The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is
an essential model for our JJCE. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical
behavior for all parties involved in the Jordan Act of Publishing and Printing
(No.38 year 2012): the author, the journal editorial, the peer reviewer and the
- DUTIES OF EDITOR –IN-CHIEF AND EDITORIAL BOARD
The editorial board of JJCE is responsible for deciding which of the articles
submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in Chief may be guided
by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal
requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement
The Editor-in-Chief at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual
content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief,
ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The Editor-in-Chief and any editorial staff must not disclose any information
about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author,
reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as
appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not
be used in Editor-in-Chief’s own research without the express written consent of
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of
the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should
contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if
the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been
appropriately cited or quoted.
An author should not in general publish articles describing essentially the same
research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same
manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical
publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit
for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Proper
acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite
publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution
to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as
co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive
aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no
inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have
seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its
submission for publication.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own
published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal
editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the
The author intends not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or,
if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object.
The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved. Any
duplication or use of objects such as images, diagrams, sounds or texts in other
electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other
substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the
results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support
for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest
which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership.
honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants
or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the
earliest stage possible.
After preliminarily editors’ evaluation, the articles
which are considered suitable for possible publication will be transferred to
the review stage. In this stage two referees will be invited to review the
article submission. When their reports have been completed, the author will be
informed of the editor’s decision considering the papers’ final acceptability
for publication in the JJCE.
Reviewers evaluate manuscripts using several criteria including: originality of
the works, scholarly relevance, professional relevance, completeness of the
works, acknowledgement of the works of others by references, organization of the
manuscripts, and clarity in writing, tables, graphs and illustrations.
Decisions regarding publication of submitted manuscripts
are based on the recommendations of members of the editorial review board.
Reviewers’ comments are made available to authors. Manuscripts submitted for
possible publication will be judged primarily on their substantive content, but
writing style, structure, and length are also considered see (Instructions to Authors).
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the
editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a
manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the
editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Any papers received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They
must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is
inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the
authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been
previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer
should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap
between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of
which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept
confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider
manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,
collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors,
companies, or institutions connected to the papers.