Copyright and Publishing Rights

1. Introduction

The Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities (JETSSH) is committed to the long-term preservation and accessibility of its published research articles. This policy outlines the procedures and responsibilities for archiving published content to ensure its availability for future generations of scholars and the public.

2. Archiving Formats and Platforms

JETSSH utilizes multiple archiving strategies to maximize the security and accessibility of its published content:

  • Publisher's Repository: All published articles are deposited in the journal's permanent online repository upon publication. This repository is maintained by JETSSH and adheres to best practices for digital preservation.
  • National Repositories: JETSSH deposits all published articles in relevant national and regional digital repositories where available. This ensures wider discoverability and long-term preservation within specific geographic regions.
  • DOAJ and Crossref: JETSSH registers all published articles with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Crossref. This promotes discoverability through indexing services and facilitates reference linking across other publications.
  • Portico: JETSSH partners with Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation organization, to archive all published content. Portico ensures the continued availability of articles even if the journal ceases operation.

3. Author Responsibilities

Authors are encouraged to deposit their accepted manuscripts in their institutional repositories, following their institution's policies. This practice promotes additional discoverability and preservation opportunities.

4. Archiving Rights and Permissions

The copyright for published articles remains with the authors, but JETSSH is granted a non-exclusive license to publish and archive the work. Authors retain the right to share their published articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC BY-NC).

5. Access and Availability

All archived articles are freely accessible online, except in rare cases where copyright restrictions may apply. JETSSH is committed to maintaining open access to ensure the widest possible dissemination of research findings.

6. Review and Updates

This archiving policy will be reviewed and updated periodically to reflect best practices and technological advancements in digital preservation.

7. Contact Information

For any questions or concerns regarding the JETSSH archiving policy, please contact the journal editor at []

1. Introduction

JETSSH is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity. Plagiarism is a serious offense and will not be tolerated. This policy outlines JETSSH's definition of plagiarism, its expectations for authors, and the consequences of plagiarism.

2. Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of using another person's work or ideas without giving them proper credit. This includes:

  • Copying text directly from another source without quotation marks or citation.
  • Paraphrasing another person's work without indicating the source.
  • Presenting someone else's ideas as your own.
  • Self-plagiarism: reusing significant portions of your own published work without proper citation.

3. Author Responsibilities

All authors submitting manuscripts to JETSSH must adhere to the following:

  • Ensure all information and ideas presented in the manuscript are original and properly cited.
  • Use quotation marks and include full references for any directly copied text.
  • Paraphrase information responsibly, indicating the source and avoiding extensive use of paraphrased material.
  • Cite your own work appropriately when reusing portions of it.
  • Be aware of and avoid unintentional plagiarism, such as failing to cite sources adequately.

4. Detection and Consequences of Plagiarism

JETSSH employs various methods to detect plagiarism, including:

  • Peer review process: Reviewers are trained to identify potential plagiarism.
  • Plagiarism detection software: Manuscripts may be screened through software to identify matches with existing sources.

If plagiarism is detected, the following consequences may apply:

  • Rejection of the manuscript.
  • Retraction of a published article.
  • Notification of the author's institution.
  • Blacklisting the author from future submissions.

5. Conclusion

JETSSH values originality and ethical research practices. By adhering to this Plagiarism Policy, authors can ensure the integrity of their work and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the social sciences and humanities.

The Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities (JETSSH) recognizes that authors may need to withdraw their manuscripts for various reasons. This policy outlines the conditions and procedures for manuscript withdrawal at different stages of the publication process.

1. Pre-review:

  • Authors can withdraw their manuscripts without penalty at any time before the review process begins.
  • To withdraw a manuscript, authors should formally notify the journal editor by email, clearly stating their intention and the manuscript title and ID.
  • No further action is required by the author if the manuscript has not entered the review process.

2. During review:

  • Authors can withdraw their manuscripts during the review process, but doing so may necessitate providing a brief explanation to the editor.
  • If reviewers have already provided feedback, the editor may request the author's response before approving the withdrawal.
  • Withdrawing a manuscript during review will not negatively impact future submissions to JETSSH.

3. After acceptance:

  • Manuscripts can be withdrawn after acceptance, but only under exceptional circumstances and with the editor's approval.
  • Examples of exceptional circumstances include ethical concerns, substantial data errors, or duplicate publication elsewhere.
  • Authors are responsible for informing co-authors about their intention to withdraw the manuscript.
  • Withdrawal after acceptance may result in delays in the publication schedule of the journal and may incur charges to cover administrative costs.

4. After publication:

  • Once a manuscript is published, it cannot be withdrawn. However, the journal allows for the publication of corrections or errata to address any factual errors.
  • If ethical concerns arise after publication, the journal will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines for retraction.

5. General guidelines:

  • Authors are encouraged to contact the editor with any questions regarding the withdrawal policy.
  • The editor's decision on withdrawal requests is final.
  • JETSSH reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

I. Introduction

  • Briefly state the importance of scholarly communication and the role JETSSH plays in disseminating research.
  • Highlight the purpose of the Paper Prints Policy, which is to define acceptable usage of published articles while respecting copyright and intellectual property rights.

II. Definitions

  • Define key terms like "author," "scholarly paper," "paper print," "fair use," etc.

III. Permitted Uses

  • Personal Use: Authors can share paper prints with colleagues, students, and institutions for non-commercial educational purposes.
  • Presentations and Conferences: Authors can include paper prints in presentations and conference materials, citing JETSSH as the original publisher.
  • Institutional Repositories: Authors can deposit paper prints in their personal or institutional repositories with an embargo period as agreed upon with JETSSH.
  • Open Access Option: Consider offering an open-access option for authors who wish to allow wider public access to their papers, under specific conditions.

IV. Prohibited Uses

  • Selling or distributing paper prints for commercial gain.
  • Posting paper prints on public websites or repositories without permission.
  • Modifying or adapting the content of paper prints without proper citation and attribution.

V. Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

  • Emphasize that copyright for all published articles remains with the authors or JETSSH, as agreed upon in the author agreement.
  • Provide clear guidelines on how to properly cite and credit JETSSH when using paper prints.

VI. Enforcement

  • Briefly outline the procedure for addressing violations of the Paper Prints Policy.

VII. Disclaimer

  • State that the Paper Prints Policy is subject to change and does not constitute legal advice.

VIII. Contact Information

  • Provide contact details for relevant individuals at JETSSH for any questions or clarifications regarding the Paper Prints Policy.

I. Introduction

  • Briefly state the journal's commitment to publishing high-quality research and the role of peer review in achieving this goal.
  • Mention the type of peer review employed (e.g., single-blind, double-blind) and the rationale behind it.

II. Reviewer Selection

  • Describe the criteria used to select reviewers, including expertise, research experience, and alignment with the manuscript's topic.
  • Outline the process for identifying and inviting potential reviewers, ensuring diversity and avoiding conflicts of interest.

III. Review Process

  • Explain the format and content of the reviewers' feedback, emphasizing constructive criticism, originality, methodology, and contribution to the field.
  • Detail the steps taken to manage potential reviewer bias and ensure fair and objective evaluation.
  • Describe the communication process between editors, reviewers, and authors, including timelines and procedures for revisions and appeals.

IV. Ethical Guidelines

  • Clearly state the journal's expectations regarding ethical conduct, including plagiarism, authorship, data fabrication, and research misconduct.
  • Outline the consequences of violating these ethical guidelines, including potential retraction of published articles.

V. Confidentiality

  • Emphasize the importance of maintaining anonymity of both reviewers and authors throughout the review process.
  • Describe measures taken to protect confidential information, such as manuscript content and reviewer identities.

VI. Continuous Improvement

  • Express the journal's commitment to continuous improvement of its peer review process.
  • Mention mechanisms for collecting feedback from reviewers, authors, and editors, and utilizing it for policy refinement.

I. Introduction

  • Briefly introduce the journal and its commitment to ethical publishing practices.
  • Define the scope of "publication ethics" for the journal, including authorship, peer review, research misconduct, and data sharing.

II. Authorship

  • Define authorship criteria and responsibilities.
  • Address issues of ghost authorship, guest authorship, and honorary authorship.
  • Outline procedures for resolving authorship disputes.

III. Peer Review

  • Describe the journal's peer review process, including reviewer selection, confidentiality, and conflict of interest policies.
  • Outline expectations for reviewers' conduct, including timeliness, fairness, and constructive criticism.
  • Specify procedures for handling reviewer misconduct.

IV. Research Misconduct

  • Define research misconduct, including plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, and data manipulation.
  • Explain the journal's procedures for investigating allegations of misconduct.
  • Outline potential consequences for authors found guilty of misconduct.

V. Data Sharing

  • Describe the journal's policy on data sharing, including expectations for authors to make data available upon request.
  • Address issues of data privacy and confidentiality.
  • Specify procedures for handling requests for data access.

VI. Conflicts of Interest

  • Define conflict of interest and outline disclosure requirements for authors, editors, and reviewers.
  • Address potential conflicts arising from financial support, personal relationships, and institutional affiliations.
  • Specify procedures for managing conflicts of interest.

VII. Retractions and Corrections

  • Describe the journal's policy on retractions and corrections for published articles.
  • Define criteria for issuing retractions and corrections.
  • Outline procedures for implementing retractions and corrections.

VIII. Editorial Responsibilities

  • Define the responsibilities of the editors-in-chief and editorial board in upholding ethical standards.
  • Address issues of editorial bias, fairness, and transparency.
  • Specify procedures for handling complaints and appeals.


The "Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities" (JETSSH) offers waivers or reductions in publication fees for authors who meet specific eligibility criteria. This policy aims to support the dissemination of scholarly research while acknowledging potential financial hardships faced by certain author groups.

Types of Waivers:

(Replace this section with the specific types of waivers offered by JETSSH. Examples may include:)

  • Student Fee Waiver: Available to currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who are the primary author of the submitted manuscript.
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) Fee Waiver: Available to researchers within 5 years of obtaining their highest degree who are the primary author of the manuscript.
  • Financial Hardship Waiver: Available to authors experiencing financial hardship who demonstrate their inability to pay the full publication fee.
  • Open Access Fee Waiver: Available to authors who choose to publish their manuscript as Open Access, subject to specific criteria defined by JETSSAH.

Eligibility Criteria:

(For each waiver type, specify the required criteria. Here are some examples:)

  • Student Fee Waiver: Must be enrolled in a recognized academic institution at the time of submission. Provide a valid student ID and enrollment verification document.
  • ECR Fee Waiver: Must hold a PhD or equivalent degree within the past 5 years. Provide a copy of your degree certificate and confirmation of current research position.
  • Financial Hardship Waiver: Submit a detailed explanation of your financial hardship along with supporting documentation (e.g., tax returns, employment letters).
  • Open Access Fee Waiver: Meet the journal's criteria for Open Access publication, such as funding from specific grants or research programs.

Application Process:

(Explain how authors can apply for a waiver, including any required documents and deadlines.)

  • Authors must submit a waiver request form along with their manuscript submission through the journal's online platform.
  • The waiver request form should include:
    • Selected waiver type
    • Justification for eligibility
    • Supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Waiver requests will be reviewed by the editorial team on a case-by-case basis.
  • Authors will be notified of the decision within [specify timeframe].

Decision Process:

(Describe how waiver requests are reviewed and decisions are communicated.)

  • Waiver requests are reviewed based on the established eligibility criteria and available funding.
  • Decisions are made by the editorial team in a fair and objective manner.
  • Authors will receive a written notification of the decision, including justification if the request is denied.

The "Journal of Emerging Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities" (JETSSH) is committed to promoting open access and the dissemination of scholarly research. We offer authors several licensing options to ensure their work is widely accessible while protecting their intellectual property rights.

1. Copyright and Ownership:

Authors retain copyright of their work published in JETSSH. By submitting their manuscript, authors grant JETSSH a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide license to publish, reproduce, distribute, translate, and adapt the work in any format or medium, subject to the terms of the chosen license.

2. Licensing Options:

2.1. Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0:

This is the default license for JETSSH articles. It allows anyone to share, copy, adapt, transform, and build upon the work, even for commercial purposes, as long as proper attribution is given to the author and the Journal.

2.2. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) 4.0:

This license allows anyone to share, copy, adapt, transform, and build upon the work, as long as it's done for non-commercial purposes and proper attribution is given.

2.3. Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND) 4.0:

This license allows anyone to share, copy, and distribute the work verbatim, giving proper attribution, but forbids adaptation, transformation, or creating derivative works.

2.4. Other Creative Commons Licenses:

Authors may request other Creative Commons licenses, such as CC BY-SA (ShareAlike) or CC BY-NC-SA, upon negotiation with the Journal Editor.

3. Author Self-Archiving:

Authors are encouraged to archive their accepted manuscripts in their institutional repositories or on their personal websites, using the published version with the JETSSH copyright notice and a link to the published article on the Journal website.

4. Embargo Policies:

JETSSH does not currently impose any embargo period on self-archiving.

5. Author Rights:

Authors retain the following rights:

  • Right to grant additional licenses (e.g., for commercial use)
  • Right to enter into separate arrangements for non-exclusive distribution of the work
  • Right to use the published version of the work in their teaching and research

6. Disclaimer:

JETSSH disclaims any warranty or guarantee concerning the use or adaptation of the work, its accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose. Authors are solely responsible for their work and any legal consequences resulting from its publication.

7. Changes to the Policy:

This policy may be changed at any time by the Journal Editor. Authors will be notified of any changes through the Journal website and email notifications.

JETSSH recognizes the importance of transparency and fairness in all its dealings with authors and contributors. This refund policy outlines the circumstances under which refunds may be issued for submitted manuscripts and published articles.

Eligible Refunds:

  • Manuscript Withdrawal: Authors will receive a full refund if they withdraw their manuscript before the peer-review process begins. Once peer review starts, no refunds will be issued.
  • Editorial Rejection: In the rare case of an editorial rejection due to technical errors on the journal's part (e.g., formatting error leading to rejection), a full refund will be offered. This excludes rejections based on academic merit or content not aligning with the journal's scope.
  • Duplicate Payment: If an author accidentally makes a duplicate payment for submission or publication fees, a full refund will be issued for the duplicate payment.
  • Publication Fee Errors: If an author is charged an incorrect publication fee due to a system error, the difference will be refunded.

Non-Refundable Services:

  • Publication Fees: Once a manuscript is accepted for publication and the author commits to publishing, the publication fee is non-refundable. This includes cases where the author withdraws the manuscript after acceptance or the article is retracted due to author misconduct.
  • Submission Fees: Submission fees are non-refundable, regardless of the peer-review outcome.

Processing Time:

Refunds will be processed within 30 business days of receiving a valid refund request. Refunds will be issued through the original payment method used for the fee payment.