Advances in Social Behaviour Research

Editorial Policies and Ethical Considerations


Ethical Publication Practices

EWA Publishing journals are committed to the standards of publishing integrity and academic honesty. Editors, reviewers and authors are encouraged to refer to The Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) and to follow its guidelines.

Serious misconduct (for example, data fabrication, falsification or plagiarism) is taken seriously into consideration and is further investigated. When a suspicion of misconduct turns out to be confirmed, the available sanction is applied.

Before publication, EWA Publishing will randomly review papers from each scientific conference using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.


Journals' Requirements

The journals make clear their aims and scope, editorial policy and manuscript requirements in terms of presentation and submissions.

  • Journals' instructions are available to any contributor.
  • Authors are expected to pursue objectiveness and rigour in all aspects of their work. Authors are obligated to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • The list of authors should accurately reflect who did the work.
  • Journals only consider work that has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Editors, authors and peer reviewers must disclose interests that might appear to affect their ability to present or review data objectively.
  • Journals recommend the use of a specific copyright and make it available on the journal pages.

Editorial Committee

Editorial decisions and editorial processes are run by the editors of the journals who are members of the organising committee of the event. The detailed procedures may vary from event to event according to the custom and practice of each community.

  • The editors of the journals are committed to ensuring the quality of the publication and that what is reported is ethical, accurate and relevant to the journal.
  • They have full independence and are not dictated to or influenced by any factors (political, commercial, etc.). Their decision to accept or reject a paper for publication has been based only on the merits of the work and the relevance to the journal.
  • When errors are found, the editors should promote publication of corrections or retraction.

Editorial Review and Acceptance

The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed. Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements.

EWA Publishing's policy on confidentiality of the review process is available here.


Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student's dissertation or thesis.

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