Ethics and Malpractice

The Statement of Publication Ethics & Malpractice

The International Journal of TESOL & Education (ijte), Online ISSN [pending], is committed to upholding ethical standards, retracting and correcting errors. The editorial team's primary responsibility is to discourage publishing malpractice. Any type of unethical conduct is unacceptable, and this Journal's Editorial Team does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. All manuscripts must be the authors' original work and free of indications of plagiarism.

Results and findings

Fabrication, falsification, or selective representation of data with the intent to cheat or mislead is immoral, as is stealing data or research results from anyone. The study's conclusions should be recorded and stored for further examination and assessment. Data should be retained for an appropriate period of time and rendered accessible upon request. Exceptions can be justified under such circumstances to safeguard sensitive records, to secure patent rights, or for similar reasons.

Authorship

A manuscript's authors should be limited to those who have made substantial contributions. All those who have contributed significantly should be given the opportunity to be quoted as writers. Other contributors to the work should be noted. Articles should contain a comprehensive list of all writers' existing institutional affiliations, both scholarly and corporate.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors can guarantee that their writings are entirely unique and that any writing or words credited to another are properly referenced. Additionally, publications that had an impact on the nature of the finding reported in the manuscript should be acknowledged. The writers must certify that the manuscript has never been written before.

It is not permitted to copy text from other publications without correctly attributing the source (plagiarism) or to publish several papers with nearly identical material by the same writers (self-plagiarism). It is against the law to concurrently apply the same results to more than one Journal. It is prohibited for authors to present results collected from others as their own. Authors should consider the work of those who shaped the direction and course of their research.

The ijte will conduct a plagiarism check on all submitted papers using Turnitin's program. ijte will immediately reject any paper that involves plagiarism.

Duplicate submission

The authors must certify that the manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere during submission.

Corrections and retractions

All writers are required to notify and collaborate with journal editors to retract or correct errors in published works expeditiously.

The Journal will withdraw articles if there is compelling proof that the conclusions are false, either as a consequence of deception (data fabrication) or dishonest (miscalculation); or in case the results were published elsewhere without properly referenced, consent, or explanation (redundant publication); or the study involves plagiarism or immoral analysis.

Employers bear the primary responsibility for combating study fraud. We will check with referees and the Editorial Team if we become aware of any possible misconduct. If evidence exists, we will remedy the situation by making fair corrections to the online Journal; refusing to consider future work by an author for a given period of time, and contacting affected writers and editors of other journals.

Confidentiality

Editors and editorial team/reviewers are not permitted to disclose details about a published manuscript to anybody but the relevant author, subscribers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors, and, if applicable, the publisher.

Publication Ethics

The International Journal of TESOL & Education publishes papers that have been written within the framework of an appropriate research design. The relevant procedures must be followed. The editorial team and reviewers are tasked with the responsibility of monitoring these steps.

The editors and publishers are mindful of the ramifications of detecting research misconduct.

In the event of ethical violation or research misconduct, ijte removes the article from its website and requests an explanation from the corresponding author within seven days. The ijte editorial team reviews the responses and makes the final decision on the report.

The Editorial Team and Publisher of the ijte state unequivocally that any revisions, clarifications, retractions, or apologies will be published on the Journal's website.

Reviewers’ responsibilities
Each reviewer makes a voluntary contribution to their time. Reviewers play a critical part in ensuring the editorial decision-making process is as high-quality as possible.

Reviewers must have an impartial assessment of the paper based on their existing knowledge of the field, as well as previous research and literature. They are required to complete their evaluations within the deadline specified when the request for review was accepted. This timeliness is critical in assisting writers in completing their manuscripts in a fair amount of time and in ensuring that journal issues are published on time. Reviewers are required to notify the publisher of any significant resemblance to other articles they are aware of. They are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of all analysis materials. Additionally, reviewers are required to notify the editor whether they feel they may be in a position to profit from the review (for example, but not limited to, declaring any professional or personal relationship which might compromise the review).

Decisions of publication

The editors ensure that all manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication receive peer review by at least two experts. The Editor-in-Chief or managing editor is responsible for selecting manuscripts for publication from those sent to the journal, taking into account the work's validity, value to academics and audiences, the views of critics, and all other applicable legal provisions including libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. When making this determination, the Editor-in-Chief or managing editor can consult with other editors or reviewers.