Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

International Journal of Social Sciences and Education (USBED)
Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publication Ethics Statement: All parties involved in the publishing process (authors, editorial board, and reviewers) are deemed to have agreed on standards of ethical behavior. The International Journal of Social Sciences and Education (USBED) has established international criteria for all parties to guarantee high ethical standards. This document has been formed to make it easier for authors, editors, reviewers, and editorial boards to understand the principles they must follow in performing their roles. While forming this document, the policies in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guide were followed.

Open Access Policy: USBED is an open-access journal. Anyone who wishes can publish in USBED and benefit from the publications, provided that they comply with the scientific publication ethics rules. USBED does not charge any fees for both uses.
USBED expects all parties to adhere to these criteria.

1. Code of Conduct for Author(s):
1)They don’t not claim copyright fee for their manuscripts submitted to USBED.
2) They can only submit original works to USBED.
3) Prepare(s) the reference list thoroughly and definitely indicate the cited sources.
4) They have the right to withdraw their manuscripts before the article evaluation process begins. However, they must inform the journal editors with a withdrawal request letter signed by all authors. The final decision for the manuscript is taken by the USBED Editorial Board. A manuscript that has passed the peer-review stage cannot be withdrawn.
5) Declare(s) and accept(s) that there is no potential conflict of interest between authors for papers with more than one author.
6) They are obliged to send all kinds of documents and data requested by the editors or reviewers regarding the manuscript.
7) They are responsible for informing the editors about any mistakes they discovered later in the manuscript. In addition, has(have) to cooperate in line with the editor’s demands.
8) They do not propose to change author responsibilities (add author, change author order, remove author, etc.) for manuscripts whose evaluation process has begun.
9) Stated that the piece sent to USBED is not contrary to scientific research and publication ethics; It is deemed to have ensured that they do not contain plagiarism, forgery, distortion, republishing, slicing, unfair authorship, and other ethical violations (such as not clearly stating the support people, institutions, or organizations and their contributions to the research in the publications of supported research, not complying with the ethical rules in research on humans and animals, sharing the information contained in it with others before publication, misusing the resources, places, facilities, and devices provided or allocated for scientific research). Author(s) is/are responsible for cases that have been determined otherwise.

2. Code of Conduct Editor:
USBED Editorial Board,
1) Strive to meet the information needs of readers and writers.
2) Support freedom of thought.
3) Organize and publish the “Peer-reviewing and Evaluation Process” in a clear, understandable, and accountable manner; they prevent deviations that may occur in the defined processes.
4) Publish the “Author’s Guide”, which includes detailed information on topics that the authors would need and ensure that the guide is up to date as required.
5) Editor appointed for the manuscript by USBED Editorial Board; Carries out the processes to improve the quality of the manuscripts to be published in the journal.
Conducts its business processes with respect to intellectual property rights and without compromising ethical standards.
6) Acts openly and transparently in matters that require correction and explanation.
7) Decides by considering the knowledge, skills, and experience expectations that all readers, researchers, and practitioners need.
8) Pays attention to the fact that the articles provide a scientific contribution to the reader, researcher, practitioner and are original.
9) Considers feedback from readers, researchers, and practitioners; provides descriptive and informative feedback.
10) After providing the preliminary controls (plagiarism scanning, suitability for spelling and bibliography, presence of the copyright form signed by the authors) of each manuscript sent to USBED, ensures that the manuscript is evaluated by sending it to at least two reviewers who are experts in their field.
11) If one of the two reviewers expresses a negative opinion, forwards the manuscript to a third reviewer or gives the final decision.
12) Ensures that there is no conflict of interest between the authors and the reviewers in the selection and designation of the reviewer…
13) Keeps the identities of the reviewers confidential for peer-reviewing.
14) Encourages reviewers to evaluate the work in an impartial, scientific, and objective language.
15) The final decision on whether to publish a manuscript is made by considering the original value of the manuscript, its validity, clarity of expression, and its suitability with the aims and objectives of the journal.

3. Code of Conduct for Reviewers:
1) Only make assessments in their areas of expertise.
2) Make an objective assessment. They do not allow nationality, gender, religious beliefs, political views and commercial concerns to influence the evaluation.
3) Cannot have a conflict of interest with the authors or sponsors of the manuscript.
4) Conduct the evaluation process confidentially.
5) Can only use the manuscript they have evaluated for scientific purposes after the article is published.
6) Express their views using polite and constructive language.
7) If they detect a situation contrary to scientific and ethical principles in the manuscript they have reviewed, they inform the editor.

4. Code of Conduct for Publisher:
1) Secures the work of editors, reviewers, and authors.
2) Respects the property rights of the articles and keeps the record in the archive.
3) Keeps internet access to USBED database open.
4) Determines that the manuscript is free of plagiarism before the article is published.

Everyone involved in the manuscript publishing process agrees in advance to abide by this code of conduct. Editors, reviewers, and authors involved in this process are expected to inform us at if they detect an error or mistake.