Publication Ethics

Publication ethics of the Al-Salihat:

  • Ethics Approval, Informed Consent, and Data Confidentiality: All research involving human participants must be conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. Informed consent must be obtained from all participants before they participate in the research. The confidentiality of all research data must be protected.
  • Data Manipulation and Research Fraud: Researchers must not manipulate or fabricate data, or engage in other forms of research fraud. They must also avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism.
  • Simultaneous Submission: A manuscript must not be simultaneously submitted to more than one journal.
  • Duplicate Publication: A manuscript must not have been published previously, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Self-Citation: Authors should avoid excessive self-citation.
  • Ethics With Authorship: Authorship should be based on the following criteria: (1) substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; (2) substantial contributions to the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; (3) substantial contributions to the drafting of the manuscript; or (4) substantial contributions to the revision of the manuscript critically for important intellectual content. All authors should have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could bias their work.

In addition to these general ethical principles, Al-Salihat also has specific guidelines for the publication of research involving animals and human subjects. These guidelines can be found on the journal's website.

If you have any questions about the publication ethics of Al-Salihat, please contact the journal's editors.