Editorial Policy

Contents

1. General Information
2. Ethical Topics to be Considered by the Authors
3. Article Processing Charges
4. Review Policy
5. Data Access and Retention
6. Archiving


1. General Information

The Editorial policy and the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS) support combined efforts by Authors, Editors, and Reviewers to produce a responsible research publication.

All authors should be aware of the Editorial policy and the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS).

Instructions for article submission and manuscript preparation are found on the Guidelines for Authors webpage.

Journal Preschool Education: Global Trends strictly adheres to the ethics and policies of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and Publishing Ethics Resource Kit for Editors (PERK) (Elsevier).

COPE’s Flowcharts and Guidelines and Publishing Ethics Resource Kit for Editors (PERK) (Elsevier) are approached upon confronting any ethical misbehavior.

Principles of Editorial (Publishing) Activity

In its activities, the Journal adheres to the following international principles:

  • executes the requirements of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), of Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and Berlin Declaration Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities;
  • ensures editorial independence;
  • prioritizes dialogue with the authors;
  • removes conflicts of interests;
  • encourages and supports scientific honesty;
  • gives advantage to the intellectual standards and levels of materials, but not to the financial and political benefit and commercial reasoning;
  • satisfies scientific needs and interests of authors and readers;
  • conducts the ongoing improvement of Journal;
  • guarantees the quality of published articles;
  • provides “double blind” anonymity for the reviewers;
  • informs the authors of the publication rules;
  • provides freedom of expression to the authors;
  • observes intellectual property;
  • develops guidelines for peer reviewing;
  • protects confidentiality of participants in the published articles;
  • develops mechanisms of resolving the conflict of interests;
  • publishes corrections, clarifications, refutation and apologies (if necessary);
  • provides the right to appeal the editorial decision;
  • ensures the highest standards of academic discourse in the published articles.

Functions of International Scientific and Editorial Board:

  1. Consultative: providing when it is necessary special consultations by the Editorial members and Reviewers on some new, less studied and discussive problematic aspects of preschool education, preschool psychology, preschool pedagogical psychology, psycholinguistics of preschool development.
  2. Research and Development: contributing to the journal developing and realization of international scientific cooperation, search for new forms and methods of journal functioning, improvement of its Editorial policy.
  3. Expert: providing peer reviewing, expertise (if needed) in reviewing, evaluation of journal quality.
  4. Advisory: participation in the publishing process, decision making on articles, etc.

Co-Operating with Authors

In co-operating with the Аuthors the Editorial Board of journal abides by the following rules:

  • carries out all necessary measures for providing of quality of materials that are presented and subject to the next publication;
  • ensures the peer review process of the submitted articles, inclusive of the retraction of articles, and cancellation of the decisions concerning the article publication;
  • informs the authors about the article acceptance, revisions, or rejections;
  • provides expert opinion concerning the article acceptance for publication.

Co-Operating with Reviewers

In co-operating with the Reviewers, the Journal:

  • presents review forms to the reviewers;
  • provides the reviewers with the system of verification of the degree of originality of the article;
  • ensures  the reviewers' confidentiality;
  • provides the reviewers with the option to decline the review without any explanation of the possible reason/reasons (except the case of conflict-of-interests);
  • treats constructive criticism as an inalienable part of the peer review process that contributes to the highest standards of scientific publications.
The peer review process involves working with the reviewers, who are experts in the respective  scientific fields. For this purpose, the Journal co-operates with a wide circle of researchers domestically and abroad. The article is accepted for publication only after it has been approved at the meeting of the Editorial Board by the majority of the Board's members, provided the reviewers' positive reviews are in place. The complete volume of the Journal is recommended to be printed in accordance with the decision of Hryhorii Skovoroda University in Pereiaslav.

Co-Operating with Readers

In co-operating with the Readers, the Journal:

  • provides the readers with an opportunity to communicate with the members of the Editorial Board by sending an e-mail to j.preschool.edu@gmail.com;
  • informs the readers of the scientific article's funding, if any;
  • provides the readers the high-quality scientific articles that are written in the highest standard of academic writing;
  • provides the readers with  scientific articles that are written through the lenses of applied, empirical, and theoretical dimensions;
  • provides the readers with  novel, original, and topical scientific articles that are presented in a clear and readable manner.

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2. Ethical Topics to be Considered by the Authors

Policies on Authorship and Contributorship. The authorship be based on the following 4 criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Originality and Plagiarism. The authors should ensure that their work is original and if the work/words of other authors were used, they are appropriately cited and quoted.
Data Access and Retention. 
Authors may be asked to provide the original data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to the original data.
Data Access and Retention. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication. Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Journal does not regard the following uses of the work as a prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract, publication as an academic thesis, and publication as an electronic preprint.
Information regarding publication requirements and formatting is provided in Guide for Authors.
Acknowledgement of Sources. All references should be properly acknowledged.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest.
All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
Fundamental Errors in Published Work. When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Reporting Standards. 
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
Hazards to Humans. Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of human subjects.
Use of Patient Images or Case Details.
Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

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3. Article Processing Charges

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4. Review Policy

Authors are obliged, for all materials submitted, to participate in the peer review process and to follow publication conventions.

All authors are obliged to make the requested changes and correct mistakes (if any). When changes in the manuscript are requested, the authors have a timeline for submitting their modifications and/or corrections. In each case, the authors and reviewers will come to a common understanding of the deadline, based on the nature and quantity of the requested changes.

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5. Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide research data used in the manuscript for the editorial review and/or to comply with the open data requirements of the journal. Research data refer to the results of observations or experimentation that validate research findings. Authors should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if necessary. Authors are asked to anonymize confidential data and personal information of the participants.

When submitting, authors are encouraged to provide a data statement in the article. In the statement, they can identify the data they used in the article and indicate the availability of the data, for example, indicate a data repository. Authors should be prepared to maintain research data for a reasonable number of years after publication.

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6. Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Authors are allowed to self-archive articles published in journal in institutional or thematic repositories recognized in their fields.

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