Guiding Ethical Principles and Standards
The New English Teacher (NET) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all facets of the publication process. NET upholds principles of transparency, integrity, and responsible scholarship. As part of the journal's commitment, NET aligns its practices with the guidelines and recommendations of leading organizations in academic publishing, including the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Authorship and Originality
- Authors submitting to NET are expected to uphold the originality of their work, avoiding plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Proper attribution and citation are paramount, and authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest during the submission process.
Peer Review Process
- The peer-review process is rigorous and impartial, ensuring the quality, validity, and ethical soundness of submitted manuscripts. Reviewers and editors at NET adhere to COPE's guidelines on confidentiality, objectivity, and constructive feedback.
Conflicts of Interest
- Transparency is essential in all interactions. Authors, reviewers, and editors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the objectivity of their work. This disclosure process is crucial to maintaining the integrity of the review and decision-making processes.
- NET adheres to established criteria for authorship, recognizing those who have made substantial contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research. Honorary or guest authorship is strongly discouraged.
Data Integrity and Reproducibility
- Authors are encouraged to present accurate and complete data. Supporting data, where applicable, should be made openly accessible, promoting transparency and reproducibility. Authors are expected to retain raw data for a reasonable period post-publication.
Allegations of Research Misconduct
The New English Teacher takes allegations of research misconduct seriously. Authors, reviewers, or other stakeholders with concerns regarding ethical violations are encouraged to bring them to the attention of the editorial board. Such concerns will be investigated promptly and thoroughly, and appropriate actions will be taken in accordance with COPE guidelines.
Ethical Concern Reporting
The New English Teacher provides a dedicated and confidential channel for reporting ethical concerns. Authors, reviewers, and readers can submit their concerns or observations related to ethical issues by contacting the editorial office. All reports will be handled with confidentiality and sensitivity, and the appropriate actions will be taken to address the concerns.
Collaboration with Relevant Organizations
The New English Teacher collaborates with organizations such as COPE and other relevant bodies to stay abreast of evolving ethical standards in academic publishing. NET's commitment to continuous improvement ensures that the ethical guidelines align with best practices in the field. By embracing these ethical principles and fostering a culture of responsible scholarship, NET aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in language education while maintaining the trust and respect of the academic community.
The New English Teacher aims to ensure that best practice and ethical standards are maintained by journal editors, authors and reviewers. NET editors and reviewers are required to assess manuscripts fairly and maintain confidentiality. Authors must ensure that research submitted to NET journals is their own original work and is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Editors and editorial board members/reviewers will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent.
The Editor's Responsibilities
- The editor must carry unbiased evaluation of a submitted manuscript.
- The editor must ensure that the manuscript submitted to NET remains confidential while under review.
- The editor must ensure a timely, rigorous double-blind review procedure.
The Reviewers's Responsibilities
- The reviewers of NET must respect the confidentiality of the manuscript sent to them.
- The reviewers must not use unpublished information from the manuscript disclosed in the review process in their own work, or for other academic and personal purposes.
- The reviewers must alert the editor to any suspected malpractice, e.g. falsification and/or fabrication of data, or evidence of published or submitted content that is substantially similar to the manuscript under review.
- The reviewers must promptly provide fair and constructive feedback on the manuscript on the manuscript to the editor in a timely manner.
The Authors's Responsibilities
- The authors must ensure that the submitted manuscripts are entirely their original works.
- The authors must be responsible for and recognized only for their own work.
- The authors must be aware that it is their responsibility to have each version of the manuscript carefully edited and proofread before submission. The final version of the manuscript must be carefully edited and proofread.
- When the authors find an error or mistake in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly inform the editor.
- The authors must declare all relevant competing interests in conducting the research and writing the subsequent manuscript.