Responsibilities of editors

Editors shall strive to meet the needs of readers and authors, constantly improve the journal, ensure the quality of the material they publish and protect freedom of expression.

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject or accept an article on the basis of objective academic criteria, such as originality, importance, clarity, etc.

Editors shall accept the right of authors to appeal against their decisions.

Editors have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject or accept.

Editors shall publish submission and acceptance dates for articles, description of the peer review process, and provide continuously updated
guidance to authors on everything that is expected of them, including guidance on authorship criteria.

Editors shall be reasonably certain of accepting articles.

Decisions about acceptance of articles cannot be reversed by editors without serious reasons. New editors shall not overturn decisions for publication made by previous editors without serious reasons.

Editors encourage the publication of corrections or retraction of a text in case any errors or inaccuracies have been found.

As regards reviewers and the peer review process, editors are obliged to provide peer-review guidance; require the disclosure of any reviewer’s conflict of interests; preserve the anonymity of reviewers; ensure that the material submitted to the Yearbook of the Faculty of Education remains confidential while under review. For further information concerning the responsibilities of editors in relation to reviewers see the Reviewing Procedure Flowchart.

As regards members of the editorial board, editors shall provide new editorial board members with guidelines concerning their responsibilities and keep existing members updated on new policies and developments.

Editors shall maintain the integrity of academic tone. Editors shall also prevent business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

Editors are always prepared to monitor and safeguard all issues of publishing ethics and promptly communicate with authors, reviewers and readers in cases of possible errors in the publishing of manuscripts. These are violations related to authorship complaints, plagiarism, fabrication of data, research standards violations, research result misappropriations, etc.

Editors are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.