Publication Ethics


When working with the Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine (IJVM), it is mandatory of publisher, author (s), editors, and reviewers to adhere with guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which complies with IJVM Editorial Board Codes of Conduct. IJVM ethical policy is legally responsible to decide which of the research articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For more information please visit


Publishers’ Responsibilities

The editors of IJVM make compulsory a rigorous peer-review process and strict ethical policies to ensure that the final decision on a submitted manuscript (accept/reject) is professional. Publisher and Editors of IJVM take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. Plagiarism, data fabrication, and dual publication are all intolerable practices. Publisher and Editors of IJVM do not encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor endeavor to deal with allegations appropriately. Publishers and editors of IJVM endeavor to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

Editors’ Responsibilities

Editors of IJVM have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. IJVM requires announcement of any conflict of interest upon submission online. If the manuscript is published, conflict of interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper. The editor and any editorial staff must not release any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.


Reviewers’ Responsibilities

The reviewers of the journal assist the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and they also serve helping the author (s) in improving the submitted manuscript. The reviewers should keep up the confidentiality of manuscripts and must not use the ideas, material, and any facts obtained through peer review for their own advantage. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest. To expedite the peer-reviewing process, the reviewers should provide comments on time. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. The comments of reviewers on a manuscript submitted should be conducted technically, professionally, and objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


 Authors’ Responsibilities  

All manuscripts should be submitted in English and should be written with comprehensive grammar and proper terminology. The authors guarantee to the IJVM that the manuscript submitted has not been published simultaneously elsewhere; that it is not under consideration for publication by another journal or publisher. In addition, authors must ensure responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been conducted. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that its publication has been approved by all coauthors. Authors may have an obligation to participate in peer review process to evaluate manuscripts from others.  Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable. The authors must permit editing of the paper for readability. Authors should clearly identify financial support provided to conduct their own research and should be briefly described in the manuscript the role of the founder/sponsor in any part of the research.