conflict-of-interest policy

Conflict-of-Interest Policy

New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology requires all authors and reviewers to declare any conflicts of interest that may be inherent in their submissions.

All authors and members of the New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology Editorial Board are required to disclose any actual and potential conflicts of interest at submission or upon accepting an editorial or review assignment.

When a person in the peer review and publishing process – author, reviewer, or editor – has connections to activities that may unfairly influence his or her judgment, whether or not a decision is actually influenced thereby, a conflict of interest arises for that article.

Financial relationships with industry, for example through employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, or expert testimony, either directly or through the immediate family, are usually considered to be the most important conflicts of interest. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual passion.

The peer review approach for New Ideas in Child and Educational Psychology aims to ensure the most objective editing and review process possible.


Authors are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and other conflicts of interest that might bias their work. They should acknowledge in the manuscript all financial support for the work and other financial or personal connections to the work.


External peer reviewers should declare to editors any conflicts of interest that could affect their judgments of the article. They should decline to review particular papers if they consider it appropriate. The editors must be made aware of reviewers' conflicts of interest and decide whether the reviewer should be dismissed. Reviewers should not utilize prior knowledge of the work to further their own interests.

The form of conflict-of-interest statement that should be filled out and attached to the manuscript can be downloaded here.