Publication Ethics

The journal ethics charter is based on the guidelines of the Ethics Committee and all researchers are expected to adhere to these ethical principles. Obviously, observing plagiarism or other immoral behaviors will remove the article from the judging process. This charter contains the duties and responsibilities of authors, editor-chief, editorial board and reviewers:

Duties of Authors

 The author in charge of the correspondence is ultimately responsible for the content of the entire paper submitted. The authors undertake to report their findings in full and to be particularly careful in presenting and interpreting their findings. The paper should contain scientific details and sufficient resources for other researchers to be able to continue researching the article.

Plagiarism: Registration of a paper in the journal website will be notified by sending an email to all authors of the paper; It is obvious that the inclusion of the authors in the paper is their main role in compiling the paper. If an author has not played a role in compiling the paper and his name has been abused, he should immediately inform the publication by e-mail. All authors are responsible for the originality of the paper. The author in charge of the correspondence of the paper must assure the publication that all the mentioned materials are the result of his or her and his or her colleagues' research by completing the originality form of the paper and specifying the source and authenticity of the data used.

All authors of papers are required to submit the results of the evaluation of the content of the submitted article along with their paper from the Similarity Finder System of Samimnoor:, upload in the publication website. It should be noted that the acceptable similarity rate for the publication is less than ten percent.

The cases of plagiarism are investigated by the officials of the journal, and in order to protect the credibility and efforts of other researchers, any kind of plagiarism is dealt with legally as follows:

  • The paper will be rejected and if it is published, it will be removed from the site and legal action will be taken by the competent judicial authorities. The names of all the authors of the paper will be included in the blacklist of scientific journals.
  • If a plagiarism is observed, the journal shall, in an official letter, file the plagiarism case with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), universities, institutes, journals and any place where the authors paper used, will inform.

Originality: When an author submits a paper to the journal, the paper must be new and original. An author may not submit a paper in whole or in part that is being reviewed elsewhere or has already been submitted to another journal.

Authors should articulate their original work and ideas, even when they are not objectively rewritten or quoted in the paper. If there are exact sentences or paragraphs in the research paper that appear to be taken from a paper or other sources by the author, these should be enclosed in quotation marks.

Authors should not submit a paper that has already been submitted to this journal, has been evaluated and has been rejected after evaluation. If the original version has already been rejected and the authors wish to submit a revised version of the paper for evaluation, the reasons for re-submitting the paper should be clearly communicated to the journal editor. It is only under certain conditions that the paper may be resubmitted for a second time.

Acknowledgments: Authors should point to and appreciate the centers or individuals who have been influential in shaping their research. If necessary, the research sponsor will be mentioned in this section and will be appreciated.

Compilation: All authors in the paper should have serious assistance and cooperation in research paper and be accountable for the results. The credibility and privilege of writing or authorship should be shared between them in proportion to the contributions of the various sections. Authors must take responsibility for the credibility of the work. The corresponding author who submits the paper to the journal must send a copy or draft of the paper to all co-authors and co-authors and obtain their consent to submit the paper to the journal and publish it.

Authors should mention the student's name in the role of co-author in papers by multiple authors, and the paper is largely taken from the student's thesis or dissertation.

Conflict of interest: The responsible author should state the sources of financial support for the project in the text of the paper and then send the paper. Authors are required to raise any conflict of interest that has affected the outcome of the research or the interpretation of the findings.

When submitting a paper to the journal, the responsible author has the opportunity to suggest potential referees for the paper. Authors should avoid any potential conflict of interest or manifestation in the selection of reviewers. Conflicts of interest of this kind apply not only to the responsible author but also to the co-authors in the paper.

Paper Review: If an author notices a significant mistake or carelessness in his work, he is obliged to inform the editor-in-chief of the journal immediately and cooperate in the process of reviewing and correcting the paper.

The authors of the paper should act quickly and appropriately in reviewing and making the necessary corrections. If the responsible author is unable to act within the specified time limit (maximum one month), he / she should contact the editor-in-chief to specify a longer period or to cancel the evaluation process.

Withdrawal from reviewing the paper is possible only after 10 days of uploading on the site. It is not possible to cancel after the paper has entered the judging process. It is also not possible to cancel the publication of papers that have been accepted for publication.

Double-blind and Peer-review

The journal follows a double-blind and peer-review process whereby the authors do not know the reviewers, and vice versa. Writers should respect the confidentiality of the evaluation process and not reveal their identities to the reviewers, and vice versa. For example, the paper should not contain any information subject to self-disclosure, so that the referees can identify the author.

Authors should not publish their submissions on websites; because on websites, authors can easily identify the referees.

Authors should not nominate people they know who have already read the article or its previous version and made their suggestions to the editor-in-chief; because this knowledge or awareness automatically violates the process Double-blind and Peer-review.

Simultaneous and multiple releases

  Authors should generally refrain from publishing papers that essentially describe a single research in more than one publication. Simultaneous submission of a single paper to more than one publication is considered immoral and unacceptable.

Editor-in-chief and editorial board

  The editor-in-chief of the journal is responsible for deciding whether to accept or reject the submitted papers. The editor-in-chief will accept the paper with the help of the editorial board and taking into account the points of copyright, plagiarism, etc., as well as the discretion of the referees and editors. The editor-in-chief should always suggest and implement strategies to improve the quality of papers.

The policies of the editorial board of the publication and the applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and copyright theft should guide the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief can consult with other editors-in-chief and referees to make decisions in these areas.

Justice: The editor-in-chief is responsible for referees papers based on their thoughtful content and should act without personal advocacy or resentment or taking into account nationality, gender, religion and ethnic, racial and political issues.

Confidentiality: The editor-in-chief and the editorial board should not disclose the information of the paper to anyone other than the referees, authors and editors-in-chief during the judging and evaluation process.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: The editor-in-chief should not use previously unpublished papers in the received texts in his / her research, unless he / she have the written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained through the evaluation of papers should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.


 The referees cooperate with the editor-in-chief and members of the editorial board in deciding whether to accept or reject the paper, and by promoting corrections to the authors, they play a role in promoting their paper.

Right of Refusal and Rejection: The right to refuse and reject the request to evaluate the paper according to the time or situation is reserved for the referees. If the selected referee feels that he or she is not qualified to evaluate the research, or finds that he or she is unable to deliver his or her viewpoints in a timely manner, he or she should inform the editor-in-chief and apologize for participating in the referee process.

Confidentiality: Referees should respect the confidentiality of the evaluation process and should not disclose paper information to anyone other than the editor without the author's written permission.

All papers submitted to the publication's office for review must be treated as confidential documents. It is forbidden to show these papers to others or to discuss them except with the permission of the editor-in-chief.

Avoid bias: Referees should evaluate papers scientifically, impartially, and fairly, and avoid personal bias in their recommendations and judgments.

Sources: The referees are responsible for identifying and reviewing the sources to which the author / authors refer. Any conclusions or discussions that have already been made should be cited with the source, but if you see any similarities or overlaps between the submitted work and other articles, let the editor-in-chief know.

Conflict of interest: Referees are obliged not to use the information or ideas they obtain during the evaluation process for personal gain. In addition, reviewers should refrain from evaluating papers with which they have conflicting interests.

* Note: The Journal of Strategic Management Studies is committed to following the standards and guidelines of a member of the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE).

Ethical principles of decision-making for publishing:

  • By obtaining the necessary commitment from the authors to comply with the copyright laws and adaptation of other scientific works is ensured.
  • Publish papers regardless of the race, gender, beliefs, and political philosophy of the authors.
  • Journal editors are required to keep the personal information of the authors confidential.
  • Papers are evaluated by presenting scientific and transparent documents and arguments, and the application of personal theories and inclinations in judging is refused.