Ethical Standards for Publishing Articles in the Journal of Graduate Research

The Journal of Graduate Research serves as a scholarly platform for disseminating both research articles and academic articles across various educational disciplines. These disciplines encompass educational administration, learning management, early childhood education, elementary education, curriculum and instruction, science education, educational psychology, social studies, educational research and assessment, health and physical education, educational technology and innovation, special education, and other relevant educational fields. To ensure the accurate dissemination of journal content, ethical practices and standards for publishing have been established, aligning with international publishing standards. Authors, journal editors, and reviewers are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

Author Responsibilities:
     1. Affirm that all authors listed in the article have actively contributed to the research.
     2. Specify the funding sources supporting the research and clearly outline any associated conflicts of interest (if applicable).
     3. Articles must be written to be complete, accurate, and according to the format specified in the journal.
     4. Refrain from plagiarizing others' academic work, ensuring that the submitted work is novel and has not been published anywhere before, or not concurrently under consideration for publication elsewhere (regardless of any language). If duplicate publication is found, it is the sole responsibility of the author for copyright infringement.
     5. Ensure that the entire research process is fairly and ethically conducted.
     6. Report research outcomes transparently, without distortion or provision of false information. Promptly notify the editorial board of any errors or data distortion discovered after submission.
     7. If others' work is used in the article, authors must provide proper citation and acknowledgment in the reference section. Ensure accurate and complete referencing.
     8. If there is a complaint regarding a violation of research ethics or publication ethics and the editorial team has considered and determined that a violation indeed occurred, the author must withdraw the article.
     9. Articles related to human research must undergo ethical review by an institutional review board (if applicable), with evidence of approval submitted along with the article.
     10. It must be affirmed that all information in the article is free from any copyright infringement or intellectual property violations.
     11. Acknowledge that once an article is published, it becomes the copyright of the journal. The author is prohibited from reprinting all or part of the article information unless permission is received from the editorial team.


Editorial Board Responsibilities:
     1. Appoint an editorial board with expertise in the specified journal disciplines, including disclosing their names and affiliations on the journal's website.
     2. Provide accurate contact information for the journal on the journal's website.
     3. Inform the submission process to authors and reviewers of the manuscript, including any necessary fees required by the authors.
     4. Scrutinize and assess the quality of manuscripts for publication, considering content alignment with the journal's objectives and scope.
     5. Ensure timely journal production according to the predefined schedule.
     6. Maintain confidentiality regarding authors' and reviewers' information throughout the publication process.
     7. Publish only peer-reviewed articles.
     8. Scrutinize and reject any previously published articles.
     9. Avoid conflicts of interest when rejecting articles, relying on reasons and scholarly judgment.
     10. Ensure that there are no conflicts of interest among authors, reviewers, and editorial team.
     11. Rigorously examine the academic works of others for potential plagiarism in the article. If instances of plagiarism are identified, the article evaluation process must be halted, and the primary author of the article should be contacted for clarification.
     12. Scrutinize the completeness and accuracy of the articles published in the journal, including specifying any corrections and withdrawals when necessary.
     13. Verify that the published articles do not violate laws and intellectual property rights.
     14. Review the journal's article evaluation processes to ensure confidentiality, fairness, absence of bias, and adherence to specified timelines.
     15. Manage and address breaches of publication ethics promptly and fairly.


Reviewer Reponsibilities:
     1. Maintain confidentiality and refrain from disclosing any part of the manuscript or related information to unauthorized individuals during the review process.
     2. Declining the review of a given manuscript upon the consideration that reviewers may possess overlapping interests with the manuscript's author, such as being a collaborative project participant, or an expert involved in assessing the research tools. Other factors contributing to the inability to provide independent feedback subsequently upon receiving the manuscript from the editorial board should also be considered.
     3. Assess manuscripts in the field of expertise, considering content relevance, data analysis quality, and overall rigor.
     4. Evaluate manuscripts based on academic truthfulness, impartiality, and adherence to the predefined schedule.
     5. Notify the editorial board immediately if there are suspicions of plagiarism with other works.