Journal of Kerbala for Agricultural Sciences (JKAS) adopts the COPE guidelines on publication ethics.

All authors must confirm the following; that:

  • Submitted manuscripts are  the original work of the author(s);
  • Only unpublished manuscript/data should be submitted;
  • It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently;
  • A certificate to the effect that "the manuscript (give title) is based on original research and the data presented have neither been published in whole/in part nor under consideration for publication in any other journal/periodical. All the authors/co-authors are well conversant with the contents and agreed to the sequence of authorship" must accompany the manuscript;
  • Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated;
  • The sources of data  used in the development of the manuscript are acknowledged;
  • All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.

Reviewers are expected to evaluate a manuscript for critical analysis, comparative analysis and most importantly for integrity and novelty of the research work.

Therefore, reviewers must confirm the following; that:

  • All manuscripts are reviewed  in fairness based on the intellectual content of the article regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s);
  • Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor;
  • All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential;
  • Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.

Editors must confirm the following; that:

  • All manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of authors;
  • Information pertaining to manuscripts are kept confidential;
  • Any observed conflict of interest pertaining to manuscripts must be disclosed;