, the publisher collaborates with editors to address and rectify the situation promptly.

Access to Journal Content: The publisher ensures the permanent availability and preservation of scientific research, maintaining accessibility through digital archives and partnerships.

This commitment to ethical standards underscores our dedication to fostering integrity, quality, and excellence in research publications.


The publication policy of Dirassat Journal Economic Issue aligns with the standards set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The policy encompasses several key aspects:

  1. Authorship and Changes:

    • Authors must significantly contribute to the research process, including methodology design, statistical analysis, and critical revision.
    • Authors are accountable for accuracy and integrity, and they must address conflicts of interest.
  2. Manuscript Submission:

    • Manuscripts must adhere to specified guidelines.
    • Submission through appropriate channels is required; emailed manuscripts are not accepted.
    • Final acceptance from the corresponding author is necessary for publication.
  3. Manuscript Withdrawal:

    • Withdrawal requests are communicated to the Editor in Chief via email.
    • A withdrawal form is sent, requiring signatures from all authors.
    • No processing charges are incurred upon withdrawal.
  4. Conflict of Interest:

    • Authors must disclose personal, financial, academic, or intellectual conflicts of interest.
    • Failure to disclose may impact credibility and scientific judgment.
  5. Research and Publication Misconduct:

    • Adheres to COPE guidelines for dealing with misconduct.
    • Misconduct includes duplication, plagiarism, fraudulent data, undisclosed conflicts, and research without ethical clearance.
  6. Role of Plagiarism Committee:

    • Conducts initial plagiarism scans and reports to the editor.
    • Follows COPE guidelines to address plagiarism-related issues.
  7. Acknowledgment:

    • Recognizes contributions beyond authorship, such as manuscript development, funding, and resource provision.
  8. Confidentiality:

    • Ensures the confidentiality of submitted research papers.
    • Shares the article only with relevant stakeholders during processing stages.

Dirassat Journal Economic Issue upholds these principles to maintain ethical standards and the integrity of the research and publication process.