BOFD is a peer reviewed journal committed to reach the standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with a journal of quality, we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. All manuscripts not in accordance with the standards will be rejected to the review process before under review if any malpractice is determined. BOFD is checking all papers with iThenticate before peer review process. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing. The BOFD reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times.
Authors must ensure that the manuscript has not been issued elsewhere. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. Authors are also responsible for language editing before submitting the article. Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles confirm that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works without clearly citing. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. An author agrees to the license agreement before submitting the article. All articles must be submitted using online submission procedure. Submitting a paper simultaneously to more than one publication at a time is a breach of publications ethics.
Editors must ensure a good blind peer-review of the submitted manuscripts for publication. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing. Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors.
Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present clearly their opinions on the works in a clear way in the review form. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.
The statement was transferred in http://www.iiass.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=938&Itemid=676
The journal checks all manuscripts with iThenticate: Plagiarism Detection Software before a blind review process, and when high similarity index was determined to any papers, the editors can decide the rejection, or major revision can be demanded from the authors.
BAROFD accepts the Publication ethics rules. Please click to Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).