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JEiE - Information for Editors and Reviewers


Conflict of Interest

The Journal on Education in Emergencies adheres to the following conflict of interest guidelines. This policy document outlines the practices our authors, editors, and reviewers must observe.

A conflict of interest refers to any relationship author(s), editor(s), or reviewer(s) have that interferes with, or could reasonably be perceived as interfering with, the full and objective presentation, peer-review, editorial decision-making, or publication of a manuscript that has been submitted to JEiE.

A conflict of interest can arise from any beneficial relationship an author(s), editor(s), or reviewer(s) could have with a manuscript. This relationship can be

  • financial or non-financial;
  • personal or professional; or
  • individual or organizational (if, for example, a field note describes a program, approach, or tool from the author’s organization).

A conflict of interest resulting from a field note author’s association with an organization that is the subject of the field note may not preclude the field note from consideration if it is properly documented and acknowledged.
 

Obligations of Editors

Editors must declare, at the time of their assignment to the manuscript, any financial, commercial, professional, or personal relationships they may have with any author(s) of the manuscript; academic commitments, institutional affiliations, etc., that could influence the editorial decision-making process.

To report a conflict of interest, an editor(s) must contact the Managing Editor in writing clearly stating the conflict of interest, explaining her/his relationship with the author and/or manuscript, and firmly ask to be recused from serving as editor for this specific submission.

When a conflict of interest is disclosed to the Managing Editor, the manuscript in question must be reassigned to a different editor within one week. Upon reassignment, the Managing Editor should

  • not disclose the identity of the new editor to the recused editor, and
  • not disclose to the new editor that a conflict of interest arose.

If all potential lead editors have a conflict of interest with a piece, the Editor-in-Chief must serve as the editor for that manuscript.
 

Obligations of Reviewers

Reviewers must declare, at the time of invitation to review the manuscript, any financial, commercial, professional, or personal relationships; academic commitments, institutional affiliations, etc., that could influence the editorial decision-making process.

To report a conflict of interest, a reviewer(s) must contact the Managing Editor in writing clearly stating the conflict of interest, explaining her/his relationship with the author and/or manuscript, and firmly ask to be recused from reviewing this specific submission.

When a conflict of interest is disclosed to the Managing Editor, the manuscript in question must be reassigned to a different reviewer within one week. Upon reassignment, the Managing Editor should

  • not disclose the identity of the new reviewer to the recused reviewer, and
  • not disclose to the new reviewer that a conflict of interest arose.

If all contacted reviewers have a conflict of interest with a piece, the Lead Editor must continue to search for at least two reviewers to uphold the JEiE publishing requirements for double-blind peer review.

Editors and reviewers must ensure that their work associated with JEiE is in line with these conflict of interest guidelines and standards of good practice.

For further clarification of the JEiE Conflict of Interest Policy, please contact the editorial team at journal@ineesite.org.