Publication ethics

Society, Communication & Education respects publishing ethics.

Society, Communication & Education complies with the ethical standards adopted by the scientific community, in particular, with the guidelines of the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Code of Conduct guidelines available at https://publicationethics.org/.

It is essential that all parties involved in the process of publication - authors, reviewers, members of the Editorial Board - adhere to the standards of ethical behavior.

Journal takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical standards to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. To verify the originality of content submitted to the journal, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Authorship and transparency:

The author of a submission must guarantee that all those who took part in writing the article are listed as coauthors.

The authors must name and acknowledge the funding sources for their research.

The authors must guarantee that the quotations are appropriate and precise.

The journal intends to publish quality research papers and emphasizes novelty and originality. As such, the journal discourages using and/or copying any part of previously published materials. The papers submitted to the journal undergo a screening process to verify the originality of content. Only if this requirement is met, the papers are forwarded to reviewers. Authors indulging in plagiarism or malpractice will be blacklisted.

First publication and copyright:

When submitting a manuscript to the journal’s editorial office, an author assumes the obligation not to publish it completely or partially in any other media without a reference to the original publication in Society, Communication & Education.

The copyright to published texts is owned by the journal and the author.

The author has the rights to the fair use (e.g., teaching and nonprofit uses) of the published material.

Authors are not charged any fees for publication.

Accuracy of information:

Authors of manuscripts submitted to the journal are responsible for the accuracy of all the information contained in their work. If, in the process of editing, an author discovers mistakes or inaccuracies, he or she must notify the Editorial Team as soon as possible and either withdraw the publication (in the case of significant errors requiring a complete revision of the text) or make the necessary corrections.

If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Editorial Team. The Editorial Team guarantees publication of an appropriate statement regarding the error.

Authors must avoid personal attacks, disparaging remarks, or accusations against other scholars. Defamation is not allowed in the journal.

Privacy statement:

Personal information provided by authors will be used exclusively for the scholarly mission of the journal. The Editors pledge that personal information will not be shared with any third parties.

Procedures for dealing with unethical behavior

We take cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit very seriously, our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. Misconduct and unethical behavior by the author or the reviewer may be brought to the attention of the Editorial Team at any time, by anyone. Whoever informs the editor or publisher of misconduct and violation of publishing ethics, should provide evidence for an investigation to be initiated. The author or the reviewer should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

As the result of the investigation, the following consequences can appear:

- Publication of an editorial notice about the revealed misconduct on the web-site of the journal.

- Retraction of a paper, in accordance with the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) . After the retraction of a paper the indexing databases will be informed.

- Embargo on contributions from the author revealed in misconduct for three years.