Editorial principles

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Learning Theory and Methodology aims to maintain international standards of editorial ethics. The Editorial Board’s work rests on the principles of ethics of research publications set forth by COPE and the World Association of Medical Editors.

Ethical Principles

The principles of professional ethics governing the editor’s and publisher’s work are:

  • when deciding to publish an article, the editor of the journal proceeds from its scientific significance and accuracy of the presented data;
  • the editor assesses the manuscript content irrespective of the nationality or ethnicity, gender, political views, institutional affiliation of its author(s);
  • the unpublished data contained in the manuscript shall not be given to third parties without the author’s written consent, except for the purpose of peer reviewing;
  • the editor will not allow publication of the article in the instance of having reasonable grounds to conclude that the article contains plagiarized content or ideas;
  • the editor is responsible for resolving conflicts and doing whatever is necessary to prevent infringements of the author’s rights.

Reviewer’s Ethical Principles

The reviewer provides unbiased professional review of the article submitted for consideration based on the following principles:

  • the reviewer will respect the authors’ intellectual property and treat the manuscript received for review as confidential and such that cannot be given for consideration or discussion to third parties that are not authorized to do so by the Editorial Board;
  • the reviewer will offer objective assessment of the research results presented in the manuscript; personal criticism of the author is unacceptable;
  • the editor will be informed immediately of any conflict of interests between the reviewer and the author and requested to have this reviewer excluded from the article reviewing process.

Author-Guiding Principles

The responsibility for the novelty and accuracy of the research results rests on the author who will:

  • provide reliable research results that contain no erroneous or falsified data;
  • guarantee the originality of the research results;
  • provide adequate references to the data, facts, evidence used in the text of the article with the original sources listed;
  • ensure proper formatting of quotations;
  • clearly indicate and credit the contribution of other scientists to the matter under study;
  • not submit the manuscript sent to, under consideration in or already published by another journal.
  • if a clinical research or experimental study involves human subjects, the study must conform to the directive of the Helsinki Declaration, and the study must have the ethical approval of the relevant institution with signatures from the ethics committee. For experiments conducted within the field of Physical Education and Sport, the author(s) must have the approval of the institution to publish the experimental data. The participants must be anonymous, both in pictures and in the text.

The texts of the articles, tables, graphics, formulae are protected by the law on copyright.

The author of the article bears full responsibility for the accuracy of the facts, quotations, proper names, geographical names, names of organizations and institutions, and other information.