Journal of Strategic and Global Studies (cited as JSGS) adheres to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The following guidelines on authorship, editors, and reviewers are designed to ensure a high-quality ethics standard.
- Authors attest that the material has not been previously published and have not transferred any rights to another party's article.
- Authors should ensure the originality of their work and properly cite others' work according to the format of the approved references.
- Authors should not engage in plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
- Authors should ensure that they follow the criteria for authorship as described in the JSGS Author Guideline.
- Authors must not disclose any personal information that may identify their informants or subjects, such as overt descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees. If photographs of the informants or subjects are essential to the article, the authors must receive written consent and state it clearly within the article.
- Authors should make all data and details of their work available to the editors if there are suspicions of data falsification or fabrication. To wider audience, authors should clearly state the availability and accessibility of data.
- Authors of the article should clarify any possible conflicts of interest such as their job role, research expenses, consultant expenses, and intellectual property.
- Authors are obliged to submit “A Statement of Authorship,” whereby the corresponding Author outlines each author's contribution to the paper.
- Editors are responsible for every article published in the Journal of Strategic and Global Studies (JSGS).
- Editors should assist authors, where possible, to ensure their articles adhere to JSGS guidelines.
- Editor-in-chief may confer with other editors or reviewers when making final publication decisions.
- An editor must evaluate manuscripts objectively for publication, judging each on its merit without bias towards nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, religion, gender, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the authors. Editors should decline articles if there is a potential conflict of interest.
- Editors must ensure that documents sent to reviewers do not contain the authors' private information and vice versa.
- The editor's final decision should be relayed to authors in a timely fashion and accompanied by the reviewer's comments unless they contain offensive or libelous remarks.
- If authors have a well-reasoned objection to a certain individual reviewing their work, editors should respect this request.
- Editors and all staff should guarantee the confidentiality of the submitted manuscript.
- Editors will be guided by the COPE guidelines if there is a suspected misconduct or disputed authorship.
- Reviewers are required to comment on possible research, ethical, and publication misconduct if they are suspected.
- Reviewers must complete the work in a timely manner and notify the managing editor immediately if they cannot complete the job.
- Reviewers are to respect the confidentiality of the manuscript.
- Reviewers should not accept manuscripts for assessment if they believe there is a potential conflict of interest between them and the authors.