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Editors should ensure that published articles conform to the community standards as described below, aiming to promote and support ethical practices in publishing. Please make sure to have carefully read these policies before submitting your manuscript.
- Criteria of authorship: Each author is expected (a) to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; or the creation of new software used in the work; or have drafted the work or substantively revised it; and (b) to have approved the submitted version and any substantial revision that involves the author’s contribution; and (c) to have agreed both to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and to ensure that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and the resolution documented in the literature.
- All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section at the end of the publication before the References section.
- Research involving human participants, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinki-ethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving-human-subjects/
- Experimental research on vertebrates or any regulated invertebrates must comply with the outlines provided by the Basel Declaration, http://www.basel-declaration.org/basel-declaration/
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- Submission of a manuscript to Constructivist Foundations implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.
- All publications must cite appropriate and relevant literature in support of the claims made. Excessive and inappropriate self-citation is strongly discouraged.
- Before submitting and while reviewing is still in progress authors must not post their submitted manuscripts (nor any draft versions of it) to any public preprint servers (including websites such as academia.edu and ResearchGate), nor on authors’ or institutional websites.
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- All submitted manuscripts must include a declaration of good scientific practice and against (self-)plagiarism.
- Authors should be aware that replication of text from their own previous publications is self-plagiarism, and in some cases is considered unacceptable.
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Peer review processes
- All material submitted for publication in Constructivist Foundations undergoes thorough reviewing drawing on in-house and external experts.
- Editors will treat all manuscripts submitted to Constructivist Foundations in confidence. Reviewers are required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process they should first obtain permission from the journal.
Allegations of misconduct
- Constructivist Foundations takes seriously all allegations of potential misconduct including non-ethical research involving humans, data falsification and fabrication, and plagiarism. In cases of suspected research or publication misconduct, it may be necessary for the editor to contact and share manuscripts with third parties, for example, the authors’ institution and ethics committees.
- Changes to a published article that affect the interpretation and conclusion of the article, but do not fully invalidate the article, will be published on the article’s web page. In no circumstances will Constructivist Foundations alter the (electronic) content of a publication after the publication date.
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- Authors who wish to appeal an editorial decision should submit a formal e-mail of appeal to the editor-in-chief at editor/at/constructivist.info.
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Constructivist Foundations may change the policy from time to time by updating this page. The current version is effective from 24 September 2020.
Publication Reuse Policy
Content is published on an exclusive licence or copyright assignment basis, and reuse rights are retained and controlled by Constructivist Foundations.
Individuals accessing the content may view, reproduce, or store copies of the content provided that it is used only for strictly personal, non-commercial use. Any use of such content in whole or in part must include the bibliographic citation, i.e., author(s), date, paper title, journal title, volume, number, pages, and URL.
Individuals may also carry out text and data mining of the journal’s content for non-commercial purposes without the need for formal permission.
Strictly personal, non-commercial use means that:
- Citation details must not be altered or removed;
- Copies must not be distributed on any electronic network, including without limitation the internet and the world wide web;
- No part of the content may be used for any commercial use.
In scholarly contexts (teaching and research), the principle of “fair use” applies: parts no longer than the usual length of scientific citations may be cited in other works for analysis, criticism, discussion, and illustration without formal permission, provided that (a) they are fully referenced and (b) they are not used for commercial purposes.
In particular, larger portions of journal content (i.e., beyond the usual length of scientific citations) may not be paraphrased and/or rephrased using AI technology for the purpose of submitting it to other journals.
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The original submitted (“preprint”) version may be uploaded to the author’s personal website, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms (i.e., services intended to make a commercial gain) and social media only after the text has been accepted (or rejected) for publication. During the process of double-blind peer reviewing the preprint version must not be made publicly accessible.
The “postprint” version that includes modifications based on reviewers’ suggestions, but which has not undergone copyediting, typesetting and proof correction yet, may be uploaded to the author’s personal website or institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories after publication. It is not permitted to upload postprint version to commercial platforms and social media
The final edited and typeset version must not be uploaded to any internet platform including the author’s personal web page, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms and social media. However, the abstract of papers can be uploaded and shared anywhere provided it is accompanied by full citation details and the official link to the published version on the website of Constructivist Foundations. The general format of these links is https://constructivist.info/vol/num/firstpage
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Authors who have agreed to publish their paper on an open access/free access basis, and who have paid any associated fees, are entitled to make their published paper publically available anywhere including commercial platforms.
When posting, distributing or reusing open access/free access papers, Constructivist Foundations should be clearly attributed as the original place of publication and correct citation details should be given. Authors should also add the official link to the published version on the website of Constructivist Foundations to ensure correct citation of the paper in question.
Authors of open access papers are free to post and distribute their links anywhere immediately upon publication.
Authors are responsible for all funding agency compliance and the accuracy of information provided in relation to the paper in question. Constructivist Foundations shall not be responsible for checking that funding agency requirements have been complied with.
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Any use, reuse or distribution not permitted in the sections above, will require formal permission from Constructivist Foundations. In order to obtain permissions to use the content beyond that described above, contact permissions/at/constructivist.info.
Constructivist Foundations may change the policy from time to time by updating this page. The current version is effective from 9 June 2023.