Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
SIJEL is a peer-reviewed journal, published four times a year. It is available online as open access sources. This statement clarifies the ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the Editorial Board, the reviewer, and the publisher.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in SIJEL is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles help and embody scientific methods. It is therefore essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society. As the publisher of SENSEI, the SENSEI Publisher takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing seriously and it recognizes its ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or additional commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. 

Publication Decisions
The editors of SIJEL is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making their decisions.

Plagiarism Screening
The author must only submit a manuscript that is free from plagiarism and academically malpractices. All articles submitted will be screened for plagiarism by Turnitin.

Confidentiality
The editors 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in editors' own research without the express written consent of the author.