The APIR journal is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process, including improving the gender balance and diversity in the field.
The editorial team of the APIR journal requires that authors observe high standards of publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including double submission and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable. In any cases of ethical misconduct, the APIR journal editorial team will dealt with it in accordance with the COPE guidelines.
Regarding conflict of interests, all authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare any interests that could compromise, conflict or influence the validity of the publication. The authors are also required to reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated—including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.
The APIR journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same throughout the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not affect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues. The APIR journal encourages all corresponding authors to include an ORCID within their submitting author data whilst co-authors are recommended to include one. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.