Peer Review Process (Reviewer guidelines)
- Journal of Social Sciences follows the double-blind peer-review procedure for all submitted manuscripts.
- The identity of the reviewers is not disclosed to the authors of the manuscript.
- All papers are sent to reviewers who advise the Editor on the matter of acceptance in accordance with the high standards required.
- Reviewers’ names are not disclosed, but their views are forwarded by the Editor to the authors for consideration.
- The anonymity of reviewers allows for objective assessment of the manuscript by reviewers and is also free from any influence by the authors on the reviewers comments.
- Reviewer assists the editor in making editorial decisions, by reviewing the manuscript objectively, and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper quality.
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.
- Each manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential document. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
- Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Editorial responsibilities (Editorial Board responsibilities)
- Editors decide to accept or reject a paper for publication only based on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the manuscript’s relevance to the journal.
- Editors must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- Editors should protect peer reviewers identities.
- The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review are kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
- Editors should cooperate with authors if a significant error in their publication is identified, in order to retract or correct the paper.
- Editors should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. It is the obligation of the editor to ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider the manuscript.
Publishing ethics issues
- The Technical University of Moldova as publisher must ensure that good practice is maintained to the standards outlined above.
- If misconduct and unethical behavior is identified, it should be brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by anyone.
- Submitted manuscripts, which are found to contain plagiarized text, are rejected.
- Each manuscript received for review is treated as confidential document. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
- All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.