Journal Policies

Open Access Policy

As an open access journal, we provide immediate open access to our content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. As such, users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 Copyright Notice

The journal's content is archived using the CLOCKSS and OLRC (Ontario Library Research Cloud).

Ethics Statement

At the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP), we seek to adhere to the principles articulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, all documents (e.g., manuscripts, archival materials, and supporting files) to be published in IJSaP must comply not only with the letter, but the spirit, of COPE. To that end, we supply below a non-exhaustive list of ethical concerns for your consideration when submitting to IJSaP.

Types of Research Violations and Misconduct of Publication Ethics

We consider the following non-exhaustive list to be types of violations and misconduct of publication ethics:

  • Breaches of Duty of Care
  • Censorship
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Discriminatory and Harassing Research Practice and Language
  • Fabrication
  • Failure to Acknowledge Sources
  • Failure to Meet Legal and Professional Obligations
  • Falsification
  • Malicious Use of Logical Fallacies; or Inflammatory Practices and Language
  • Misrepresentation of Qualifications and/or Experience
  • Multiple Manuscript Submissions
  • Plagiarism
  • Pseudonyms
  • Segmented/Redundant Publication
  • Undisclosed Errors in Published Works
  • Undisclosed Research Misconduct and/or Publication Ethics Violations in Published Work
  • Misrepresentation of Authorship

In defining these forms of violations and misconduct, please refer to Brill’s Publications Ethics.

Reporting Cases of Research Violations and Misconduct of Publication Ethics

In cases of suspected or verified research violations and/or misconduct, please notify either the Senior Editor or Editorial Manager at; this email is regularly monitored, and a response will be forthcoming in a timely manner. At all times, the confidentiality of your communications will be respected by IJSaP.

Our process for handling suspected or verified research violations and/or misconduct is as follows:

  • IJSaP discovers or is notified of violation(s)/misconduct.
  • IJSaP consults COPE resources for guidance and seeks input from relevant Editorial Board members.
  • IJSaP addresses the violation or misconduct by modifying or removing the text/document in dispute after engaging in consultation with the affected parties.

COPE Resources

Please find below some COPE resources and or flowcharts which might assist you in ensuring your compliance with COPE standards: