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Philosophy of Education Ethics Statement


It is the responsibility of the individuals who have conducted the work on essays to determine who should be listed as authors and author order. Authors of articles should normally meet all of the following criteria: 

  1. Made a significant contribution to the work, whether in conception, design, execution, gathering data, analysis, or interpretation 

  2. Have written or substantially revised or critically reviewed the essay 

  3. Have agreed on submitting the article to Philosophy of Education 

  4. Reviewed and agreed on the version of the essay for submission, in revision, and for the final version for publication, including any changes made at the proofing stage. 

  5. Agree to take responsibility and be accountable for the contents of the essay and share responsibility to resolve any questions raised about the accuracy or integrity of the work. 

The journal editor(s) will not decide on order of authorship and cannot arbitrate authorship disputes. Where unresolved disputes between authors arise, the institution(s) where the work was performed will be asked to investigate. 

Authors and co-authors should list all relevant affiliations to attribute where their research was approved, supported, and/or conducted. For authors who have moved to a different institution before their essays are published, they should list the affiliation where the work was conducted. 


Post-publication corrections and retractions 

An article may be corrected after publication upon careful consideration by the Editor(s) in consultation with the Editorial Board. In general, such changes will be conducted following  policy advice from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Any such changes may be accompanied with a post-publication notice linked to the original article. This can be in the form of a Correction notice, an Expression of Concern, a Retraction, or a Removal.  


Conflicts of interest (authors) 

All authors should declare any competing interests relevant to their essays. Conflicts of interest can occur where an author (or their employer, sponsors, or family or friends) have a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations or people working with them which could influence research interpretations or results. Such conflicts can be financial or non-financial in nature. To ensure transparency, authors should declare any associations which could be perceived by others as conflicts of interest. 


Conflicts of interest (editors)  

Philosophy of Education follows Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on appeals to editorial decisions and any complaints about editorial management of peer review and of the journal generally. 


Third party material 

Authors should obtain written permission to include material in articles owned and held in copyright by a third party. This includes proprietary text, illustrations, tables, or other materials, including data, film stills, screenshots, musical notations, or any supplements. 



Academic misconduct and peer review 

Essays published in Philosophy of Education undergo thorough peer review. A minimum of two independent reviewers are normally required for every essay. The journal also takes the issue of plagiarism very seriously. Please see the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) statement on plagiarism for more information. This applies to data, images, words or ideas taken from any materials in electronic or print formats without attribution. The use of any such material should be properly acknowledged in all instances.  


Research involving human data  

All research published in Philosophy of Education must be conducted according to international and local guidelines ensuring ethically conducted research. Research studies on humans (individuals, samples, or data) should be performed in accordance with the principles stated in the Declaration of Helsinki. Prior to starting the research, ethical approval must be obtained for all protocols from local institutional review boards (IRB) or other appropriate committees to confirm the study meets national and international guidelines for research on humans. In essays which include human data, a statement to confirm ethical approval should be included with the manuscript, including the name of the ethics committee and reference numbers where available. In accordance with the principles outlined in the Nuremberg Code, the Belmont Report, and the American Anthropological Association, informed consent must be voluntarily obtained from participants who are fully informed of the study including any of the benefits and risks involved.  

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