International Journal of Social Sciences (IJSS) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. IJSS is aslo committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and reviewer and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors, who are clearly committed to providing immediate resolutions to any of such a type of matter.
Each paper is required to be original and free of the plagiarism from the initiation of submission process. They fully acknowledge the source of any content which is not entirely the authors’ own. Papers submitted to IJSS is screened for plagiarism (i.e. reproducing any content without attribution and permission) using Turnitin which is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention tool, and considers the inclusion of plagiarised content to be misconduct by the authors.
IJSS immediately rejects papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
IJSS follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers.
The publisher is dedicated to supporting the vast efforts of the editors, the academic contributions of authors, and the respected volunteer work undertaken by reviewers.
The publisher is also responsible for ensuring that the publication system works smoothly and that ethical guidelines are applied to assist the editor, author, and reviewer in performing their ethical duties.
The editor should acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts within two working days of receipt and ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process.
The editor should ensure that submitted manuscripts are processed in a confidential manner and that no content of the manuscripts will be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
The editor should recuse himself or herself from processing manuscripts if s/he has any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.
The editor should not disclose the names and other details of the reviewers to a third party without the permission of the reviewers.
The editor has the right to make the final decision on whether to accept or reject a manuscript with reference to the significance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and its relevance to the journal.
The editor should by no means make any effort to oblige the authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of accepting their manuscripts for publication.
The editor should not use for his or her own research any part of any data or work reported in submitted and as yet unpublished articles.
The editor should respond promptly and take reasonable measures when an ethical complaint occurs concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper, and the editor should immediately contact and consult with the author. In this case, a written formal retraction or correction may also be required.