Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011). Iraq Geological Survey (the publisher) and the editors of the Iraqi Bulletin of Geology and Mining are obliged to take all necessary measures to identify and prevent any publication of papers where there is research misconduct. The publisher and the editors of the bulletin do not and under any circumstances encourage or allow any research misconduct in the research work submitted for publication. Any research manuscript identified with research misconduct shall be rejected and the authors shall be notified with proper explanation. The bulletin has the capability and guidelines of retracting and correcting articles submitted for publication. When necessary and appropriate, the journal is ready to publish discussions and replies on published papers. It is also willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.