SEEJoEOGis published on a quarterly basis. More specifically, out of the four issues, two will be devoted to topics of a rather broader interest, whereas the other two will be treated as special ones, accommodating specific thematic areas of interest. The respective publishing dates are as follows:
Regular issue: April (Submission Deadline February 15) and October (Submission Deadline August 15)
Special-Thematic issue: January (Submission Deadline November 15) and July (Submission Deadline May 15)
2014: New Policy for Journal issues
After running the SEEJoEOG for two years, we decided to change the frequency of the Regular issues. The decision concerns the replacement of the 2 Regular issues which are delivered every six months by an annual Regular issue. In practice, the annual Regular issue will be updated continuously during the whole yearly period with new papers. The papers will be posted on the journal's website at the same time after a successful review.
Due to the high demand for Special-Thematic issues, the Editorial Board decided to increase the annual number from 2 to 3. The first Special-Thematic Issue will be published in January (Submission Deadline November 15), the second in May (Submission Deadline March 15), and the third in September (Submission Deadline July 15) of each year.
All manuscripts will be published after a thorough reviewing and evaluation regarding the relevance with the research focus and scope of the journal, compliance with publication standards, language understanding, and ethics of the text and sending of the acknowledgment of unpublished paper.
All manuscripts are considered to be confidential and are reviewed by qualified reviewers that propose their acceptance or rejection through blind review process. The corresponding author is notified, of the reviewers’ decision i.e. accept, reject, or require modification for its article. When modification is requested the corresponding author must either submit the revised version, or withdraw the manuscript. Along with the revised manuscript a detailed response letter of the undertaken revisions should be submitted to the reviewers.
Ethics in publishing
SEEJoEOG accepts submissions in English. All articles that fall within the scope of the journal will be considered on the condition that they are original and that they have not been submitted to another journal. Articles must be submitted electronically in a Microsoft Word format (images, tables, references included in one file). The manuscripts accepted for publication will be the outcome of a double blind peer-review process. Revised articles are published in the journal’s webpage in pdf format as soon as the editing and formatting process is complete. In addition, all necessary documentation (i.e. any images and the permission(s) for their reproduction), and an abstract of no more than 150-250 words in English should be checked for compliance with the formatting standards set out by the journal as described below.
According to “Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms”, plagiarism is “The theft of ideas (such as the plots of narrative or dramatic works) or of written passages or works, where these are passed off as one's own work without acknowledgement of their true origin; or a piece of writing thus stolen” (Plagiarism. (2013). In Oxford dictionary of literary terms. Retrieved July 22, 2013, from http://www.oxfordreference.com/). It is the responsibility of the author/s to cite the works he/they used during writing (not only other’s but also his/their own previous works) and so, in case of plagiarism he/they would be solely responsible.
Authors should avoid:
Verbatim copying without the use of quotation marks and proper attribution.
Paraphrasing a text (e.g. re-arranging the sentences of a paragraph of another work) and presenting it as original.
Reusing tables, photographs etc. without proper attribution.
Self plagiarism. Authors should reference properly the use of all their previous works.
In case of alleged plagiarism in a published article, the members of editorial team will contact authors and will not reach to final decision without considering all sides. If plagiarism is a fact, the articles’ metadata will remain but the full text will be replaced by a note explaining why the article is removed.
Conflict of interest
At the point of submission, the policy of SEEJoEOG ethics requires that each author reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated - including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection please consider the conflict of interest test: Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?
As an integral part of the online submission process, Corresponding authors are required to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these. If the Corresponding author is unable to confirm this information on behalf of all co-authors, the authors in question will then be required to submit a completed Conflict of Interest form to the Editorial Office. This information must be provided at the point of submission. It is the Corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all authors adhere to this policy.
If the manuscript is published, Conflict of Interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.
Prior to submitting a paper, potential authors should get registered with the journal. After completing the registration process, an e-mail with the username and the password will be sent to the author’s electronic address.
Authors who wish to publish with SEEJoEOG should agree with the following terms:
1. The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the authors.
2. Authors grant to the journal first publication rights and the right to distribute the article, including the journal's web site, online data bases and other similar forms.
3. Articles published in SEEJoEOG are free to use for non-commercial uses as long as the authors and the journal are attributed properly and the new creations are licensed under the indentical terms (license Creative Commons 4.0).
4. Authors retain the right to reproduce and distribute their articles in any format, without prior authorization, with the proper acknowledgment to the first publication.
5. If the article contains copyright material owned by others, authors should obtain written permission from the copyright owner/s in order to reuse the material. Appropriate acknowledgment should be included.6. Authors are encouraged to post their article online (in institutional repositories, personal websites etc). Any such posting must include a reference and a link to the journal's website.