Publication Ethics


The "Policy Journal of Social Science Review" (PJSSR) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in research and publication. This policy outlines the expectations for authors, reviewers, editors, and the editorial board to ensure the integrity and reliability of the published research.

Ethical Principles for Authors:

  • Originality and Authorship: Authors must ensure that their work is original and that all co-authors have made substantial contributions to the research. Proper attribution should be given to all previous published works and sources used. Plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and fabrication of data will not be tolerated.
  • Data Integrity: Authors must maintain accurate and complete records of their research data and be prepared to provide them upon reasonable request. Data manipulation and fabrication are strictly prohibited.
  • Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their research or interpretation of results. This includes financial interests, personal relationships, and institutional affiliations.
  • Human and Animal Research: Research involving human or animal subjects must comply with ethical guidelines and legal requirements. Authors must obtain informed consent from participants and ensure their well-being.
  • Authorship Disputes: Any disputes regarding authorship should be resolved promptly and transparently among the co-authors, with the involvement of the editors if necessary.

Ethical Principles for Reviewers:

  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must treat all submitted manuscripts with confidentiality and avoid any use of unpublished information for personal gain.
  • Objectivity and Expertise: Reviews should be conducted objectively and based on the reviewer's expertise in the relevant field. Reviews should be constructive, fair, and provide specific feedback to the authors.
  • Conflict of Interest: Reviewers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could bias their review, such as personal relationships with the authors or prior knowledge of the submitted work.
  • Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews in a timely manner.

Ethical Principles for Editors and Editorial Board:

  • Fairness and Editorial Independence: Editors and the editorial board must make editorial decisions based on the scientific merit of the manuscripts, without bias or undue influence.
  • Publication Ethics: Editors are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the journal and upholding the principles of this publication ethics policy. They should address any ethical concerns promptly and transparently.
  • Retraction and Correction: Editors have the responsibility to retract or correct published articles if significant errors or ethical violations are identified.
  • Appeals: Editors should have a clear process for handling appeals from authors who disagree with editorial decisions.