PUBLICATION AND ETHICAL POLICY
To ensure high-quality standards in research publications, to keep public interest in the research findings every journal has to keep some ethical standards. International Journal of Quality in Education IJQE tries its best to maintain these standards for publications. Ethics and integrity are the two most significant components of the research activities while plagiarism is the process of taking other people’s words and/or ideas and pretending that they are your own. In other words, Plagiarism is a type of intellectual theft by stealing other people’s work ideas, critical arguments, and sentence structure. Morally, it is a similar act to stealing a mobile phone or money. IJQE will not be responsible for further action on the Plagiarism issue. The author will be solely responsible for the content of their work and for the plagiarism issue.
The items in the list below are considered unethical and misconduct behavior. Authors are strongly suggested to be very well informed about them and avoid them under all circumstances.
- Fraud Authorship/Denied Authorship
- Research/Data Fabrication
- Salami Slicing/Salami Publication
- Breaching of Copyrights
- Prevailing Conflict of Interest
All manuscripts for articles, original research reports, editorials, comments, reviews, book reviews, and letters that are submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a conflict of the interest disclosure statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare. All articles that are published in the journal must be accompanied by this conflict of the interest disclosure statement or a statement that the authors have replied that they have no conflicts of interest to declare. If a journal prints unsigned editorials, it should not have been written by anyone with a conflict of interest. To facilitate this policy, all authors must privately disclose ‘ALL their potential conflicts of interest to the editors of the journal at the time of submission. These include all financial and non-financial interests and relationships with other organizations. Authors should also disclose any conflict of interest that may have influenced either the conduct or the presentation of the research to the editors, including but not limited to close relationships with those who might be helped or hurt by the publication, academic interests and rivalries, and any personal, religious or political convictions relevant to the topic at hand. In the article, the authors must include a draft statement which discloses all relevant conflicts of interest and affiliations.
For Editors and Reviewers
Editors and reviewers must reject /decline to be involved with a submission when they have a recent/current publication or submission with the author. Share or recently shared affiliations with the author, collaborate, or have close relationships with the author or financial interest/gain, or feel unable to be objective. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Reviewers must declare any remaining interests in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form, which will be considered by the editor. Reviewer(s) must declare any conflict of interest which may affect their review work. In cases of conflict of interest, the reviewer(s) are requested to notify the editorial team of their inability to review a particular research paper. Editors and peer reviewers should disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review work objectively. These might include relevant financial interests or personal, political, or religious interests, etc.