Open Access Policy

Educares provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. All content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute (for non-commercial purposes), print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. 

Repository Policy

Authors are free to deposit copies of their articles in an institutional, or other, repository of their choice without embargo. Even though Educare allows for all versions (submitted, accepted, published) to be deposited, we strongly recommend that you deposit the published version.

Publication Fees

Educare does not charge publication fees of any kind from the authors.

License Terms

Contributions in Educare are published under a Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 licence, i.e. they are freely available without cost to the reader and can be used and shared for non-commercial purposes provided that you give appropriate credit. The copyright remains with the author. License and copyright information is provided on each article.

For contents published prior to 2018:2, the authors are the copyright holders, the articles are openly available online but are not licensed with a Creative Commons license. 

Authorship Policy

Each author, and any co-authors, must meet the following criteria:

  1. All must have made a significant contribution to the design of the study, the collection of data, or the analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. All must, either by writing or by helping to edit the manuscript, have contributed to the design of its intellectual content to a significant degree;
  3. All must have approved the submitted manuscript.

Each author must also be able to take responsibility for part of the article's content and be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for the remaining parts.

Those who do not meet these criteria but who nevertheless contributed significantly to the final manuscript should be included in the acknowledgments section. It is the author's responsibility to obtain the written approval of persons named in the acknowledgments section.

The text above comes from CODEX - rules and guidelines for research.

Policy on the use of AI tools

In accordance with COPE’s position statement on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, AI tools such as Large Language Models, chatbots and image creators cannot be credited with authorship of any manuscript submitted to this journal. Authorship attribution implies responsibility for the integrity, originality, accuracy and validity of a work, and AI tools cannot take such responsibility.

In any instance where generative AI tools have been employed in the creation of written content, generation of images or graphical elements, or the collection and analysis of data within a submitted work, authors are required to disclose these uses within the manuscript. This acknowledgement should provide explicit information about the specific tasks.