Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics



Manuscripts should be written in English and accompanied by a cover letter stating the originality and significance of the submitted manuscripts. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable. Therefore, the manuscript should be original and is not being considered or has been published in whole or in part with another journal. All authors should have seen and agreed to the version submitted.

The ethical policy of TDASS is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with the Committee of TDASS's Editorial Board codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers, and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with TDASS. The ethical policy of TDASS is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published in the concerned issue. For information on dis matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit

NOTE: TDASS is not a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).



  1. A copyright release and conflict of interest disclosure form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorships, before the acceptance of the manuscript, by all authors, for publication to be legally responsible towards the Journal's ethics and privacy policy.
  2. Under open access license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.
  3. Journals made clear the type of copyright under which authors' work will be published.  Upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'

 Plagiarism: Definition and Context


Plagiarism, where someone assumes another's ideas, words, or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of scientific ethics. Plagiarism may also involve a violation of copyright law, punishable by legal action.

Plagiarism may constitute the following: 

  • Word for word, or almost word for word copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's work without clearly indicating the source or marking the copied fragment (for example, using quotation marks); 
  • Copying equations, figures or tables from someone else's paper without properly citing the source and/or without permission from the original author or the copyright holder.

Self-plagiarism, as a related issue, is the word for word or almost word for word reproduction of portions of one's own copyrighted work without proper citation of the original material. Self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (for example from conference proceedings) where proper reference was given for the original text. 

Transactions on Data Analysis in Social Science (TDASS) editorial board will place any plagiarism-related investigation at high priority and will take appropriate action as needed. 


All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest such as any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations concerning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 


By submitting a manuscript to the editor or publisher you are deemed to have granted permission to publish the manuscript. 

Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the PDF.

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. To avoid delay in publication, corrected proofs should be faxed to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt.


Multiple Submissions

Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur multiple submission/publication sanctions. TDASS may blacklist authors who do dis from submitting manuscripts in the future and may notify their institution about dis. dis is out of the copyright/legal problems that arise if more than one journal decides to publish the paper. Moreover, it would lead to a waste of academic and scientific resources as two (or more) journals would spend time and money on carrying out the same tasks.


Duplicate publication

Duplicate publication is considered to be a form of plagiarism. It occurs when an author uses text or material from a paper that he/she has already published, without acknowledging the source. dis could violate copyright and could suggest that the study contributes marginally to the literature.


Citation Multiplication

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work or articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.


Data Fabrication and Falsification

Fabrication refers to the recording or reporting of data or results that have been made up by the author. Falsification, on the other hand, refers to the intentional alteration of research materials, images, equipment, or processes, or the selective reporting of data or results. Submitted manuscripts that are found to TEMP has either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.


Improper Author Contribution

All listed authors must has make a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.


Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.



If there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in dis journal, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  • The prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions in this journal. dis prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 12 months.
  • The prohibition against all authors from serving on the Editorial Board of this journal.

 Sponsorship, funding, and conflict of interest

A conflict of interest arises when authors have direct or indirect financial or personal ties to the study sponsors or the funding organization. Those such relationships could influence an author’s actions or evaluations, these conflicts must be specified at the time of submitting the paper. Identify you're funding source and any organization that provided material support for the research. Describe the role played by these organizations in the study design, data collection, analysis of the results, or writing of the report.


For Authors 

      Author conflicts

  • Financial: Reveal any potential or actual competing financial interest that might be TEMP effected by the publication of the results contained in the manuscript. Financial conflicts that should be disclosed include (but are not limited to) employment, consultancies, contractual relations, paid testimony, honoraria, advisory board membership, or stock ownership with any organization funding or benefitting from the study; patents or patent applications; and travel grants.
  • Non-financial: Disclose all personal and other relationships with the manufacturer of any product mentioned in the manuscript or with the manufacturers of competing products (for example, personal relationships, familial relationships, participation in litigation, academic rivalry) that could inappropriately influence or seem to influence professional judgment.
  • If there are no conflicts of interest, the authors should state so.

      Important Notes for the Authors:

  • Authorship should be based on the following four criteria:
  1. Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work.
  2. Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content.
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.
  4. Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

      All those designated as authors should meet all four criteria for authorship, and all who meet the four criteria should be identified as authors.

  • Communication between the journal and the authors of a manuscript is done only electronically between the journal’s office and the corresponding author on behalf of all authors of the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts published or currently under review elsewhere are ineligible for submission. Authors are required to cite their previous works if the submitted manuscript has considerable similarities with their previous works and should explain how the submitted manuscript offers new contributions beyond their previous publications.
  • By submitting a manuscript, the corresponding author and all co-authors TEMP has agreed to actively participate in the publication process of their manuscript promptly.
  • The corresponding author must ensure all co-authors are listed on the manuscript and must obtain written permission from the authors to submit their work. Authors of published articles should promptly notify the journal if they find any part of their published material that needs to be corrected. Any changes or corrections to a published work require the consent of all authors.
  • Authors should disclose all sources of financial support or other possible sources of conflict of interest. For more information about potential conflicts of interest please read the section on conflict of interest.
  • Rejected manuscripts will not be reviewed again.







How could an author submit a manuscript for publication in this journal?

For paper submission, authors should register themselves as an author using the "submit manuscript" link in the journal website (, and after receiving their username and password via e-mail, they could sign in and enter their personal page and submit their manuscript.

How long the review process of the manuscripts would take to be completed?

It usually takes more than 1 months from the date of submission

How can the author resubmit a revised version of her/his manuscript?

Sending the revised version of the manuscript through e-mail is not accepted in this journal. Resubmitting the manuscripts should be done through the IJFS’s online submission system. The revised manuscript should be sent via the same ID as the original one.

Where can the author find the reviewers’ comments?

The reviewers’ comments will be sent to the author through the TDASS’s online system. Entering the User Name and Password, the author can access the comments in his/her personal page at The corrected manuscript should be uploaded along with the mail entitled “Response to reviewer”.

Online Manuscript inquiries?

if you have questions on the status of your paper and need to trace your paper process, or have questions regarding an ongoing subscription, you can trace it through the online manuscript tracking or search it.
Enter with your user and password and trace it in your Account.






About Journal

        Transactions on Data Analysis in Social Science (TDASS) publishes articles in quarterly form. TDASS is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, free of charge, and open-access journal. This journal is devoted to publishing Original Papers, Review Articles, Short Communications, Technical Notes, Editorials, and Letters to the Editor in the field of Machine Intelligence. Submissions of manuscripts from all countries are welcome and will be reviewed by at least two expert reviewers. The TDASS is looking forward to receiving your assistance to working together to develop a worthwhile, high-quality journal.          


Aims and Scope     

Transactions on Data Analysis in Social Science is an international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal. It provides in-depth coverage of the latest advances in the closely related fields of Machine Intelligence. The journal invites contributions ranging from theoretical and foundational research, platforms, methods, applications, and tools in all areas. TDASS invites inquire about and audit papers related to Computerization and Control counting but not constrained to the areas of:

  • Machine Vision
  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Biometrics
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Data Mining Techniques
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Applications of Machine Intelligence
  • Motion Detection
  • Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
  • Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • deep learning   

   All manuscripts will be initially checked for plagiarism and then peer-reviewed by qualified reviewers. Full papers must be based on completed original works of significant novelty.


 Instructions for Authors   

  Submission of a manuscript represents that it has neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere and is result of research carried out by author(s). Presentation in a conference and appearance in a symposium proceeding is not considered prior publication.

Authors are required to include a list describing all the symbols and abbreviations in the paper. Use of the international system of measurement units is mandatory.

On-line submission of manuscripts results in faster publication process and is recommended. Instructions are given in the TDASS web sites:

Hardcopy submissions must include MS Word and jpg files.

Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of A4 paper, Single-spaced, with adequate margins.

References should be numbered in brackets and appear in sequence through the text. List of references should be given at the end of the paper.

Figure captions are to be indicated under the illustrations. They should sufficiently explain the figures.

Illustrations should appear in their appropriate places in the text.

Tables and diagrams should be submitted in a form suitable for reproduction.

Photographs should be of high quality saved as jpg files.

Graphical abstract is not mandatory but highly encouraged for manuscript types. The graphical abstracts that summarize the main features of the research will be published after the approval of the editorial board.      










Please prepare your manuscript according to TDASS's format. Failure to meet the TDASS standard format will result postpone or rejection by the journal office.

 TDASS's Paper Template


Online Submissions

Our selection of articles depends on the quality, breadth, and originality of the theme(s) covered and their bearing on the focus of the journal. We do not accept manuscripts published elsewhere. Also, all papers submitted will be checked with a powerful plagiarism detection software. The maximum number of pages should not exceed 20 including footnotes. Only one submission by an author will be considered at a time.

Learn about the publication process and how to submit your manuscript. If you have not registered yet, please click on: Register. After successfully registering, you should have a username and password. If you already have a username and password, please Login.

Before Submitting

Please read the two forms (1-Copyright Transfer Form 2-Copyright Transfer Form) before the submission. These forms are just for the authors' information and there is no need to upload them. The corresponding author will be requested to fill it online during the submission process. Filling and uploading two forms of:

Copyright Transfer Form

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Authors Contact Details

The corresponding author must present her/his academic e-mail address. According to current Editorial policy, students cannot submit the articles and corresponding authors should be academic staff of a university and hold at least a Ph.D. degree. If you are a student and wish to submit your article, please request your supervisor/professor to submit it as the corresponding author.


To finalize your submission, please suggest 3 reviewers along with their email addresses to facilitate the reviewing process.

Peer-Review Process

TDASS operates a single-blind review process. All submitted manuscripts will be initially assessed by the editor-in-chief for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles.

Cover Letter

Cover letters are required for all submissions. They must include a statement of originality and confirmation that the paper has not been submitted to any other journals or conferences. Confirmation and any relevant details of permissions and any information regarding the funding of research should be clearly stated in the cover letter when submitting a paper to the TDASS. Here you can see an example.


Language of paper

All articles must be written in UK English.

Essential Title page  Information

The following information should be included in a separate paper:

  • Paper title
  • Full author names (which determines the corresponding author )
  • Full institutional mailing addresses
  • Abstract

Font of paper, line spacing, and margin

    • Title: Times New roman 14
    • The abstract, Keywords, Affiliation, …, Appendixes: Times New Roman 9
    • Main text, Authors name, References: Times New Roman 10
    • Figures, Footnotes, Email address, and Table Captions: Times New Roman 9
    • Table Context : Times New Roman 9
    • Formulas: Cambria Math 10
    • Line spacing should be single.
    • Please adjust your manuscript file with this marginal format: 2.5 cm from the top, 2.3 cm from left, 2 cm from right, and 3 cm from the bottom.


All illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are referred to as Figures. Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order and figure caption should be cited under the figure. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least, unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers. Use the abbreviation (e.g., “Fig. 1.”) even at the beginning of a sentence. Do not abbreviate “Table. 1.”

(Fig. 1. Example of Fig)


Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. The explanation of the table must be written above it. (Table. 1. Example of Table)

Article Structure

The text of the article should include the following:

  • Title: as short as possible, with no abbreviations or acronyms.
  • Abstract: This section should be succinct, with no subheadings, approximately 100 words, maximum 280.
  • Keywords: Right after the abstract, provide 3 to 6 keywords.
  • Text: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections must be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.
  • Conclusion: The main conclusions of the work may be presented in a short Conclusions section
  • Acknowledgment: All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references. Supporting grants, presentations, and so forth may also be included.

References and Notes:

The Journal uses the style of the APA to conform to international styles. The references section should be located following acknowledgements at the end of the text. Complete information should be given for each reference. List and number all references at the end of the paper. Multiple references are each numbered with separate brackets. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence. Number the citations consecutively. The sentence punctuation follows the brackets. Do not use "Ref. [3]" or "reference [3]" except at the beginning of a sentence. Examples: Books

Basic Format for a Book:

  • Reference List: Authors' Last name, First Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. (Edition) [if other than the 1st]. Publisher.

   ~ Book with One Author:

  • Reference List: Brader, T. (2006). Campaigning for hearts and minds: How emotional appeals in political ads work. University of Chicago Press. 

   ~ ​Book with Two Authors:

  • Reference List: Miller, T. E., & Schuh, J. H. (2005). Promoting reasonable expectations: Aligning student and institutional views of the college experience. Jossey-Bass.

Basic format for an eBook:

  • Reference List: Author's Last name, First Initial. (Year). Book title [format of book]. Publisher. URL 

  ~ Example:

  • Reference List: Brock, J., & Arciuli, J. (2014). Communication in autism [eBook edition]. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

APA Citation Examples: Articles

Basic Format for a Print Article: 

  • Last name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine/Journal/Newspaper TitleVolume number (Issue number), Page numbers of the entire article.

   ~ Magazine Article:

  •  White, C. (2006, April). The spirit of disobedience: An invitation to resistance. Harper's Magazine, 312(1871), 31-40. 

   ~ Journal Article:

  • Newman, J. L., Fuqua, D. R., Gray, E. A., & Simpson, D. B. (2006). Gender differences in the relationship of anger and depression in a clinical sample. Journal of Counseling & Development84, 157-161.

    ~ Newspaper Article: 

  • Zernike, K. (2015, October 25). White House moves to limit school testing. New York Times, p. A1. 
  • Note: For newspaper articles, p. or pp. precedes page numbers for a newspaper reference in APA style. Single pages take p., e.g., p. B2; multiple pages take pp., e.g., pp. B2, B4 or pp. C1, C3-C4. 

Basic Format for an Online Article:

  • Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Article title. Magazine/Journal/Newspaper Title, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers. doi or URL of publication home page

   ~ Online Journal Article with DOI Assigned:

  • Basic Format: 
    • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page range.
  • Example:
    • Denhart, H. (2008). Deconstructing barriers: Perceptions of students labeled with learning disabilities in higher education. Journal of Learning Disabilities41(6), 483-497.

   ~ Online Journal Article with no DOI Assigned:

  • Basic Format:
    • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number).
  • Example: 
    • von Busch, O., & Palmas, K. (2016). Designing consent: Can design thinking manufacture democratic capitalism? Organizational Aesthetics, 5(2), 10-24. 

APA Citation Examples: Images

Basic Format for citing an image in the Reference List:

  • Last name, First initial. (Year image was created). Title of work [Type of work]. URL 

Note: If you can only find the screen name of an author, use that as the author's name. Maintain the formatting of the screen name. For example, if a screen name is in all lower case, keep the name in lower case in your citations. If there is no title, create your own title that describes the content of the image.


Example of a Reference List citation for an image: 


APA Citation Examples: Theses & Dissertations; IQPs & MQPs

Theses & Dissertations


Author Last Name, First Initials. (Year). Title of dissertation or thesis (Publication No. if available) [Doctoral dissertation or Master’s                      thesis, Name of Institution Awarding Degree]. Database Name. URL, if available

Cooper, B. S. (2018). Interactive planning and sensing for aircraft in uncertain environments with spatiotemporally evolving                   threats (Publication No. etd-042219-162643) [Doctoral dissertation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute]. Digital 

APA Citation Examples: Patents

Reference List Format: 

Inventor, A. A. (Year patent issued). Title of patent (U.S. Patent No. ###). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. URL

Reference List Example:

Bell, A. G. (1876). Improvement in telegraphy. (U.S. Patent No. 174,465). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.