Ethical Statement and Publication Malpractice Statement

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011). The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.

This journal follow the double blinded review policy. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon submission to the Journal’s website, all mentioned requirements are assessed. The manuscript is sent to two or more reviewers. The whole review process depends on receiving referees’ comments and revising the manuscripts based on these comments to the author. The revised article is re-evaluated by two or more reviewers, mostly by the first reviewers. After final approving by those reviewers and the editor- in- chief, the letter of acceptance is issued to the author.

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

References: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice

Publication decisions

      Based on the policy of the Journal of Geriatric Nursing, the editor-in-chief entitle  the editors to apply the necessary changes (e.g., removal of insults and copied texts as well as lack of plagiarism) with regard to the legal requirements during the review process.

Duties of journal

  • Fair assessment of articles 
  • Disclosure of interests
The editor in chief of The Journal of Geriatric Nursing is responsible for the impartial preliminary review of articles. The reviewer should pay attention to the subject of article, instead of the authors. They are also obliged to protect the interests of the people, and they must adhere to the rules relating to non-disclosure. In case of non-acceptance, all security matters should be observed, and the authors' rights should be respected.
  • Redundant publication:
 Redundant publication occurs when two or more articles, without full cross reference, share the same hypothesis, data, discussion points, or conclusions. In such cases, the manuscript will be rejected.

Duties of reviewer
The scientific papers accepted for publication in the journals are subject to peer review.
This is the electronic process of the “Journal of Geriatric Nursing”. Manuscripts are usually reviewed by a minimum of  two selected reviewers according to their specific expertise. The reviewers are requested to complete the review process within 3 weeks. The reviewers assess the paper’s validity for publication based on certain criteria. Articles should be original and conclusions should be supported by robust statistics and ethically-sound data. The paper should present a coherent story and fit with the aims and scope of the journal. The journal’s editor-in-chief will make the final decision, based on the reviewers’ comments on publication. Some considerations may be made regarding the article’s potential contribution to the impact factor and whether the paper is likely to be cited or downloaded. If the paper is not accepted for publication, a revision may be requested. It is important to respond to the editor and reviewers’ comments before resubmitting the article.
  • Contribution to editorial decisions
  • Fair assessment of articles
  • Disclosure of interests                 
  • Objective standards
  • Acknowledgement of sources
Selected reviewer must be fair and equitable in order to review the article and not disclose information in the articles. Criticism should be stated without any offensive words, and comments should be explicit and understandable. The reviewers must refrain from making informal statement about the paper under review with the full respect of the rights of the writers. The should note whether the other studies utilized in the paper have been acknowledged. The comments must be presented in a completely scientific and explicit manner.

Duties of authors
  •  Report honestly, completely, and with no plagiarism
  •  Authorship and responsibility of paper
  •  Duties of authors
  •  Reporting standards
  •  Authorship responsibilities
  •  Responding to critique
  •  Multiple or redundant publication
  • Acknowledgment of sources
  •  Financial interest disclosure
  •  Main errors in publication
The authors should observe the following:
  • Respect honesty in delivering content and avoid plagiarism
  • Be responsible for data and results
  • Be honest in publishing the article
  •  Do not submit the article to other magazines at the same time
  •  Acknowledge all individuals and organizations contributed in their study
  • State the conflicts of interest
Plagiarism ranges from the unreferenced use of others’ published and unpublished ideas, including research grant applications to submission under “new” authorship of a complete paper, sometimes in a different language. It may occur at any stage of planning, research, writing, or publication: it applies to print and electronic versions. All the manuscript submitted to J Geriatr Nurs are checked by ithenticate for possible plagiarism. The authors are expected to check their manuscript for plagiarism before submission.

All ethical considerations regarding research subjects should be observed according to the Declaration of Helsinki and the code of 31st National Ethics.
- In clinical trial studies, the IRCT and the approval of the research ethics committee of the relevant organization, as well as the codes assigned to them are required.
- Obtaining informed consent should be mentioned 

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