Editorial independence

Editorial independence is respected. Journal publishers do not interfere with editorial decisions. The relationship between the editor and the journal publisher is set out in a formal contract and an appeal mechanism for disputes is established. Editorial Centre of Sociological Research, as the publisher of JSDTL, works with the journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aim to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: editorial independence; research ethics(including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for research in social sciences); authorship; transparency and integrity (conflicts of interest, research funding, reporting standards); peer review (for further information concerning responsibilities in relation to peer review process.

For Editor


  • Handles all information, manuscripts, and reviews as confidential materials and does not disseminate them outside the editorial board.
  • Guarantees the anonymity of reviewers (double-blind review).

The editors shall follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editor.

Publication Ethics (details)


For Reviewer


  • By accepting the review, the reviewer confirms to be an independent expert and to meet the fixed deadlines.
  • Handles information included in submitted yet-unpublished contributions as confidential content and guarantees that s/he will not hand it over to any third party or use it to his/her benefit.
  • Writes a review to help the author to improve the quality of their work.
  • If s/he founds out a possible conflict of interests or has a reasonable suspicion of plagiarism regarding the contribution, reports this fact to the editors.

The reviewers shall follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

Publication Ethics (details)

Introduction to Publication Ethics (COPE) - https://publicationethics.org/resources/elearning/introduction-publication-ethics-0

COPE Resources

Ethics toolkit for a successful editorial office

A short guide to ethical editing

COPE Core Practices

Guidelines for retracting articles

Request for removal of author after publication

What to do if you suspect plagiarism in a submitted article

What to do if you suspect plagiarism in a published article

How should editors respond to plagiarism? COPE discussion document

Sample letters

International standards for editors and authors


The publisher tries to support the FAIR Data Principles.

FAIR - Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability - https://www.go-fair.org/

FAIR Resources:

FAIR Principles

FAIRification Process