Archives of Hygiene Sciences- Principles of Transparency
AHS Principles

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Peer-review process

All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of AHS. The matched articles will go under a double-blinded peer-review process by at least 3 reviewers (experts in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff) who are selected by the Editorial Board members according to their field specialties. The Editorial Board members have the final responsibility to select the articles.

Governing body

AHS 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

AHS is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with the high number of publications in their field.

Author fees/Access

There are No Fees or Charges at submission, reviewing and publishing processes in AHS.

AHS follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.

Copyright

The content of AHS is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, AHS is 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.
AHS allows the authors to hold the copyright without any restriction and the material is freely presented to the readers and can be used according to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. 

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

Publisher and editors of AHS 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, AHS follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Ownership and management

AHS is owned and published by Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Conflicts of interests

All AHS Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors are 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) AHS will follow COPE’s guidelines.

Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing

AHS is financially supported completely by Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. 
AHS accepts No advertisements on the site or even as a report article.

Publishing schedule/Archiving

AHS has published 4 issues per year. All the content from the beginning to the end will be available forever on AHS exclusive website.
Also, AHS is included at ISC and has the plan to enter the Scopus and Clarivate Analytics databases.

Topic URL in Archives of Hygiene Sciences website:
http://jhygiene.muq.ac.ir/find.php?item=1.25.27.en
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