Copyright Guidelines and Ethics

Ethics and Copyright Statement

            The views expressed in this journal do not reflect those of the Editorial Staff or SABTON. The proper standards of scholarship, including the obtained approval from review boards and informed consent from research study participants, have been guaranteed by the author’s accountability.

    1. Editorial Board Responsibilities

The SABTON Editorial Board is responsible for the review and publication of manuscripts submitted to the journal.  A double-blind review process is adopted by the journal to ensure the credibility of the paper. In its process, the author and referee do not know each other's identities.  The views presented by an author in a published article do not necessarily reflect the views of the members of the Editorial Board.   SABTON does not charge editorial or processing fees.

      1. Editor-in-Chief Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) is accountable for the editorial content and direction of the SABTON Journal which includes the overall theme of each issue and peer reviewers’ assignment. A reviewed decision is based on academic merit, relevant to the theme issued adherence to the standard guidelines of SABTON Journal. They decide on the final submitted manuscript to be published and affirmed by the Editorial Board.

In upholding the commitment of inclusiveness, the Editor-in-Chief is open to submission of papers from all educational stakeholders regardless of their sexual orientation/identification, race, ethnicity, religion, and political affiliation.

        1. Associate Editor Responsibilities

The Associate Editor initially accepts the reviewed paper submitted by the Managing Editor and further scrutinizes the manuscript if it follows legal provisions on copyright, libel, and originality.

        1. Managing Editor Responsibilities

The Managing Editor receives and conducts the initial review of the paper. They reserve the right to reject a manuscript submitted or advise revision of the paper to the author once it fails to meet the standards set forth by SABTON.

      1. Referee Responsibilities

A referee is selected by the Editorial based on her academic expertise and assists in deciding whether to accept, reject or revise-resubmit a manuscript providing objective and expert advice on the academic merits of a paper. A referee shall ensure the confidentiality of the review process and assessment of the manuscript should only be based on the academic merits of a manuscript and it must not be influenced by race, sexual orientation, religious and political affiliation of the author.

      1. Author Responsibilities

The author secures a manuscript for blind review and makes sure that he has not violated legal provisions on copyright, libel, and originality. He should be held responsible for the proper citations of sources used and attach other related consent documents for further verification related in conducting human experiments. A manuscript is submitted to SABTON for review and vice versa by another journal or platform. In full responsibility, he must inform the Editorial Board if the paper is considered elsewhere and liable in addressing concerns during the review of the manuscript.

Duplicate of Publication

            The SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal will require the author/s to submit a certificate of originality of the paper. The said document certifies the authenticity of the manuscript submitted. Non-compliance of the said certification, the SABTON Editorial Board will be responsible for the rejection of the paper.


Copyright Permissions

The SABTON: Multidisciplinary Research Journal claims the right to ownership of the journal paper once published. A Transfer of Copyright Agreement from the author to SABTON will be made for its inclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the published paper. A copy of the said agreement will be furnished to both parties.


            In the paper review process, SABTON Journal uses Turnitin Software as the plagiarism software application in screening submitted manuscripts to ensure originality. Plagiarism is suspected when the percentage of similarity is higher than 15%. In cases where reviewed papers reach said index, the EIC will be informed for further action.