A General Approach To Ethics

Every aspect of the research process, from conception to completion, must be carried out in accordance with the most fundamental ethical principles, including those outlined in the European Union's Charter of Fundamental Rights. Among these principles is the requirement that no restrictions be imposed on the conduct of research, the obligation to protect individuals' physical and moral integrity, and the well-being of animals.

Ethics is an integral part of research from start to finish, and ethical compliance is key to research excellence. From the conceptual stage of the publication, a thorough ethical evaluation is needed to respect the legal framework and improve research quality. Ethical research involves applying ethical principles and laws to all scientific research in all possible domains of research.

Correction, clarifications, retractions, and apologies 

The journal follows COPE's recommendations and core practices (publicationethics.org/core-practices) regarding ethical policies and misconduct. Falsifying data, plagiarising, and breaching confidentiality is misconduct. The publisher and editors-in-chief will consider each case and contact the author (or reviewer). The publisher may contact the author's or reviewer's institution if severe misconduct is suspected. It should be noted that if misconduct is suspected during the review process, the manuscript will be held until any issues are resolved. The manuscript will be rejected immediately if it is discovered during the review process, and if it is discovered after the article has been published, it will be retracted. 

Publication Ethics Statement

As a double-blind peer-review journal, the publication of the manuscript is a very significant task for the journal. Similarly, ensuring the submitted research work is original and scientific is also crucial. Therefore, ethical behavior is expected from authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers to involve in the peer-review process.  IJSSER takes such publication ethical problems extremely seriously, and our editors are trained to follow a zero-tolerance approach in such circumstances. We utilize Turnitin to check contributions against past publications to ensure the originality of content submitted to our journals. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Dealing with Unethical Behavior

To safeguard the integrity of the academic record of the IJSSER and its contributors, any violation of these guidelines shall be dealt with in the manner described below:

-Identification of the problem and communication to the editorial board as soon as possible (including information on where and how the code of ethical behavior has been violated).

-Evidence collecting and thorough evaluation are carried out under the supervision of the editorial board (full documentation of evidence must be provided and investigated for its credibility).

-The party accused of wrongdoing is given a fair chance to react to the allegations and fix the wrongdoing, along with a warning to follow ethical norms in the future. 

Human Subjects Protection Statement 

This statement's purpose is to explain the survey methods and the human participant protection review process. This protects survey participants while also preserving the research's integrity. This information helps researchers understand how these processes are used in survey research. It covers survey participation, risk, anonymity and confidentiality, survey benefits, and informed consent. This statement assists authors in determining whether human research participants have been adequately protected when a survey interview or questionnaire study is proposed. It covers a variety of scenarios. The key points are listed below.

Because of their participation in surveys, respondents are rarely exposed to any greater dangers than those inherent in everyday life. The majority of surveys advance knowledge and, more broadly, society. The survey is the only method that can provide generalizable information on various aspects of the human condition. Collecting survey data is critical for improving our understanding of social, psychological, and political processes and evaluating and improving public policy. Documenting the participant's consent in a survey is typically impossible and can have a negative impact on the number of people who respond to the survey. However, the most important aspects of consent can be conveyed to respondents in a condensed form at the very beginning of every survey in all survey-based studies. This can be done in a telephone interview's brief introductory statements, a cover letter for a self-administered survey, or the introductory screen in a web survey. This is due to the fact that each of these types of surveys presents the key elements of consent in a unique format. This is true regardless of risk level and is consistent with the modern view of consent as a continuous process rather than a document.


IJSSER does not reveal reviewers' identities to authors or other reviewers unless requested. We prefer that reviewers remain anonymous during and after the review process. Before revealing their identities, reviewers should consider being asked to comment on other reviewers' criticisms and further manuscript revisions. Identified reviewers may have trouble being objective.

Reviewers are not permitted to reveal their identities to authors unless the editor gives them express permission. They should go through the editor if they want to reveal their identities while the manuscript is still being considered because it is their responsibility. If this is not possible, authors should inform the editor as soon as the reviewer reveals their identity to them.

We oppose authors confronting or identifying reviewers. We don't confirm or deny rumours about reviewers' identities and encourage reviewers to do the same.


The Editors in Chief/editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher. 


The journal cooperates with Publons (product of Web of Science), which allows verifying provided reviews by reviewers https://publons.com/wos-op/journal/702396/international-journal-of-social-sciences-and-econo/

Complaints Policy

To ensure the quality of service and long-time relationships with their stakeholders, IJSSER has a complaint policy in an accountable way. The aim of this policy is to ensure that IJSSER treats complaints with an immediate response in a polite and confidential manner. IJSSER learns from the complaints and uses them to improve our service. For any complaint, please email editor@ijsser.com

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal. They will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Responsibilities of Editors, Authors, Reviewers

It makes an effort to cover a wide variety of topics pertaining to economics, social sciences, and contemporary viewpoints. All of the IJSSER manuscripts that are sent in for consideration to be published in the journal must be written in English. We are of the opinion that establishing uniform guidelines for editors, reviewers, and authors will not only improve the overall quality of the articles that are published but will also guarantee that the entire process, from reviewing to publishing, is honest and accurate.

Therefore, it is essential to fulfill the following responsibilities in their entirety:

Editors' Responsibilities

Fair Policy

Editors are responsible for ensuring that all submitted articles are given a thorough and objective review. This review evaluates each article based solely on its academic merits, regardless of the author's race, religion, nationality, gender, level of seniority, or institutional connection.

Communication and Publication Process

Editors are responsible for facilitating communication between all of the parties involved in the publishing process, as well as ensuring that manuscripts are handled and processed in a prompt and effective manner.

Review Process

The acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is entirely at the discretion of its editor(s). Even though an editor may consult the initial review for guidance, a manuscript may be rejected without further examination if the editor determines that it is not suitable for publication. Editors establish clear guidelines and criteria throughout the double-blind peer-review procedure. All published research publications are subjected to a double-blind peer-review procedure by expert reviewers. See the complete Review Process.

Confidentiality and Transparency

Editors are responsible for ensuring that the external double-blind peer review process is kept confidential at all times and that reviewers and authors can maintain their anonymity at all times. In addition to that, the reviewers and authors all admitted to having a conflict of interest.

Editors look into and document any complaints that may arise throughout the publishing process, and they offer all parties involved a chance to defend their perspectives.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

A situation that involves personal relationships (such as a friend, colleague, or family member), business relationships (such as working in a company that is in direct competition), or financial influences (such as funding) and that has the potential to influence the judgment of any person during the publication of the journal is known as a conflict of interest.

Editors are not allowed to participate in publishing decisions in which there is a potential conflict of interest (COI). For instance, if an article written by the Editor-in-coworker Chief is sent to the journal, another editor will manage the peer review process and make all of the necessary editorial decisions.

Authors' Responsibilities

Authors must follow the journal's guidelines for authors.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors provide a manuscript that is both accurate and original, as well as providing an objective evaluation of the significance of the data. Authors are obligated to adhere to the journal's policy regarding plagiarism. Because any instances of found plagiarism in submitted content will not be tolerated. Plagiarism is a serious offence that violates the fundamental principles and foundations of research. It is unacceptable and must be avoided at all costs.

Data Access and Retention

The authors avoid using fictitious data and provide a statement stating that all data used in the study is true and legitimate. It is possible that authors will be asked to provide raw data for a paper for editorial review. If possible, authors should be willing to provide public access to such data, and in any case, they should be willing to keep such data for a reasonable period of time after the paper has been published.

Conflicts Of Interest

Authors disclose any conflicts of interest that may jeopardize their academic credibility at each stage of the research and publication process. Writers should include the sources of funding for their research, if applicable.

Multiple Publications

The same research should not be published in multiple journals or primary publications. It's unethical to submit the same manuscript to multiple journals. The authors confirm that the paper has not previously been submitted to or accepted for publication elsewhere. Authors also cite previously published sources.

Authorship of the Paper

Authors indicate co-authors who contributed significantly to the submitted work and who share responsibility and liability for the outcomes.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

If authors discover substantial errors in their work and/or sources before or after publication, they must immediately notify the editorial board and ensure full cooperation with the editorial board in order to correct such errors, publish an update, or withdraw the manuscript as needed.

Reviewers' Responsibilities 

Prompt Response

If any reviewer believes that he or she will be unable to complete the review of the manuscript within the time frame specified, he or she must notify the editor so that the manuscript can be sent to another reviewer.

Review Guidelines

Reviewers must adhere to the journal's review guidelines in order to ensure a fair review process and maintain content quality. Reviewers assist editors in improving the quality of research articles by evaluating manuscripts objectively and efficiently. For more review Guidelines.

Standards of Objectivity

The reviewers explain why they rated the manuscripts so highly. Any reference to a previously published observation, derivation, or argument must be accompanied by a citation. Reviewers will point it out if relevant public or unpublished work is used but not cited in a manuscript. While a manuscript review may justify criticism, reviewers should refrain from making personal or malicious remarks about the author.


All reviewed articles are kept confidential by reviewers, who do not copy or share them in any way.

Conflicts Of Interest

Reviewers confirm that they have no conflicts of interest with regard to the study topic, authors, or other parties involved. And they must declare any such conflicts of interest ahead of time and resign from the assignment immediately.

Publisher's Responsibilities 

The publisher is responsible for ensuring that all parties involved in the publication process follow the journal's publishing ethics principles and that appropriate action is taken to address unethical behavior if it is discovered. The publisher is responsible for ensuring that the academic record is accurate and up to date. The publisher promotes all aspects of the publishing process and ensures that intellectual standards are not lowered for financial reasons or interests. The publisher is constantly working with the editorial board, reviewers, and authors to improve existing models of good practice in close collaboration with all parties involved.