Good editorial practices

JSSE publishes its articles in "open access" mode, following the principles of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) of 2002, through the Open Journal System platform.

The "open access" articles are completely free and available on the internet. JSSE allows anyone to read, download, distribute, print, search, or use the published material for any other legal purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers.

We recognize, however, the authors's control over the integrity of their work and the right to be recognized and cited appropriately.

JSSE follows the ethical guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) , the Council of Science Editors (CSE), and the Code of Ethics American Educational Research Association (AERA).

JSSE adopts the Code of Ethics's definition of misconduct, which consists of fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in the design, execution, or review of research or the reporting of research results.

Misconduct in research does not include honest mistakes or differences of opinion.

Note that any cases of the following misconduct will be handled with the appropriate sanctions established by the Editorial Board:

  1. Manufacturing: forging data or results will be recorded and reported.
  2. Falsification: is manipulating research materials, processes, or equipment, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
  3. Plagiarism: is the appropriation of another person's ideas, results, processes, or texts (phrases) without giving appropriate credit. Authors are responsible for the content and information contained in their manuscripts.

Note that all articles submitted to JSSE will be analyzed by Turnitin software to detect similarities. Manuscripts that have been plagiarized will be rejected. Furthermore, authors may incur penalties determined by the Editorial Board.

In the cases of Redundant and Segmented Publication, Correction, and Retractions, JSSE adopts the following recommendations:

  • Redundant and Segmented Publication: Redundant publication refers to the practice of submitting the same study in two or more journals. Segmented publication is a distinct form of redundant publication that is usually characterized by similarity of objectives, hypothesis, methodology, or even results but not text similarity. These are not objectively detected by software applications and thus present a serious threat to publication ethics.

JSSE publishes only original materials (articles that have not previously been published or are in review processes in other journals), including in different languages. Articles submitted to JSSE should not be submitted to any other journal while they are in the process of evaluation by JSSE.

Redundant and Segmented publication may result in rejection or retraction of the article and the authors incurring sanctions established by the Editorial Board of JSSE.

  • Corrections and Retractions: in cases of errors or failures, regardless of nature or origin of the article that do not constitute misconduct, they will be corrected through errata. For those articles already published in which misconduct is identified, the retraction will take place, and the Board of Editors will inform the authors of the reasons why. All authors will be asked to agree to the terms of the retraction.
  • In case of Conflict of Interest, JSSE requests during the submission process of the article that the authors declare any personal or commercial interests. By submitting the article, the authors agree to the statement that there are no conflicts of interest related to the submission.

Privacy Statement

Personal information such as names and email addresses submitted to this journal will be used exclusively for the objectives stated by this journal. Personal information will not be distributed nor available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Data preservation

JSSE is preserved by the PKP-PN network.

Persistent identifiers

JSSE uses DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to identify articles, and ORCID to identify authors.

Authors pact:  Authors will be invited to evaluate articles, in their research area of specialty, as a way to contribute to the maintenance of an open and free journal. These selections will follow the Single-Blind peer review.