Publication Ethic and Malpractice Statement
Journal of Social Science (JoSS) publishes scientific articles in the scope of general science. Articles published are articles of research, studies, or critical and comprehensive scientific reviews of important and current issues or reviews from scientific books. This statement explains the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the publishing process including the writer, Editorial Board, Expert Editor, and Publisher. Our Publication Ethics are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
JoSS is committed to upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. Therefore, we consider neutrality, fairness, and honesty.
Publication Ethics for Journal of Social Science (JoSS) Journal Editors
Editors should be accountable for everything published in the journal. This includes having measures in place to assess the quality of the material they accept for the journal and a willingness to publish corrections and clarifications when required.
Editors should guide authors and reviewers on everything that is expected of them.
Editors should make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for the journal.
Editors should handle submissions in a fair without discrimination, unbiased and timely manner and treat all manuscripts as confidential, for distribution to others for purposes of peer-review only.
Editors should have systems to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected unless they use an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers.
Editors should provide new editorial board members with guidelines on everything that is expected of them and should keep existing members updated on new policies and developments.
Editors should have systems for managing their conflicts of interest as well as those of their staff, authors, reviewers and editorial board members.
Publication Ethics for Journal of Social Science (JoSS) Journal Authors
Authors should declare that all work in their submitted piece is original, and cite content from other sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism.
Authors must ensure their contribution does not contain any libelous matter or infringe on any copyright, intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any third party.
The listing of authors should accurately reflect who carried out the research and wrote the article, and the order of authorship should be jointly determined by all of the co-authors.
All authors should be aware of the submission of their paper to the journal and agree to the main author signing an IPR form on their behalf.
Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Where sections of the manuscript overlap with published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged and cited.
The source of funding for a research project should be listed on all funded research papers. Other sources of support should also be identified in the manuscript, typically in an acknowledgment.
Authors should inform the editor or publisher if there is a significant error in their published piece, and work with the editor to publish an erratum, addendum, or retraction where necessary.
Publication Ethics for Journal of Social Science (JoSS) Journal Article Reviewers
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should assist in improving the quality of a submitted article by promptly reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration, and objectivity.
Reviewers should inform the journal editor of any published or submitted content that is similar to the material under review, or any suspected plagiarism.
Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author.
Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material supplied during the review process.
Any selected reviewers who feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or know that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.
Reviewers should follow the journal’s guidelines.