Author(s) must cite a relevant and appropriate literature in the manuscript. The excessive and unnecessay self citations are not acceptable for manuscripts what were submitted to the Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (IJCPE). Manipulation of citations will lead to the rejection of submitted manuscript to IJCPE, and sometimes it may be reported to the institutions of author(s). Also, any attempts by manuscript’s editors or reviewer(s) to encourage such above practices must be immediately reported to the publisher of IJCPE.

Therefore, IJCPE encourage all the authors before submitting their manuscripts to adhere to ethical requirements to protect the integrity of the scholarly record. All the authors should be sure to include only the relevant citations in their manuscripts, excessive self-citation or irrelevant citations are unaccepted in IJCPE.