The Journal of College of Education for Women (JCEW) is committed to the publication ethics with great care and attention, according to The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and its requirements are as follows:
1-Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement Guidelines: Editorial Duties and Responsibilities
o Publication Decisions
The editorial board is the responsible body for approving the publication of the scientific research papers submitted to the journal. Papers submitted to the journal are evaluated to ensure that they meet all the criteria of the publication’s terms and conditions regardless of race, gender, religious backgrounds, ethnicity, nationality, and political philosophy. What is taken into consideration is the scientific value, ethical criteria of work, scientific research integrity, language, citation and plagiarism. The editorial board panel is committed to improve the scientific sobriety of the journal through the publication of research papers according to their importance, clarity, originality and their accordance with the terms and conditions announced to the researchers.
The chief and the members of the editorial board panel undertake not to disclose any information related to the submitted manuscripts to the journal except those necessary information authorized by the authors, editors, consultants and publisher.
o Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
It is not permitted for the chief or the members of the editorial board to use any information stated in the unpublished documents or papers for their own scientific research papers except if they have a written permission from the original author of the research.
2-Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement Guidelines: Reviewers' Responsibilities
o Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Reviewing the research papers submitted to the journals helps the editorial panel and the authors to make the appropriate decision concerning the research to improve his/her research. The editorial board panel is committed to giving the reviewers the regulations, standards, and the level of originality of the manuscripts accepted for publications in the journal. The editorial board panel is also committed to not to disclosing the names of the reviewers unless they have a written consent by the reviewers themselves.
It is necessary for the selected reviewers to notify the editorial board panel of their apology for reviewing as soon as possible.
Reviewers are required to deal confidentially with the manuscripts sent to them. They cannot be disclosed or discussed with others, except for the editor of the journal.
o Standards of Objectivity
The objective criteria of the reviewing process are a must and the personal judgement about authors is not allowed and disregarded. The review must be reinforced by clear opinions and scientific arguments and, it must be in accordance with the journal’s regulations and approved criteria of “publication terms”.
o Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers must notify the editorial board panel by the non-compliance of the author with the standards of publication in the journal. Additionally, they should make sure of the aptness of the references as well as the correct referencing (references should match in the body and bibliography). It must be ensured that the views and arguments presented do not belong to other manuscripts. Reviewers must notify the editor in case there is similarity or overlap between their manuscript submitted to the journal and any other published manuscripts.
o Disclosure and Conflict of Interests
It is not allowed for reviewers to use any information and ideas stated in the reviewed manuscripts for personal purposes, competitive interests, or any other interests. Furthermore, they should also disclose any conflict of interests that may make their opinion about the manuscript biased.
3-Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement Guidelines: Authors' Duties
o Reporting Standards
Researcher(s) must comply with the regulations and disciplines of “publication policy” and the writing style approved by the journal. Criteria of accurate manuscripts must be provided through the clarity of the objectives, presentation of results in an accurate and sequent way, discussion of these results to fulfil the objectives of the research along with an object justification of the method of research. The manuscripts should be enhanced with the work details as well as with modern scientific references. The submitted manuscripts should not include results stated in other research papers. Inclusion of results that are forged or stolen is considered an unethical and unacceptable behavior. The researcher should sign a pledge/a declaration form concerning the above items (click here)
o Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication
Researchers should not send their work to more than one journal; otherwise, it would be against the discipline of the publication. It is not permitted for researchers to submit a manuscript being evaluated to another journal which has its own policy of publication. In case of submitting a manuscript, a researcher can retain the published material.
o Authorship of the Paper
Specific names of the authors must be given, those who have made significant contribution in the research including the idea of the research, design, implementation, and writing. One of the authors must be appointed as a coordinator or the corresponding author to be in contact with the journal. A final approval should be given for the final version of the manuscript submitted to publication (the pledge).
o Disclosure and Conflict of Interests
Researchers should reveal the financial support or any other kind of support provided for them. Moreover, they should reveal any financial conflicts or other issues that affect the results or the interpretations of the research.
o Fundamental Errors in Published Works
Researcher(s) should notify the editor or the publisher in case of misstatements in the material of their manuscripts in order to do the needed corrections in the misprinting forms. When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in the published research, they should inform and cooperate with the editor or the publisher of the journal in order to undo or correct the misprinted in their manuscripts.