Publication Ethics

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

For Authors

Manuscripts with significant novelties are accepted as long as they have not been previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere, except conference abstracts, published theses/ dissertations, and lectures.

The corresponding author ensures that all co-authors are aware of and approve of the manuscript submission. This agreement must be in writing and submitted along with the manuscript. Before submitting, the authors must also ensure that their manuscripts comply with the journal’s guidelines.

The agreement ensures that the contributions of those who have significant roles in the related research and preparation of the manuscript are appropriately acknowledged. At the same time, they are responsible for the content of the publication. Any change in the authors’ list after submission and before its acceptance must be made with the knowledge of the entire authors. In the case of any deceased author, the corresponding author is required to notify the editorial board.


Duties of Authors:

Reporting standard: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed and an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism: All work in the manuscript should be free of plagiarism, falsification, fabrications, or omission of significant material. Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism constitute unethical publishing behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality: Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. Authors must ensure that no part of their work is copied from any other work, either authored by themselves or others, and has not previously been published in whole or substantial amount. The author should not submit contemporary manuscripts (or manuscripts essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple journals.

Acknowledgment: The author should indicate explicitly all sources that have supported the research.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where others have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her work, the author must promptly notify the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

JESI encourages authors to prepare a section entitled author statement showing each author's contributions to the manuscript using Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT). This part could include authors' names first following CRediT role(s). Conceptualization, methodology, formal analysis, investigation, writing – early draft-; writing- review and editing-visualization, funding acquisition, and project administration are the prominent CRediT roles. These statements should be put before cited references.

Any misconduct issues like plagiarism, multiple submissions, redundant publications, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication will lead to manuscript withdrawal/retraction. Should editors be aware of any allegation of research misconduct about a manuscript/paper, then the Committee on Publication Ethics’s ( COPE) guidelines will be followed. Upon request, the corresponding author must state clearly what protocol(s) were used for the experiments by the ethics committee of the home university/institute or location of the project.

JESI uses similarity check software to verify the originality of the submissions. The manuscript's English quality must be without grammatical or spelling errors. Either American or British spelling is accepted, and the combination of both must be avoided. The Editorial Board of JESI strongly recommends that authors whose first language is not English ask a native English colleague to proofread the manuscript before submission.

A person whose level of contribution to a manuscript does not satisfy the required criteria for authorship must be acknowledged in the acknowledgment section containing their specific role in the preparation of the manuscript.

 Publication Plagiarism Statements:
1. All rules defined by COPE should be followed by editorial members, reviewers, and authors.
2. An article can be withdrawn from its first phase (Editorial review process). Still, when it is in the review process, the penalty should be discussed and paid to the editorial management committee before requesting the withdrawal of the individual articles.
3. Any significant change can be made in the accepted article after presenting a solid reason.
4. All editorial members and authors must will to publish any corrections wholly and honestly.
5. Publication ethics should be followed in the manuscript. Massive plagiarism or presentation of fraudulent data may enlist authors as violators of COPE rules. Their blacklisted names will be forwarded to COPE after the editorial board has made the decision.

Duties of Editor in Chief (Editor) and Guest Editor(s):

Publication Decisions: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) have the right to decide whether to accept or reject a manuscript concerning its significance, originality, clarity, and its relevance to the journal.

Fair Review: Editors should consider all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on its merits without regard to country, race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

Confidentiality: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) and the editorial staff will ensure that systems are in place to safeguard the confidentiality and protection from misuse of material submitted to the journal while under review and the protection of authors’ and reviewers’ identities and will themselves take all reasonable steps to preserve the confidentiality of authors’ and reviewers’ identities.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The Editor/Guest Editor(s) should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed confidentially and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author or reviewers, as appropriate. The Editor/Guest Editor(s) should excuse themselves from considering a manuscript in which they have an actual or potential conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, financial, or other relationships or connections with any of the Authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript.

Duties of Reviewers:

Fair reviews: Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts objectively, fairly, and professionally. Reviewers should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgments and express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Reviewers must provide substantiated and fair reviews to assist the editor in making editorial decisions. The editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Right of refusal: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Furthermore, Reviewers should refuse to review manuscripts where they have provided written comments on the manuscript or an earlier version to the Author and in which they have any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, financial, institutional, personal, or other relationships or connections with any of the companies, institutions, or people connected to the papers.

Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and treated as privileged information. Reviewers should not discuss the manuscript with anyone other than the Editor/Guest Editor(s), nor should they discuss any information from the manuscript without permission.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited. Any statement previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper they have personal knowledge.

Conflict of Interest:

Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections

The following are useful links for our authors, reviewers, and editors:

COPE Flow-Charts

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Authors

Data sharing and reproducibility

Journal of Entomological Society of Iran encourages data sharing as this is a crucial issue asked by most funding sources. Sharing data help reproducibility, lowers duplication, and allows re-use and purposing.JESI supports Data DOIs as persistent identifiers for any data. If you have a data DOI in your paper, it will be replaced by a link to your data in the published article on our website. Several trusted repositories for storing and sharing data are available, including Dryad, Zenodo, Harvard Dataverse Network, Vivli, and QDR.

If authors need more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at (Journal office) or (Chief Editor)


Post Acceptance

The accepted version will be sent to the page designer, while the JESI editorial office will do the paper copyediting, proofing, and typesetting. The PDF file of the manuscript will be sent to the corresponding author for checking. This will help the editorial to release the corrected version as in-press online. The publication will be carried out as soon as possible. Authors will be informed during online publication.

Post-publication discussions and corrections/Retraction


Erratum is an error that affects the veracity of the published paper or the reputation of the authors. Any erratum is published as a separate article. An erratum should be published for any issue of a significant error or factual error, or omission in the material and methods, results, or conclusion parts.  To warrant an erratum, the scientific error must be severe enough to affect the replication and interpretation of results.
Cases of  erratum
Incorrect data as results in a table of the paper
A figure without enough information
An author's name is accidentally missed out
JESI will issue a notice of correction to the paper and numerous correct errors that appear in online articles when these errors considerably affect the content or understanding of the work reported (like any error in data showing) or when the error affects the publication’s metadata. JESI  will publish a correction connected to the original paper in these cases.
The JESI editorial expects authors to inform the journal’s office of any errors they have observed (or have been informed of) in their article once published.
Remove of the paper
In exceptional conditions, the JESI has the right to remove a paper from the online platforms. This may happen when:
a. JESI noticed that content is defamatory
b. Infringes a third party’s intellectual property right, right to privacy, or another legal right
c. It poses an immediate and severe risk to health if acted upon
Emergency action
a. The published paper includes an image in which a particular person can be recognized.
b. The paper contains the personal data of a person that led to an individual being identified easily.

Copyright and Licensing

Articles published in the Journal of Entomological Society of Iran (JESI)  are Open-Access and can be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License.

Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are appropriately cited.