Journal on Education in Emergencies

Journal Policies

The Journal on Education in Emergencies adheres to the ethical guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics. The authors, editors, and reviewers of JEiE observe the policies below.

Ethical Guidelines

JEiE promotes and supports ethical practices in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of research and practice. Specifically, JEiE supports the ethical treatment of human subjects in research in keeping with the ethical principles set forth in documents such as the 2005 United Nations Standards for Evaluation and the 1979 Belmont Report.

  • Respect for persons. Authors, editors, and reviewers will treat individuals as autonomous agents; they will protect individuals with diminished autonomy and those from protected populations, such as children and minors, prisoners, the elderly, the disabled, pregnant women, and fetuses;
  • Beneficence. While JEiE advocates for advances in theory and research, it does so only in cases where researchers, their methodology, and their research “do no harm.” Research subjects must be protected from harm while researchers maximize the possible benefits for these populations;
  • Justice. The benefits of research or findings should benefit all, without putting undue burden on a specific population. In addition to this, the selection of research subjects should not be based solely on convenience due to manipulability, compromised position, gender, race, or any other characteristic that puts a vulnerable population at risk.

Informed Consent

JEiE supports research that has gained informed consent from its research subjects. Informed consent ensures that

  • a subject’s participation is voluntary;
  • a subject has a clear and full understanding of the procedures, risks, and benefits of participation; and
  • a subject understands their rights as a voluntary human subject.

Informed consent must be documented either in writing or through oral consent after a researcher has fully explained the study, fully and honestly answered questions a research subject asks, and has assessed the subject’s understanding of the research.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Authors, editors, and reviewers must protect the privacy and confidentiality of research subjects. During the data collection phase, researchers must ensure that the data collected are secure, and researchers must safeguard personally identifiable information that could be used to identify a specific research subject, group, or location. Once data have been collected, analyzed, and written for publication, authors must ensure that no personally identifiable information is included in the final manuscript submission that could be used to identify or locate a research subject or group. Once published, data should still be housed in a secure manner that safeguards research subjects.

Plagiarism Policy

JEiE does not condone plagiarism in any form. Primary source data must be collected as a result of authors’ own work or properly attributed through an appropriate in-text citation and bibliographic reference. Secondary sources, literature—including authors’ previous works—or work that is otherwise original to a party other than the submitting author(s) must be attributed through an appropriate in-text citation and bibliographic reference. Authors must submit only original manuscripts that have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere. A manuscript is not original if more than 25 percent of the ideas or evidence has been published elsewhere. Finally, theory-building and analysis of the findings must also be original.

JEiE screens manuscripts through the plagiarism-detection software Turnitin, and will act upon suspicion of plagiarism following the Committee on Publication Ethics protocols available here. The editorial office will run manuscripts through Turnitin twice during the peer review process: (1) after passing the technical screening but before an editor is assigned, and (2) after a final disposition on the article is rendered but before the publication decision.

Undisclosed Conflict of Interest

JEiE does not accept works with undisclosed conflicts of interest that may jeopardize the transparency or accountability of this publication and its standing in the field of education in emergencies. Please refer to the JEiE Conflict of Interest Policy for further guidance:

  • Author(s) must ensure that their manuscript submission and the work associated with it meet these ethical guidelines and standards of good practice.
  • Editors and reviewers must ensure that their work associated with JEiE is in line with these ethical guidelines and standards of good practice.

Open Access Statement

The Journal on Education in Emergencies is an open access journal in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. All content is available gratis to users and their organizations and institutions. All content is accessible on the JEiE website. There is no requirement to log in or subscribe in order to access JEiE content. There are no paywalls. Users and their organizations and institutions are allowed to read, download, save, print, copy, distribute, link to, and use the publication, in full or in part, for any lawful purpose, as long as such purpose is non-commercial—that is, is not sold or made available for a fee. Furthermore, such use shall not be “intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation.” Users must attribute the author(s) and the Journal on Education in Emergencies.

JEiE  suggests that users adopt the following attribution: “The Journal on Education in Emergencies, published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.” Attribution in academic works should follow recognizable citation style for in-text citations and reference lists.

Transfer of Copyright Ownership Policy

To maintain and promote JEiE’s status as an open access journal, ensure appropriate attribution and citation of material published in JEiE, and avoid commercial uses of material published in JEiE, authors of articles that are accepted for publication will be asked to enter into an agreement with INEE regarding the ownership and use of their article. For their article to appear in JEiE, authors must agree to transfer copyright ownership to INEE. In turn, INEE will publish the work under the terms of the Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

The license terms grant all users of materials published in JEiE, including the authors of articles published in JEiE, a worldwide, royalty-free, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce and share JEiE material for non-commercial purposes only and to produce, reproduce, and share materials adapted from those published in JEiE for non-commercial purposes only, provided that the user provides adequate and appropriate attribution to the author(s), JEiE, and INEE.

Authors are asked to read and acknowledge this transfer of copyright ownership policy and the Creative Commons License when they initially submit their work via PeerTrack, JEiE’s online manuscript submission system.

JEiE’s copyright transfer agreement template may be previewed here.

Statement on Text Mining

In keeping with its goal of increasing access to the EiE knowledge base, JEiE allows text mining. JEiE webpages and publications are indexed publicly on the Internet. JEiE website’s robots.txt file allows search engines to automatically crawl Journal content (also known as text mining) and appear in search results.

Statement on Digital Archiving

The Journal on Education in Emergencies is committed to the preservation of its publications into perpetuity. The New York University Faculty Digital Archive (FDA) is the institutional repository for scholarly output hosted, supported, and promoted by the University and its affiliates, including JEiE. New York University preserves the contents of the FDA permanently. Just as libraries preserve physical collections of scholarly material, the FDA is New York University’s commitment to preserving scholarly material in digital format. The FDA uses bit-level preservation, meaning it preserves the underlying information. JEiE articles will always be accessible to view as PDF files.

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