Publication Ethics

The document is prepared based on the materials of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

  1. Publication Authorship

1.1. The author submits the article text and supplementary materials to the editorial board of the "Indo-Iranian Languages" journal along with information about themselves and all co-authors. Personal information is entered through the journal's website, while the article files remain completely anonymous. The article must be submitted for publication for the first time and cannot have been previously published in another edition or submitted to another journal. The research on which the article is based must be original.

1.2. Publication of unreliable information and plagiarism (i.e., publishing someone else's work under one's own name or borrowing fragments of others' works without indicating the source of borrowing, as well as paraphrasing substantial parts of others' works without attribution) is not allowed. The editorial board of the "Indo-Iranian Languages" journal may conduct a material check using the Anti-Plagiarism system when reviewing the article. In case of numerous borrowings, the editorial board acts in accordance with COPE rules.

1.3. The author discloses financial support for the research and expresses gratitude to everyone who contributed to the writing of the article (including participation in preparatory research).

1.4. Only individuals who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the presented research can be authors of the publication. Authors must ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  1. Authors and Their Responsibilities

2.1. The author agrees to collaborate with the editorial board of the journal: to make changes, correct errors at the request of the editorial board; if the author notices errors in the submitted article, measures must be taken to correct them promptly.

2.2. The author guarantees the correctness of references and quotations, the presence of all necessary permissions for the use of results, facts, and other borrowed materials in the article, of which the author is not the copyright holder.

  1. Reviewers and Their Responsibilities

3.1. The editorial board of the "Indo-Iranian Languages" journal accepts articles that correspond to the journal's thematic focus and organizes the review process. The editorial board offers a wide range of specialists as reviewers and ensures that there is no conflict of interest between the reviewers and the author. For a more objective assessment, reviewers receive the article without the author's personal data: anonymous independent reviewing (double-blind) is accepted in the editorial office.

3.2. The reviewer evaluates the scientific level of the material. Comments should not concern the personal qualities of the authors: unethical and offensive comments are not allowed.

3.3. A reviewer who feels that they do not have sufficient qualifications to review the manuscript or time to complete the work promptly must notify the editorial office.

3.4. Reviewers should identify significant published works relevant to the topic and not included in the manuscript bibliography. Any statement (observation, conclusion, or argument) previously published should have an appropriate bibliographic reference in the manuscript. The reviewer should also draw the attention of the editorial office to the detection of significant similarities or coincidences between the manuscript under consideration and any other published work within the reviewer's scientific competence.

  1. Editorial Board and Their Responsibilities

4.1. The editorial board ensures compliance with the publication ethics of the journal and guarantees the high scientific level of the materials published.

4.2. The editorial board selects articles for publication in the journal and, as a result of review and collegial discussion, makes a weighted decision on the rejection or publication of materials. In case of errors and inaccuracies, the editorial board asks the author to correct them, reserving the right to reject the material otherwise.

4.3. The editorial board and the editorial office maintain the anonymity of the reviewers and do not disclose the surnames of the reviewers to the authors.

4.4. The editorial office undertakes to perform quality editing of articles accepted for publication.

  1. Publisher Responsibilities

5.1. The publisher must follow principles and procedures that contribute to the fulfillment of the ethical obligations of editors, reviewers, and authors in accordance with these requirements. The publisher must ensure that the potential profit from advertising placement or reprint production does not affect the editors' decisions.

5.2. The publisher must support the journal editors in addressing claims regarding the ethical aspects of published materials and assist in interacting with other journals and/or publishers if it contributes to the fulfillment of the editors' duties.

5.3. The publisher must contribute to the proper conduct of research practices and implement industry standards to improve ethical recommendations, article review procedures, and error correction.