Publication Ethics

Publishing ethics in Kufa Journal of Arts :

The Kufa Journal of arts is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publishing ethics and supporting ethical research practices recommended by the (Committee on Publication Ethics) (COPE). The journal's publishing policy is consistent with the rules of scientific conduct.. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors must follow these ethical policies when dealing with Adab Al-Kufa Journal. The adopted is responsible for determining which research or typical research articles submitted to the journal can be published in the journal. For information, please visit:


Publishers Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Kufa Journal of Arts is committed to a very important issue; it is that the decisions taken by the editorial board regarding research submitted for publication must be final.
  •  Kufa Journal of Arts committed to ensuring that decisions regarding research submission, evaluation, arbitration, review and final output are not taken based on a professional and scientific assessment by professional persons who are members of the editorial board away from personal interests.
  •  Kufa Journal of Arts  monitors the application of publishing ethics principles To manage the magazine and its structure not only by researchers and authors, but even by members of the editorial board, arbitrators and even readers.


Editors Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The editors have full authority to reject or accept the research after a careful scientific review and assign the matter to the members of the editorial board and those with precise specialization.
  •  The editors of Kufa Journal of Arts are committed to complete confidentiality with all the research papers submitted for publication, and no information should be provided about the research and its details, the author, or even the scientific arbitrator.
  •  Discussing the matter and advice among the editorial board chairman and the members of the board regarding the acceptance or rejection of the research, with full commitment to the confidentiality of the research information and the authors, away from any personal or material tendencies or interests in a way that does not harm the academic reputation and integrity enjoyed by the members of the board.
  • The commitment of the editors of the journal to consider issues of plagiarism or fraudulent statements by relying on special programs for plagiarism.


Arbitrators’ Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Journal of Kufa Arts adheres to the instructions of (COPE) regarding peer review and arbitration of the research it receives.
  • The reviewer in the journal must assist the members of the editorial board in making a decision to publish or reject the submitted research, and this is done according to a very transparent policy.
  •  The reviewer must maintain the confidentiality of the research that was sent to them for the purpose of evaluating it, such as the title of the research, the name of the researcher, his affiliation, and other information away from personal interest or for any other purposes.
  •  The reviewer must adhere to the appropriate timings for conducting the arbitration process and making the final recommendation regarding the research (publishing or rejecting it).
  •  The reviewers’ remarks for research and refereed articles must be very transparent, academic, supported by material scientific evidence and submitted to the editorial board.


Authors Duties and responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the rules of citation, documentation, and publishing ethics regarding authorship and contribution (COPE).
  • The research should be submitted in Arabic, English or French, according to the availability of reviewers, and it must be written in accordance with sound rules and appropriate terminology.
  •  The research must not be published anywhere else, and it is not currently being studied by another journal for publication, or by any other publisher. 
  •  It is also the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the research issued by a specific institution is submitted with the necessary approval of the institution and to attach a letter authorizing the researcher to write or research about that institution.
  •  The responsible author must sign a copy of the approval of all authors in the case of research by more than one researcher, before accepting the research, for publication to be legally responsible towards the journal's ethics and privacy policy.
  •  Under an open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright to their content, and anyone is allowed to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are correctly cited.
  •  When the author(s) discover a major error or inaccuracy in his published work, it is the duty of the author to notify the editor-in-chief of the journal or the publisher immediately to withdraw or correct the research.
  •  All authors should know that the research submitted under review or published in Kufa Journal of Arts  is subject to examination using the anti-plagiarism program.
  •  All authors must ensure that all authors have read the final submission checklist before submitting it to Kufa Journal of Arts .


Publication ethics violation:

  • Plagiarism: that a person deliberately used another person's ideas or other original materials as if his ideas, even if a sentence was used by the same researcher, he published it in other journals without a proper citation, which Kufa Journal of Arts ( Adab Al-Kufa) considers plagiarism.
  • All research under review or published in the journal is subject to examination using the plagiarism prevention program. through a program:

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      In case of documented violations of any of the above-mentioned policies, the offending research will be immediately rejected, and further research by the offending researcher will be prohibited from being submitted back to the journal, while adhering to all applicable laws regarding the impersonation of a research without referring to the original research title.


Conflicts of interest

The concept of conflict of interest (COI) means the difference of interests between them, the relationship of interests.

Indication of conflicts of interest indicates that certain subjects are reasonably construed as interfering with that.

A conflict of interest can arise from any utilitarian relationship that the author, editor, or reviewer may have with a scientific paper. This relationship could be:

  • Financial or non-financial
  • Personal or professional
  • Individual or institutional (if it is, for example, a field note describing a programme, approach or tool from the author's organisation).

The program of the Kufa Journal of Arts is committed to transparency in areas where there are potential conflicts of interest. The journal encourages all its researchers and editors to publish and review policies related to conflicts of interest as they relate to authors, editors, and peer reviewers.

The Journal of Kufa Arts adheres to the application of the (COPE) recommendation regarding "author responsibilities - conflicts of interest" in the authors' dispute in cases involving conflicts of interest. Authors must disclose, at the time of submission, information about formal approvals and financial conflicts of interest, or other interests that may affect the article. Authors must declare the sources of funding for the work performed as well.

All participants in the peer review and journal publication process must disclose all relationships that could be considered potential conflicts of interest. Editors may use the information disclosed in the financial and conflict of interest statements as the basis for editorial decisions.

Authors must identify the individuals who contributed writing or other assistance and disclose the source of funding for this assistance. All authors must disclose in their research any financial or other conflicts of interest that may be interpreted to influence the results or interpretation of this research. All sources of financial support for the project must also be disclosed.

To report a conflict of interest, the reviewer should contact the editorial office via the journal's official mail to clearly state the conflict of interest, explain his relationship to the author, the manuscript, or both, and forcefully request that he be released as reviewer of this specific document.