Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Editorial team duties
The editorial board is responsible for defining the general policy of the journal, along with the Chief editor and in agreement with the Director of the Journal. They follow up the correspondence between authors and reviewers
The scientific committee plays a consultative role, assesses adequacy of articles to the thematic field of the journal, takes part in article review and selection process.
Review process and publication decisions
The peer-reviewers are appointed for each issue and take part in articles selection and evaluation according to the editorial policy. The peer-review committee is formed by members of the scientific/editorial board or other specialists in the field.
Papers sent to the Editorial Board with a view to publication will be assessed by the members of the Scientific Committee and published solely with the approval of the reviewers. The authors will receive one of the following answers from the reviewers: accept, publish without modifications; accept, publish with minor modifications; accept, rework (major modifications required); reject, poor quality/out of scope.
Each submission will be accompanied by an abstract (abstract, keywords; the abstract must state the objectives of the work, the methodology and the main results of the research or presentation) in two languages and include certain personal data (author’s title/ institution, email address).
The Editorial Board members will perform an initial assessment establishing the referees with expertise in the field of the paper and will select referees with expertise in the research field; referees will decide on the acceptance of the paper. Articles will be presented to the reviewers without any indication of the authors’ names. The reviewers are independent of the authors, they are not affiliated with the same institution.
Papers that fall within the scientific standards will be placed on the waiting list for publication. Papers that are likely to fall within the scientific standards following certain changes will be returned to their authors with the appropriate observations. After scientific review, authors will be notified if a paper has been rejected.
For each paper, in the proposal for publication, reviewers will comment on the topicality of the theme, the thoroughness of the scientific ideas, the author’s credibility and the innovation and originality he/she brings to the field.
- General appreciation (relevance of the subject, originality in dealing with the subject, importance of the conclusions, theoretical scope).
- Research Method (relevance of the methodology for the object of study, originality of the data treated, rigor in how the data was treated).
- Argumentation / discussion (quality of the interpretation of the data, logic and structure of the argumentation, degree of advanced ideas, links with the specialized literature on the subject).
- Presentation (Overall structure of the article, clarity and concision of the style, clarity and design of tables and figures)
- Other criteria (if necessary).
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Any invited reviewer who has conflicts of interest resulting from any kind of relationships or connections with any of the authors will immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative experts can be contacted.
Fairness and equality
Editors evaluate submissions exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.
Authors have full reproduction, distribution, public communication, and derivative work rights. Authors are responsible for clarifying the right to use the information contained in the papers.
When submitting their manuscripts, authors will have to send a signed declaration of originality and copyright transfer.
Management of unethical behavior of the publication
The content of the articles will be checked with plagiarism detection tools. The editorial board always takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred. In case of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the Editorial Team will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation. This includes the immediate publication of an errata, clarification, or the retraction of the published material.
Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Copyright and distribution policy
Open access journal
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
The average time during which the preliminary assessment of manuscripts is conducted (days) – 30
The average time during which the reviews of manuscripts are conducted (days) – 60
The average time in which the article is published (days) – 120.