Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Publication Decisions

JEDUS publication decision is based on a codified process. Journal policies are a part of this process. Content compatibility of each submitted paper with the scope of journal is one of the journal policies. COPE's guidelines also check in this part. Submitted papers must be free of allegations such as libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Reviewer comments are another part of decision process. The results of these two parts determine the final decision for each paper. JEDUS has been authorized to select valuable submitted papers for publication.



JEDUS has commitment to protect all information of submitted articles from untrusted ones. In this regard, J.Edu.Sci editorial boards such as reviewers and advisers are only able to access the information.


Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct

Publisher and editor of the journal take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In no case shall the journal or its editor encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the journal’s publisher or editor is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in the journal –the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.


Revenue Sources/Advertising/Direct Marketing

JEDUS is financially supported by Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. JEDUS accepts No advertisements in its official website.

Publishing Schedule/Archiving

JEDUS publishes two issues per year, with occasional special issues coming in addition. All the contents of the journal are available forever on JEDUS exclusive website. Also JEDUS has the plan to enter to Scopus and Clarivate Analytics databases.


Duties of Authors


Submitted papers must be approved by its author(s) to consider for refereeing in JEDUS. Author(s) must thus have an active presence to design and prepare all materials of their papers. ALL of the authors must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the manuscript content. They should also sign an agreement form confirming their contribution in writing the manuscript. Papers are only considered for publication once consent is given by all contributing authors.


Originality and Plagiarism

Author(s) must present original works for consideration in JEDUS. In papers contained any part of a published article, author(s) have to properly cite or quote the source of the published article. JEDUS utilizes "Plagiarism Detection Software (Hamanandjoo)" for checking the originality of submitted papers in the reviewing process.


Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Author(s) should not submit papers if those papers have been previously presented for refereeing to other journals. Simultaneous submission of a paper in more than one journal will be faced to unethical publishing behaviors.   


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.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be affected on influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.


Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers have an effective role in assistance the editor to make editorial decisions. They also can assist the authors to improve their papers throughout the editorial communications.



Each one of peer reviewers who feels unqualified to review a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.



Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.


Standards of Objectivity

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

The Financial Requirements for Publication in JEDUS
According to the formal announcement made by the Ministry of Science, Research and
Technology of Iran, manuscripts submitted to JEDUS for review and possible publication
will be processed only when the following conditions are met:
- International contributors submitting to JEDUS are not charged for the review process or
for publication.
- For Iranian contributors, upon submission to JEDUS, 1000,000 Rial should be
deposited in the account number 4001072703022624 with Bank Melli Iran.After final acceptance issued by the journal, 3,000,000 Rial should be wired into the above bank account for  publication as well. Please make sure that a copy of your payment receipt is attached to your submission as an image file. It should be noted that all deposits are nonrefundable.

Future Steps

 The "Journal of Educational Sciences (JEDUS)" has already started to go through the procedure of getting membership of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). For the time being, we do follow its principles as much as possible, on how to deal with acts of misconduct thereby committing to investigate allegations of misconduct in order to ensure the integrity of research.