Ethical Principles of the Journal
The Quarterly Journal of Improvement Management regards plagiarism as a very serious offense. It is an illegal form of copying. Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were your own original work. All assessment rights for plagiarism checking in the journal are reserved.
Plagiarism has a variety of forms:
The journal editors will study plagiarism items for preserving the validity and the efforts of researchers without any overlook or indulgence based on the level of plagiarism then legally pursued as follows:
1- Duties of the publication
The journal follows the principles of Creative Commons (CC-BY 4.0) and the articles are open access (OPEN ACCESS).
Decision-making about articles is done at any stage regardless of the authors' race, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity and citizenship.
The personal information of the authors of articles for all people who have access to it, such as the editor, members of the editorial board and the internal and executive director of the journal and other active factors (other than the author) such as reviewers, consultants, editors and trusted publishers should be kept confidential and protected at all times.
The possibility of using the results of other people's research should be done with the reference and written permission of the author.
2- Duties of Reviewers
The reviews (double-blind peer-reviews) should assist the editor of the journal in reviewing the quality, content and science of the articles or help to improve and enhance quality and content of the articles through the communication of the editorial members with the respected author.
The selected referees should immediately inform the editor of the publication about the result after the initial review, which includes: Lack of judging the article is due to the lack of subject matter in the field of referee work, lack of time or ... . Arbitration is accompanied by delays due to busy time, lack of access to sufficient facilities, and so on.
All information contained in the articles should be considered confidential to the arbitrator and the arbitrator should try to maintain it.
Judging articles should be sufficient based on scientific documents and arguments, should be clearly stated and these documents should be presented to publications and authors, and from the point of view of taste, personal, racial and Religious etc. refrain from judging articles.
Paying attention to the resources used in the article is another duty of the reviewers. All research, topics and citations used in the article should be accompanied by a complete reference in the bibliography.
The reviewers should not accept articles for which the interests of certain individuals, institutions and companies are obtained or personal relationships are observed.
3- Duties of authors
Authors of articles should be prepared in a scientific and coherent manner, according to the standard of publications. The method used in the article should be done accurately and objectively and the data should be reported correctly. The rights of other people in the article should be respected through full citations. Refrain from expressing sensitive and immoral, tasteful and personal, racial and religious issues and false and inaccurate information and translations of other people's works without mentioning the title in the article.
Ask the author to provide raw data, interviews, questionnaires, and other research tools if needed. Public access to this information (compliant with the ALPSP-STM statement) helps to improve the performance of articles.
Articles submitted by the authors should be the work of the author presenting the article and any use of other people's research should be mentioned in the article.
Authors retain copyright to their work.
It is against the law to submit an article to several publications or articles published or accepted to other publications at the same time.
Mentioning includes mentioning all books, publications and websites and other research of individuals in the bibliography.
The person in charge of the article is the person who has played a major role in preparing, preparing, designing and executing the article and other authors are also mentioned as collaborators in the article. And the main author of the article should make sure that the names and information of all the authors exist and that there are no names other than the authors of the article. Also, all the authors of the article have read and agreed to submit it.
Authors should also list all financial sponsorships of their article.
Whenever the author notices any errors or inaccuracies in his article, he informs the publication about it, corrects it or takes back the article.