International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Ethical Principles

Ethical Policy

International Association of Educators (INASED) is committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish.To maintain the highest standards of academic publishing, we encourage all authors to thoroughly read and understand our Ethics Policy before submitting any work. This policy clearly defines the ethical expectations for everyone involved with INASED Journals, including authors, editors, reviewers, and editorial board members. We take a firm stance against plagiarism, data manipulation, unauthorized use of materials, fabricated results, and any form of authorship misconduct.
 
INASED follows the documents "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers" of the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE). Regarding the "Core Practices" document of COPE, see. https://publicationethics.org
 
INASED expects all parties  included in the publication process (authors, readers and researchers, publisher, reviewers and editors) to hold the following ethical responsibilities.
 
Authors

Authors submitting their work to IJPE are obliged to meet the ethical principles stated below:

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the study. Authorship has been agreed prior to submission and that no one has been ‘gifted’ authorship or denied credit as an author (“ghost authorship”).

Acknowledgements: Those (institutions and financial resources) who have provided support but have not contributed to the research should be acknowledged in an Acknowledgements section.

Originality and purity of plagiarism: The submitted work should be entirely owned by the authors. If the work of other researchers is included in the manuscript, it should be cited appropriately and listed in the references. The author is obliged to check the manuscript with one of the plagiarism prevention software, Turnit-in or iThenticate, and submit the similarity report to the journal for application. Manuscripts with a similarity rate of 15% or more will not be considered. After the acceptance of the manuscripts, the journal  will check them for plagiarism prior to publication. If plagiarism is detected, the author will be instructed to revise the manuscript. Every accepted paper will be scanned by Turnitin® to prevent plagiarism. 

Ethics committee permission and approval: Authors are expected to describe in their manuscripts ethical approval from an appropriate committee and how consent was obtained from participants when research involves human participants. Authors are required to submit the ethical approval form of their study into the journal submission system

Vulnerable Participants: In cases where research involves potentially vulnerable groups, every effort should be made to secure freely given informed consent that participants have actively provided. Every effort should be made to ensure that they have the time and opportunity to access support in their decision-making, for example by discussing their choice with a trusted adult or relative. Passive assent, including group assent (with consent given by a gatekeeper) should be avoided wherever possible, and every effort should be made to develop methods of seeking consent that are appropriate to the groups studied, using expert advice, support and training where necessary. Vulnerability should be considered on a case-by-case basis; many groups or individuals not traditionally considered as vulnerable could be exposed to issues as a result of participating in research that make them vulnerable.

Redundant publication: Authors are expected to submit original, previously unpublished content to IJPE. It is unacceptable to submit the work for a review to another journal at the same time.

Salami publication or salami slicing: Authors should not present the results of a research as separate publications in academic appointments and promotions by disaggregating and disseminating the results of the research in an inappropriate manner and disrupting the integrity of the research.

Data access and retention: Authors are required to submit the raw data of their research when requested by the editors and referees, and keep this data after publication.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published article, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Conflicts of Interest: A potential conflict of interest may arise from financial relationships, personal relationships or competition, academic competition, or differences in ideologies or beliefs. They can be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. Authors are requested to disclose interests that are directly or indirectly related to the work submitted for publication.  As an author,  you will have to submit a statement ensuring that:

1. Any financial support you receive (fund, donation, sponsorship) is approved.

2. A commercial or financial relationship with potential for a conflict of interest is described in the cover letter.

3. You have not signed an agreement with your sponsor that will make the results of your research biased in any way.

4. There is no conflict of interest between the authors of the article.

If you think there is any potential conflict of interest, please describe it in the cover file.

For example;

Disclosure statement: The authors whose names are listed below declared the following details of affiliation or involvement in an organization or entity with a financial or non-financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.

If there is no disclosure of any conflict of interest, we will publish the following statement: "No potential conflict of interest was declared by the authors".

Authors are responsible for correctness of the statements provided in the manuscript. The Managing Editor reserves the right to reject submissions that do not meet the guidelines described in this section.

Editors

Editors are responsible for each paper published in IJPE. In this respect, the editors should

  • Read and understand COPE guidelines as well as INASED's ethics policy, and follow them during all editorial processes.
  • Protect the reputation of the journal and published work by only publishing content of the highest quality and relevance in a timely and responsible manner.
  • Carry out thorough, objective and confidential peer review for original article submissions that pass the initial quality check and editorial assessment, in adherence with COPE guidelines and INASED Journals' ethics policy.
  • Provide a transparent review and publication process as far as is possible, with full respect and care paid to the author(s).
  • Provide advice and give reasonable explanation and updates to authors during the submissions process and once a decision has been made.
  • Allow authors the right to appeal any editorial decision.
  • Only accept papers based on the original merit, quality and relevance of their content.
  • Support authors in queries concerning the originality of their submissions and request the support of INASED if necessary.
  • Advise the publisher of any third party material which has been included for which they do not believe sufficient permission has been cleared.
  • Be ready and prepared to publish corrections, corrigenda, errata when necessary, as well as retract articles that (the editor and INASED) deem unethical, misleading or damaging.
  • Remain in good communication with both the publisher and the author(s).

Reviewers

The review process is carried out on the principle of double blind review. Reviewers do not contact the authors directly, and the reviews are conveyed through the journal management system. INASED expects reviewers to hold the following ethical responsibilities:

Reviewers should

  • agree to review only in their subject of expertise.
  • review in an unbiased and confidential manner.
  • inform the editor of the journal if they think that they encounter conflict of interests and decline to review the manuscript during the review process.
  • dispose of reviewed manuscripts securely and confidentially in accordance with journal policy after the review process. Access to final versions is restricted until publication.
  • review the manuscript objectively and only in terms of its content and ensure that nationality, gender, religious and political beliefs, and economic apprehension do not influence the review.
  • review the manuscript in a constructive and kind tone, avoid making personal comments including hostility, slander and insult.
  • review the manuscript they have agreed to review on time and in accordance with the ethical rules stated above.

Editorial Board Members

The Board members should

  • read and understand COPE guidelines as well as INASED's ethics policy, and follow them during all editorial processes.
  • promote fairness and equality and oppose discrimination
  • promote the transparency of and respect for the academic record
  • respect the confidentiality of others
  • be transparent about real or apparent competing interests

Publisher

International Association of Educators (INASED) is committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish.To maintain the highest standards of academic publishing, INASED will

  • Protect the reputation of our journal and published work by only publishing content of the highest quality and relevance in a timely and responsible manner.
  • Provide detailed information concerning both our understanding of publication ethics and our implementation of the same. Emphasise a desire for prevention, not eventual detection, of ethical misconduct.
  • Keep our editorial offices, publishing staff and society partners up-to-date with the ethical guidelines and policies.
  • When necessary, request proof of originality/accuracy from the corresponding author of any work submitted to any of our journals.
  • Use plagiarism detection software when necessary for any submission at any stage of the submissions and publication process.
  • Provide a transparent submissions and publication process, with full respect and care paid to the author. This includes detailed and dedicated instructions to authors for the journal, outlining referencing style, accepted article types and submission processes.
  • Investigate thoroughly any suggestion of ethical misconduct detected during any stage of the submissions process. This can include, but is not restricted to, the following: plagiarism, redundant publication, fabrication or misuse of data and authorial disputes.
  • When necessary, retract articles that we deem to be unethical, misleading or damaging.
  • When necessary, publish errata, corrigenda and retractions in a timely and responsible fashion, detailing the decision online in an open access format and publishing in print as soon as possible.
  • Remain in good communication with editors, authors, reviewers and academic partners.

Identification of Ethical Misconduct: If you encounter any suspected unethical act or content related to our publication or the academic field covered by this journal, please notify us by email at secretary@inased.org

Removal of Published Content: In exceptional circumstances, INASED reserves the right to remove an article, chapter, book or other content from INASED’s online platforms. Such action may be taken when (a) INASED has been advised that content is defamatory, infringes a third party’s intellectual property right, right to privacy, or other legal right, or is otherwise unlawful; (b) a court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring removal of such content; (c) content, if acted upon, would pose an immediate and serious risk to health. Removal may be temporary or permanent. Bibliographic metadata will be retained, and will be accompanied by a statement explaining why the content has been removed. 


2.926 times read.