Publication Ethics

Avicenna Publishing Services Corporation Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Avicenna Publishing Corporation makes every effort to ensure high quality scholarship in all published articles on the APC Journals. The platform exists in order to share best practices and accelerate the advance of academic research from regions all over the world. In order to achieve this goal, we need to instill confidence in our readers.

APC therefore adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines.

Peer Review

Each journal whose content is published under APC has undergone academic peer review prior to submission. APC checks each submitted article against a set of criteria before agreeing to publish, please see Editorial Process.

Following submission of final papers, APC submits these to further checks to ensure high standards are adhered to by the authors and editors.


Whenever an academic scholar uses the ideas or findings previously published by another author, then proper credit should be given, usually by quoting a short passage from the original paper and then by a formal cited reference at the end of the paper. Even re-using one’s own previously published work should be acknowledged and cited in the same way.

APC journals routinely verifies the originality of content submitted using Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

APC adheres the policies of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which is a charity registered in the UK. It is concerned with the integrity of peer-reviewed publications in science, particularly biomedicine.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

APC endorses the policies of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), including those that cover overlapping publications.