As a double-blind peer review journal, the publication of the manuscript is a very significant task for the journal (IJSSER). Similarly, to ensure the submitted research work is original and scientific is also a crucial process. Therefore, ethical behaviour is expected from authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers to involve in the peer-review process.

International Journal of Social Sciences and Economic Review (IJSSSER) follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, this journal follows the COPE,

Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

 Most of the listed guidelines were derived from the,

Publication Ethical Guidelines of Academy Publisher click here  

 Form Elsevier Click here

It strives to address a wide range of topics in social sciences and economics, as well as current perspectives. The manuscripts submitted for publication in the IJSSER journal must be written in English. We believe that having consistent guidelines for editors, reviewers, and authors will increase the quality of published articles while also ensuring that the entire process from review to publishing is fair and accurate.

So, it is necessary to comply with the following responsibilities:

Editors’ Responsibilities

  • Editors ensure that submitted articles are given fair review, considering each on its academic merits regardless of the author's race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional connection.
  • Editors enable contact with all parties involved in the publishing process and ensure that manuscripts are handled and processed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Editors are solely responsible for a manuscript's approval or rejection. While an editor may seek advice from initial review, if a manuscript is deemed improper for publication, it may be rejected without review.
  • 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 trained reviewers, which is ensured by editors.
  • Editors must be ensured that the external double-blind peer review process is kept confidential and that reviewers and writers remain anonymous at all times. As well as declared the conflict of interest between authors and reviewers.
  • 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.
  • Editors encourage the release of revisions in the event of errors and, if required, the retraction of articles. But such cases, if the paper contains a libel, corrections or retraction may be required, if published wrong authors information like, correct in the name. affiliation, and email address, If the main substance of a published article is wrong, and the article contains information that has not been properly recognized or cited.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • Authors must follow the journal’s guidelines for authors.
  • The authors submit a manuscript that contains accurate and original data as well as an objective appraisal of its importance.
  • Authors must be following the journals Plagiarism policy. Because Plagiarism is not tolerated for submitted content if found. Plagiarism is a major violation of the fundamental principles and foundations of research that must not be accepted.
  • To allow their peers to replicate the work, authors include full references to all sources of information.
  • Other scholarly work is considered fairly and objectively by the authors, with no personal criticism expressed or implied.
  • Authors avoid using fictitious data and offer a declaration stating that all data utilized in the study is real and legitimate.
  • At each stage of the research and publication process, authors disclose any conflicts of interest that can jeopardize their academic credibility. If applicable, writers list the sources of funding for their research.
  • The authors confirm that the paper has not been submitted and accepted for publication elsewhere. Authors cite those sources which are already published.
  • Authors are required to have their submissions peer-reviewed and to work closely with the editors.
  • Authors indicate co-authors who contributed significantly to the submitted work and who share responsibility and liability for the outcomes.
  • If substantial errors in their work and/or sources are discovered before or after publication, authors must immediately notify the editorial board and assure full cooperation with the editorial board in order to remedy such errors, publish an update, or withdraw the manuscript as needed.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities 

  • Reviewers have to follow the journal’s review guidelines to ensure a fair review process and maintain the quality of content.
  • Reviewers help editors improve the quality of research articles by assessing manuscripts with objectivity and efficiency.
  • The reviewers explain why they gave the manuscripts such a high rating. Any declaration of a previously published observation, derivation, or argument must be accompanied by the appropriate citation.
  • If relevant public or unpublished work is used but not cited in a manuscript, reviewers will point it out.
  • While a manuscript review may justify the criticism, reviewers avoid making personal or spiteful remarks about the author.
  • All reviewed articles are kept confidential by reviewers, who do not copy or share them in any way.
  • Reviewers confirm that they have no conflicts of interest concerning the study topic, the authors and or other parties involved. And they have to declare any such conflicts of interest in advance and resign the assignment with immediate effect.

Publisher’s Responsibilities 

  • The publisher ensures that all actors engaged in the publication process follow the principles of the journal’s publishing Ethics and deal with the unethical activity if found.
  • The publisher is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the academic record.
  • All levels of the publication process are promoted by the publisher, and it ensures that intellectual standards are not compromised by financial considerations and interests.
  • In close collaboration with the editorial board, reviewers, and authors, the publisher is continually working to improve models of good practice.

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 behaviour has been violated).
  • Evidence gathering and rigorous review under the watchful eye 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.