Ethics & Disclosures
The Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published.
The Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) has a Conflict of Interest policy in place and complies with international, national and/or institutional standards on research involving Human Participants and/or Animals and Informed Consent.
The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and subscribes to its principles on how to deal with acts of misconduct thereby committing to investigate allegations of misconduct in order to ensure the integrity of research.
Content published in this journal is peer reviewed (Double Blind).
Ethical Responsibilities of the Editors
The Editor of the Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) is expected to hold the ethical duties and responsibilities as presented in of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors".
Ethical Responsibilities of Authors
Authors are expected to hold to the ethical duties and responsibilities as presented in the Responsible research publication: international standards for authors guidelines published via open access by COPE.
Ethical Responsibilities of Peer Reviewers
The Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) expects peer reviewers to hold to the ethical duties and responsibilities as presented by COPE in the Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.
Ethical Responsibilities of the Publisher
STEM Teacher Institutes the publisher of JSTEI is a company that has no profit on JSTEI. In accordance with its founding philosophy, STEM Teacher Institutes publishes JSTEI with the aim of publishing and disseminating original and current scientific research on teaching and education at international standards. STEM Teacher Institutes is aware that it must observe the ethical responsibilities below in line with COPE journal management recommendations.
- The editor is responsible for processing all the manuscripts submitted to JSTEI.
- The editor ensures independent decisions.
- STEM Teacher Institutes reserves all rights of ownership and copyright and is responsible for keeping records of every publication.
- The editor is responsible for preventing any kind of scientific misconduct, predatory behavior, and plagiarism.
Open Acess Policy
The manuscripts submitted to JSTEI for publication should be original and not have been published before or not submitted anywhere else for publication.
The authors agree on the requirements of the open-access policy and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. They also accept to disclaim the copyright of the study by submitting it to the Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) .
Since Authors acknowledge transferring the copyright of their studies to the Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) , the Editorial Board of the Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) holds the right to continue publication processes. Therefore, Author(s), who want to withdraw their submission, have to send an article withdrawal request to the Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) . Their withdrawal request will be evaluated by the Editorial Board of the Journal of STEM Teacher Institutes (JSTEI) and the decision will be sent to Author(s) within a week.
The following rights of Author(s) are reserved:
- Patent rights,
- All unregistered rights apart from copyright,
- Duplication rights on condition that the study is not sold,
- The right to use the whole or parts of the study in the author's own books or other academic studies on condition that reference is given,
- The right to publish the study on personal websites or open archive of their university on condition that the copyright details are provided.
All manuscripts received must be submitted with the Originality Report, which compares the content of the manuscript with the other published materials.