Ethical Policy

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Ethical Policy

Seshadripuram Journal of Social Sciences' ethical statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

1. Responsibilities of the Authors:

  • check icon Present an accurate account of original research and an objective discussion of its significance.
  • check icon Represent data, facts, and figures accurately in the
  • check icon Provide sufficient detail and references to enable others to replicate the
  • check icon Cite any work or words of others used in the
  • check icon Obtain written permission for using other images and artwork or for adaptations of such images if they do not have copyright.
  • check icon Ensure the authenticity of their papers and that the work is entirely
  • check icon Limit authorship to those who have made a significant contribution to the reported study.

2. Responsibilities of the Reviewers:

  • check icon Conduct a double-blind peer review of selected papers in the area of the particular
  • check icon Consider the relevance, language proficiency, academic writing quality, research method and/or study design, engagement with theory or existing literature, and originality and/or significance of the
  • check icon Keep receiving manuscripts.
  • check icon Report any suspected conflicts of
  • check icon Provide objective reviews and avoid personal
  • check icon Identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the
  • check icon Call attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal
  • check icon Keep privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review confidential, and do not use them for personal

3. Responsibilities of the Editors:

  • check icon Decide which articles submitted to the journal should be published based on the scientific
  • check icon Conform to internationally accepted ethical
  • check icon Consider the needs of the authors and readers when attempting to improve the
  • check icon Choose appropriate reviewers, considering the manuscript’s
  • check icon Ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and
  • check icon Defend the integrity standards of the journal, and notice and decide about any misconduct on behalf of authors or
  • check icon Delay the publication of any article suspected of inauthenticity until any doubt is clarified.

4. Responsibilities of Publisher:

  • check icon The publisher of the Journal shall not discriminate on the basis of the author's race, gender, religious belief, citizenship, or political identity in its publication services or activities.
  • check icon It shall not charge any fees from the author(s) for publishing the papers. In the event of any proven case of scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, it shall, in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief, take appropriate action to correct the situation and, if need be, even retract the so-affected paper.
  • check icon Duplication of publication: once noticed, such papers shall be withdrawn immediately from the Journal site with appropriate notification.
  • check icon If any dispute regarding authorship or ownership of data is received, such allegations shall be examined immediately and fairly, and corrective action shall be taken, including the removal of such paper from the Journal site with proper notification.