It is the imperative aim of Scholarum: Journal of Education (SJE) to ensure that ethical standards and best practices are preserved. SJE adheres to utmost confidentiality in assessing submitted manuscripts and it is of great importance that fair assessment is always practiced. Authors and researchers must ensure that submitted manuscript to SJE, is their own original work and have not been accepted for any publication elsewhere yet.
Editors and the publication staff should keep all information about a submitted manuscript confidential, sharing it only with those involved in the evaluation, review, and publication processes. They should not make use of any of its insights until after publication
Journal editors have a responsibility to ensure the accuracy of the material they publish. Journals should encourage authors and readers to inform them if they discover errors in published work. Editors should publish corrections if errors are discovered that could affect the interpretation of data or information presented in an article.
Plagiarism constitutes unethical scientific behavior and is never acceptable. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others used in a research project must always be given. Further, it is the obligation of each author to provide prompt retractions or corrections of errors in published works.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution or interpretation of the research study. All those who have made significant contributions should be offered the opportunity to be listed as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the study should be acknowledged, but not identified as authors.
5. Conflict of Interest
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors definition of conflicts of interest is as follows: “A conflict of interest exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients’ welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Real and potential conflict of interest should be avoided and disclosed to all impacted parties when it cannot be avoided. Editors, authors and peer reviewers should disclose any conflict of interest that may affect the conduct of their responsibilities. These include: financial, personal, religious or political interest.
6. Duplicate and redundant publication
Authors must avoid duplicate publication, which is reproducing verbatim content from their other publications.
7. Multiple Submissions
Authors should not submit manuscripts to multiple journals at the same time and must declare if the manuscript submitted is being considered by other scientific journals.