Conflict and Peace Studies Journal (CPSJ) upholds best practices to ensure the quality of its journal. CPSJ strictly adheres to the following ethical practices in order to be fair to all related parties, including authors, editors, readers, academic circles, and society. Therefore, CPSJ has specified the following publication ethics relating to the publishing of manuscripts:

Roles and Duties of Editors

                  1. All decisions regarding which manuscripts to publish in CPSJ will be based upon their quality and content relating to the objectives and the scope of the journal.
                  2. All professional reviewers will be selected based on their expertise and they must not have any connections with the author of the article.
                  3. An editor must not disclose any information about an author to reviewers.
                  4. An editor must strive to ensure that the peer-review process is fair and unbiased.
                  5. An editor must have no conflict of interest with reviewers or an author.
                  6. An editor must ensure that an ethical procedure for handling submissions and conducting quality checks is followed. The manuscript or the journal should not be for any business or should not be part of an editor’s own work.
                  7. An editor must publish the peer-reviewed manuscript after an author has edited the manuscript as suggested by reviewers.

Roles and Duties of Reviewers

                 1. Reviewers of CPSJ must respect the confidentiality of the manuscripts sent to them.
                 2. Reviewers should review manuscripts in the field of their expertise. They must evaluate the manuscript in an objective fashion, express their views clearly with supporting arguments, and provide the editor with recommendations and suggestions on how the manuscript should be improved.
                 3. Reviewers should consider the quality of the manuscript without bias and have no conflict of interest.
                 4. Reviewers must strive to ensure that the reviewing process is fair and unbiased.
                 5. Reviewers should provide timely feedback as requested by the editorial team.
                 6. If reviewers have any conflicts of interest regarding the relationship or any connections with an author, they must inform the editorial team immediately.

Roles and Duties of Authors

                  1. A manuscript will have been submitted to be published only in CPSJ and will have not been submitted for consideration to be published in other journals or for other conferences.
                  2. A manuscript should base on an author’s own work. If an author has quoted other research or articles, he or she must cite the references in the text and include them in the reference list. 
                  3. Any authorship should be restricted to those who have made a contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the work submitted for consideration for publication. Those who have made such significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
                  4. All academic research and study should be totally free of any bias.
                  5. All academic manuscripts must be correctly formatted as specified by the editorial team under the heading Author Guidelines.         
                  6. Authors must provide proper acknowledgments of research funding or information about any possible conflict of interest.