Publication Ethics

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Qur'anic Studies (JIQS) is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.

Editorial board, editor-in-chief, authors, reviewers, editors and readers should follow these ethical policies while working with JIQS. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines, please visit 

This is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to access to the full texts of articles and use their content under the following conditions: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0) 


Acceptance of the Papers

The editor-in-chief is responsible for accepting or rejecting of the papers. The editor-in-chief with the consultation of the editorial board, reviewers and editors while considering copyright, plagiarism, and other related issues, decides on the acceptance of the papers. The editor-in-chief is responsible for judging the papers only according to their scientific features and should act without any prejudice, personal hatred and a bias to nationality, gender, religious, tribal, racial and political issues.


Peer review process

The journal uses the double blind Peer review process to evaluate the articles. The reviewers should review the papers objectively and in an unbiased and just manner. They should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgements.

The reviewers should avoid reviewing the papers that, in their opinion, entail conflict of interests including common, organizational, or personal financial interests or any link with the companies, institutions, or the people related with the papers in one way or another.

The reviewers should identify and examine the writer’s references. Any conclusion or discussion already proposed should be accompanied with the source. Moreover, in case of observing any similarity or overlap between the submitted paper and another paper, the reviewer should report it to the editor-in-chief.



During the reviewing process, the editor-in-chief and members of the editorial board should not reveal any material about the article to anybody except the reviewers, authors, and editors. All or part of the materials that have not been published should not be used in the editor-in-chief’s, editorial boards' or reviewers' personal research without the author’s written consent. The confidential information or ideas obtained through reviewing the papers should be kept in confidence and should not be used for their personal interests.



Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before in any language, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as (tacitly or explicitly) by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work is carried out. The authors are not allowed to send all or part of the paper that is under review process to another place.

All authors are expected to have substantially contribution to at least one of the following: researching the literature, discussions of the article content, writing or substantial editing or reviewing of the draft manuscript. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help or writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Submission to JIQS is taken by the journal to mean that all the listed authors have agreed all of the contents, including the author list and author contribution statements. The corresponding author is responsible for managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication. 


Conflict of Interest

A competing interest exists when the authors’ interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the article.

It is important that the Editor, reviewers and future readers are fully aware of any potential competing interests that you and your co-authors may have in relation to the work presented in your manuscript. Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.

Declaring a competing interest does not mean that your manuscript will not be published. It will help the editor assess your work and invite reviewers who do not have the same competing interest. Editors may ask you for further information relating to competing interests.

A copy right release and conflict of interest disclosure form must be signed by all authors to be legally responsible towards the Journal ethics and privacy policy.



Plagiarism is unacknowledged copying or an attempt to misattribute original authorship, whether of ideas, text or results. Plagiarism can include, "theft or misappropriation of intellectual property and the substantial unattributed textual copying of another's work". Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in JIQS.

Aside from wholesale verbatim reuse of text, due care must be taken to ensure appropriate attribution and citation when paraphrasing and summarizing the work of others. "Text recycling" or reuse of parts of text from an author's previous research publication is a form of self-plagiarism. Here too, due caution must be exercised. When reusing text, whether from the author's own publication or that of others, an appropriate attribution and citation is necessary to avoid creating a misleading perception of unique contribution for the reader.

In order to prevent plagiarism, all articles are examined by similarity detection software in JIQS.

When plagiarism becomes evident post-publication, we may correct, retract or otherwise amend the original publication depending on the degree of plagiarism and its impact on the overall integrity of the published study according to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.