Publication Ethics for Basrah Journal of Surgery


  1. Authorship and Originality

Authors submitting to the Basrah Journal of Surgery must ensure that their work is original and has not been published elsewhere. They must also ensure that all co-authors have made significant contributions to the research and agree to its publication.


  1. Plagiarism

Authors must ensure that their work is free from plagiarism. All sources, including text, figures, and tables, must be appropriately cited. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.


  1. Conflict of Interest

Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the interpretation of their work. This includes financial, personal, or professional relationships that could be perceived as influencing the research or its outcomes.


  1. Ethical Approval

Authors must provide evidence of ethical approval for any research involving human or animal subjects. This includes informed consent, ethical review board approval, and compliance with relevant regulations.


  1. Data and Image Manipulation

Authors must accurately report their research findings and not manipulate data or images to support their conclusions. Any form of data or image manipulation must be clearly disclosed and justified.


  1. Peer Review

The Basrah Journal of Surgery is committed to a rigorous peer review process. Authors must be prepared to address and respond to feedback from reviewers in a timely and respectful manner.


  1. Retraction and Corrections

In the event of errors or misconduct, the Basrah Journal of Surgery reserves the right to retract or correct published articles. Authors must cooperate with the journal in issuing retractions or corrections when necessary.


  1. Editorial Independence

Editors and reviewers must maintain independence and objectivity in their evaluation of manuscripts. They must not have any conflicts of interest that could influence their decision-making process.


  1. Transparency and Open Access

The Basrah Journal of Surgery is committed to transparency and open access. Authors must be transparent in reporting their research methods and findings, and they are encouraged to make their data openly accessible whenever possible.


  1. Reporting Standards

Authors must adhere to the reporting standards relevant to their research, such as the CONSORT statement for clinical trials or the STROBE statement for observational studies.


By adhering to these publication ethics, authors, editors, and reviewers can ensure the integrity and quality of research published in the Basrah Journal of Surgery. Any violations of these ethics will be taken seriously and may result in rejection of manuscripts or retraction of published articles.


Authors who  believe that the incorrect decision has been reached in rejection their paper for publication have the right to appeal to the editorial board. Such appeals will be considered respectfully on process and scientific grounds. For more information, please contact the Editorial office

The Basrah Journal of Surgery is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all aspects of its operations. As such, we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).


Authors submitting manuscripts to the Basrah Journal of Surgery must ensure that their work is original and has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Any potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed at the time of submission, including financial relationships, affiliations, or other factors that may influence the research or its interpretation.

The Basrah Journal of Surgery employs a rigorous peer-review process to ensure that all published articles meet the highest standards of scientific integrity and ethical conduct. Reviewers are asked to evaluate manuscripts based on their scientific merit, originality, and relevance to the field, as well as the ethical soundness of the research.


In the event of any ethical concerns or allegations of misconduct, the Basrah Journal of Surgery will investigate the matter thoroughly and take appropriate action in accordance with COPE and ICMJE guidelines. This may include retracting or correcting published articles, notifying relevant authorities, or taking other measures as necessary to address the issue and uphold the integrity of our publication.

We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards and promoting responsible research and publication practices in all aspects of our operations.