Publication Ethics

Code of Ethics for Research and Scientific Publications of the University of Religions

In this code, the policies of publications are expressed to guarantee the ethical behavior of all participants in the mentioned process. This code of ethics is applied for all submitted papers to the publications of the University of Religions from July 2012 which may be revised and modified by the publications authorities. This code has been set up in three parts for authors, editors, and reviewers who are asked to study precisely to ask the editor of the publication any queries with the help of The Religious paper's site.  

1. The Code of Ethics for the Authors


As an author begins submitting an article, the article should be a novel and original task. The author is not allowed to submit an article whose part is being studied somewhere else. He/ she cannot submit the article whose part is being studied and assessed to another journal as well. The submitted journal either part of it or the whole in Persian or any other language is not allowed to be accepted which has been published previously or is going to be published in the future.

Authors should express their primary ideas and tasks explicitly even they have been revised and quoted objectively. If precise sentences or paragraphs are seen in a research paper which seems it is an extract from an essay or the citation from another author, this sentence should be put in quotation marks. The essay ought to specify the origin of each applied datum and also all data. If specific data collection is applied by another author or this author, it should inform the other published or unpublished tasks.

Authors should not submit the article which has been previously submitted to this journal, assessed, and finally disapproved by the editor. If the first version was disapproved and the author is willing to submit a modified version for assessment, the essay resubmission justification should be clearly explained for the author or the editor. The permission for essay resubmission for the second time is possible in a particular situation.


The article registration will inform all authors by sending an email to the site of Studies of Religions and Denominations. It is evident that inserting the author`s name in the article is considered as his / her main role in writing the essay if the essay authors have no role to write the essay and their name has not been mentioned. It is necessary to inform the received information by email immediately. All the authors of the article are responsible for the origin of the work. All assessment rights for plagiarism in the journal are reserved.

Plagiarism has a variety of forms:

To insert the authors and researchers ` names who have no role in the article
To copy or repeat the most significant part of another article ( even the copied article is related to the author of the new essay  )
To show the outcome and results of the  others ` researches to his own
To express false results, in contrast with scientific findings or distort the outcomes of the research
Continuous publishing by a single author in some journals.
To apply unreliable data or manipulate research data

Plagiarism items will be studied by the journal editors 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:

Journal will be disapproved and in case of publishing, it will be disappeared from the site
The name of the authors will be inserted in the blacklist journals of the University of Religions and Denominations.

It will be prosecuted by qualified legal and judicial references
By writing an official letter, the plagiarism file is shared with other related domestic and foreign journals
By writing an official letter to the Ministry of Science and Information Technology, ISC, universities, institutes, journals, or wherever the author has used the printing rate of this paper, they are informed  of the procedure

Conflict of Interest

The responsible author must send the conflict of interest form and the commitment letter when submitting the article. File

The author should express the resources of the financial scheme in the text of pthe aper then applies to submit it.  Each of the mentioned resources should be printed with an article. If the type of situation which shows the contrast is doubtful, it should be clarified, any item in the field of conflict of benefits should inform the editor or the publishing office. The responsible author can recommend the probable reviewer for the paper at the time of submitting the essay to the journal. Authors ought to avoid any probable contrasts or its action in selecting the editors and reviewers. This kind of conflict of benefits is not only applied to the responsible author but also includes all the authors ` colleagues in the paper.