Semi – Annual journal of Economic Studies and Policies continuation of Journal of “Economical Latter” and Journal “Name Mofid” which is published continuously by Mofid University since 1995. Since 2000 Journal of “Nameh Mofid”, as the first and only scientific-research journal published in the holy city of Qom, continued to publish articles in various fields of humanities, especially economic, philosophy, law, Quranic and political sciences.  Following the qualitative growth of the scientific community of the country and the specialization of academic journals accordingly, since 2010 journal of Nameh Mofid also limited its activities to only three disciplines (Economic, Law and Philosophy) and published articles under the three specialized titles of "Semi-Annual Economic Letter", " Semi-Annual Legal Letter" and " Semi-Annual Philosophical Letter".

 

As the name of the journal indicates, it accepts and publishes articles in two era of economic: Economic Studies and Policy-Making. According to the mission of Mofid University, evaluation and acceptance of articles in the field of fundamental studies of Islamic economics, as well as applicable policies from the perspective of Islamic economics for the Iranian economy is a priority of the journal. In order to maintain the quality of articles, using the results of the latest research of economic researchers and emphasizing on its application to the Iranian economy in accordance with the Islamic view this journal evaluates the submitted articles in collaboration with the best scholars in the fields of economics.

 

General Information

The Journal of Economic Studies and Policies is a fully open-access, academic, peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. This journal is published and sponsored by the Center for Economic Studies at Mofid University, Iran. This Semi-Annual journal publishes high-quality, original research papers twice a year in both online and printed versions in Persian. The papers in Persian should include the Abstract and References in English. The processing and publishing of manuscripts are free of charge. The manuscripts are commonly peer-reviewed in, at least, an eight-week time-frame. 

 


 

Journal Policies

 

  1. The Editor-in-Chief is directly responsible for any complaints about the Journal. He personally investigates the case within a period of 1 to 3 months and consults the editorial board, reviewers, and experts just in case. The results of the investigations and the response to the complaint are personally written by the Editor-in-Chief. The Journal’s office is responsible for the announcement and publication of the notice.

 

  1. The Editor-in-Chief ensures authors that the best reviewers are selected to review the manuscripts.

 

  1. The Editor-in-Chief monitors the editorial board’s decisions to be based on the content and quality of the manuscripts received and not be affected by political and financial issues.

 

  1. All decisions and declarations of the editorial board will be announced and enforced only by the Editor-in-Chief.

 

  1. The editorial board ensures that all the journal processes in the office are done with transparency and accuracy. Articles are edited in the best possible way and the instructions are prepared according to the highest standards.

 

  1. The editorial board guarantees that the existing systems in the Journal promote the best procedures and try to prevent the occurrence of any inappropriate action.

 

  1. The members of the editorial board who are also a part of other journals’ editorial boards declare any possible conflict of interests before accepting membership in the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Studies and Policies.

 

  1. The editorial board members and all staff members of the Journal are committed to keeping all information about the authors and their articles completely confidential and not disclosing the information to a third party.

 

  1. The relationship between the Editor-in-Chief/ editorial board members, the publishers, and the owners of the Journal is based solely on the independence of the editorial board.

 

  1.  The editorial board members are committed to takeing the necessary steps to eliminate the mistakes in the published articles and to cooperate with other institutions to investigate scientific malpractices.

 

  1. The journal editors should consider retracting a publication if (Retraction means when the article is published by the journal, but based on circumstances, the journal is forced to delete and return the article by issuing a notice. Usually, this happens in violation of moral principles):

- There must be substantiated and documented evidence that the article was prepared as a result of misconduct.

- The article has been published elsewhere without proper reference, permission, or logical justification.

- The article contains scientific plagiarism.

- The article contains an unethical report.

 

  1. In the following cases, the journal editors express their concern about a serious problem to the authors and the audience:

- If evidence of misconduct in the research and publication by the author are received.

- If there is a definitive and new evidence that the content of the article is unreliable.

 

  1. In the following cases, the editorial board issues an amendment:

- If a small part of a published article that is completely reliable is misleading because of the author's mistake.

- If there is an unintentional mistake in the list of authors

 

  1. Features of article retraction:

- The notice of retraction will be attached to the article.

- It will be published in both online and printed versions.

- It will be available for free to readers.

- The reasons for the compulsory retraction will be clearly outlined.

- The retracted articles are not deleted from the online and printed archive.

- If the retraction of a paper is due to one of the authors' authorship, this will be indicated in the retraction statement.

 

  1. All information about the authors and articles (accepted/ printed/ rejected/ in the process of reviewing) are kept confidential in the office of the Journal, except for the time a manuscript is in the process of reviewing and in the cases where the Editor-in-Chief decides to share the information with the Editors-in-Chiefs of other journals as to solve problems related to scientific misconduct. The Editor-in-Chief shares this information when he has not received a response from the author, or the author's response is not satisfactory, and when more than one journal is likely to be affected by this misbehavior. The shared information is the real content of the articles.

 

  1. The author of an article refers to a person, or persons who directly have been involved in the research process, writing, or compilation of an article. The page editor, collaborator, or person providing help in the research process is not considered an author. A co-author refers to a person who has had a significant role in the process of research, writing, and editing of the manuscript.

 

  1. Conflicts of interest have different circumstances and can occur between different people with different positions and in various cases. But in general, conflict of interest in any financial form or personal relationship, directly or indirectly, or another circumstance creates wrong and unilateral decision-making. These interests can influence the process of reviewing and even can affect the writing of the text and its results in a way that it contradicts those interests and the scientific nature of conducting a piece of research.

 

  1. Plagiarism means using words, ideas, documentation and claims of others without mentioning or refereeing to the main or secondary sources or without appreciation of the original creators, intentionally or unintentionally. It does not mean only copying and pasting other people's words. Plagiarism also includes translating, summarizing, or paraphrasing others’ words without giving any references.

 

  1. If any type of plagiarism is noted and proven, the manuscript will be withdrawn from the publication process. If plagiarism is encountered after the article is published, an explanatory notification will be published about the case in the following Issue, and the article will be removed from the online archive of the Journal. Moreover, authors submitting plagiarized materials will enter a blacklist and the affiliated institutions will be notified of the plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered as one of a serious misconduct and undeniable publication ethics violation.

 

  1. To adhere to the highest level of transparency and publication ethics:

- The editorial board decisions are based only on the quality of the articles and the opinions of the reviewers. These decisions will not be affected by political, financial, or affiliate issues.

- Attempts are made to follow ethical issues and adhere to transparency in the process of the Journal management and all the activities done by the editorial board, authors, and reviewers.

- The management of the Journal will provide the financial needs of the Journal to guarantee its independence.

 

  1. In the process of reviewing articles, the office of the Journal makes contact with all of the authors involved. In other words, correspondence is not limited only to the main author.  

 

22. The Journal’s policies on how to deal with disputes and demands, conflicts of interests, misunderstandings in ethics, and dealing with issues that might happen after the publication of the articles are mentioned in the  author’s guidelines.

 

23. The Journal’s policies on intellectual property are mentioned in the  authors' guidelines.

 

  1. The Journal of Economic Studies and Policies is committed to reviewing articles with financial sponsors as it reviews other articles. These articles are only reviewed based on their scientific content, and the review and adoption of these articles will not be affected by financial issues.

 

  1. Source of our instruction and legal advisor is reachable for Plaintiffs.

 

26. Having good grounds for suspicion about plagiarism these instructions (one - Two) will be followed.

 

  1. The Journal of Economic Studies and Policies is indexed by Noormags, Magiran, Civilica, Ensani.ir, and Google Scholar. If the website of the Journal gets unavailable, readers can refer to one of these databases and receive our articles.

 

  1. The Center for Economic Studies and Policies Studies at Mofid University provides all the financial needs of the Journal of Economic Studies and Policies.

 

  1. The Journal of Economic Studies and Policies does not accept any kind of advertisement in the favor of a person or institute which requires a financial contract.

 

  1. If there is a financial sponsor for an article, the name of the sponsor must be mentioned at the beginning of the article clearly. The authors are required to inform the office of their financial sponsors.

 

  1. Acceptance and rejection of papers are based on the importance, originality, transparency, validity, and relevance of the article with the values of the Journal.

 

  1. The retraction/correction instructions are based on COPE guidelines and flowcharts.

 

  1. The Journal office will not ensure accepting and reviewing an article in a very short time.

 

  1. When a manuscript is submitted to the Journal of Economic Studies and Policies, the editors and/or section editors first review it to see if it conforms to the basic requirements (e.g., that it fits the mission and scope of the Journal and it is double-blinded and properly formatted) that it is of sufficient quality to merit external review. Manuscripts that do not meet these requirements are not sent out for further review, and will be sent back to the author(s) for revision.

 

  1. We ensure authors that all the manuscripts received will undergo a fair and unbiased assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, away from unscientific considerations.

 

  1. There is a fee for the process of publication. Authors of the articles which are accepted must pay 150 USD.