Publication Ethics and Policy

Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences (ESSS) journal adheres to the publication ethics and policy guidelines recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We prioritize ethical research practices and maintain a rigorous screening process to prevent and address allegations of misconduct such as plagiarism, data falsification, conflicts of interest, and other ethical breaches. Subsequently, the Code of Conduct Guidelines for each role is presented to ensure adherence to these best and ethical principles in the publication process.

i. Code of Conduct for Reviewers

ii. Code of Conduct for Editors

iii. Code of Conduct for Authors

Peer Review: All manuscripts undergo a thorough peer review process to meet the standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be evaluated by anonymous peer reviewers, ensuring impartiality.

Plagiarism: Manuscripts found to have plagiarized content, whether from published or unpublished sources, will be rejected and may lead to sanctions. Published articles may require corrections or retractions.

Proper Citation: All sources must be appropriately cited at the relevant points within the manuscript. Authors should limit the reuse of wording and attribute or quote text as necessary.

Similarity Index: The ESSS journal employs Turnitin to detect the similarity index of submitted manuscripts. A similarity index below 25% is preferred, and the journal maintains a strict tolerance for any similarity above this threshold.

Multiple Submissions: Manuscripts submitted to ESSS journal should not be simultaneously under consideration elsewhere. Authors should withdraw their submissions from other publications before submitting to our journal. Simultaneous submissions may result in sanctions.

Fabrication of Results: Authors found to have fabricated or falsified results, including the manipulation of images, may face sanctions. Published articles may be retracted if necessary.

Funding Declaration: Authors must declare any current or recent funding, including article processing charges, and disclose any other payments, goods, or services that could influence their work. This information should be included in the 'Funding Statement.'

Acknowledgement of Funding: All funding sources, whether conflicting or not, must be declared in the acknowledgment statement.

We strongly urge authors to review and comply with these guidelines to ensure the integrity and quality of their submissions. Adherence to these ethical principles is vital for maintaining the credibility and reputation of Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences journal.

Note: It is advisable for authors to review the specific guidelines provided by the journal for complete and accurate instructions on manuscript submission and ethical considerations.