The conference Efficiency and Responsibility in Education (ERIE) is committed to the highest ethics standards. All authors, reviewers, and editors are required to follow the following ethical principles. In case of any doubts do not hesitate to contact the editors of the ERIE conference (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The editors (co-editors) have the following responsibilities:
- The editor(s) clearly identify contributions that are fully with the scope and aim of the ERIE conference. The editor(s) should treat all contributions fairly without any favour of prejudice. The editor(s) only authorise for review and publication content of the highest quality.
- The editor(s) should recuse himself or herself from processing any contribution if the editor(s) have any conflict of interest with any of the authors or institutions related to the manuscripts.
- The editor(s) should provide advice to the author(s) during the submission process when necessary.
- The editor(s) should be transparent with regards to the review and publication process with an appropriate care that individuals will not be identified when it is inappropriate to so do.
- The editor(s) should not use any parts or data of the submitted contribution for his or her own future research as the submitted contribution is not published yet.
- The editor(s) should respond immediately and take reasonable action when ethical problems occur concerning a submitted or a published contribution. The editor(s) should immediately contact and consult these issues with the author(s).
The author(s) have the following responsibilities:
- The author(s) ensure that submitted contribution is original, prepared to a high scholarly standard and fully referenced using the prescribed referencing convention. Therefore, the author(s) should carefully read the instructions for authors published on the website of the ERIE conference.
- The author(s) should not submit similar contributions (or contributions essentially describing the same subject matter) to multiple conferences or journals. Furthermore, the author(s) should not submit any contribution previously published anywhere to the conferences or journals for consideration.
- The author(s) are represented accurately and other appropriate acknowledgements are clearly stated including sources of funding if any.
- The author(s) state the source of all data used in the submitted contribution and how the data was acquired. Moreover, the author(s) should clarify that all the data has been acquired following ethical research standards.
- The author(s) recognise that the editors of the ERIE conference have the final decision to publish the submitted, reviewed and accepted contribution.
- The author(s) should immediately inform the editor(s) of any obvious error(s) in his or her accepted contribution. The author(s) should cooperate with the editor(s) in retraction or correction of the contribution.
The reviewers have the following responsibilities:
- The reviewer(s) who feel unqualified to review the assigned contribution or if the reviewer(s) feel that cannot meet the deadline for completion of the review should immediately notify the editor(s).
- The reviewer(s) should inform the editor(s) if there is any possible conflict of interest related to the assigned contribution. Specifically, the reviewer(s) should avoid reviewing any contribution authored or co-authored by a person with whom the reviewer(s) has an obvious personal or academic relationship.
- The reviewer(s) should treat the contribution in a confidential manner. Read the contribution with appropriate care and attention and use his or her best efforts to be constructively critical. The contribution should not be discussed with others except those authorized by the editor(s).
- The reviewer(s) should agree to review a reasonable number of contributions.
- The reviewer(s) should not use any parts or data of the reviewed contribution for his or her own future research as the reviewing contribution is not published yet.
- The reviewer(s) should immediately notify the editor(s) of any similarities between the reviewing contribution and another manuscript either published or under consideration by another conference or journal.
Any report of possible ethics conflicts is a major issue for the ERIE conference. All ethics conflicts reported by reviewer(s), editor(s), co-editor(s) or reader(s) will be immediately investigated by the editors of the ERIE conference. If misconduct has been committed the published contribution will be withdrawn. In addition, the author(s) may be excluded from having any future contribution reviewed by the ERIE conference.