Publication Ethics

Ethics Statement

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions

The decision of which articles to be published in the Journal of Social Education is entirely editorial responsibility. In this case the editorial team was guided by the policy of the editorial board of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editorial team can negotiate with reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

In evaluating each article submitted to Journal of Social Education, the editorial team will be fair and continue to prioritize the assessment of intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the political philosophy of the author.

Confidentiality

All articles that submit to Journal of Social Education will be kept confidential. Therefore, editors and editorial staff may not disclose any information from these submitted articles to other parties other than relevant authors, reviewers, prospective reviewers, advisors and other editorial publishers, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Without the express written consent of the author, the editor in his research is prohibited to use the unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript to the Journal of Social Education.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer reviewers assist editors to make editorial decisions on all manuscript submitted to Journal of Social Education. In addition, peer reviewers may also assist the authors to improve the papers through editorial communication with the author.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality
Peer reviewers must keep the confidentiality of each received manuscript and they are not allowed to display or discuss either part or all of the text except as permitted by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

 

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

 

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

 

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

 

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.