The European Eye Research applies standards throughout the publication process to further our goal of sharing high-quality, objective, reliable, and useful information. We implement these processes to ensure appropriate support for our authors and their institutions, as well as our readers. It is crucial that all of the stakeholders in the process (authors, readers and researchers, publishers, reviewers, and editors) comply with ethical principles.
The European Eye Research is an open access publication and follows the guidelines and policies published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (https://publicationethics.org). We expect all participants to observe the ethical responsibilities presented below.
Editor’s Role and Responsibilities
The editor is responsible for everything published in the journal. In the context of this responsibility, editors have the following duties and obligations:
The editor is to make publication decisions based on expectations of suitable and desirable material. Studies accepted for publication must be original contributions that benefit the reader, researcher, practitioner, and the literature. In addition, editors are obliged to take into account feedback from readers, researchers, and practitioners, and to provide an informative response. Readers will also be informed of any funding provided to support published research.
Editorial Board Relationship
The editor works with the members of the editorial board to ensure that they are familiar with journal policies and developments in regular meetings and announcements, and will provide training for new members and assistance to board members during their tenure in their role as a supporter of the journal.
Relations with the Owner of the Journal and the Publisher
The relationship between the editors and the publisher/journal owner is based on the principle of editorial independence and stipulated by contract.
Editorial and Blind Review Processes
The editor will apply the publicly defined publication policies created and enforced to ensure a timely and impartial evaluation process for all submissions.
The editor is responsible for confirming that the The European Eye Research publishing policies and standards are upheld for all articles.
Protection of Personal Data
The editor is obliged to ensure the protection of personal data related to subjects or images included in published work. Explicit documented consent of the individuals referenced in the research is required before the study will be accepted. The editors is also responsible for protecting the individual data of authors, reviewers, and readers.
Ethics Committee, Human and Animal Rights
The editor is required to ensure that human and animal rights were protected in the studies submitted for publication.
Measures Against Potential Misconduct
The editor must take action against any allegations of possible misconduct. In addition to conducting a rigorous and objective investigation of complaints, the editor is expected to share the findings and conclusions.
Maintaining Academic Publication Integrity
The editor is expected to ensure that any errors, inconsistencies, or misleading statements are corrected quickly and appropriately acknowledged.
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
The editor is obliged to protect intellectual property and to defend the rights of the journal and author(s). In addition, the editor is to take the necessary measures to prevent any violation of the intellectual property rights of others in journal publications.
Creativity and Openness
Editors are to respond to all complaints in a timely and comprehensive manner.
Political and Commercial Concerns
Political or commercial factors will not affect editorial decisions.
Conflicts of Interest
The editor is required to ensure that any conflicts of interest between authors, reviewers, or other editors are disclosed and managed appropriately to provide an independent and impartial process.
Reviewer’s Ethical Responsibilities
Peer review of research embodies the scientific method, subjecting the work to the rigorous scrutiny of knowledgeable colleagues. The rigor of the review process directly affects the quality of the literature; it provides confidence in an objective and independent evaluation of the published work. The European Eye Research uses a double-blind review process. All comments and the evaluation are transmitted through the journal management system. Reviewers should: