Publication Ethics

Principles of Ethics for the Journal

The journal "Hadith Studies and Researches" respects the principles of ethics in publications and is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). It is committed to adhering to the international standards of ethics in publishing and is dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all aspects of its publication.

The ethical guidelines for publications can be found at the following address:

Additionally, the ethical code for publications, as outlined by the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, is available at:



Author's Ethical Responsibilities:

  1. The author (or authors) of an article holds the ultimate responsibility for its content. Therefore, authors are obligated to meticulously interpret and analyze their perspectives. Moreover, the article should contain sufficient details and references to allow other researchers to access the same dataset for replication purposes.
  2. Authors are ethically bound to uphold the originality of their research and any form of literary theft will result in the exclusion of the article from the review process. Instances of literary theft include:
  3. A) Replicating the content of another author's work without referencing the original source, including words and data presented in tables, figures, and images. (Copying content is only permissible when using quotation marks for the copied material);
  4. B) Using the ideas or opinions of another author without referencing the original work;
  5. C) Reproducing their previous works and presenting them as new articles without making any changes to them;
  6. D) Translating an article or a chapter from a book into another language and presenting it as their original work.
  7. Esteemed authors are obliged to refrain from any act in research that constitutes fraud, deception, and dishonesty in presenting data and findings. Examples of fraudulent behavior in this area include:
  8. a) Declaring data in the form of tables, figures, images, interviews, and quotations and using them as real cases;
  9. b) Making changes to the data and using it to achieve the desired result, which may include the deletion and modification of quantitative and qualitative data.
  10. Authors must declare that their article has not been previously published (electronically or in print) and has not been accepted for publication in other journals; they must also confirm that until they receive the evaluation result from the Journal of Contemporary Studies and Research, they will not submit the article to any other journal. Upon detection of duplicate submission, the article will be removed from consideration.
  11. Authors must declare that they will not submit their translated article to any other journal worldwide.
  12. The responsible author must register the names and information of all collaborating authors in the system at the time of article registration and should not add another author's name after that.
  13. Since authors grant the journal the right to reproduce and print, the permission to print the published materials in the journal as book chapters must be obtained with the consent and coordination of the journal.
  14. Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest that may potentially affect the outcome of their research and interpretation of findings, or may potentially conflict with the interests of other institutions or individuals, in the form of a "Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form." Additionally, the financial sources supporting the research must be mentioned. (Refer to the author's guidelines to obtain the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form).
  15. To maintain the confidentiality of the evaluation process, authors must refrain from presenting any information in the article that could lead to their identification.


Editorial Responsibilities of Reviewers:


  1. Reviewers must assist the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members in accepting or rejecting articles by reviewing the content and quality of the article. They should also contribute to the improvement of the quality of the article and the journal by sending corrections to the authors.
  2. The selected reviewer must inform the Editor-in-Chief of their decision regarding acceptance or rejection of the review immediately after reviewing the abstract of the article (due to the article's subject matter not being in the reviewer's area of expertise, lack of time, etc.), and if the review is accepted, they must review the article within the specified time.
  3. If the article is outside the reviewer's area of expertise, they must refuse to evaluate it.
  4. Reviewers must respect the confidentiality of the evaluation process and should not disclose any information related to the article before, during, or after the review to others.
  5. Reviewers must evaluate articles objectively, impartially, and fairly and avoid personal biases in their recommendations and judgments. The review of articles must be based on scientific evidence and sufficient argumentation, expressed clearly and unambiguously, and should refrain from interfering in national, ethnic, racial, political, religious, and gender issues in the review process.
  6. Reviewers are required to identify and examine the sources referred to by the author. Any conclusions and arguments presented must be supported by evidence. In case of any similarity or overlap between the submitted work and any other article, they must inform the Editor-in-Chief.
  7. Reviewers should not use any information or ideas obtained during the evaluation process for personal gain. They should also refrain from reviewing articles that may subject them to conflicts of interest, including financial, organizational, personal, or any other relationship with companies, organizations, or individuals related to the articles.
  8. Reviewers should not contact the author directly without the permission of the Editor-in-Chief.
  9. Reviewers should avoid using insulting, harsh, and unscientific language in their reviews.
  10. Reviewers should not assign the review of an article to another person without informing the Editor-in-Chief.


Editorial Responsibilities of the Editor-in-chief:

  1. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for making the final decision on accepting or rejecting submitted articles, with the assistance of the Editorial Board, while observing issues related to copyright, scientific theft, etc.
  2. The Editor-in-Chief must continuously strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  3. The Editor-in-Chief must carry out their duties, such as accepting or rejecting articles, with freedom and independence, while preserving scientific integrity, and should not be influenced by non-scientific or non-expert factors.
  4. The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board should not disclose information related to the article except to reviewers, authors, and editors.
  5. Unpublished content from submitted articles should not be used for personal research by the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Board.
  6. The Editor-in-Chief should strive to be responsive to the needs of both the audience and the authors.
  7. Editors-in-Chief must respect the proposed revisions of the reviewers and, in turn, respond to the reasoned and logical responses of the authors.
  8. The Editor-in-Chief is obliged to select suitable reviewers for the articles, considering the title of each article and its specialized field.
  9. The Editor-in-Chief must ensure that the article is not subject to copyright or scientific theft. Therefore, it is necessary for the Executive Editor to provide the Editor-in-Chief with the results of the similarity check (samim) as an attachment to the submitted article.