Publication Ethics

Publishing Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Editorial Standards: The Editorial Board of the World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) is committed to safeguarding the highest ethical standards at all phases of the publication process. The Editorial Board relies on the Code of Conduct COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) in its publishing activity.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Board: The Editorial Board of World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) consists of experts in the field, ensuring unbiased and fair review processes. The board members are responsible for actively contributing to improving journal policies and guidelines. The editors shall select the most qualified reviewers and scientific specialists to issue an expert and critical appreciation of the manuscript with the least possible level of bias. The Editorial Board shall select between two and four reviewers for each manuscript to ensure greater objectivity in the revision process. The editors evaluate the articles submitted for publication only based on the scientific merit of the content, without discrimination of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or political opinion of the authors.

The Editorial Board of World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) will safeguard the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts and respect the author’s intellectual property. Thus, shall not disclose information relating to the articles submitted for publication to people other than the author, the reviewers and the editor. Editors and the Editorial Committee are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the manuscripts, their authors and their reviewers in such a way that anonymity preserves the intellectual integrity of the whole process.

Responsibilities of Reviewers: Peer review is a procedure that helps the Editorial Board of World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) to take a decision on the submitted articles. The reviewers must be committed to performing a critical, honest, constructive, and unbiased review of the written work’s scientific and literary quality, i.e., based on their individual skills and knowledge. A reviewer who does not feel adequate to the proposed task or who cannot finish the evaluation of the proposed contribution in the scheduled time must promptly notify the coordinators. All reviewers shall be committed to evaluating the works in the minimum possible time to respect the stated deadlines, i.e., given that World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies’ policy for holding pending documents is limited and restricted for respecting authors and their works. To ensure confidentiality, each assigned reading manuscript should not be discussed with other people without the explicit permission of the editors. Additionally, the peer review must be conducted objectively. Any personal judgment about the authors’ contributions is considered inappropriate. All reviewers shall submit a complete and critical report according to the journal’s review protocol. In all cases, reviewers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts where such conflicts arise.

Authorship and Manuscript Submission: Authors submitting to the journal are expected to submit original and significant research work, accurately citing the contributions of others. Authors should include all relevant sources of funding and declare any conflicts of interest. Also, they must avoid plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification of data. Such practices shall be treated as publishing malpractices when identified.

Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct: Editorial Board of World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct, as stated in the next sub-section, has occurred. In no case shall the journal or its editors encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow it to occur. If the journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, the publisher or editor shall follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Research Misconducts

1- Data fabrication and falsification: Data fabrication means that the researcher did not actually perform the study but instead made up data. Data falsification means that the researcher did the experiment but then changed some of the data. Both of these practices make people distrust scientists. The journal will investigate any concerns related to data fabrication or falsification promptly. If evidence of data manipulation is found, the paper may be retracted, and the authors may be reported to their institution.

2- Plagiarism: Taking the ideas and work of others without giving them credit is unfair and dishonest. Copying even from one sentence from someone else’s manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered plagiarism—use your own words instead. The journal will employ plagiarism detection software to identify instances of plagiarism and copyright violations.

3- Multiple submissions: It is unethical to submit the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. Doing this wastes the time of editors and peer reviewers and can damage the reputation of journals if published in more than one.

4- Redundant publications (or ‘salami’ publications): This means publishing many very similar manuscripts based on the same experiment. It can make readers less likely to pay attention to your manuscripts.

5- Improper author contribution or attribution: All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and have approved all its claims. Submitting authors must list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

Retractions and publishing malpractices:  All corrections, expressions of concern and retraction notices are free to access at publication. The editors will be guided by COPE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing an expression of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles published in  World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS). They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with COPE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.

Ethical Oversight: Authors of studies involving human subjects or animals must obtain appropriate ethical approval. The journal may request evidence of ethical approval before publishing such studies.

Complaints and Appeals:  Editorial Board of World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) encourages open communication from authors, reviewers, or readers with concerns or complaints. All stakeholders are encouraged to always contact the Editorial Board [Email:] in writing, providing detailed information about the issue. The board will promptly address all such complaints and appeals.

Post-publication Discussions and Corrections

Post-publication Discussions: The journal encourages constructive post-publication discussions and academic debates.

Corrections and Errata: The journal will publish corrections and errata if necessary.

Open Access : Articles in the World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) are FREE and available to all our readers without any fee payment.

Archiving: World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS)  is backed up electronically by OpenAIRE (ZENODO), which preserves access to the journal content if the journal is no longer published. This establishes access to the archive of published papers via Digital Object Identifier (DOI number). Our journal adopts a Creative Commons license that authors retain the copyright of their articles and allows users to freely access, distribute, and build upon the published content while giving appropriate credit to the authors.

Revenue Sources: World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) is mainly funded by the publisher (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Eren- Sinop University and Publishing Board). 

Advertising: The Editorial Board does not accept advertisements in our journal.

Direct Marketing: The Editorial Board of World Journal of Educational and Innovative Studies (WJEIS) does not accept direct marketing activities.

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