Publication Ethics


Editorial Regulations

              1. The duty of editors is to consider and evaluate the submitted manuscripts related to field of the multidisciplinary body of knowledge in Social Sciences based on the content only. The ethnicity, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief of authors will have nothing to do with the editor’s decision.
              2. The editors shall not share the information about the submissions to anyone except the authors, reviewers and JMSS staffs throughout the processes.
              3. Editors always make sure the manuscript has no substantial vested interests authors or affiliated organizations.
              4. It is the duty of editorial staff to assure that the manuscript has been peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers in the field of Social Sciences or other related field appropriate for each manuscript. The editorial staffs also have to be careful about the copyright Infringement, falsification of data, and plagiarisms. If there is an offense according to the said regulations, the editor must investigate and seek for evidence before consider reject the manuscript.
              5. If the Editors suspect that the manuscript might has been published elsewhere, the editor should investigate and consider reject.
              6. In case of unethical publishing practices that are later uncovered, the action will still be taken seriously.

Reviewer Regulations
              1. Reviewer should give constructive and professional comments. Improper criticism must be avoided.
              2. If the manuscript given is not in the area of expertise, the reviewers should inform the staff immediately.
              3. Reviewers must not share any information of the manuscript to anyone other than the editorial staff.
              4. If other works contained in the manuscript are not properly credited, reviewers are required to inform the editorial staff.
              5. If there are conflicts of interests, reviewers should inform the editorial staff. Editors will decide whether the reviewer is appropriate for the manuscript or not.

Author Regulations
              1. The authors should write the manuscript related to the theme of multidisciplinary in Social Sciences. The research manuscript should contained relevant background information, proper methodology, APA style citation, accurate results, and reasonable discussion.
              2. The authors should follow the journal guidelines strictly.
              3. Any opinion or perspective made in the manuscript must be explicitly highlighted as “opinion” or “perspective”
              4. The authors must be aware that fraudulent information and omission of important information are unethical author behaviors.
              5. The authors must be able to provide research data if the Editor see needed.
              6. Authors must reference other works properly. Any work involved in the manuscript also must be well credited.
              7. The authors must make sure that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere before and is not currently in the publication process in other journals.
              8. To be listed as an author, the person must have made significant contributions to the manuscript, participate and give important efficient content during revisions and provide approval for publication. Researchers who do not meet the above criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgements section.
              9. Author should identify any conflicts of interest that might have influenced the data and/or interpretations of data.
            10. To make the efficient modification, the authors should respond to all the given critiques and suggestions during the revision.
            11. If the authors find errors in their works that need to be correct, the author should inform the editors immediately.