Basic Ethical Principles

Authors, editors and reviewers involved in the proceedings of Hungarian Journal of Disability Studies & Special Education demonstrate ethical conduct in accordance with the the guidelines of Core Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Recommendations for Promoting Integrity in Scientific Journal Publications of the Council of Science Editors.

For empirical research submissions, authors are required to submit studies based on their own research that comply with the rules for citing the resources used. They do not plagiarise. In their studies, they are expected to acknowledge any additional contributors to the research. They assume full responsibility for the authenticity and accuracy of the data used in their research. They should also indicate the financial support received for implementing the research. The authors use inclusive language that conveys respect for all people and equal opportunities.

Authors (including emancipatory and participatory researchers, experts by experience) who share their own narratives and life experiences, like other authors, are obliged to submit original manuscripts that have not yet been published in other journals. All authors must declare any conflicts of interest that may impact the peer review process.

Editors guarantee compliance with basic ethical principles. They ensure that manuscripts are proofread in a fair and highly professional manner, free from conflict of interest. Editors are responsible for maintaining the anonymity of both authors and reviewers. Editors also guarantee the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts.

Editors are committed to publishing corrections or if plagiarism is suspected, with the necessary warning, consider to refuse publishing the study. Even after publication, if plagiarism is suspected, thorough investigation will be conducted, and the withdrawal of the study is to be considered. All complaints or disputes are documented, investigated and resolved by them. Editors ensure that stakeholders can engage in this process in a fair and accessible manner.

Reviewers are expected to treat all manuscripts with utmost confidentiality. They are required to promptly report to the editor any irregularities or conflicts of interest that could potentially impact the objective and anonymous review process.

As the publisher, the ELTE Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education provides comprehensive support to the editors to ensure that the journal operates in strict accordance with basic ethical principles. The Ethics Committee and the Scientific and Research Ethics Committee of the Faculty actively contribute to the development of the journal’s procedures in alignment with scientific ethical standards.

In all cases, where breaches of ethical principles occur, they must be meticulously documented, and the responsible parties must be duly informed, allowing them the opportunity to express their perspectives.

Furthermore, corrective actions should be taken to rectify proven errors, and individuals who engage with unethical behavior should be appropriately cautioned against such actions.