Duties of Editors

1) The editor is solely responsible for decision making which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published, regarding the ่journal policy and conditions, the academic strength of the work, and its importance to researchers and readers. 

2) The editor shall ensure that the peer-review process is fair, unbiased, and timely, and shall select potential reviewers who have suitable expertise in education and the relevant field.

3) For a fair play, the editor should evaluate all submitted manuscripts, via the journal’s standard electronic submission system, for their intellectual content without regard to other factors (i.e. race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors).

4) The editor must not attempt to influence the journal’s ranking by artificially increasing any journal metric, e.g. requiring specific references, products, or services to be included.

5) The editor must protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers.

6)  To declare the competing interests, the editor must not be involved in decisions about manuscripts which s/he has written him/herself or have been written by family members or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. 

7) The editor should work to safeguard the integrity of the published record by reviewing and assessing reported or suspected misconduct (research, publication, reviewer and editorial), in conjunction with the publisher (or society)

 

Duties of Reviewers

1) Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

2) Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the authors directly without permission from the editor. In addition, privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

3) A reviewer should be alert to potential ethical issues in the paper and should bring these to the attention of the editor, i.e. any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge.

4) Reviewers should avoid any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper and should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

 

Duties of Authors

1) Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.

2) The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

3) Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.

4) An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication, and concurrently submit the same manuscript to more than one journal. 

5) Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

6) All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

7) When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

8) Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

9) Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.

10) Authors should not introduce a specific feature within an original image and should comply with any specific policy for graphical images applied by the relevant journal, e.g. providing the original images as supplementary material with the article.