Ethics in Publication
All parties, publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors, who involved in publishing at the Iraqi J. Vet. Med. must adhere to guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which complies with the Iraqi J. Vet. Med. Editorial Board Codes of Conduct. The Iraqi J. Vet. Med. ethical policy is legally responsible for deciding which of the research articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. The Editor-in-Chief and editors will evaluate submitted manuscripts regardless the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The judgment will be based on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, study’s validity, and its relevance to the Iraqi J. Vet. Med. scope. Legal requirements about libel, copyright violation, and plagiarism will also be considered by the editors. The reviewers of the journal assist editors and the editorial board in making editorial decisions, and they also serve to help the author(s) in improving the submitted manuscript. The reviewers should keep up the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and must not use the ideas, material, and any information obtained through peer review for their own advantage. Author(s) of the original article should precisely present their research results and include an objective discussion of these significant results. Authors guarantee to the Iraqi J. Vet. Med. that the manuscript submitted has not been published simultaneously elsewhere, and it is not under consideration for publication by another journal or publisher. Different forms of plagiarism, including copying and paraphrasing data or text without giving any recognition to the original source, claiming results or ideas from research performed by others, are unacceptable.