Welcome to the "Water and Environmental Challenges" journal published by Urmia University. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics to ensure the integrity, credibility, and quality of the scientific content we publish.

  1. Ethical Guidelines for Authors:

Authors are expected to adhere to the following ethical standards:

Originality and Plagiarism: Manuscripts should be original, and any use of other works must be properly cited. Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited.

Authorship: All authors should have made substantial contributions to the research and writing of the manuscript. Proper authorship attribution is essential.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that may influence their work in the manuscript.

Data and Image Integrity: Data and images should be accurately represented. Manipulation or falsification of data is not allowed.

Multiple Submissions: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously.

  1. Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers:

Reviewers play a critical role in maintaining the quality of published content. Reviewers are expected to:

Confidentiality: Reviewers should treat the manuscript they receive as confidential and not discuss it with others.

Objectivity and Constructive Feedback: Reviewers should provide unbiased, constructive, and timely feedback, focusing on the quality and validity of the research.

Disclosure of Conflicts: Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest that may affect their impartiality in reviewing a manuscript.

Promptness: Reviewers should adhere to the journal's timelines for completing their reviews.

We are dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards in our journal to promote the dissemination of high-quality research in the field of water and environmental challenges. By following these guidelines, we can collectively maintain the integrity of our publication process and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in this critical area.