AI Policy

Utilization of generative AI and AI-supported technologies in writing


The IJICT adopts ELSIVER's approach of incorporating generative AI and AI-supported technologies in research writing. Here are key considerations for researchers in this context:

  • The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research permits the utilization of artificial intelligence in research, not exceeding 5%.
  • Due to the potential of artificial intelligence to yield seemingly reliable yet possibly flawed, biased, or incomplete results, human supervision and oversight are imperative when employing this technology. Authors must meticulously review and amend the final output, retaining ultimate responsibility and accountability for the work's substance.
  • Authors are required to disclose their use of AI and AI-assisted technologies in their manuscripts, accompanied by a disclaimer in the final product. This declaration promotes adherence to the terms of use of the respective tools or technologies and fosters transparency and trust among stakeholders.
  • It is inappropriate to attribute authorship to AI or designate AI and AI-assisted technologies as authors or co-authors. Authorship entails uniquely human responsibilities and achievements, including approval of the final version of the work and consent to its submission. Authors are individually responsible for addressing concerns regarding the accuracy or integrity of any aspect of the work, adhering to ethical publishing standards, ensuring originality, eligibility for authorship, and absence of infringement on third-party rights.
  • IJICT prohibits the use of generative AI or AI-assisted techniques to create or modify images in submitted publications, encompassing addition, deletion, alteration, or augmentation of specific characteristics. Adjustments to brightness, contrast, and color balance are permissible, provided they do not obscure original information. Any suspected abnormalities in images may be detected using specialized software or image forensics techniques.
  • An exception applies when research methodologies or procedures necessitate the utilization of AI or AI-assisted tools, such as in biomedical imaging. In such cases, the methods section must include a replicable description of the utilization, including the model or tool's name, version, manufacturer, and its role in image creation or alteration. Authors must adhere to usage guidelines for the AI program and duly credit their contributions.