Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics in Journal of Social Sciences

Publication ethics

The Journal of Social Science is committed to maintaining the integrity of scholarly publishing. We encourage authors to refer to the International Standards for Authors established by the Publication Ethics Committee.

The journal strives to maintain the highest standards related to the ethics of publishing and scientific research, through its keenness to respect all ethics and take the necessary measures against any unethical practices, the journal adopts "global" ethical standards of behavior in line with the guidelines recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and these standards concern all parties involved in the publication process (researchers, editorial board, scientific staff), so that each of them must adhere to them, based on their position and function, and ensure compliance with them, although failure to do so may result in taking the necessary measures.

The journal follows the ethics of scientific publishing and follows ethical guidelines to ensure best practices, which the author must honor.

The journal relies on the Code of Ethics for Scientific Research and Scientific Publishing, and regulations governing the refereeing process, and the process of selecting quality research that provides scientific addition to knowledge.

It is important that the author adheres to the ethics of scientific publishing and avoids any scientific plagiarism. In the event that scientific plagiarism is discovered, the journal takes the necessary measures by conducting the customary procedures where any party affected or discovering any plagiarism can write to the journal directly to verify it.

The journal works to prevent any conflict of interest, so the author must abide by the conditions of publication by avoiding sending his article to any journal until it is decided by the journal's boards. In addition, he must abide by the ethics of scientific research and scientific publication while not violating any conflict between him and the institutions sponsoring his study when publishing, given that he must inform the journal when submitting his article for publication.

The journal relies on plagiarism detection, whereby any article is rejected according to the journal's publication conditions in order to avoid scientific plagiarism and exaggerated plagiarism in accordance with the principles of international journals.

The editorial team, the scientific board, the referees, and the publisher are responsible for maintaining confidentiality and avoiding conflicts with any party while adhering to objectivity, neutrality, and accuracy in any task assigned to them from the beginning of the article submission until its final publication.

Peer Refereeing

-Please refer to the submission guidelines of the journal to which you wish to submit.

-The journal does not allow the use of suggested (recommended) reviewerss by the author at any stage of the submission process, whether through the online submission system or other means of communication.

-Reviewers must be experts in their fields and must be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. It is our policy not to appoint reviewers for scientific research in the following cases:

The reviewer resides in the same organization as any of the co-authors.

The reviewer is based at the funding organization of the paper.

The reviewer has been recommended by the author.

The reviewer has provided a personal email account (Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail) and an institutional email account cannot be found after a basic Google search of name, department, and organization.

-Please note that the journal editors are not required to invite any recommended or dissenting reviewers to evaluate your manuscript.

-The referee is committed to the ethics of scientific research and publication by evaluating the submitted manuscripts objectively and impartially according to recognized scientific principles.

-The article is judged by two referees in the specialty according to the subject matter of the submitted article.

-The referee is required to review the articles within the deadlines agreed upon by the journal's editorial board

-The journal is provided with the scientific biography of each referee, including degree, affiliation, and country.

-The referee must inform the editorial board of any conflicts of interest when reviewing the submitted manuscripts before starting the refereeing process

-The referee is required to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts during the refereeing process

-The journal adopts the Double-Blind Peer Review model.

Editors' criteria:

-Any manuscript submitted to the journal will be accepted and rejected on the basis of its scientific merit, originality, relevance, seriousness, and its contribution to scientific knowledge without any bias.

-Only manuscripts that are in line with the research interests of the journal will be accepted.

-Any unethical quality of manuscripts submitted for publication in the journal shall be reported.

-Editors coordinate with referees by communicating periodically to review manuscripts accurately and effectively, while maintaining their confidentiality regardless of their type and not revealing the identity of the referees or authors to any party.

-It is important to follow the journal's editorial policies and respect all publishing procedures in order to maintain the credibility of the journal and the quality of the research published in the journal.

-Submitted manuscripts are subjected to a program to avoid scientific plagiarism, with the need to respect the plagiarism rate in accordance with the conditions of publication.

Publisher standards:    

-The publisher must adhere strictly to the ethical standards of publishing, in order to preserve the reputation and credibility of the journal.

-The publisher shall provide all necessary support to the journal in order to promote and develop it and preserve the legally guaranteed copyrights

-The publisher must intervene firmly and strictly to prevent articles or publications that violate the international ethical standards of publishing.


-The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship.

-He or she agrees to be responsible for all aspects of the work to ensure that questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are investigated and resolved appropriately by the author who submitted the manuscript.

-Authors must fulfill the requirements of all of the above points. Each author must have been sufficiently involved in the work to assume overall responsibility for appropriate sections of the content.

-When a large, multicenter group performs the work, the group must identify individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals must fully meet the criteria for authorship.

-For authors submitting the manuscript, all parties who made a substantial contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Primary authorship, authorship ranking, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is typically listed as lead author on any multi-author publication that is substantially derived from the student's thesis or dissertation.

Corresponding author

The single person who has primary responsibility for communicating with the journal during manuscript submission, peer review, and the publication process, and typically ensures that all administrative requirements of the journal, such as submission of authorship details, ethics committee approval, trial and field study registration documents, and conflict of interest forms and statements are properly completed. However, these duties may be delegated to one or more of the co-authors.

The corresponding author is the person who signs the publication agreement on behalf of all authors and whose contact details are included in the article. They must be available after publication to respond to critiques of the work and cooperate with any requests from the journal for additional data or information should questions about the paper arise after publication.

Scientific plagiarism:

The Journal of Social Science takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism, or other violations of best practices in publishing very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Similarly, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using a duplicate check program. Where it is found, for example, that an article has plagiarized other works or included third-party copyrighted material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgment, or where the authorship of the article is disputed, we reserve the right to take the appropriate action.

Emphasizing the importance and necessity of integrity as a basic principle regulating aspects of our mission. We always strive to achieve transparency, objectivity, and fairness in evaluating research, with our firm commitment to honesty and respect towards all contributors to the scientific process, including researchers and reviewers. Integrity and transparency are the title of our work and a firm principle for us in order to develop human knowledge.