Principles of Transparency

Peer-review process
All submitted articles are evaluated at the submission to meet the structural and subject principles of Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology. The matched articles will gone under a double-blinded peer-review process by at least 3 reviewers (expert 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
Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology 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
Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology is under the scientific supervision of the Editorial Team whose members are all experts with high number of publications in their field.
 
Author fees/Access
There are No Fees or Charges at all for submission, reviewing and publishing processes in Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology.
Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology follows the Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing.
 
Copyright
The content of Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology is under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License. To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, we are 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.
 
Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct
Publisher and editors of Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology 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, Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology follows COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
 
Ownership and management
Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology is owned, managed, and published by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran.
 
Conflicts of interests
All Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology Editorial Board members and the Editor-in-Chief submitted articles are gone under the same reviewing process as the other authors 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) Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology will follow COPE’s guidelines.
 
Complaints and Appeals
Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology follows COPE’s guidelines on appeals to journal editor decisions and complaints about a journal’s editorial management of the peer-review process. Any complaint or appeal could  be sent to the publisher in these way: Submit a ticket via Publisher Support at https://journals.modares.ac.ir/
 
Revenue sources/Advertising/Direct marketing
Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology is financially supported completely by Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, and has no other sources for earning funds. Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology accepts No advertisements in the site or even as a report article.
 
Publishing schedule/Archiving

Also Infection Epidemiology and Microbiology is included at EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, DOAJ, ISC (Islamic world science citation center), ICI (World of Journals) and Scopus and has the plan to enter to PubMed and the Web of Science database