The Sociological Association of Education considers itself bound by the principles of professional ethics. Although the journal has not yet become a definitive member of the International Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE), it has helped guide them in this valuable movement and is committed to the following principles.


Publishing Ethics Committee (COPE) Chart in Persian (View)
Detailed Principles of the International Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (View)
Charter of Research Ethics Publications of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (View)


In this regard, the following items are considered as ethical standards for the editors of the magazine (including the editor, consultants and referees) as well as the audience of the magazine), including the main authors and collaborators, consultants or collaborators whose titles are mentioned in the appreciation section, readers and Other researchers) should be implemented:


General responsibilities and duties of editors:

- Acceptance of articles: The editor of the main reference publication is the decision to accept or reject the submitted articles. The editor will accept the article with the help of the editorial board, taking into account issues related to copyright, copying, plagiarism and other related matters, as well as the discretion of the judges and editors.

- The cost of publishing articles: no cost in any of the steps of sending, reviewing, judging and accepting the article will be received from respected authors.

Justice: Editors and editors-in-chief are required to judge articles solely on the basis of scientific competence, and they should be treated without prejudice or personal malice, or with regard to nationality, gender, religion, and ethnic, racial, and political issues.

Confidentiality: The editor, professional secretaries and editorial board should not disclose information about the article in the judging and evaluation process to anyone other than judges, writers and editors.

Non-personal use: The content of the submitted articles that have not yet been published should not be used in the personal research of the editor or the editorial board, without the written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained through the evaluation of articles should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

- Editors should be responsible for any article published in the magazine, to work for the needs of readers and writers, to ensure the quality of printed content according to existing trends.


2) Referees

Acceptance of articles: The judges assist the editor and members of the editorial board in deciding whether to accept or reject the article and contribute to improving the quality of their article by sending corrections to the authors.

The right to refuse and not to accept: It is necessary to refuse and reject the request to evaluate an article according to the time or situation. A referee who feels inadequate enough to judge a research paper should refuse to evaluate the paper.

Confidentiality: Peer Review Double Blind articles in this journal are judged by at least two judges. Referees should also strictly avoid disclosing information about an article to anyone other than the editor, without the written permission of the author, while respecting the confidentiality of the evaluation process.

Paying attention to the sources used in the article is another task of the judges. All research, topics and citations used in the article should be accompanied by a complete reference in the bibliography.

Referees should not accept articles for which the interests of certain individuals, institutions and companies are obtained or personal relationships are observed.

Non-bias: The judges must evaluate the articles objectively, impartially and fairly. Arbitrators should avoid personal bias and bias in their recommendations and judgments.


3) Authors

- Authors should not have any fake information, whether raw or processed in their submission.

Scientific integrity must be observed by all authors. Any use of previous sources, whether unpublished or not, should be noted by the authors in the work with reference to the source.

- Articles submitted by authors should be the work of the author of the article and any use of other people's research should be mentioned in the article.

Participation in the writing of the work: All authors in the article should have serious assistance and cooperation in research work and be accountable for the results. The credibility and privilege of writing or authorship should be shared in proportion to the contributions of the various departments. Writers must take responsibility and credit for their work. The correspondent writer who submits the article to the journal must send a copy or draft of the article to all co-authors and co-authors and obtain their consent to submit the article to the journal and publish it.

Conflict of interest: Authors are required to raise any conflict of interest that has affected the outcome of the research or the interpretation of the findings, and to cite the sources of funding for their research.