Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Educational Dimension is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to Educational Dimension for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors' contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it.

In the same manner, Educational Dimension is committed to objective and fair peer review of the works submitted for publication and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interest between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material. Any departures from the above-defined rules should be reported directly to the Editors-in-Chief, who are unequivocally committed to providing swift resolutions to such problems.

I. General statements
The authors must comply with the ethics of publishing regarding authorship, conflicts of interest, and dissemination of materials to avoid simultaneous submission of the same material to several publications, plagiarism, data manipulation, etc. 

Reviewers and editors must conduct impartial expert reviews of manuscripts, observe confidentiality, and pre-declare the presence of a conflict of interest.

II. Duties and responsibilities of the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board:

1. Is responsible for the quality of content published in the journal, ensuring it aligns with the stated aims and scope focusing on the pedagogical uses of digital technology in education. Articles that fall outside this scope or do not meet expected quality standards are rejected.

2. Ensures a rigorous peer-review process, involving at least two independent experts for each manuscript. Reviewers are selected based on relevant expertise. 

3. Has policies to manage potential conflicts of interest, especially for papers authored by Editorial Board members, to ensure the integrity of the peer-review process.

4. Provide clear information about the aim and editorial processes for any Special Issues.

5. Ensures safety, integrity and confidentiality of submissions.

6. Respond quickly to complaints and ensure resolution.

Cooperation with authors, reviewers and editors:

The Editorial Board provides detailed instructions and communicates transparently about the editorial process, review criteria, and publication timelines. Editors' decisions are impartial and based on the manuscripts' relevance, originality and alignment with the journal's requirements. Confidentiality is maintained throughout.

III. Authorship

Authorship should accurately reflect individuals' contributions to the work. Each author takes responsibility for the content. Funding, data collection or general supervision alone do not justify authorship.

IV. Conflicts of interest 

Any personal, professional or financial conflicts of interest that could bias the objectivity of authors, reviewers or editors must be declared. Editors avoid using reviewers with potential conflicts. Undisclosed conflicts may lead to manuscript rejection or retraction.

V. Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to provide raw data for editorial review and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. All data should be made available upon reasonable request.

VI. Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

Authors should ensure their work is original, with any information derived from other sources fully acknowledged. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. Manuscripts found to contain plagiarized content will be rejected or retracted.

VII. Reporting standards

Methods should be described clearly and unambiguously to allow verification of findings. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable.

VIII. Use of AI assisting tools

The use of AI tools must be disclosed, including their scope, nature, and potential sources of plagiarism. AI-generated text should be carefully checked for accuracy. Using AI to generate substantial novel ideas or text is unacceptable and may lead to retraction. AI contributions can only be acknowledged, not considered authorship.

IX. Corrections, retractions, and expressions of concern

The journal will promptly correct errors, retract seriously flawed articles, and publish expressions of concern as appropriate. Authors must collaborate with editors on corrections and retractions.

X. Research involving human participants

For research involving humans, authors must secure informed consent and maintain participant confidentiality. Appropriate Institutional Review Board approval must be obtained and stated in the manuscript.