Publication Ethics

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

  • Manuscripts and articles with plagiarism
  • Manuscripts and articles with fabricated or falsified data
  • Manuscripts and articles that have already been submitted to other journals or subject to other revisions
  • Manuscripts and articles that have already been published elsewhere
  • Manuscripts and articles with manipulated citation

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 reviewing process and return the article back to the authors if plagiarism and/or 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 According to JMSS, plagiarism is defined as the unacknowledged insertion of content drawn from published or unpublished work, whether it was done on purpose or not.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that has already been published in whole or in part elsewhere with the intention of passing the document off as an unpublished original piece of work.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 reviewing process are as follows.

Editor’s Regulations

  1. The duty of the editor(s) 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 process(es).
  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 aforementioned regulations, the editor must investigate and seek for evidence before considering 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.

Reviewer’s 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 apart from 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. The editors will decide whether the reviewer is appropriate for the manuscript or not.

Author’s 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 citations, 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 the need.
  6. The authors must credit other works properly. Any work involved in the manuscript also must be well credited.
  7. The authors must ensure that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not currently in the publication process in any 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.

How JMSS Handle Allegations of Research Misconduct        

At JMSS, we dedicate ourselves on striving for the ethically best practices in achieving integrity in research and publication. We take seriously any allegations of research misconduct, including those involving plagiarism, improper use of citations, and fabrication of data. The journal’s process of responding to allegations would also follow ethical standards.

  • Editor-in-chief and editorial board carefully consider evidences and follow to the ethical standards to manage a comprehensive inquiry after receiving a claim of research misconduct.
  • The alleged author(s) will be given with an opportunity to refute the accusations.
  • To support the privacy and reputation of all individuals concerned, JMSS keeps confidentiality throughout the inquiry process.
  • If the inquiry finds the evidence of misconduct, the appropriate actions will be followed, which may include retraction, correction, or statement of concern, in accordance with the ethical standards.
  • All participants concerned will be informed of the conclusion when allegations that are determined to be fabricated or lacking sufficient evidence are rejected.

In order to keep the confidence of our readers, authors, and reviewers, we work carefully to prevent and resolve research misconduct. We motivated all participants involved to report any issues of claims of research misconduct through the channels we have established, and we will deal with them immediately and effectively in compliance with the ethical standards.

Ethical Concern Reporting Section:     

               JMSS values the ethical standard of publishing scholarly works. It is important to us to ensure that you are able to report any misconduct you may have encountered. By using our Ethical Concern Reporting form, you are helping us to maintain our ethical standard and provide feedback that will improve research community.
               You can access the Ethical Concern Reporting form by clicking the link provided below. The form was designed to be user-friendly. You can report your concern by providing details and supporting evidence that will be useful for investigation. JMSS will handle your report with confidentiality and professionality, and ensure that appropriate actions will be taken as necessary.   
               Your dedication to the research community is very much appreciated.  Please use our appropriate contact provided on our website for any other general inquiries.

Ethical Concern Reporting Form (PDF)