Publication Ethics of Civic Culture Journal complies with COPE.


1. Reporting Standard:

The authors of the research should present an accurate report of the work carried out and an objective discussion of its significance. The paper should represent an accurate data and contain sufficient references to allow others to copy the work. False or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable behavior.

2. Originality and Plagiarism: 

The authors should ensure that they have written the original reports. If the author used the others’ words, it has to be cited properly.

3. Multiple or Redundant Publication: 

An author should not publish manuscripts to more than one journal. It is both unethical and is unacceptable.

4. Source Acknowledgement:

Citing the others’ publications should be accompanied by a proper acknowledgment.

5. Paper Authorship: 

Authorship belongs to those who have made a significant contribution to the design and implementation of the research, and they must be recognized as co-authors. While others who have participated in a certain part of the research should be recognized as contributors. Before the submission of publication, the final version of the paper must be approved and agreed upon by all co-authors. All the authors’ names written in the manuscript must enclose all the authors’ permission. The manuscripts also must be conducted by ethical permission.

6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 

All authors must disclose all sources of financial support for the research project.

7. Errors in Published Paper: 

When an author recognizes inaccuracy or error in his published work, they should notify the journal editor and publisher to correct or retract the paper.

8. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: 

All the hazards from chemicals and procedures of the research must be identified in the manuscript.



1. Equity

In evaluating the manuscript, an editor must be fair.

2. Confidentiality: 

The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, editorial advisers, and publisher.

3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 

The editor must not use unpublished materials in a submitted manuscript for his own research without the author's approval.

4. Publication Decisions: 

The editorial board journal is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal should be published.  In making the decision, the editors may be guided by the journal's editorial board's policies and legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

5. Manuscripts Review: 

The editor must evaluate each manuscript for its originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. The editor should use peer reviewers for papers considered for publication fairly by selecting people with appropriate expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.



1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Peer review helps the editor make editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper.

2. Objectivity Standards: 

Reviews should be conducted objectively and expressed clearly with supporting arguments.

3. Confidentiality: 

All the manuscripts received must be handled confidentially and must not be shown to others except permitted by the editor.

4. 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 with the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

5. Source Acknowledgement:

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. The relevant citation should accompany any statement or argument that had been previously reported. Also, any essential similarity or overlap between the manuscript and other published papers should be considered.