Ethics Policy

The Iraqi Journal of Industrial Research (IJOIR) adheres to the ethical guidelines outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Duties of Editors, Reviewers, Authors, and Publishers are described below:


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  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author(s).


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

Please visit our Reviewer Guide for more details.


  • The authors should ensure that they have written entirely an original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this should be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
  • Proper acknowledgment and attribution of the work of others must always be given.
  • All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or the interpretation of their manuscript.
  • 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 them to retract or correct the paper.
  • Authors who use Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in the writing of a manuscript, production of images or graphical elements of the paper, or in the collection and analysis of data, must be transparent in disclosing in the Materials and Methods (or similar section) of the paper how the AI tool was used and which tool was used. Authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics.

Please visit our Guide for Authors for more details.


  • In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work.
  • Publisher must publish all issues in the designated dates mentioned in the "About Journal" page.

Research on Animals

IJOIR is committed to publishing work that has been conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards. For research involving animals, authors must obey National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology (NENT). For more information, please visit the "Animal Welfare Statement" page.


The Iraqi Journal of Industrial Research is restricted to the standard international publication rules. Plagiarism is not to be tolerated by our journal. Author(s) are required to submit original and unplagiarized work. Plagiarism from the previously published work of your own is unaccepted, as well (your thesis and/or dissertation are excluded and can be used as materials for submission). Plagiarism term means using ideas, data, texts, or plots from others and representing them as your own. However, borrowing ideas from other sources with a proper attribution and correct citation and quotation is not a plagiarism. To keep our journal prestigious, we use the global software “Turnitin” to detect plagiarism, and the accepted limit for the whole article is no more than 20%. In case of plagiarism detection, the editor will contact the author asking him/her to paraphrase the manuscript or to use the proper citation, then resubmitting the manuscript again. The corresponding author is required to sign an ethics declaration form while submitting the manuscript. The author will hold the responsibility of any ethics infringement. The Iraqi Journal of Industrial Research has the full right of checking the plagiarism of the manuscript in any stage of the publication process. The journal can also check the plagiarism after the acceptance of the manuscript and the author has to accept the journal’s decision after receiving the plagiarism report.