Publication Ethics


Publication Ethics



Manuscripts should be written in English and accompanied by a covering letter stating the originality and significance of the submitted manuscripts. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable. therefore, the manuscript should be original and is not being considered or has been published in whole or in part with another journal. All authors should have seen and agreed to the version submitted.

The ethical policy of IJCCE is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with the Committee of IJCCE's Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IJCCE. The ethical policy of IJCCE is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit .

NOTE: IJCCE is not a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).



  1. A copyright release and conflict of interest disclosure form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorships, prior to the acceptation of the manuscript, by all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal ethics and privacy policy.
  2. Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.
  3. Journals made clear the type of copyright under which authors' work will be published.  Upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' 



“Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, data or text without permission or acknowledgment”. Plagiarism is a form of scientific misconduct; it is dishonest and misleading to readers. Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE) is committed to publishing only original material, me.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to has been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.


Multiple Submissions

Manuscripts that are found to has been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur multiple submission/publication sanctions. IJCCE may blacklist authors who do this from submitting manuscripts in the future and may notify their institution about this. This is out of the copyright/legal problems that arise if more than one journal decides to publish the paper. Moreover, it would lead to a waste of academic and scientific resources as two (or more) journals would spend time and money on carrying out the same tasks.


Duplicate publication

Duplicate publication is considered to be a form of plagiarism. It occurs when an author uses text or material from a paper that he/she has already published, without acknowledging the source. this could violate copyright and could suggest that the study contributes marginally to the literature.


Citation Multiplication

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work or articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.


Data Fabrication and Falsification

Fabrication refers to the recording or reporting of data or results that have been made up by the author. Falsification, on the other hand, refers to the intentional alteration of research materials, images, equipment, or processes, or the selective reporting of data or results. Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.


Improper Author Contribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.


Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.



If there are documented violations of any of the above-mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in this journal, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  • The prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions in this journal. this prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 12 months.
  • The prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of this journal.


Sponsorship, funding, and conflict of interest

A conflict of interest arises when authors have direct or indirect financial or personal ties to the study sponsors or the funding organization. Those such relationships could influence an author’s actions or evaluations, these conflicts must be specified at the time of submitting the paper. Identify your funding source and any organization that provided material support for the research. Describe the role played by these organizations in the study design, data collection, analysis of the results, or writing of the report.


For Authors 

      Author conflicts

  • Financial: Reveal any potential or actual competing financial interest that might be affected by publication of the results contained in the manuscript. Financial conflicts that should be disclosed include (but are not limited to) employment, consultancies, contractual relations, paid testimony, honoraria, advisory board membership, or stock ownership with any organization funding or benefitting from the study; patents or patent applications; and travel grants.

  • Non-financial: Disclose all personal and other relationships with the manufacturer of any product mentioned in the manuscript or with the manufacturers of competing products (for example, personal relationships, familial relationships, participation in litigation, academic rivalry) that could inappropriately influence or seem to influence professional judgment.

  • If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state so.

      Important Notes for the Authors:

  • Authorship should be based on the following four criteria:
  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.

  3. Final approval of the version to be published.

  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

      All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors.

  • Communication between the journal and the authors of a manuscript is done only electronically between the journal’s office and the corresponding author on behalf of all authors of the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission. Authors are required to cite their previous works if the submitted manuscript has considerable similarities with their previous works and should explain how the submitted manuscript offers new contributions beyond their previous publications.
  • By submitting a manuscript, the corresponding author and all co-authors have agreed to actively participate in the publication process of their manuscript promptly.
  • The corresponding author must ensure all co-authors are listed on the manuscript and must obtain written permission from the authors to submit their work.uthors of published articles should promptly notify the journal if they find any part of their published material needs to be corrected. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.
  • Authors should disclose all sources of financial support or other possible sources of conflict of interest. For more information about possible conflicts of interest please read the section on conflict of interest.
  •  Rejected manuscripts will not be reviewed again.


     Reviewers of IJCCE must confirm the followings: 

  • That all manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of the author(s).

  • That any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.

  • That all information about the manuscript is kept confidential.

  • That any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.