Publication Ethics

1. Introduction

The "Journal for Social Science Archives" is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics. This Publication Ethics Policy outlines the principles and guidelines that authors, reviewers, editors, and the editorial board should adhere to in order to ensure the integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct of the journal.

2. Responsibilities of Authors

Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:

2.1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their work is entirely original and that any content borrowed from other sources is properly cited. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable.

2.2. Authorship: All listed authors must have made a significant contribution to the research and agreed to be listed. All sources of financial support for the research must be disclosed.

2.3. Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide access to the data supporting their manuscript and be prepared to provide public access to such data if requested.

2.4. Multiple Submissions: Manuscripts under consideration by the journal should not be submitted to other publications simultaneously. Likewise, previously published work should not be submitted.

3. Responsibilities of Reviewers

Reviewers play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and integrity of published research. Reviewers are expected to:

3.1. Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep all information regarding the manuscript confidential. They should not use the information for personal gain or disclose it to others.

3.2. Objectivity: Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts objectively, providing constructive feedback. Personal biases should not influence their reviews.

3.3. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should declare any conflicts of interest that may affect their ability to provide an unbiased review.

4. Responsibilities of Editors and the Editorial Board

Editors and the editorial board are responsible for maintaining the overall ethical standards of the journal. They should:

4.1. Fairness and Impartiality: Editors should make decisions based on the manuscript's quality, relevance, and originality, without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, or affiliation.

4.2. Conflicts of Interest: Editors and board members should disclose any conflicts of interest that may arise from their relationships with authors, reviewers, or other stakeholders.

4.3. Plagiarism and Misconduct: Editors should promptly address any concerns related to plagiarism, data fabrication, or other forms of misconduct and take appropriate action.

5. Publication Decisions

The final responsibility for the decision to accept or reject a manuscript rests with the editorial board. The board's decision should be based on the manuscript's quality, originality, and relevance to the journal's scope.

6. Corrections and Retractions

If errors are identified in published works, the journal will take appropriate steps to correct or retract the publication, maintaining transparency about the nature of the error.