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Statement on Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

In order to warrant high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas`, all parties involved in the act of publishing an article for this journal, i.e.: the editors, the author, the peer-reviewers and the publisher must follow the ethical behavior indicated in the COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, as followed


Editorial responsibilities:

  • BSE is a peer-review journal for the empirical research of special education including topics of individuals with disabilities and those with giftedness or talent, in order to enhance the quality of special education through grass-root research in Chinese communities and to promote evidence-based practice in special education by publishing good research.
  • All manuscripts are double-blind reviewed during a process in which both the reviewer and the reviewed are anonymous. The editorial committee members are charged with the responsibility of keeping the information of the author and the reviewer secret.
  • The Editor reserves the right to make editorial changes in accepted articles to make the article suitable for publication. The final review result must be approved by the editorial committee before actual publication.
  • If necessary, the executive editor is responsible for contacting the author regarding revisions of the paper.
  • If a member of the editorial board is the contributor, the board member should avoid performing any review tasks related to the manuscript.
  • If the editor-in-chief or executive editor is the contributor, the reviewers are selected by another party.


Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers:

  • The BSE invite the reviewers to conduct strict reviews on the academic originality, accuracy, and value of the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should point out whether the reference cited comprehensively, reliably, and properly, see as the Review Comment Table (Form).
  • Special considerations are given to the relationship between the reviewers and the author (dissertation or thesis supervisor, family relation, partners, or other forms of relationships or interested parties), to avoid unsuitable reviewers.
  • All manuscripts are reviewed with a double-blind review procedure,both the reviewer and the reviewed are anonymous during a process.  The reviewers are expected to keep the information of the author and review secret.



  • Authors should guarantee that any part of the papers submitted has not been published or is not being reviewed concurrently by another journal.
  • All manuscripts submitted are expected to follow the Guide for Submission.
  • If the thesis is coauthored by more than two authors, all of the authors must signthis consent form for the submission.
  • The author is responsible to ensure that the manuscript conforms to regulations in the Copyright Act. If information including text, figures and tables, or images from others is cited, written permission or guidelines governing proper academic use must be first acquired or fulfilled.The responsibility lies with the author. If plagiarism regarding writings of oneself or others is involved, this publication will refuse to publish manuscript.
  • Manuscripts requested to be revised by the reviewer and the editorial committee must be revised within the allotted period by the author and re-uploaded.


Publishing ethics issues:

  • Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Taiwan Normal University provide the major financial support to BSE, there is no reason for any business purposes for publication.
  • To respect the rights of this publication, aside from situations in which authors wish to include their articles in a book for publication, if others seek to reprint, republish, translate, or reproduce manuscripts accepted and published by this publication, they must ask for permission in writing from this publication.
  • To avoid resource waste, if any manuscript still in the initial reviewstage or accepted after review is requested to be withdrawn, this publication will not accept manuscript submissions from the same author within one year.
  • If a submitted or published manuscript is plagiarized,fabricated, and falsified, theBSE has the right to reject manuscripts submitted by the author for 1 to 5 years, depending on the severity of the situation.
  • The BSE board will do justice and process the report professionally and confidentially as soon as any unethical practice is reported.  At the same time, to protect the good-intention reporter is high priority.






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