Publication Ethics

Duties of Editors

  • Editors who have a significant conflict of interest connected with a paper will declare it to the other editors and will avoid participating in the decision process.
  • Editors may submit papers to the journal, but only as co-authors. If they do so, then all information about the processing of those papers will be hidden from their view and they will have no part in the decision process.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Reviewers asked for quick opinions are expected to be objective and to provide them promptly. Should they have a conflict of interest, or should they lack the expertise to make a judgment with confidence, they should make this clear to the editors and should decline to review the paper.
  • Reviewers are expected to keep confidential the information that the paper has been submitted to EPAA/AAPE, except that if the paper is rejected and the reviewer receives it again to evaluate for another journal, then the information that the paper has been rejected by EPAA/AAPE may be shared (confidentially) with the editorial board of the other journal.
  • Is not reasonable to expect a reviewer to check the correctness of a paper down to the last detail. Thus, publication in EPAA/AAPE should not be considered an absolute guarantee of correctness, just as in practice it is not a guarantee for any other journal. Readers who discover important errors in EPAA/AAPE papers are strongly encouraged to report them to the journal: if we are made aware of an error, we will work with the authors to correct the error and republish the corrected version of the article.

Duties of Authors

  • Authors should submit original work only. Any results that are not due to the authors should be clearly cited. Copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another paper (e.g., single text excerpts more than 400 words or a series of text excerpts more than 800 words, more than three tables or figures) without attribution is unacceptable, as is any other form of plagiarism. (see Sections 1.16 and 12.17 in the Publication Manual of the APA 7th ed. for more details).
  • No paper should be submitted to EPAA/AAPE that is already published elsewhere or is being considered for publication by another journal.
  • Authors who discover important errors in their articles, whether published or under consideration for publication, should notify the journal (editor or managing editor) promptly.

Duties of the Publisher

  • EPAA/AAPE is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility to EPAA/AAPE publications. The publisher is responsible for upholding the ethical performance of duties for editors, reviewers, and authors. EPAA/AAPE is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)