Publication Ethics


The "Research Journal of Psychology" is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in the publication of scientific research. This policy outlines the responsibilities of authors, reviewers, and editors, and is designed to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and reliability of published research.

General Principles:

  • Research Integrity: Research conducted for publication in the journal must adhere to the highest ethical standards, including relevant national and international guidelines for research involving human or animal subjects.
  • Originality and Authorship: Manuscripts submitted to the journal must be original, unpublished work. Authorship should be based on significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or analysis of the research. All contributors who meet the authorship criteria must be listed and informed about the submission.
  • Peer Review: The journal utilizes a rigorous double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality and validity of published research. Reviewers are expected to act with fairness, objectivity, and confidentiality.
  • Conflict of Interest: Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could bias their judgment.
  • Data Fabrication and Falsification: Fabricating, falsifying, or manipulating data is strictly prohibited. Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of their data, and must be prepared to provide access to raw data upon request.
  • Plagiarism and Copyright: Plagiarism and copyright infringement are not tolerated. Authors must ensure that their work is properly cited and that all permissions for copyrighted material have been obtained.
  • Corrections and Retractions: The journal is committed to correcting errors and retracting articles if significant mistakes are discovered after publication.

Responsibilities of Authors:

  • Authors must comply with all instructions and formatting guidelines provided by the journal.
  • Authors must disclose all research funding sources and sponsorships.
  • Authors must be transparent about research limitations and potential biases.
  • Authors must be prepared to respond to reviewers' comments and requests for clarification.
  • Authors must maintain accurate records of their research data and be prepared to provide it upon request for a reasonable period after publication.

Responsibilities of Reviewers:

  • Reviewers must review manuscripts objectively and confidentially.
  • Reviewers must provide constructive feedback to authors, focusing on the scientific merit and potential impact of the research.
  • Reviewers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could bias their judgment.
  • Reviewers must not share confidential information obtained during the review process.