Publication ethics of JGRS are based on the principles of the International Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as well as the ethical charter of publications of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT).

The editors of the journal, readers, authors, reviewers and scientific editors are committed to it and are required to observe these ethical principles. Details of the principles of the International Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are available at

JGRS follows CC BY-NC-SA attribution. This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.



 Author's responsibilities

  • Authors should ensure that authorship of the paper is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.
  • Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  • The submitted manuscript should be solely considered by the journal and should not been previously published or submitted simultaneously to another journal;
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. All authors must sign Copyright form
  • If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they must ensure that these works and/or words are appropriately cited or quoted and identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
  • 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 GJRS editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Authors must complete Conflict of Interest form. any real or apparent conflicting or competing interest clearly state on submission of their paper (this would include funding assistance)
  • Authors should present their research findings clearly and honestly.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper.
  • Republishing content that is not novel is not acceptable (for example, an translation of a paper that is already published in another language) will not be accepted.
  • Authors may not add or omit any co-authors to the manuscript after submission, during peer reviewing manuscripts, and after acceptance or publication.
  • authors should provide the final approval of the manuscript before publication;
  • the corresponding author should be actively cooperate with the journal editorial office for any queries regarding the submitted manuscript and should respond the journal’s mails as soon as possible.
  • Authors may contact the editors via email and via our website ‘contact us’ if they face any issues.
  • Although JGRS checks the originality and accuracy of the manuscript including plagiarism, by submitting a paper to this journal, authors confirm that they have adhered to all ethical academic international commitments and standards of peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Authors must respect the journal standards and policies as well as the format; they have to read the section of “Guide for Authors” carefully to avoid any mistakes.
  • Although the journal is double-blind and reviewers and editors may recognize authors’ information, the reviewers shall not contact authors directly or authors shall not search for reviewers’ identity.
  • Authors have the right to share their articles in every database and use it as a reference provided that they mention the original source or reveal the whole manuscript in PDF format with the originally published journal layout.
  • Authors must determine their affiliations clearly and the journal is not responsible for any errors in authors’ information, especially after publication.
  • The authors may check the whole manuscript after proofreading and layout before publication.
  • If editors or reviewers suggest any changes or revisions in the title or main body of manuscript(s) during the peer-reviewing or proofreading process, the authors may accept or decline the changes.
  • If the authors used some funding or have any financial and non-financial sponsorship, or even no; authors must disclose them in the acknowledgment section of article.
  • Authors’ information or articles' content will not be changed after publication.
  • The authors must provide the journal with adequate feedback for revision and proofreading within the due time. The journal is not responsible for long peer-reviewing processes in case authors ignore the deadlines.

Reviewers’ Criteria

  • Reviewers shall maintain the confidentiality of the research papers, they have no right to share and publish the contents of manuscripts.
  • Reviewers must report any unethical cases in manuscripts including double submission, duplication, or plagiarism to editors.
  • If the manuscript is against the reviewers’ interest, they are morally obliged to decline the peer-reviewing process.
  • Reviewers must send their comments during the deadlines after accepting editors’ invitations; if they are not able to meet the deadlines due to any reason, they shall contact editors as soon as possible.
  • Reviewers are expected to review the papers unbiasedly and respect the journal's policies.
  • Reviewers shall NOT contact the authors directly about the manuscripts under the peer-review process.

Readers’ Criteria

  • The journal is open-access, so every reader may access articles immediately after publishing and without any charge.
  • Readers who use JGRS articles in their research papers must follow CC BY-NC-SA attribution and they shall refer to the main source (journal)

Publishing ethics issues

Publication ethical violations including Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source.

Reported unethical issues including plagiarism of any kind, double submissions, copyright infringements, conflicts of interest, false, manipulated, and fabricated data or figures, statistical analysis, and false figures will be investigated using the plagiarism checker engines (iThenticate, Turnitin and Grammarly) .

If an article has to be retracted, the publisher is obliged to inform all indexing and abstracting databases that include the journal's contents.