Principles of Transparency

Peer-review process
The peer review process in ECOPERSIA is double-blinded in which the reviewer’s name is unknown to the author and, vice versa. Submitted articles go through a structural and subject evaluation to align with ECOPERSIA principles. Matches go through a double-blind peer review by three field experts (non-editorial staff) chosen by the Board based on specialty. The Board makes the final article selection.
Duties of Reviewers:
- Assist editor in decision-making and potentially help authors improve papers through editorial communication.
- Decline reviews if unqualified or unable to promptly review.
- Treat manuscripts as confidential documents and avoid unauthorized sharing.
- Conduct objective reviews, avoiding personal criticism and providing clear, supported feedback.
- Identify relevant, uncited published work and report potential plagiarism or overlap with other publications.
- Maintain confidentiality of information and ideas, avoiding personal gain or reviewing papers with conflicts of interest.

Governing body
ECOPERSIA is under the scientific control of Editorial Board whose members are recognized experts in the subject areas included within the journal’s scope. Some executive roles of the Editorial Board members are delegated to the Editor-in-Chief who is well-known in the journal’s scope.
Editorial team
ECOPERSIA is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.
Author fees/Access
There are No Fees or Charges at all for submission, reviewing and publishing processes in ECOPERSIA.
ECOPERSIA follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.
The content of ECOPERSIA is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants you such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of ECOPERSIA are reasonable to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others. In doing so, ECOPERSIA follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Ownership and management
ECOPERSIA is owned by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and is managed and published by YektaPub Co.
Conflicts of interests
All ECOPERSIA Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors gone. In the cases that a reviewer suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript or a reader suspects undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (all authors are filling the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest at the submission time) ECOPERSIA will follow COPE’s guidelines.
Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
ECOPERSIA is financially supported completely by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. ECOPERSIA accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.
Publishing schedule/Archiving
ECOPERSIA is published 4 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available for ever on ECOPERSIA exclusive website. Also ECOPERSIA is included at EBSCOhost and has the plan to enter to Scopus and Thomson-Reuters databases.