The Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy (IRLSMP) Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Our Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the position statements developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore 2010

Duties of Editors:

Publication decisions

The Management Team of The IRLSMP, consisting of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor and the Head of the Editorial Office is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Management Team may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Management Team may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy (IRLSMP) operates a web-based submission system, which is run in a way that prevents unauthorised access. In the case of a misconduct investigation, The IRLSMP may disclose material to third parties (e.g., an institutional investigation committee or other editors).

The IRLSMP does not disclose reviewers’ identities. However, if reviewers wish to disclose their names, this is permitted.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Corrections

When genuine errors in published work are pointed out by readers, authors, or editors, which do not render the work invalid, a correction (or erratum) will be published as soon as possible. The online version of the paper may be corrected with a date of correction and a link to the printed erratum. If the error renders the work or substantial parts of it invalid, the paper should be retracted with an explanation as to the reason for retraction (i.e., honest error).

Ensuring the integrity of the published record – suspected research or publication misconduct

If serious concerns are raised by readers, reviewers, or others, about the conduct, validity, or reporting of academic work, Iranian Judiciary's Law Journal’s Management Team will initially contact the authors and allow them to respond to the concerns. If that response is unsatisfactory, The IRLSMP will take this to the institutional level. In cases when concerns are very serious and the published work is likely to influence clinical practice or public health, The IRLSMP may consider informing readers about these concerns, by issuing an ‘expression of concern’, while the investigation is ongoing. Once an investigation is concluded The IRLSMP will publish comment that explains the findings of the investigation. The IRLSMP may decide to retract a paper if the Editorial Board is convinced that serious misconduct has happened even if an investigation by an institution or national body does not recommend it.

The IRLSMP will respond to all allegations or suspicions of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or other editors. Cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication will be assessed by the journal. In other cases, The IRLSMP may request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies (after seeking an explanation from the authors first and if that explanation is unsatisfactory).

Retracted papers will be retained online, and they will be prominently marked as a retraction in all online versions, including the PDF, for the benefit of future readers.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Promptness

Any 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 excuse himself from the review process.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had 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 knowledge.

Disclosure 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 the papers.

Reviewer misconduct

The IRLSMP Editors will take reviewer misconduct seriously and pursue any allegation of breach of confidentiality, non-declaration of conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of serious reviewer misconduct, such as plagiarism, will be taken to the institutional level.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. 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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure 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.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 “The IRLSMP is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws”.

Please match your article with the standard journal format before submitting

The Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy (IRLSMP) is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Imam Khomeini Maritime Science University (IMSU). To allow for easy and worldwide access to the most updated research findings, the journal is set to be an open-access journal. Yet, the journal does not charge any fee for reviewing, processing, and publishing research papers from the authors or from the research institutes and organizations. All the mentioned processes for paper publication are sponsored by IMSU. The IRLSMP allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, and link the full text of articles, and readers are permitted to use them for any other legal purpose with reference to the journal.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.  

The IRLSMP only accepts original research articles. The IRLSMP follows a double blind peer review process whereby at least two reviewers evaluate a manuscript. Upon acceptance by the reviewers, the manuscript will be considered by the Editorial Board and if approved it will be published. The evaluation and publication of papers in the IRLSMP is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. The IRLSMP uses plagiarism checker software by the Sharif Pardazesh Danesh (SINAWEB) Company to ensure the originality of submitted manuscripts. The author(s) is/are requested to study the Guide for Authors before submitting their manuscript. If the instructions set out in the Guide for Authors are not applied, the manuscript will only once be returned to the Author(s) for the necessary corrections as per the Guide for Authors. For download Conflicts of Interest Statement Form click here  


 About The Iranian Review for Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy:

  • Country of Publication: Iran
  • Publisher: Imam Khomeini Maritime Science University Press
  • Format: Print and Online
  • Start Publishing: Winter and Spring 2020
  • E-ISSN: 27174255
  • Frequency: Semiannual
  • Publication Dates: January and June
  • Advance Access: Yes
  • Language: English and French
  • Scope: Law of the Sea and Maritime Policy
  • Article Processing Charges: No
  • Type of Journal: Academic
  • Open Access: Yes
  • Indexed atscholar.google.com;civilica.com and jref.ir
  • Article acceptance rate: 35%
  • Policy: Peer Review
  • Review Time: at least 8 Weeks.
  • Contact E-mail: irlsmp2020@gmail.com
  • Alternate E-mail: Nezambarati@gmail.com

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