The decision to reject or accept an article is made only after professional and expert judgments and does not involve any personal or commercial interests.
The reviewed articles are approved or rejected only based on the opinions of the editorial board members and the appointment of the referee for the received articles is based on the opinions of the editorial board.
All personal and academic information and records of the authors are kept confidential to members of the journal who are available.
Ethics must be observed by all members of the journal, writers and readers, and this issue is under the control of the journal.
The journal has a complete and accurate monitoring of the prevention of plagiarism, fraud and research or ethical misconduct and breach of ethics.
The submitted articles must be in the specialized field of the journal, in accordance with the language of the journal and prepared in accordance with the standard of the journal.
The submitted articles are original research or review articles. If the research of others has been used, cite the source in the article.
The publication of an article in this journal does not mean that the contents of the article are approved by the quarterly, but the authors are responsible for the accuracy and precision of the content of the articles.
Articles should not be published elsewhere. This means that authors can not send an article to several places (inside or outside Iran) at the same time.
Authors can use other people's content if needed, provided they have a citation. If another researcher's writings are used without change, direct quotation marks, such as quotation marks (""), should be used.
The author in charge of the article is obliged to make sure before submitting the article that all the authors of the article agree to submit the article to this journal.
Collaborating authors agree that the Corresponding Author is allowed to edit the judged article as they see fit.
Authors are obliged to inform the journal whenever they notice any errors or inaccuracies in their article, to correct it or to withdraw the article.
Copyright and Conflict of Interest forms must be signed and submitted by the authors of the article before the acceptance of the article.
Given that the journal is freely accessible, the authors, while retaining ownership and copyright to their article, allow others to use, print, distribute or copy the content of their article, provided that the original source is cited.
Authors should be aware that articles submitted to the journal are reviewed using plagiarism prevention software. Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics in publishing articles.
All authors, and especially the responsible author, should submit the article to the journal in accordance with the instructions in the authors' guide for the format of the article, especially the type of citation and citation, before submitting their article to the journal.
Articles submitted to the journal are first reviewed by the editor. The editor can reject the received article without sending it to the referee for reasons such as inconsistency of the article with the subject of the journal or low quality of the article.
The editor is obliged to evaluate the articles without any intention and without regard to the race, gender, intellectual affiliation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship or political affiliation of the authors.
The editor is responsible for selecting referees to submit articles to them, so the editor is expected to pay special attention to selecting expert referees with a high academic resume related to the topic of the journal. In this way, superficial, biased, etc. judgments are prevented.
It also has the ability to accept or reject an article after the opinion of the judges.
The editor of the journal, while having the conditions of the by-laws approved by the Ministry of Education, should be scientifically responsible and should always take serious care to respect the rights of writers, judges, etc. Researchers, students and professors have easy access to them and have a spirit of accountability and adherence to professional ethics.
All information submitted to the journal is confidential and the editor may not share this information with anyone other than the author of the article, reviewers, publisher, editors and members of the editorial board, or use this information personally. Also, after the publication of the article, it can only publish certain details of the article and it is considered more than a violation, unless it is the author's research to investigate cases of violations and immoral behaviors.
The editor can leave the evaluation of articles in which he / she has personal interests to other colleagues or some members of the editorial board.
It is best for the editor to provide a complete list of referees related to the topic of the journal so that the process of submitting the article to the referee is not delayed at the referee selection stage.
The selected referees for each article are confidential and the editor is obliged to prevent the names of the referees from being revealed.
The editor should oblige the referees to conduct the refereeing within the specified time period and ask the referees to act quickly in order to announce their final opinion on the article.
The Editor may suspend further cooperation with arbitrators who are not required to observe professional ethics or who are late in submitting the results of the arbitration.
Inviting members of a strong editorial board related to the subject of the journal and putting complete information and updating them in the journal system is another task of the editor.
The editor of the journal is obliged to take decisive action in the face of plagiarism and non-observance of research ethics, and to provide accurate and complete information on how to deal with violators.
The editor is obliged to consult with other officials of the magazine in making decisions related to the magazine and to use their opinions.
The editor can publish articles written in the critique (fair and reasonable) of articles published in the journal.
Duties of judges
The judges are responsible for the qualitative and scientific review of the articles submitted to them and in this way help the editor to promote the journal.
All information submitted to the arbitrator is confidential and the arbitrators are responsible for maintaining this information and are not allowed to use this information for personal gain or to provide this information to another without the knowledge of the editor.
It is appropriate for the reviewers, while carefully and objectively reviewing the articles, to provide specialized, reasoned and clear opinions in relation to the submitted article.
The opinions of the judges should be scientific and impartial and based on strong arguments, and they should refrain from applying personal, racial, professional, etc. opinions.
The referees are not allowed to accept the judging of the articles that they have collaborated in compiling and compiling them, and if the article has the interests of a person or persons, company or institution, the referee is not allowed to accept its judging.
The judges are expected to judge the article in the shortest possible time, while observing responsibility and adhering to ethical and professional principles, as well as being careful in judging and avoiding any prejudice and prejudice, and if they feel able to judge within the specified time No, he must inform the editor.
If the referee notices that the article submitted to him overlaps with any article published or in the hands of another referee, he should inform the editor of the journal.
Arbitrators should refrain from disclosing the results of the arbitration.
The referees must ensure that the submitted articles are submitted correctly.
The referee is obliged to inform the editor of the magazine if he observes any immoral behavior and violation of the publishing ethics.
The judges of the publication should refrain from disclosing the results of the arbitration and creating conflicts of interest.
Specialized arbitration process
The specialized judging process for the Quarterly Journal of Language Studies and Lyrical Literature is done through the following steps.
Submit an article to the quarterly.
At this stage, the author usually submits the article to the quarterly through the online system.
Initial evaluation by the editor.
In this stage, the article is reviewed in terms of composition and structure, and if it is approved, in the next stage, the editor checks that this article is sufficiently innovative, original and in the thematic scope of the quarterly, and no major shortcomings are seen in its writing. Otherwise, this article may be rejected without further consideration.
Send invitations to judges.
At this stage, capable and experienced people specialized in the subject area of the journal who are recognized as not having any conflict of interest are invited to judge the article. The number of these people varies for different articles. To avoid prolonging the author's waiting time, a minimum of two reviewers and a maximum of three reviewers are usually invited for each article.
Response to the invitation
After reviewing the invitation, the judges will accept or reject the invitation according to their ability, experience and interests. In case of non-acceptance, they can also suggest talented people to judge.
The judges spend enough time reading and reviewing the article. If there are serious problems in the first study, the referee can reject the article. Otherwise, the article will be reviewed further and a note of the detailed review of the article and specific ways to fix possible errors in the article will be prepared at the same time. Finally, the results of the reviews will be announced to the author along with the final opinion on rejecting the Reject or approving the Accept or requesting a review of the Revise article.
Review the opinions of the judges.
In order to make a final decision, the editor reviews the opinions of the judges and, if there is a significant difference of opinion, votes and invites more judges.
Announce the result to the author of the article.
The editor sends the final result and decision to the author of the article along with the points reviewed by the reviewers. The name of the reviewers is confidential and the author does not know the name of the reviewer or reviewers of his article.
If the article is accepted, the necessary steps will be taken to publish it. If the article is rejected or sent to the author of the article for reconsideration, he can improve the article according to the valuable comments of the judges. Also, after correcting the article, the result will be sent to the judges for reconsideration.
The specialized refereeing method in this quarterly is the double blind method.
In this method, judges and authors are unaware of each other's identities, this method is more common in specialized evaluation of social science and humanities articles.
Immoral behavior and violation of publishing ethics
The following are examples of violations of publishing ethics.
Forgery and fabrication of data: In data forgery, the researcher performs an experiment but does not record the actual results and records unrealistic findings. In making the data, the researcher does not even perform an experiment and all the data and findings are fake and unreal.
Data Distortion: Data distortion is like forging some unrealistic results. The difference between data distortion and data forgery is that only part of the unrealistic results are reported in data distortion.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism can involve all or part of the work; That is, the author has used all or only part of another work. Plagiarism includes two types of intentional plagiarism and unintentional plagiarism.
Scientific lease: This means that the author or researcher uses other people in collecting the contents of the article and after finishing the work, with a little capture and change in the research, publishes it in his own name. To use and after the end of the research, Badkhl and a little possession, published it in his name.
Simultaneous submission: When an article by the author is submitted to two or more journals simultaneously and is being judged.
Publication overlap: This means that the researcher slightly changes the findings of his previous article and publishes it as a new article. Of course, the researcher can publish his article in another language, provided that he refers to the first article. Repetition of parts of materials and methods in other articles of the same author (s) is not an obstacle, but mentioning the source is necessary.
Republishing: If the author has submitted an article to a journal and decides to submit that article to another journal, he / she must notify the first journal in writing of his / her cancellation, which is possible before the article is accepted for publication in the first journal. Is. However, if the results of a research are summarized in the Proceedings of a Scientific Conference or Scientific Conference, submitting it in its entirety for review for a journal is not an obstacle.
Involvement of all authors: All authors listed in the article should have contributed to the research.
Journal's policy in dealing with research misconduct
If there are any violations of publishing ethics, the editor will inform the author in writing in the first step, so that if the author has any explanations in this regard, he will also inform the members of the editorial board.
If the author provides an explanation, in the opinion of the editorial board and the editor, the severity of the immoral behavior will be recognized.
If the immoral behavior is severe, the publishing committee will take action and take appropriate decisions.
If the publication committee does not find the misconduct severe, the editor is required to send a letter of reprimand to the author, and if the article has been reviewed and published, the author must publish an apology in the journal.
The author is responsible for the violations committed.
If the lead author or other authors have an article under review in this journal, the article will be excluded from the review process.
Offending authors may not collaborate as referees in the journal.
If a serious violation is found, the authors of the article will not be able to submit an article to the journal for at least 4 years.
If a violation of the authors is found, this issue will be informed through the website of the information journal.