JOURNAL OF AL-AHKAM
To improve the quality of the best publications, the Al-Ahkam Journal has conditions that are consistent with the dual peer assessment process based on preliminary screening by the editor.
Duties of Authors
- Have responsibilities and contributions in planning, drafting, collecting data, analyzing data, interpreting data, revising, and writing integrity.
- Discuss from the beginning about the inclusion of the author's name if there is more than one author's name to avoid disputes.
- The author will only submit the original work in full and will quote or quote the work and/or words of others correctly.
- Unpublished material disclosed in the text submitted will not be used by editors or editorial board members for their research purposes without the written consent of the author.
- Authors must acknowledge all data sources used in research and cite publications that have been influential in research work. Information obtained privately, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, may not be used or reported without explicit written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, may not be used without written permission from the authors of works involved in this service.
- All authors must include statements that express any other financial or substantive conflicts of interest that can be interpreted to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
- The authors must take into account the rights associated with the publication and distribution of research.
- The appropriate author must ensure that all suitable joint authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The appropriate author will also verify that all joint authors have agreed to the final version of this paper and have agreed to the version of the manuscript submitted and the inclusion of their names as joint authors.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the text submitted, the author must immediately notify the journal editor and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor knows from a third party that a published work contains significant errors, the author must immediately retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor about the truth of the original paper.
- The prevention of plagiarism is very important because it provides scientific and academic integrity. Therefore, Al-Ahkam Journal uses the Grammarly Plagiarism Detection Software to control the problem of plagiarism.
Duties of Editors
- Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors 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 editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.
- Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. The editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
- Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.
- Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and patient confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented, consent for publication where applicable.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author. Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.