Conflict of Interest Policy

Basic information

UNESCO Chair Journal "Lifelong Professional Education in the XXI Century" (hereinafter - the UNESCO Chair Journal) in its activities focuses on taking into account the following principles and rules according to the conflict of interest statement for the cooperation "Author - Reviewer – Editorial Board":

The review process transparency and objectivity and the quality of published papers (submissions)  largely depend on the extent to which possible conflicts of interest are taken into account in peer review and paper acceptance.

A conflict of interest may arise if the reviewer or the Editorial Board member is related to an employee that may subjectively influence the acceptance decision.

Conflicts of interest can be caused by relationships with an employer, family ties, financial involvement, and  so on. Conflicts can also arise as a result of academic competition, personal likes and dislikes, etc.

The UNESCO Chair Journal`s Editorial Board is required to receive from all authors and reviewers a Declaration of any existing conflicts of interest that can affect the submission preparation for publication.

Author`s rights and obligations

Academic paper authors have the right to use the materials of the published paper: in conference reports or for educational purposes; in a dissertation; as fragments of further papers.

Authors of scientific papers are obliged to: a) sign the Conflict of Interest Form; b) provide confirmation that the submitted paper has not been previously published in other collections or journals, including in other languages (the UNESCO Chair Journal "Lifelong Professional Education in the XXI Century" has the exclusive right to publish original works not published anywhere before).

Reviewer`s rights and obligations

The reviewer has the right to refuse to perform the academic paper expert evaluation, without explaining the reasons for refusal, except for conflict of interest reports.

Reviewers have an obligation to: a) sign the Conflict of Interest Form; b) disclose to the editorial board members any conflicts of interest that may affect their conclusions on the paper (publishers have to be informed in a timely manner of possible conflicts of interest to promptly resolve the review process issues); c) not to turn to their advantage knowledge about the research described in the paper prior to its publication.

Editorial Board`s Rights and obligations

The UNESCO Chair Journal`s Editorial Board has the right to: a) select or reject submission; b) to make submission publicly available, by putting the paper either in part or in whole on the Internet on the UNESCO Chair Journal`s website and other information resources; c) to use the paper metadata (the author or rightholder`s title and name, abstracts, bibliography, etc.) by its dissemination and bringing to public knowledge, processing and systematization, as well as inclusion in international scientific and metric databases and information systems; d) store and process the author's personal data without limitation for the purpose of including them in the database in accordance with the Law of Ukraine No. 2297-UI "On personal data protection" of 01.06.2010 (surname, name, patronymic; information on scientific qualifications (scientific degree, education); information on the place of employment and position; authors` contact information; information on the availability of published works in national and international academic literature databases for its further processing to carry out a search in them).

The UNESCO Chair Journal`s Editorial Board is obliged to: a) sign the Conflict of Interest Form; b) take measures to resolve any conflicts of interest in the event of their occurrence; c) protect manuscript authors` intellectual property rights; c) take all possible measures to prevent copyright infringement by third parties.

Author`s Responsibility

The authors are responsible for: a) disclosure of potential conflicts of interest that may affect their paper acceptance decision; b) the objectivity of the disclosure of the sources of funding for the published research; c) personal data correctness (surname, name, patronymic; information on scientific qualification (scientific degree, education); information on the place of employment and position; authors` contact information); d) respect for the copyright obligations stipulated by the current legislation.

Reviewer`s Responsibility

Reviewers are responsible for: a) the objectivity and impartiality of the academic paper content assessment; b) competent, comprehensive and thorough analysis of both strong and weak points of the paper; c) the timeliness of academic paper expert evaluation, preparation of conclusions and reviews.

Editorial Board`s Responsibility

The Editorial Board is responsible for: a) timely publication of the UNESCO Chair Journal; b) putting the paper either in part or in whole on the Internet on the UNESCO Chair Journal`s website and other information resources; c) the quality of materials published in the UNESCO Chair Journal.

Download the Conflict of Interests Form