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Publication Ethics

Publication ethics guidelines exist to guarantee high-quality research publications, public confidence in scientific discoveries, and credit for their study and ideas.

Article Assessment

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and should follow academic performance requirements. The submissions shall be accepted by peer reviewers, whose names remain confidential to their authors, as authorized by the publisher. Our editorial team will periodically pursue guidance on, for example, serious legal, security, biosecurity, and/or society implications outside of regular peer review. Before deciding on suitable measures, we can contact experts and the Academic Editor, including hiring reviewers with special experience but not limited to evaluating additional editors and refraining from further consideration.

Peer review process

JOCSSES is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Every paper submitted to the JOCSSES for publication is subject to peer review. The peer review in this journal is an evaluation of the submitted paper by two or more individuals of similar competence to the author. It aims to determine the academic paper's suitability for publication. The peer review method is employed to maintain standards of quality and provide credibility of the papers. The peer review at Journal of Social Science proceeds with the description as follows.

  • The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. This is carried out via an online system supported by the Open Journal System (OJS)
  • The submitted paper is first assessed by JOCCSES editor. The editor checks whether it is suitable with the Journal focus and scope. The paper's composition and arrangement are evaluated against the journal's Author Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. In addition, an assessment of the minimum required quality of the paper for publication begins at this step, including one that assesses whether there is a major methodological flaw. Every submitted paper which passes this step will be checked by Turnitin to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers.
  • The Editor-in-Chief checks if the paper is appropriate for the journal, sufficiently original, interesting, and significant for publication. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.
  • The handling editor sends invitations to individuals who he or she believes would be an appropriate reviewer (also known as referees) based on expertise, the closeness of research interest, and no conflict of interest consideration. The peer review process at JOCSSES including Management, Economics, Culture, Law, Geography, and Education that involves a community of experts in a narrowly defined field of Social Science who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
  • Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They then decide to accept or decline. In the invitation letter, the editor may ask the potential reviewer for the suggestion of an alternative reviewer, when he or she declines to review.
  • The reviewers allocate time to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewers may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work.
  • The Editor-in-Chief and handling editor consider all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely between both reviewers, the handling editor may invite an additional reviewer so as to obtain an extra opinion before making a decision.
  • The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments. Reviewer comments is sent anonymously to the corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. At this point, reviewers are also be sent an email or letter letting them know the outcome of their review.
  • If accepted, the paper is sent to copy-editing. If the article is rejected or sent back to the author for either major or minor revision, the handling editor will include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. The author should make corrections and revise the paper per the reviewers' comments and instructions. 
  • f the editor is happy with the revised paper, it is considered to be accepted. Leveraging the feedback from the peer review process, the Editor will make the final publication decision. The review process will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks. The category of decisions includes, The accepted papers will be published online and all are freely available as downloadable pdf files.

Malpractise statement

Journal of Contemporary Social Science and education Research (henceforth JOCSSES) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards for all parties involved in the act of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal- the author, the editor of the journal, the peer reviewer and the publisher. JOCCSES publishing ethics are based on Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Conduct for Journal Publishers practised by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This covers all parties working with us in the publication process, from the contact point until the completion of the specified task. Authors are advised to go through the guidelines to be aware of the consequences prior to submission. In a case of ethics misconduct or if violation is detected, the article will be withdrawn from the website and a written explanation will be sought from the corresponding author (or authors) within 7 working days. The editorial board of JOCSSES will evaluate the author's response before a final decision is given. Associate editors and review editors can refer to our Research ethics checks: guidelines for editors and reviewers for more information on how to assess manuscripts in review with respect to bioethics.


Authors shall not use without reference the titles, facts, or ideas of anyone. At the point at which the references are used both should be referenced, and wording reuse restricted and attributed to or quoted in the document. Manuscripts that have been considered to be plagiarised by other writers of a manuscript are disqualified or may be subject to rejection from publication.

Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts submitted to JOCSSES publications must not be submitted anywhere and revoked until they are submitted somewhere else. Sanctions can apply to authors whose publications have been submitted elsewhere at the same time. If authors have used their work, or are now under examination, as a source for a manuscript submitted, they must mention the prior publications, and explain how their manuscript submitted varies from their previous work. It should be assigned or cited in the text the reuse of authors' words outside the process.

Fabrication and Falsification

Authors/researchers of manuscripts or written papers proven to have produced or falsified the findings, including image editing, may impose fines, and articles published may be retracted.