Publication Ethics

Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies follows codes of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record.

 

Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies is committed to preserve publication ethics. Any

defiance from ethical standards of publication on the part of authors would withdraw the

article from consideration.

Author responsibilities:

-        The submission process requires authors to declare the originality of their papers. Any

signs of plagiarism make us withdraw the paper from consideration. Cases of plagiarism

include: A) Copying the content of another author’s work without reference to the original

work. It may include either words or data in the form of tables, figures and pictures, (literal

copying of any content to the article is only permitted when quotation marks are used around

the copied content). B) Using ideas or judgment of another author without reference to the

original work. It also includes paraphrasing another author’s words. C) Re-producing parts of

one’s own previous works and presenting it as a new article without reference to the original

work. D) Translation of an article or book chapter from another language and presenting it as

an original work.

-        Authors are required to declare the originality of the data and conclusions they have

used to write the article. Cases of fraud include: A) inventing data in the form of tables,

figures, images, interviews, quotations, etc. and using them as if they are real ones. B)

making changes to real data and using it to get to the desired conclusions. it may include

omission or modification of either quantitative or qualitative data.

-        Authors are required to declare that their article has neither been published (either

electronically or on paper) nor accepted nor is it under consideration in other journals. They

should also confirm that they would not send the article to any other journal until they receive

the review results from World Sociopolitical Studies. As soon as detected, dual submission

would lead to the withdrawal of the article from the review process.

-        Authors are required to declare that they have (and would) not send a translation (in any

language) of their article to any other journal worldwide.

-         For all manuscripts, non-discriminatory language is mandatory. Sexist or racist terms

must not be used.

-        Authors have to consider the list and order of authors before submission. No additions

and deletions or rearrangements in the list of authors would be accepted.

-        Authors are requested to declare whether (and how) their research has been financially

supported either by individuals, organizations or governments.

-        The copy right of manuscripts are to be given to the journal by authors; and they may

reproduce the content of their published articles as book chapters with permission on demand.