Editorial policy

Peer Review

The articles published in our journal go through a rigorous peer review process. After a first examination by the editorial staff, each article is anonymized and assessed by at least two reviewers. The assessment thus takes place under bilateral protection of anonymity (double-blind peer-review).

The editorial office will check for potential conflicts of interests before contacting reviewers.

The list of reviewers is published in the first issue of the year following the publication of the article.

Procedure in case of rejection

Publication ethics and bad practice

Publication ethics

The Swiss Journal of Educational Research endeavours to ensure the high quality of its publications. It adheres to high standards of ethical behaviour and expects them to be adhered by all parties involved in the publication.
The Swiss Journal of Educational Science follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the preservation of scientific integrity. These guidelines apply to authors, members of the editorial team, experts and editors.

Conflict of interest

The editorial team ensures that there are no conflicts of interest by applying internal procedures for the selection of experts. Experts are also encouraged to disclose any conflicts of interest.


Authors submit original texts to the Swiss Journal of Educational Research. Any use of artificial intelligence must be reported and the way in which it is used must be specified. The responsibility for the adopted content lies solely with the authors.

Manuscripts entering the evaluation procedure are examined with regard to their originality. Any manuscript that is plagiarised in whole or in part will be rejected.

In line with developments in open access publishing, texts that have been published on a "preprint" platform are taken into consideration by the editorial team and must be indicated as such by the authors, who commit (in the event of publication) to updating the platforms by associating the preprint with the digital identity (DOI) of the final publication.

Research ethics and fraud

The journal will examine all situations (observed by experts, members of the editorial team, members of the scientific advisory council, or reported by third parties) that call into question the behaviour of authors or experts and will take appropriate action.

The processes defined by COPE (flowcharts) support practices in this area.

Corrections and retraction

The Swiss journal of educational research encourages authors and readers to inform the editorial team of any shortcomings or errors in published articles. Only elements with a significant impact on the article will be considered. If deemed necessary, the editorial team will assess the need to publish an erratum, corrigendum or addendum.

In the case of articles with shortcomings and/or errors to the extent that the data and/or conclusions can no longer be used, a withdrawal procedure will be carried out by the editorial team. Where appropriate, a notice of withdrawal will be published.

Open Access Policy

The Swiss Journal of Educational Science provides immediate open access to its content in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The SJER does not charge any Article Processing Charges (APCs) or Article Submission Charges (ASCs) and does allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.
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