Research Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement

Publication Ethics Statement

Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences is responsible for making sure that high-quality scientific works are added to the field of scholarly publication by enforcing a rigorous peer-review process and strict ethical policies and standards. Plagiarism, falsifying data,citation manipulation, giving the wrong author credit, and other similar things do happen. These issues of publishing ethics are very important to Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences, and our editors are trained to handle them with a "zero tolerance" policy. We use Turnitin to compare the content sent to our journals with what has already been published to make sure it is original.

Check out  and  for details on COPE Ethics responsibilities.


Below is a selection of significant points, but authors should always go to the two links provided above for complete information:

  • As a scientific refereed journal, Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences follows a standard process of a stringent double-blind review process. Significant guidelines are provided to reviewers to ensure high value and original publications.
  • A Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences transfer of Copyright form that author must sign to acknowledge that the paper is original, is not submitted elsewhere, and does not include copyrighted elements.
  • Before submission, the author(s) must disclose in the manuscript any information that could be seen as a potential conflict of interest.
  • In order for other researchers to be able to reproduce the research, the data and methods employed must be described in sufficient detail in the paper.
  • Your manuscript should not contain any already published information. If you wish to publish and include previously published figures or images, please seek the appropriate permission from the copyright holder.
  • Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, including your own publications, without citing the source. The reuse of copied content must be enclosed in quotation marks, and the original source must be referenced. If the design of a study or the structure or language of a publication were informed by previous works, these works must be referenced explicitly. Using Turnitin, all submissions are checked for plagiarism. Upon detection of plagiarism during peer review, the work may be rejected. If plagiarism is discovered after publication, we will conduct an inquiry and take action in accordance with our policy.
  • Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences is obliged to correct and publish as soon as possible any genuine errors in published work pointed out by readers, authors, or editors, which do not render the work invalid. The online version of the paper will be corrected with a date of correction and a link to the printed erratum. If the error renders the work or substantial parts of it invalid, the paper will be retracted with an explanation as to the reason for the retraction.
  • Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review.

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

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.

Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

Authorship of the Paper:

The researcher is committed to credibility in terms of authorship so that he includes in the list of authors everyone who has an intellectual or scientific contribution of value to the research process and its outputs.

The Journal recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria combined:

  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition analysis, or interpretation of the data for the work.
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Authorship should not be assigned in the following cases:

  1. The absence of a valuable intellectual or scientific contribution to the research or its
  2. Limiting the contribution to providing funding, data, materials, or devices used to conduct research.
  3. Dedicating the authorship to the value of the person to raise the status of the research.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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 (including the grant number or other reference number if any).

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.