Additional Information for Authors

Preprint Policy

As part of EJOP's submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted (or will be submitted while under consideration at EJOP).

However, prior to submitting their article and prior to acceptance and publication in EJOP, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites. "A preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers" (SHERPA. (n.d.). Glossary of open access abbreviations, acronyms and terms. Retrieved from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/glossary.html).

Published conference presentations, posters etc. are considered preprints, provided they do not appear in a peer-reviewed, published conference proceeding.

After a manuscript has been published in EJOP we suggest to link to the final article version, using the assigned article DOI in this way: https://doi.org/DOI, e.g. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v15i1.123

 

Plagiarism Screening

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EJOP uses Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. Similarity Check uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers (the Similarity Check database), documents on the web, and other relevant sources. These submitted papers are not retained in the Similarity Check system after they have been checked.

Read more at Crossresf's Similarity Check & Reseachers page.

 

Authors who publish with Europe's Journal of Psychology (EJOP) agree to the following terms:

Creative Commons LicenseArticles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) license. Under the CC-BY license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors grant others permission to use the content of publications in EJOP in whole or in part provided that the original work is properly cited. Users (redistributors) of EJOP are required to cite the original source, including the author's names, EJOP as the initial source of publication, year of publication, volume number and DOI (if available).

Authors may publish the manuscript in any other journal or medium but any such subsequent publication must include a notice that the manuscript was initially published by EJOP. Authors grant EJOP the right of first publication. Although authors remain the copyright owner, they grant the journal the irrevocable, nonexclusive rights to publish, reproduce, publicly distribute and display, and transmit their article or portions thereof in any manner.

 

Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing EJOP does not alter articles after publication: "Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible." (STM, 2006. Preservation of the objective record of science).

In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct EJOP publishes corrections and retractions (expressions of concern).

Corrections

In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article EJOP publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

Retractions (Expressions of Concern)

In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) EJOP will retract a published article if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation), the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication), it constitutes plagiarism, it reports unethical research. An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. EJOP will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such. If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article EJOP may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.