The following propositions aim to ensure good scientific practice throughout the publishing process and apply to the editors, peer reviewers and authors.
Responsibilities of editors
In line with our aims and scopes, the CPE editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field as described in our aims and scopes. CPE provides the full names and affiliations of all members of the board. Contact information is available for all editors, as well as for editorial support, on CPE’s website. Unless prior written consent is given by the authors, no unpublished materials submitted to CPE may be used in an editor’s own research. Editors are not supposed to consider submissions for which they have a conflict of interests resulting from competitive, collaborative or any other relationship. The final decision over the publication of a submission lies with the editors. The authors´ identity is to remain confidential throughout the entire review process. The editors ensure digital preservation of access to the journal content through the German National Library within its web archive. CPE is an open access journal, and all issues can be accessed via CPE’s website. Contributions to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors.
Responsibilities of reviewers
The task of peer reviewers is to support the editorial process with topic-related expertise, and to support authors in making their paper publishable. Authors who publish in CPE agree to support the review process as reviewers in the future. CPE aims at turnaround-times of three months. If, for any reason, the reviewer feels unable to stick to this timeframe, they must notify the editors immediately. The reviewers agree to treat the manuscripts as confidential documents, which are not to be shown to others. Reviewers should not consider submissions for which they have a conflict of interests resulting from competitive, collaborative or any other relationship. Unless prior written consent is given by the authors, no unpublished materials submitted to CPE may be used in a reviewer´s own research.
Responsibilities of authors
Authors must report results of their original research correctly by presenting underlying data in an accurate manner and by acknowledging their sources. Should authors retrospectively identify significant inaccuracies, they are to contact the editors to promptly correct the paper. Authors who submit to CPE may state conflicts of interests with potential reviewers.
CPE does not take any processing or submission charges nor publishing fees.