SERDEC Education Journal (SEJ) refers to the ethical principles set out by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).To ensure high ethical standards, SERDEC Education Journal (SEJ) expects all the parties involved in the process of publishing (Editorial Board, authors and reviewers). to agree and commit to the following international standards.
- Authors must verify that their manuscripts are their original work. Based on that (Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden).
- Authors must confirm that the manuscript has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must ensure that the work and/or words of others are appropriately cited or quoted.
- If the research work involves the use of human/animal subjects, ethical approval or exemption letter should be obtained from IRB (Institutional Review Board)
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with him to retract or correct the paper.
- All authors who have made significant contributions are included in the author list of the manuscript and they agree to its submission for publication.
- Authors must notify (SEJ) of any conflicts of interest. This affords a more transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work.
- The Editors must commit to the guideline and policy of the journal.
- The Editors will not disclose any information about all submitted manuscripts confidential.
- The Editors should evaluate manuscripts without any types of the discrimination.
- The Editors is accountable for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published, and everything published in the journal.
- The Editors must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
- The editors must strive to ensure a fair and appropriate peer-review process.
- The Editors must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
- The Editors must strive to enhance the quality of SEJ.
- The Editors must disclose any conflicts of interest and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards
- Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
- Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor Board any information that may be a reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
- Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
- Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations, unless they have the authors’ permission.
- Reviewers must objectively evaluate the manuscripts based only on their originality, significance, and relevance to the domains of the journal.
- Reviewers should avoid conflict of interest resulting from personal, commercial, political, academic or financial interests.