Diyala Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) is committed to maintaining the
highest ethical publication standards by adopting comprehensive guidelines on the
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the World Association of Medical Editors
(WAME) as well the guidelines and best practices published by professional
organizations, including the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting,
Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
Diyala Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) follow the Codes of Conduct
for Journal Editors and Publishers and the guidelines are based on existing COPE’s
Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Over and above, Diyala Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) fully accept
the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing statement
by COPE, DOAJ, WAME, and OASPA.
In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic
journal of high quality, the following are the standards of expected ethical behavior
for all parties involved in publishing in the International Scientific Journal “Diyala
Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) ”: the author, the journal editor and editorial
board, the peer reviewer and the publisher.
Duties of journal editor
The editor of the Diyala Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) is responsible
for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The
editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained
by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright
infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers
in making this decision.
An editor of Diyala Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) will at any time
evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender,
sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of
The editor of Diyala Journal for Veterinary Sciences (DJVS) 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.