The EBSU Journal of Social Science and Humanities upholds the highest publication ethics and integrity standards. This statement outlines the ethical behaviour expected of all parties involved in publishing articles in this journal, including the authors, the editorial board, the peer reviewers, and the publisher.

  1. Duties of Editors
  • Fair play: Editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
  • Confidentiality: Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Decision on the manuscripts: The editor is responsible for deciding which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published, based on the validation of the work, its importance to researchers and readers, and the reviewers’ comments.
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the author's express written consent.
  1. Duties of Reviewers
  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.
  • Confidentiality: Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They may not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
  1. Duties of Authors
  • Reporting standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed and an objective discussion of its significance. The paper should also accurately represent underlying data.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: Authors should not publish manuscripts describing the same research in multiple journals or primary publications. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have influenced the nature of the reported work.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
  1. Publication Decisions
  • The editors of the EBSU Journal of Social Science and Humanities are solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions.
  1. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
  • All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  1. Handling of Errors and Retractions
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, the author must promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.