International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Ethical Principles

EPARS 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. 


Authors submitting their work to EPASR 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

Redundant publication: Authors are expected to submit original, previously unpublished content to EPASR. 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.

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. 

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