Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

To publish in the Journal of Multidisciplinary in Social Sciences with the highest quality, publishing ethics are necessary. The following infractions should be prohibited and sanctioned.

  • Manuscripts and articles that were proven to be plagiarized.
  • Manuscripts and articles that fabricate or falsify data.
  • Submitted manuscripts and articles that have been subject to other revisions.
  • Published manuscripts and articles that have already appeared elsewhere.
  • Manuscripts and articles with citation manipulation.

JMSS is committed to preventing all types of research misconduct and maintaining the ethical standards for scholarly publication. Any suspected cases of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, will be taken seriously. Any suspected instances of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, will be taken seriously. Regardless of the severity of the situation, the editorial staff will stop the review process and send the article back to the authors if cases of plagiarism and self-plagiarism are discovered. According to JMSS, plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged insertion of content drawn from published or unpublished work, whether it was done on purpose or not. Self-plagiarism is the act of sending a draft to editors that has already been published in whole or in part elsewhere with the intention of passing the document off as an unpublished original piece of work. The responsibilities of each participant involved in the review process are as follows.

Editors Regulations

  1. The duty of editors is to consider and evaluate the submitted manuscripts related to field of the multidisciplinary body of knowledge in Social Sciences based on the content only. The ethnicity, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief of authors will have nothing to do with the editor’s decision.
  2. The editors shall not share the information about the submissions to anyone except the authors, reviewers and JMSS staffs throughout the processes.
  3. The editors always make sure the manuscript does not possess substantial interests from authors or affiliated organizations.
  4. It is the duty of editorial staffs to assure that the manuscript has been peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers in the field of Social Sciences or other related field appropriate for each manuscript. The editorial staffs also have to be careful about the copyright Infringement, falsification of data, and plagiarisms. If there is an offense according to the said regulations, the editor must investigate and seek for evidence before consider reject the manuscript.
  5. If the editors suspect that the manuscript might has been published elsewhere, the editors should investigate and consider reject.
  6. In case of unethical publishing practices that are later uncovered, the action will still be taken seriously.

Reviewers Regulations          

  1. The reviewers should give constructive and professional comments. Improper criticism must be avoided.
  2. If the manuscript given is not in the area of expertise, the reviewers should inform the staff immediately.
  3. The reviewers must not share any information of the manuscript to anyone other than the editorial staff.
  4. If other works contained in the manuscript are not properly credited, reviewers are required to inform the editorial staff.
  5. If there are conflicts of interests, reviewers should inform the editorial staff. Editors will decide whether the reviewer is appropriate for the manuscript or not.

Authors Regulations

  1. The authors should write the manuscript related to the theme of multidisciplinary in Social Sciences. The research manuscript should contain relevant background information, proper methodology, APA style citation, accurate results, and reasonable discussion.
  2. The authors should follow the journal guidelines strictly.
  3. Any opinion or perspective made in the manuscript must be explicitly highlighted as “opinion” or “perspective”
  4. The authors must be aware that fraudulent information and omission of important information are unethical author behaviors.
  5. The authors must be able to provide research data if the editor see needed.
  6. The authors must reference other works properly. Any work involved in the manuscript also must be well credited.
  7. The authors must make sure that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere before and is not currently in the publication process in other journals.
  8. To be listed as an author, the person must have made significant contributions to the manuscript, participate and give important efficient content during revisions and provide approval for publication. Researchers who do not meet the above criteria should be listed in the acknowledgements section.
  9. The authors should identify any conflicts of interest that might have influenced the data and/or interpretations of data.
  10. To make the efficient modification, the authors should respond to all the given critiques and suggestions during the revision.
  11. If the authors find errors in their works that need to be correct, the author should inform the editors immediately.