Publication Ethics


"Corpus Journal of Social Sciences & Management Review" is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics to ensure the integrity, transparency, and credibility of the scholarly work it publishes. The journal adheres to a set of ethical guidelines and principles to foster a responsible and ethical research environment. Authors, reviewers, editors, and the editorial board are expected to uphold these principles to maintain the trust of the academic community and the wider public.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors:

  1. Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is strictly prohibited.

  2. Authorship and Acknowledgments: All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors. Proper acknowledgment of funding sources and contributions from non-authors should be provided.

  3. Data Accuracy and Transparency: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and transparency of their research data. Manipulation or falsification of data is considered unethical.

  4. Multiple Submissions: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. If the work is under consideration or published elsewhere, this information should be disclosed to the editor.

  5. Conflict of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that could influence the research or its interpretation. If no conflicts exist, a statement to that effect should be included in the manuscript.

Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers:

  1. Objectivity and Impartiality: Reviewers are expected to conduct objective and impartial evaluations of the manuscripts assigned to them. Any conflicts of interest that might affect their judgment should be disclosed to the editor.

  2. Confidentiality: Reviewers should treat manuscripts as confidential documents. They should not disclose, discuss, or use information from the manuscript before it is published.

  3. Constructive Feedback: Reviewers should provide constructive and detailed feedback to help authors improve the quality of their work. Personal criticism is discouraged.

  4. Promptness: Reviewers are expected to complete their reviews in a timely manner. If they cannot meet the deadline, they should inform the editor promptly.

Ethical Guidelines for Editors and the Editorial Board:

  1. Fairness and Impartiality: Editors and the editorial board must make decisions based on the merit of the work and its contribution to the field, without regard to factors such as race, gender, religion, or institutional affiliation.

  2. Conflicts of Interest: Editors should recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest. They should ensure that the peer-review process is fair and unbiased.

  3. Transparency: The editorial process should be transparent. Editors should provide clear guidelines to authors and reviewers and communicate decisions with transparency and openness.

  4. Handling of Misconduct: Editors are responsible for addressing any ethical concerns or allegations of misconduct promptly and objectively. This includes plagiarism, data fabrication, and other forms of unethical behavior.