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    Publications Ethics and Malpractice Statement


    The Iraqi jvm adheres to the criteria of The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)


    1. Editorial Board
      • IraqiJVM has an editorial board of recognized experts in Vet. Medicine and Public Health, including qualifications and contact details of board members, are found on our website.(
    2. Authors and Authors Responsibilities
      • Article Processing Charges (APCs) are associated only with accepted articles. These are to cover the costs of making the final version of the manuscript freely available via online open access.
      • These charges are designed to cover the cost of:
        1. Journal hosting systems
        2. Manuscript submission systems
        3. In-house copyediting and linguistic support
        4. Pagination & typesetting
        5. Archiving, where appropriate, in an internationally recognized, open access repository.
      • Once an article is accepted, article processing charges are applied as follows
        1. 125 USD for authors outside Iraq for prof.
        2. 100 USD for authors outside Iraq for assist prof. and lecturer.
        3. 125.000 IQD for authors within Iraq for prof.
        4. 100.000 IQD for authors within Iraq for assist prof. and lecturer are found on our website ( pages? Id=43)
      • The APC is to be submitted once the copyright form is signed.
      • All authors are to have significantly contributed to the research submitted.
      • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes if necessary.
      • It is forbidden for authors to publish the same research in more than one journal
    3. Peer-review process
      • All manuscripts submitted to Iraqi JVM  are reviewed by two independent reviewers (double-blinded peer review process) selected from a pool of reviewers based on their expertise and the type of article.
      • We define ‘Peer Review’ as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field.
      • A time limit of 14 days is given to the reviewer to give his/her comments which are entered in the evaluation form which is sent to the reviewer along with the manuscript.
      • Following this initial review, a preliminary decision is communicated to the author regarding major or minor revisions required, or if the manuscript is not acceptable for publication in the Journal.
      • Judgments are objective.
      • Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are required to sign a copyright form. No queries from authors are answered in the interval between Iraqi JVM receiving the submission and completion of the initial review process.
      • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest. It is the policy of the Iraqi JVM to require a conflict of interest declaration from all authors. When making a declaration, the disclosure of information must be specific and include any financial relationship that the authors of the article have with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents. Any commercial or financial involvement that might represent a conflict of interest needs to be additionally disclosed in the covering letter accompanying your manuscript to assist the Editor in Chief in evaluating whether sufficient disclosure has been made within the Conflict of Interest Declaration provided in the manuscript.
      • Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
      • Reviewed articles are treated confidentially.
    4. Publication Ethics
      • Publishers and editors of Iraqi JVM take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
      • IraqiJVM and its editors do not encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
      • In the event that the journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor endeavor to deal with allegations appropriately.
      • Publishers and editors endeavor to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
      • The journal has guidelines for retracting or correcting articles where necessary.
      • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
      • Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept.
      • Editors are only to accept a paper when reasonably certain of suitability.
    5. Copyright and Access
      • Submission of a manuscript implies that:
        1. The work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis)
        2. Is not under consideration for publication elsewhere
        3. That if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.
      • The journal and individual articles are available free of charge to readers- the final version of the manuscript is freely available via online open access.
      • IraqiJVM will be published freely online and authors have free electronic access to PDF of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.



    7.Ownership and Management

    The IraqiJVM is a scientific academic journal of the faculty of veterinary medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq. It involved in Vet science and public health established in 1977.It has No.324 in national library in Baghdad, published in the English language every sixth month.It is a reliable journal in Iraq and abroad.

    1. Website

    Integrating zoology, social and environmental sciences, we welcome a wide range of contributions from all world regions with an emphasis on development and lower income settings in order to support the evidence base for disease prevention and control. Submissions may include original research, field investigations, review articles, case reports, articles relevant to policy, planning, and evaluation, and letters to the editor. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific quality and relevance our website ( or ( - (                                                              

    1. Publishing Schedule
      • A new edition is the journal is published every 6 months.
    2. Name of journal
      • The Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine is a unique title and not affiliated with other journals.


    Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from



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    Secretarial editor of the Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Medicine Iraq - Baghdad - Al-Jadriyah - College of Veterinary Medicine - Bagh. Uni. Post Office Al-Karrada district 47036 Baghdad University - College of Veterinary Medicine: Web site: or Tel(+964)-0782566786