Publication Ethics

 

The Hong Kong journal of Social Sciences  is member of CrossCheck, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. As part of this process, a selection of submitted manuscripts are scanned and compared with the CrossCheck database. The Journal  supports the ethical principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available on its website.

The items in the list below are considered unethical and misconduct behavior. Authors are strongly suggested to be very well informed about them and avoid them under all circumstances.

  • Plagiarism
  • Duplication
  • Fraud Authorship/Denied Authorship
  • Research/Data Fabrication
  • Salami Slicing/Salami Publication
  • Breaching of Copyrights
  • Prevailing Conflict of Interest


The above list is non-exhaustive. For more information you may consult resources like the one below:

Wager E & Kleinert S (2011)  Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Graf, C., Wager, E., Bowman, A., Fiack, S., Scott‐Lichter, D., & Robinson, A. (2007). Best practice guidelines on publication ethics: a publisher's perspective. International journal of clinical practice, 61(s152), 1-26.


Luther, F. (2008). Publication ethics and scientific misconduct: the role of authors, Journal of Orthodontics, 35(1), 1-4.


WAME Publication Ethics Committee. (2017). Recommendations on publication ethics policies for medical journals. Available at: http://www. wame. org/about/recommendations-on-publication-ethics-policie. Accessed on, 3.


Plagiarism Detection

All articles submitted to the journal are processed with a plagiarism software to detect unethical and misconduct behavior listed above. To prevent plagiarism, we offer plagiarism screening free of charge.

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