Publication Ethics Statement
Jerash for Research and Studies Journal (JRSJ) is an international research journal that is subject to professional evaluation. It is issued twice annually by the Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, Jerash University, Jerash - Jordan. The journal is funded from the scientific research budget at Jerash University. The journal applies the highest standards of publication ethics to meet the ethical behavior required to publish research in peer-reviewed journals. All means are used to prevent any mis-publishing. Jerash for Research and Studies Journal makes sure that all parties involved in the publishing process: authors, editors and reviewer agree to act seriously to prevent any unethical behavior.
Duties of Editor-in-chief and Editorial Board:
The editorial staff follows the procedures and policies necessary to ensure the quality of published material and maintain the integrity of published work. The editorial board makes decisions to accept or reject research on academic and scientific ground only. The editorial board is solely responsible for making the decision without any interference from the publisher, and selects specialized reviewers with sufficient experience without any conflict of interest. The editorial board takes great care to prevent any disclosure of information about research submitted to anyone other than the author, potential reviewers, and publisher. The referees are always advised not to disclose any information about the research they are reviewing. The editorial board takes great care to protect the identities of the reviewers unless the reviewers wish to disclose their names. The editorial board and the editor-in-chief spare no effort to ensure that research is reviewed on purely scientific grounds, and that researchers are not pressured to cite specific publications for non-academic reasons. In the event of undisputed modifications of authorship for acceptable reasons, the editorial board must request the written consent of all authors (including any authors whose names have been removed from the list of sources).
Researchers interested in publishing in Jerash for Research and Studies Journal must adhere to the following general guidelines:
- The submitted research should represent the original work of the researcher.
- The research submitted, or under review, may not be submitted for publication to any other journal.
- The authors are responsible for the contents of the research, which should contain new, sufficient and accurate data or results.
- The research submitted should refer to all relevant publications that were used and cited in the work.
- All researchers should be contributors to the research and be familiar with its full content.
- All authors must read and sign the Copyright Release Form (Copyright Form).
- The author should ensure that everyone who has made an outstanding contribution to the work is listed as a co-author.
- The source of research funding should be stated, if any.
Duties of Reviewers:
- Reviewers should contribute to editorial board decisions by evaluating research on its scientific merits, noting originality, addition to existing literature, accuracy, adequacy of references, potential future citations, clarity and organization of the research.
- Reviewers should address issues of research and publication ethics (i.e. if they believe the research has been completed in line with ethical standards, or if they have any suspicion of plagiarism, fabrication, forgery or duplicate publication(.
- Reviewers shall declare any conflict of interest, if any, at the earliest opportunity to enable the editor-in-chief to decide whether unbiased review is possible.
- Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the article, and inform the editor-in-chief if they need some help from a colleague in the research review.
- Potential reviewers who feel that they are not qualified to review the research or are unable to review it, must notify the editor-in-chief directly and excuse themselves.
- Reviewers shall write a detailed report on their reviewing so as to be reported to researchers who are asked to deal with all comments in the review report in order to revise and improve the research.
- Reviewers shall conduct the review process on time.
- Upon receipt of a research submitted for publication, an acknowledgment of receipt is sent to the author(s).
- Members of the editorial board make a preliminary evaluation of the research, and the editorial board may reject the research without reviewing if it considers that it is not suitable for the readers of the journal or is weak.
- The decision not to send the research for review depends only on the scientific content of the paper, and is not affected by the prior opinion of the authors, or the institution in which they work.
- If the research is found to be suitable for potential publication, the editorial board selects at least two appropriate specialized reviewers with sufficient experience provided that there is no potential conflict of interest with those to whom the research is sent for review.
- The reviewers are required to evaluate the submitted research and submit a written report that addresses the originality of the research, its scientific relevance, and relevance to specialization, importance, the novelty of its methodology, its organization, and the clarity of its writing, in addition to any ethical issues or irregularities.
- The reviewers are required to make clear recommendations to accept or reject the research, or to make substantial or minor changes.
- Based on the reviewers’ reports and recommendations, the editorial board decides whether the research is suitable or not suitable for publication.
- The decision is communicated with the review reports to the author. The editor-in-chief must ensure that the review reports are received in a timely manner.
- The editorial board of Jerash for Research and Studies Journal (JRSJ) does not accept any kind of plagiarism.
- The Journal is not responsible for plagiarism.
- All authors who submit papers to the journal must confirm that their papers are their own creation and have not been copied in whole or in part from other works.
- Authors should cite sources and citations for all relevant work used in the research.
- The editorial board examines all submitted papers; Scan for plagiarism, or copying using plagiarism detection software. Furthermore, reviewers are required to report any unethical issues or irregularities.
- The discovery of any confirmed irregularities will result in the immediate rejection of the research and any future research from the author.
- If readers, reviewers, or others raise genuine concerns about a paper, the editor-in-chief will initially contact the author and allow him to respond to the concerns, and if their response is unsatisfactory, the editor-in-chief takes the matter to an institutional level by contacting the institution's chairperson. If the published research is found to be a duplicate, a note of withdrawal will be published, and copies of the correspondence will be sent to the head of the institution in which the researcher works.
- Online downloaded material must be kept, and prominently marked as taken from all online editions for future readers.
- When applying, researchers are asked to certify that the research has not been previously published, and will not be published in the future elsewhere.
- Acknowledgment of the transfer of copyright rights from the researcher/researchers to Jerash University is required before considering publishing the research.
- The editor-in-chief shall submit the form necessary for this transfer (the copyright form) before sending the application to the reviewers.
- Reproduction of any part of the contents of the published work is prohibited without the written consent of the editor-in-chief.