Publication Ethics

Ethics Considerations

JRRS acts according to journal’ internal management manual, National Ethic Guideline for Medical Journalism, Declaration of Tehran dealing with any ethical misbehavior. In addition, as a member of Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), JRRS follows COPE’s flowcharts and guidelines in dealing with any ethical conflicts. All the manuscripts submitted in the JRRS website will be reviewed and published with regard to the guidelines mentioned in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (, originally written by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) according to the Vancouver Format last updated in February 2007.


The Journal also follows National Ethic Guideline for Medical Journalism and Declaration of Tehran (all are available in JRRS website). The research that involves human beings or animals must adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. ( For more information follow JRRS Author Guideline.


Since secondary publication in another language, especially in other countries, is internationally acceptable, JRRS editorial team accepts this act only if all of the conditions noted in JRRS Author Guideline are met.


All the procedures and payments are exactly the same for the manuscripts from JRRS editorial board. To confirm a true peer review process, 5 members of editorial board will select the reviewers secretly and a blind supervisor will monitor the whole peer review process.

Note: Given the law that prohibits intervention in the treatment by non-medical experts, JRRS only reviews those interventional manuscripts that the corresponding author is a certified registered medical or paramedical specialist and has no legal ban for medical intervention.