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ASEAN Journal of Education Publication Ethics

The COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers form the basis of the ASEAN Journal of Education’s editorial and publication practices. For a comprehensive list of the stipulations please visit: http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct  and  http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines


Summary

Editorial Regulations:

The function of editors is to evaluate submitted manuscripts solely on content with no attention given to the authors’ ethnicity, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.

Under no circumstances will editors or editorial staff divulge information about submissions to anyone except the authors, reviewers, and members of the AJE staff.

Editors are also forbidden from using unpublished information contained within manuscripts.

Editors will only evaluate manuscripts if there are no substantial vested interests with authors or affiliated organizations.

The editorial staff assumes the duty to assure manuscripts have been peer-reviewed by at least two expert reviewers in the appropriate discipline. Instances of copyright infringement, falsification of data, and plagiarisms result in unconditional denial for publication.

Unethical practices have no statute of time; if unethical publishing practices are later uncovered, the appropriate actions will be taken.  To remedy prior publications, notes, retractions, or corrections will be published in the journal.

 

Reviewer Regulations:

Reviewers should write professional and constructive feedback for authors and avoid undue criticism.

Reviewers who feel the research lies beyond their area of expertise should inform the editorial staff.

Reviewers must protect the confidentiality of research and not share information with anyone other than editorial staff.

If authors’ fail to appropriately credit other works, reviewers should provide this information to editorial staff.

Reviewers should inform editorial staff of potential conflicts of interests. Editors will determine if a reviewer is capable of conductive an unbiased review.

 

Author Regulations:

The author’s duty is to present relevant background information, sufficiently methodology, and appropriate citation to other works, accurate results, and an unbiased discussion. Opinions or perspectives should be reserved for explicitly labelled “Opinion” or “Perspective” manuscripts. Inclusion of fraudulent information and omission of important information are unethical author behaviors.

Editors are permitted to petition authors for research data and authors should be prepared to submit requested data in a timely manner.

Authors should appropriately reference works throughout their manuscript. Underlying research which has contributed to the author’s research should also be credited.

Authors should not submit their manuscript that has previously been published or is currently in the publication process in another journal.

In order to be listed as an author, the person must: have made significant contributions to the manuscript, provided important intellectual content during revisions, and provided approval for publication. Those who do not meet these criteria should be listed in the Acknowledgements section of manuscripts.

During the manuscript submission, authors should clearly identify any conflicts of interest that may have influenced their data and/or interpretations of data.

During revisions, authors should respond to peer review critiques on a case-by-case manner via bulleted points in order to accurately and succinctly identify modifications to the original manuscript.

In the case that authors become aware of significant errors in their work, they must communicate with journal editors in order to correct the errors through publication of an erratum or a retraction.