Journal of Sport Biosciences, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of University of Tehran is in compliance with the national and international research ethics guidelines, such as those of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License and Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors, reviewers, editors are required to be aware and committed to all ethics and responsibilities of the journal.

The editorial board is responsible for, deciding which of the research articles Submitted to the journal should be published and preventing publication malpractice. Unethical Behavior is unacceptable.

The journal upholds the best standard and takes all possible measures against publication malpractices. All articles not in accordance with Publication Ethics standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication.


Publication Ethics


Editorial board and advisory board, editor-in-chief, authors, reviewers, editors and readers should follow these ethical policies once working with TQH. If any violation of the law is detected by the researchers, the journal will deal with international law (COPE). For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit 

Acceptance of the Papers

The editor-in-chief is responsible for accepting or rejecting of the papers. The editor-in-chief with the consultation of the editorial board, advisory board, reviewers and editors while considering copyright, plagiarism, and other related issues, decides on the acceptance of the papers.



The editor-in-chief has the responsibility of judging the papers only according to their scientific features and should act without any bias, personal hatred; nor should he/she act with a bias to nationality, gender, religious and tribal, racial and political issues.



During the reviewing process, the editor-in-chief and members of the editorial board and advisory board should not reveal any material about the article to anybody except the reviewers, authors, and editors.


Confidentiality and not Using the Paper for Personal Use

All or part of the materials that have not been published should not be used in the editor-in-chief’s, editorial boards or advisory board's personal research without the author’s written consent. The confidential information or ideas obtained through reviewing the papers should be kept in confidence and should not be used for their personal interests.



Acceptance of the Papers

The reviewers help the editor-in-chief, editorial board and advisory board in making decisions about the acceptance or rejection of the papers, and contribute to improvement of the submitted papers by sending corrections to them. The publication uses the double blind referee process to evaluate all articles.


The Right of Refusals and Non-acceptance

Refusal and rejection of a paper review is necessary according to the time and setting. The reviewer who feels disqualification for reviewing a paper should refuse the review.



The reviewers should respect the confidentiality of the reviewing process and should not yield any information about the paper to anyone except the editor-in-chief without written consent of the writer.


Being Unbiased

The reviewers should review the papers objectively and in an unbiased and just manner. They should avoid personal biases in their comments and judgements.



The reviewers should identify and examine the writer’s references. Any conclusion or discussion already proposed should be accompanied with the source. Moreover, in case of observing any similarity or overlap between the submitted paper and another paper, the reviewer should report it to the editor-in-chief.


Conflict of Interests

The reviewers should not use the information or ideas they obtain during the review process for their own interests. Moreover, the reviewers should avoid reviewing the papers that, in their opinion, entail conflict of interests including common, organizational, or personal financial interests or any link with the companies, institutions, or the people related with the papers in one way or another.



Reporting the Results

The corresponding author is the person held responsible for the contents of the submitted paper. The authors are responsible for comprehensive and complete report of their findings, and they should be particularly careful in reporting the results and interpreting them. The paper should include enough details and sources so that other researchers will have access to similar data for replication of the study.



The authors should declare that the submitted manuscript is original and has not been previously partially or fully published elsewhere neither in Persian nor in any other languages. The authors are not allowed to send all or part of the paper that is under review process in another place.


Writing the Paper

All authors mentioned in the article should have real cooperation and contribution in writing the paper and should be responsible for its results. The authorship validity or score should be determined according to the authors’ share in preparing different parts of the paper. The authors should accept the responsibility of the paper. The corresponding author who sends the article should send a copy or a draft of the paper to all co-authors and should have their consent for sending the paper to the journal and publishing it.

This is an Open Access journal. Article submission, processing, and publication fees are also free for authors. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles under the following conditions: Creative Commons (CC BY- 4.0).


Authorship/Publication Ethics

Journal of Sport Biosciences expects all published articles to contain a clear and accurate attribution of authorship. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that all authors that contributed to the work are fairly acknowledged and that the published author list accurately reflects individual contributions. Where authorship disputes arise Journal of Sport Biosciences encourages journal editorial teams to follow the guidelines detailed.


Anti-Plagiarism Policy

Journal of Sport Biosciences regards plagiarism as a very serious offense. It is an illegal form of copying. 

Plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged use of the work of others as if this were your own original work.

Examples of plagiarism: 

  • Copying and pasting from the Internet and posting somewhere else without proper citation
  • Putting your name on another person’s essay or project
  • Copying exact wording from another person’s text
  • Using another person’s photo, diagram, tables, sounds, or ideas without proper citation
  • Presenting research in your own words without providing references
  • Purchasing another person’s text and using it as your own
  • Presenting ideas in the same format and order as your research source

By submitting a paper for publication to the journal, Author(s) certify that: 

  • I/We are fully aware that plagiarism is wrong
  • I/We know that plagiarism is the use of another person’s idea or published work and to pretend that it is one’s own.
  • I/ We declare that each contribution to your project from the work(s) of other people's published works or unpublished sources have been acknowledged and source of information have been referenced.
  • I/We certify that you are solely responsible for any incomplete reference that may remain in my/our work.

Anti-plagiarism declaration:

         I have read and understood the Journal of Sport Biosciences rules on plagiarism. I hereby declare that this piece of written work is the result of my own independent scholarly work and that in all cases material from the work of others (in books, articles, essays, dissertations, and on the internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated. No material other than that listed has been used. This written work has not previously or not yet been published.

Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Learn the citation expectations for each course.
  • When you take notes for a paper, be sure to cite sources so you don’t get mixed up later.
  • When you research online, be sure to find the original source of the information (Many Websites Plagiarize).
  • If you are really worried, ask your prof if you can submit a rough draft so she /he can check your citations.
  • When in doubt, cite! It is better to have too many citations than few

  This Journal is licensed under CC -BY

Content Licensing: CC-BY

This journal allows reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC-BY license


 Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons  CC BY 4.0  License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).



Conflict of Interest and Authorship Confirmation Form

Notes:  Please copy and paste this form into a Word page and then submit it to the journal website along with the original article file.


Please check the following as appropriate:

  •   All authors have participated in (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of the data; (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (c) approval of the final version.
  •   This manuscript has not been submitted to, nor is under review at, another journal or other publishing venue.
  •   The authors have no affiliation with any organization with a direct or indirect financial interest in the subject matter discussed in the manuscript
  •   The following authors have affiliations with organizations with a direct or indirect financial interest in the subject matter discussed in the manuscript:


Author’s name                                                                                         Affiliation






   Open Access

  This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.





  1. Editors’ Responsibilities

Publication Decisions: Editors are accountable for everything published in the journals and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject an article for publication are based on the peer-review result and editorial boards’ reviews and articles’ importance.

Review of Manuscripts: The editors ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor, who may make use of appropriate means, to examine the originality of the contents of the manuscript and ensure the quality of the material they publish, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have different aims and standards.


Fair Review: Editors will strive to ensure that peer review at their journal is fair, unbiased and timely. The editor ensures that each manuscript received is evaluated on its intellectual contents without regard to authors’ gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc.

Confidentiality: The editors and editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, and other editorial advisers and the publisher. The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Editors will require reviewers to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission.

 Involvement and cooperation in investigations

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

Publication decisions

The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor 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 and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


  1. Authors’ Responsibilities

Reporting Standards: Authors should precisely present their original research, as well as objectively discuss its significance. Manuscripts are to be edited in accordance to the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality: Authors must certify that their work is entirely unique and original. 

To avoid any form of plagiarism, each manuscript newly submitted to the Journal of Sport Biosciences, will be checked regarding plagiarism using Hamyab

Redundancy: Authors should not concurrently submit papers describing essentially the same research. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Author(s) should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have influenced their research.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited only to those who have made a significant contribution to conceiving, designing, executing and/or interpreting the submitted study. All those who have significantly contributed to the study should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should also ensure that all the authors and co-authors have seen and approved the final submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion as co-authors.

Data Access and Retention: Authors should retain raw data related to their submitted paper, and must provide it for editorial review, upon request of the editor.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her submitted manuscript, the author must immediately notify the editor.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.


 Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions: The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.



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 withdraw from the review process.



Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

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 associated with the papers.





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