Publication Ethics

 The journal follows COPE guidelines.

Publication Ethics

The Quarterly Journal of New Thoughts on Education aims to publish problem-based scholarly articles that have novelty.

Journal members (i.e. editor-in-chief, editorial board, manager, editor and publisher) and authors should have all accepted journal’s ethical rules and principles

All journal members and authors follow the principles of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Publication and distribution rights

Copyright and plagiarism is seriously considered by the journal.

Fair decisions for publication

All manuscripts will be subject to a fair, unbiased review, exclusive of authors’ race, gender, and religious, ethnical and philosophical beliefs.


Confidentialityof the authors’ personal information is seriously taken into consideration throughout the publication process by the journal members including the editor-in –chief, editorial board, manager, executive manager, reviewers, editors, and publishers. 

Double-blind review process

The journal uses double-blind review for all the manuscripts.

Copyright and plagiarism

The use of other people’s words/works should follow the principles of citation and reference writing. Clear and official permission must be sought by the author in accordance with copyright laws. 

Reviewer’s responsibility

  1. Facilitating the editorial board’s decisions

Reviewers assist the editorial board in examining and improving the quality of the submitted manuscripts.

  1. Fast review process

After the first screening, the reviewers should inform the editor-in chief about the review decisions that are:

  • Declining to review the manuscript due to its irrelevance to their area of study
  • Accepting the review with delay due to lack of time, facilities, etc.
  1. Confidentiality

The reviewer is obliged to preserve confidentiality and shall not disclose the content of the manuscript nor the identity of the authors.

  1. Clear, accurate and scientific review

Reviewers must explain and support their judgments clearly and accurately so that editors and authors may understand the basis of their comments.Manuscripts shall be evaluated objectively without regard to race, gender, religion, institutional affiliation, etc

  1. Determining the appropriateness of references

The reviews must determine if the authors appropriately cited or quoted the works or words of others, and to ensure all the references are included in the reference list.

  1. Avoiding review based on personal benefits

Reviewers should avoid reviewing manuscripts that are for the benefits of other persons and organizations, or are associated with personal relationships.

Authors’ responsibility

  1. Submission of scholarly research papers

Following the journal’s guideline, authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should avoid stating sensitive, unethical, personal, racial and religious issues, or fake information in their works. They should also avoid translating and stating others’ works without citing their names properly.

2. Providing the raw data of the work

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a manuscript including interviews, questionnaires, or other instruments. According to the statement of ALPSP –STM, public access to this data facilitates improving other works.

3.Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work/words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

4.Avoiding multiple or concurrent publication

Articles presenting the same research should not be submitted to or published in more than one journal at the same time.

5.Appropriate reference citation

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. All books, journal publications, websites, etc. must be cited according to APA style.


The first author (corresponding author) is the person who has the largest contribution to the preparation and performance of the work, and other contributors are include as co-authors in the authors’ list. It is the corresponding author who ensures that all contributing co-authors are included in the authors’ list. The corresponding author should also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed for it to be published.

Reporting any probable threats for human beings or other species

In case the research has any probable threats for human beings or other species, the authors are responsible to clearly state the issue in their work.

Financial supports

All authors should disclose in their manuscript their financial supports.

Errors in Published Articles

In the case of significant errors or inaccuracies in the published material, authors must promptly notify the Editor. It is vital that the published material be retracted or corrected in the form of an erratum.


The journal runs a plagiarism check on every submission using SamimeNoor.


According to regulation 13 of scientific journal publication regulations, authors are supposed to pay a total publication fee of 3000000 Rial including 1500000 Rial for primary manuscript screening, and 1500000 Rial for final acceptance.

After the approval of the editor-in chief and editorial board, authors are asked to pay for the first stage (primary manuscript screening). It should be noted that the primary payment does not guarantee the acceptance of the paper. The acceptance of the paper is only dependent on the reviewers’ approval. After the final acceptance, the authors is asked to pay the final publication fee through the journal’s online payment system.

Cc-By-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike-NoDerivatives)

This is one of the most restrictive copyright licenses among the six under which sharing of the works are permitted with neither modifications nor commercial uses.