The Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education adheres to strict publication ethics to ensure the integrity, credibility, and fairness of the research published. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to uphold the following ethical principles:

  1. Authorship and Originality:

    • Authors must ensure that their submitted work represents their original research and that it has not been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • All authors who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as co-authors, and their consent should be obtained.
    • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must be given, including citing relevant sources and avoiding plagiarism.
  2. Peer Review and Objectivity:

    • Reviewers should conduct the peer review process objectively, providing unbiased and constructive feedback.
    • Reviewers should promptly disclose any conflicts of interest that may arise from personal, financial, or academic relationships that could influence their judgment.
    • Editors should ensure a fair and transparent review process, maintaining confidentiality and handling conflicts of interest appropriately.
  3. Data Integrity and Reproducibility:

    • Authors should accurately and transparently report their research findings, methods, and data, allowing other researchers to reproduce the study if necessary.
    • Authors should retain the research data for a reasonable period and be prepared to provide access to it upon request, while respecting any legal or ethical restrictions.
  4. Ethical Treatment of Participants and Subjects:

    • Authors should obtain informed consent from human participants involved in the research, ensuring their privacy, confidentiality, and well-being.
    • Authors should adhere to ethical guidelines and obtain necessary permissions when conducting research involving animals or the environment.
  5. Conflict of Interest:

    • Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest, such as financial, personal, or professional affiliations that may influence the research or its interpretation.
    • Editors and reviewers should recuse themselves from evaluating manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest and should disclose any conflicts to the editorial office.
  6. Corrections and Retractions:

    • Authors should promptly notify the journal's editorial office if they discover any significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work, cooperating with the editor to issue corrections or retractions if necessary.
    • Editors should handle any allegations of misconduct or unethical behavior promptly and transparently, following established guidelines and working closely with the author(s) and relevant institutions.
  7. Copyright and Licensing:

    • Authors should respect copyright laws and obtain permissions for any material used in their manuscript that is not their original work.
    • The Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education may require authors to grant the journal a license to publish their work, ensuring proper attribution and access to the published content.

Adherence to these publication ethics is crucial for maintaining the trust and credibility of the Journal of Environmental and Tourism Education. The journal takes any allegations of misconduct seriously and will investigate and take appropriate action if ethical violations are detected.