About the Journal

About the Journal 

Research in Social Sciences and Technology (RESSAT) is an international journal that aims to publish scholarly work in the social sciences, technology, and their impact on education. The journal is published twice a year (May & November) in online versions. The journal accepts article submissions online through the website of the journal which can be reached at http://ressat.org  

The overarching goal of the journal is to disseminate origianl research findings that make significant contributions to different areas of social sciences and technology with emphasis on education. The aim of the journal is to promote the work of academic researchers in social sciences, education and techn

Focus and Scope

The topics related to this journal include but are not limited to:

  • General Education
  • History
  • Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Law 
  • Economic
  • Political Science
  • Sociology. criminology. demography
  • Communication and Culture
  • Educational Assessment and Evaluation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Transnationalism in Education

Information for Authors

Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.

 

Peer Review Process

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using the online manuscript submission 
gateway at: http://ressat.org

This site will guide authors stepwise through the submission process. Authors, reviewers, and editors send and receive all correspondence by e-mail and no paper correspondence is necessary. Should you be unable to provide an electronic version, please contact the Editor, prior to submission at btarman@ressat.org 

The Editors of RESSAT regret that they are not able to consider submissions that do not follow these procedures.

All submitted articles should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical, and will be peer-reviewed. Articles submitted to the journal should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the style of the journal and are subject to both review and editing.

Conflict of Interest

Authors hold the full responsibility for submitted manuscripts to Research in Social Sciences and Technology (RESSAT)  If there is a conflict of interest with other person(s), organization(s), or institution(s), this should be stated before evaluation process is started. 

Submission Declaration

Manuscripts submitted to RESSAT must be original and have not been fully or partly published before. All submissions may go through plagiarism/uniformity control process in multiple software. It should be noted that uniformity with the author(s) previous work is also considered plagiarism. Submissions with plagiarist acts are rejected and are not accepted again. 

Copyright

Author(s) must accept that the content, the findings, and the conclusions of the submitted manuscripts does not bind the Owner, the Editor, Editorial Board Members, or Scientific Committee Members of RESSAT.

Author(s) must declare that the submitted manuscripts to RESSAT are original and have not been published previously or are under consideration of publication elsewhere. 

Author(s) must confirm that RESSAT retains all the copyrights unconditionally and indefinitely to distribute the articles published by RESSAT due course of Intellectual Property Law, Article 22, Act 5846; to share publicly due course of Article 23; and to hold full rights of communication related to the published article anytime, anywhere and via any means due course of Article 25 of Intellectual Property Law.

Global or Self Plagiarism

Authors cannot use other researchers’ opinions or thoughts as their own. Similarly, authors cannot use thoughts, opinions, and parts of research from their own previous work without citing properly.

Publication Frequency

RESSAT publish two regular issues a year which is scheduled for May  and November  in addition to the special issues which may be various number for each year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Competing interest policy

RESSAT has a transparent publications policy, requiring authors to declare any relevant competing interests of a personal, professional or financial nature at the time of submission. All authors should disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence or bias their work.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).


Editors' responsibilities

Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published.
The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.

Confidentiality
The editor 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 paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.


Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions
The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.

Promptness
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review process.

Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.


Authors' duties

Reporting standards
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data access and retention
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their work under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute and transmit the work as well as to adapt the work and to make commercial use of it.

Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

(2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the opinions written in articles are under responsibilities of the authors. The published contents in the articles can not be used without being cited.