The Egyptian Journal of Archaeological and Restoration Studies (EJARS) is published by Sohag University Publication Center (SUPC). We maintain high quality standards through a very strict peer-review process. This process is subjected to strict ethical policies and professional codes. The editorial office elects experts from different fields of studies relevant to the submitted papers, who have original and innovative contributions in their fields. Through this process, we make sure the best papers are selected for publication. Taking into our consideration the violation of these professional guide lines. All the submitted papers must be original and must not being considered for publication in other journals

Impartiality and editorial independence:

Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (originality, importance, validity, clarity and relevancy to the journal’s scope) without regard to the authors’ citizenship, religion & belief, gender, ethnic origin or institutional affiliation. Only, the decisions of editing and publishing of the articles are determined by the journal itself not by any policies of governments or any other agencies. The Journal Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.

Confidentiality:

Editor-in-Chief, editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about submitted material to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Conflict of Interest :

Authors must disclose any conflict of interest and acknowledge all funding parties. Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent.

Publication decisions:

The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts considered for publication undergo blind peer-review by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field relevant to the evaluated articles. The publication decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief depending on a set of criteria that includes (but not limited to): relevance to the journal research topics, originality of the topic, reviewers’ comments, Technical quality, significance for the field, Style and overall representation, and overall rating of the article (1:10).

Plagiarism & Data fabrication:

All the submitted articles are screened for plagiarism using the latest available specialized softwar to ensure originality and meeting plagiarism standards. So, our authors should ensure that they write and submit only entirely original and/or appropriately cited works. Also, our system ensures that all data and experiments are not manipulated. All papers that do not meet such standards are rejected.

Duplicate Submission:

The editorial office requires that all submitted articles are not considered for publication elsewhere. Duplicate submissions are rejected.

Author Contribution & Authorship of the manuscript:

We require authors to clarify their contributions in the submitted articles. Only persons who meet these authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the article as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content. The corresponding author should ensure that no inappropriate coauthors are included in the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen, approved and agreed to submit the final version of the article for publication. Furthermore, the corresponding author should ensure that all persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript such as (technical help, writing and language editing) must be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements section".

Peer review:

Our authors are obliged to fully cooperate in the review process by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. In addition, they should respond to the reviewers’ comments point by point in a suitable time, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.

Copyright & Citation Manipulation:

As an author, you retain rights for large number of author uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from the journal and/or editor. These include the right to: (1) read, download, copy, print, search or link to full texts of the articles (2) present the journal article at a meeting or conference (3) include the journal article, in full or in part, in Master and/or PhD thesis. The journal editorial office not encourages the author to cite the papers for the sake of increasing the citation within the submission time for avoiding the reject of the article.

Charges:

Article Publication Charge (APC) will be applied according to the articles fees’ types available on the journal website.