Educational Research: Theory and Practice (ERTP) subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) with respect to acts of misconduct to ensure the integrity of research. Misconduct may include plagiarism, citation manipulation, and falsification of data.
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 substantial contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on 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. Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript. Each individual author is accountable for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Competing interests of anyone working on the journal, including editors and reviewers, must be reported. This includes both financial and non-financial interests. The Editor must not be involved in decisions about papers for which the editor is an author.
Authors may be asked to provide data supporting their paper for editorial review. ERTP encourages authors to make data publicly available.
The journal may use plagiarism detection software to screen submissions. If plagiarism is suspected, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.
Manuscripts will be evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Because the publishing organization, the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, is regional, the Editorial Board is comprised of representatives from member states in the United States. Reviewers are a geographically diverse group with representation from across the United States and other countries. Authors are also geographically diverse, with representations from across the United States and other countries in regular issues.
Post-publication corrections to articles may be accomplished through direct contact with the Managing Editor.
ERTP is listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and can be publicly accessed at the journal web site: Educational Research: Theory and Practice.