TYPE AND EXTENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS
The journal ISSUES ON HISTORY OF EDUCATION publishes mainly Greek and, in some cases, also foreign-language contributions from the area of the history of education. The length of each contribution should not exceed 18 pages (including bibliography, eventual notes, etc.); the length of each page should not exceed 30 lines and the length of each line should not exceed 60 characters.
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF CONTRIBUTIONS
The journal accepts contributions that have not been submitted for publication or have not been published, in whole or in part, in another journal or as autonomous publications. Contributions are submitted electronically. The author’s details are written in a separate file to ensure anonymity when forwarding the work to the reviewers. The text of each contribution must be accompanied by a summary of about 150 words in Greek and English, which must also be submitted in a separate file.
The magazine applies the «double-blind peer review» process for the selection of the contributions. Immediately after receiving a paper, the Editorial Committee (EC) sends one copy to each one of two reviewers. At the same time, the author is informed about the beginning of the process.
In a reasonable time, the authors will get a first briefing. If all two reviewers declare unanimously whether the contribution is approved for publication or not, EC must follow the decision of the reviewers. Otherwise, in case of disagreement, the EC decides whether a contribution will be referred to the author for corrections.
In the event that the reviewers or the EC decide to publish the work on the condition that specific corrections are made, the author is obliged to follow the exact suggestions of the reviewers and the EC. The proofreading is done by the authors themselves, who are therefore obliged –among else– to provide the EC, upon submission of their contributions, with their telephone and fax numbers, as well as with their e-mail address, so that the Publisher can be directly in contact with them for the correction of proofs. Consequently, the author, not the EC or the Publisher, is responsible for any errors in a published text, since the latter do not interfere with the text.
*based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
1. DUTIES OF EDITORS
Publication decisions The director and the editors of Themata Istorias tis Ekpedeusis are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force, regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
Fair play An editor always evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality The director and the editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
2. DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Contribution to editorial decisions Peer reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions and through editorial communications with the author; they may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Promptness Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a prompt review is impossible, should notify the editor and exclude himself from the review process.
Confidentiality Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others, except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
3. DUTIES OF AUTHORS
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. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data access and retention If applicable, authors are 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, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving it. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.
The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.
Originality and plagiarism The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication In general, an author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of sources Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the paper Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author has an obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Publication charges This journal does not apply any charge for the authors, neither for the submissions and for articles processing.
Contributors to the journal are advised to avoid footnotes and use the AngloSaxon reference system instead (the author in brackets, followed by a comma, then the year of publication of the work and, after a comma, the page). Bi bliographic references must be in accordance with the system followed by Comparative Education journal.