Arts Educa

Ethical Statement

1. Ethical Statement

Editors’ responsibilities

 Act in a balanced, objective and fair manner while fulfilling their expected duties, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

 Adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of ethical or conflicting complaints, in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures when applicable; to give the authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaint. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. The documentation associated with such complaints should be retained.

Responsibilities of reviewers

 Contribute to the decision-making process and to help improve the quality of the published document, reviewing the manuscript in an objective and timely manner. Maintain the confidentiality of any information provided by the publisher or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.

 Alert the editor of any content posted or sent that is substantially similar to the one being reviewed.

 Be aware of any possible conflict of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and the author) and to alert the editor of these, if necessary, withdraw their services for that manuscript. 

Responsibilities of the authors

 Maintain accurate records of the data associated with your submitted manuscript, and to provide or provide access to this data, upon reasonable request. When appropriate and where permitted by the employer, the funding agency and other persons who may have an interest, deposit the data in an appropriate storage or storage location, to share them and their subsequent use by others.

 Confirm / affirm that the manuscript as submitted was not being considered or accepted for publication elsewhere. When parts of the content overlap with the published or sent content, recognize and cite those sources. Provide the publisher with a copy of any submitted manuscript that may contain superimposed or closely related content.

 Confirm that all work in the submitted manuscript is original. Recognize and cite the content reproduced from other sources. Obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.

 Authors should ensure that all studies involving humans or animals comply with national, local and institutional laws and requirements (for example, the Declaration of Helsinki of the WMA, the NIH Policy on the use of animals of laboratory, the EU Directive on the use of animals) and confirm that approval has been requested. Authors must obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.

 Declare any potential conflict of interest (for example, when the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that may be considered or that is considered to exert undue influence on his or her obligations at any stage of the publication process).

 Notify the editor of the journal immediately if a significant error is identified in its publication. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, notice corrigendum, or to withdraw the document, when deemed necessary.

Editor responsibilities

 ARTSEDUCA will ensure that good practices are maintained in accordance with the standards described above.

2. Procedures to treat unethical behavior

 Identification of unethical behavior

 Any conduct can be identified and brought to the editor’s attention at any time, for any improper conduct.

 Misconduct and unethical behavior may include, but not limited to, the examples described above.

 Whoever informs the editor of such conduct must provide sufficient information and evidence to initiate an investigation. All accusations must be taken seriously and treated in the same manner, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached.


 The editor must make an initial decision, who may consult the Editorial Board, if applicable.

 Evidence must be gathered, avoiding spreading any argument beyond what is strictly necessary.

Minor infractions

 Mild misbehavior can be treated without the need to consult more widely. In any case, the author should have the opportunity to respond to any complaint.

Serious infractions

 Serious misconduct may require that those implicated of the accused be notified. The editor, in consultation with the Editorial Board, as appropriate, must make the decision to involve or not those involved, either by examining the available evidence or by additional consultation with a limited number of experts.


(in increasing order of severity, they can be applied separately or together)

  •  Inform or educate the author or reviewer when there seems to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
  •  A well-founded letter to the author or reviewer that covers the misconduct and as a warning to future conduct.
  •  Publication of a formal notice detailing the lack of conduct.
  •  Publication of an editorial detailing misconduct.
  •   A formal letter to the person directly responsible for the author or reviewer.
  •  Formal withdrawal or withdrawal of a publication of the journal, together with the report of the person directly responsible for the author or reviewer, and the readers of the publication.
  •  Imposition of a formal embargo on the contributions of an author, for a defined period.
  •  Report the case and result to a professional organization or higher authority for further investigation and action.