Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publication Ethics
Publication processes of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education are based on producing, developing and sharing knowledge evenhandedly within scientific methods.
Refereed articles are studies require scientific methods and they provide objectivity. All components of the publication process (publisher, editors, authors, reviewers and readers) should obey ethical rules for scientific production. Within this context, the policies of ‘publication ethics’ and ‘open access’ also require all components of publication process to obey the ethical principles, in direction of guides and policies of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as “Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors” and “COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors”.

The Journal of International Social Sciences Education Journal pays regard to Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) on 

In case we identify that author(s) of the manuscript use(s) falsified and fabricated data, then we will report this to the institution of the authors where he/she works and reject the manuscript. Editorial members of the journal and/or the reviewers reserve the right to ask author(s) to provide raw data that was used in the manuscript.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Publisher
Dr. Abdulkadir UZUNÖZ, the publisher of The Journal of Social Sciences Education, is a public-spirited and nonprofit-making public educational institution.
The members of the Editorial Board are assigned for three years considering the disciplines of educational sciences. An editor is assigned as the chair of the Editorial Board with two assistants and field editors. A new member is assigned for the leaver and Editorial Board can enlarge membership times. According the subject of the study, the editor can send an article to some other instructors out of the Editorial Board as field editors.

The Responsibilities of Editorial Board of The Journal of Internaional Social Science Education
1. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education is responsible for all processes of the articles sent to the journal. This responsibility requires deciding independently by considering public interest, not personal gains. The relationship between Publisher and the Editorial Board is based on independence policy, and all decisions of the editors are independent from the publisher and the other persons and institutions.
2. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education permanently strives to develop and raise the quality of the journal.
3. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education determines and performs journal policies as publication, blind review, evaluation process and ethical principles.
4. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education keeps copyrights of the articles published in The Journal of International Social Science Education.
5. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education is responsible for keeping intellectual property rights of authors in publication processes and guarding against unethical behaviors, plagiarism and reference gangs.
6. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education prepares a “Guide for Authors” to inform authors and “Guide for Reviewers” to inform reviewers about evaluation processes.
7. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education determines incentive policies for the authors.
8. Editorial Board of The Journal of International Social Sciences Education her keeps records of every article electronically or in written forms.

The Responsibilities of Editors, Editor Assistants and Field Editors
1. Editors try to inform reviewers, authors, researchers and readers, to answer their questions clearly within the principles of clarity.
2. Editors, during the publication process, consider that the articles should be original and contribute the literature, the readers and researchers
3. While editors are making decisions about the article publication, they consider originality, contribution to the field, clarity of expressions, content and validity and reliability of the articles
4. Editors take the articles without any problem to the preliminary evaluation, consider positive views of reviewers, and they do not change the decisions of the reviewers unless there is a big problem for publishing
5. Editors implement the policies of blind review and evaluation processes, keep private personal identity information of the authors, and provide impartial evaluation processes in due of time for the articles
6. Editors send the articles to field editors and reviewers considering their professional fields, and care that the articles are evaluated impartially and independently
7. Editors, in evaluation processes, consider if there are conflicts or collaborations between authors and reviewers or not.
8. Editors generate a large number or reviewers, and they update it consistently
9. Editors prevent non-scientific that do not comply with academic etiquette rules
10. Editors ensure that journal publishing processes are operated in accordance with publishing policies and guidelines, inform those who are in the process of the developments on publishing policies, and prepare training programs when necessary
11. Editors communicate effectively with everyone involved in the publishing processes and organize meetings at regular intervals.
12. Editors provide protection of personal data in assessed articles; they keep personal data of authors, referees and readers
13. Editors attach importance to the protection of human and animal rights in the articles, emphasize that the clear approval of the participants of the article is documented, and rejects the articles without the approval of the ethics committee on the participants of the article and without any permit in experimental investigations
14. Editors take precautions against misconduct. When there are complaints about the abuse of duty, they share the findings about the subject by conducting an objective investigation.
15. Editors provide errors, inconsistencies, or misleading errors in articles to be corrected.
16. Editors protect the intellectual property rights of the published articles, and defend the rights of the journal and the author (s) in case of violation.
17. Editors also take the necessary precautions to ensure that the content of the published articles does not infringe the intellectual property rights of other publications; they control authenticity-similarity.
18. Editors considers consistent critiques for the articles published in the journal and enables authors to answer these critiques.
19. Editors considers the studies including negative conclusions also.
20. Editors evaluate the complaints sent to the journal and make necessary statements.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers
The articles in The Journal of International Social Sciences Education are evaluated by double-blind review in a process, which neither the authors know the reviewers nor the reviewers know the authors; reviewers cannot communicate the authors directly; article evaluation forms and proofreading requests are sent to the authors through the website of the journal. Reviewers must bear the ethical responsibilities in The Journal of International Social Sciences Education as below:
1. Reviewers should only accept to evaluate the articles related to the field of their specializations.
2. Reviewers should make the evaluation impartially and confidentially. In accordance with this principle, the articles they review should be annihilated after the evaluation process, but they should be used after publication. Nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political beliefs and commercial concerns should not distort the impartiality of the evaluation
3. When reviewers understand that there is a conflict or collaboration, they should inform the editors and refuse to evaluate the article.
4. Reviewers must evaluate articles with a constructive attitude in accordance with the academic etiquette rules; they should refrain from insulting and hostile personal comments.
5. Reviewers should evaluate the articles they agree on during the evaluation.

Ethical Responsibilities of the Authors
The ethical responsibilities of the authors that apply to The Journal of International Social Science Education as below
1. The authors should not send an article published in or sent to be published in another journal to The Journal of International Social Sciences Education at the same time.
2. The authors should send original articles to The Journal of International Social Sciences Education. Authors should refer to the sources they use in writing articles in the correct way in the direction of ethical principles
3. Persons who do not contribute to the articles should not be listed as authors, and it should not be proposed to change the author order of a published article and to add authors.
4. Reviewers must notify the editors of the conflicts and collaborations about the article.
5. In the evaluation process of the articles the authors should provide the editorial staff with information about the articles or the raw data if required.
6. The authors must document the rights to use the data they use in their articles, the permission for research or the approval of the participants to whom they have searched.
7. Authors should communicate with the editors to provide information, to correct the article or to withdraw it when they are aware of the error associated with the evaluation and early appearance phase or the published article in electronic form.

Ethics Committee Permission is required for studies to be published as of 2020 in line with the decisions taken by Ulakbim TR Index. Ethics committee approval must be obtained separately for research in all scientific fields, including social and human sciences, and for clinical and experimental studies on humans and animals that require an ethical committee decision, this approval must be stated and documented in the papers.
In studies requiring ethics committee approval, information about the permission (name of the board, date and number) should be included in the method section and also on the first / last page of the paper. Papers should include a statement that the Research and Publication Ethics are complied.

Studies requiring Ethics Committee Permission are listed below. When uploading your manuscript to Journal of Economics, Politics & Finance Research, you must upload the Ethics Committee Permission document along with your paper file. If your study is not included in the study group requiring ethics committee approval, you must sign the declaration form indicating this situation and state the situation in the text of the paper.

The researches requiring the permission of the Ethics Committee are as follows.

• Any research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group work, observation, experiment, interview techniques,
• Use of humans and animals (including material/data) for experimental or other scientific purposes,
• Clinical researches on humans,
• Researches on animals,
• Retrospective studies in accordance with the law of protection of personal data,
• In the case reports, it is stated that the “informed consent form” was taken,
• Obtaining and specifying the permission of the owners for the use of scales, surveys and photographs of others,
• Stating that the copyright regulations are complied with for the ideas and works of art used
• Before 2020, research data has been used, produced from postgraduate/doctoral studies (should be specified in the article), and the articles that have been submitted to the journal for the previous year, have not received retrospective ethics permission.
• Researchers who are not members of the university can also apply to the Ethics Committees in their region.
• In studies requiring ethical committee permission, information about the permission (board name, date and issue number) should be included in the method section and on the first/last page of the article.

Notification of Ethics Non-Principles Status Editor
In case of encountering an unethical situation in articles or about editors, reviewers and authors or in articles that do not comply with the ethical principles regarding in The Journal of International Social Sciences Education, it should be reported by

Open Access Policy
ISSEJ is an Open Access journal and provides immediate open access to its contents. The Journal aims to promote the development of global Open Access to scientific information and research. All the articles published in ISSEJ are licensed by "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License".

License Policy and Copyright
ISSEJ adopted the "Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License" rules.

Plagiarism Detection
Papers submitted to ISSEJ will be screened for plagiarism using iThenticate plagiarism detection tools. ISSEJ will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism. In ISSEJ, iThenticate is used as a plagiarism program.

Submission fee
There is no author’s submission fee or other publication-related fees since every cost for the publication process is supported by the publisher; therefore it is an open-access journal. ISSEJ is a completely free journal.

21910All papers published in the journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International