LITERATURE Journal endorses and respects the norms of conduct and international standards that have been established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and can be found free of charge on their website - http://publicationethics.org/. Documents in this regard include the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers -https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf
THE LITERATURE/LITERATURATA journal insists on fair and professional treatment in all aspects of publishing activities. We publish original texts of significance to the intellectual community, presented in the best possible form and to the highest standards. The same high standards are upheld by our authors and reviewers. Authenticity, integrity and fairness - on the part of authors - and fairness, objectivity and confidentiality - on the part of editors and reviewers - are among the priorities that help us achieve our goal.
THE LITERATURE/LITERATURATA journal highly values the work and time of its authors. For this reason, the editors become familiar with the topic of a manuscript submitted through the Scholar One System and promptly inform the author in which issue it may be included. The author reserves the right to withdraw his/her manuscript and publish it in another edition, and THE LITERATURE/LITERATURATA is obliged to respect this decision and not publish the text. The reviewer must register the review in Scholar One System within two months.
Duties of editors:
- must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
- must comply with the author's wishes if he/she wishes to withdraw his/her text, and this should not affect future collaboration with him/her;
- must strive to constantly improve their journal;
- must implement mechanisms to ensure the quality of the material they publish;
- must protect freedom of expression;
- must maintain the integrity of academic documentation;
- must prclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
- must always be prepared to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary;
- must make fair and impartial decisions, without being driven by commercial considerations, and should ensure a fair and competent peer review process;
- should apply an editorial policy that promotes maximum transparency, completeness and reliability of information;
- should take care to preserve the anonymity of the author by not advancing manuscripts for peer review until the author has removed identifying information
- must send reviewers manuscripts only in the Scholar One System, thus ensuring an independent review process through double-blind, anonymous peer review. It implies that the reviewer and the author have no information about each other, including the institutions they represent;
- must ensure that the two-month deadline for submitting the completed review to the Scholar One System is met
- must take care to preserve the integrity of what is published by making corrections;
- must check for authorship originality each text through StrikePlagiarism.com plugin, part of the e-learning system of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"- https://elearn.uni-sofia.bg
- must not tolerate attempts at cheating or plagiarism;
- must check any alleged abuse;
- if a text is proven to violate these ethical rules, the editors must decide not to publish it;
- must ensure that the Privacy and Consent Statement, which each author can access, is adequately completed. The editors' attention should be focused on the following requirements: that the manuscript is the author's, that it has not been published in another journal, and that the author consents to inclusion in an issue of the journal; and that the author confirms that there is no conflict of interest with THE LITERATURE/LITERATURATA.
- Must not approve for publication any text that does not meet the requirements of the Privacy and Consent Statement.
Obligations of reviewers:
- must make fair and impartial decisions, without being guided by commercial considerations, and should follow a fair and competent peer review process
- may only review a text in the Scholar One System, thus ensuring an independent review process through double-blind, anonymous peer review
- must not in any way give away the author's identity and institutional affiliation when reviewing in the Scholar One System
- must implement editorial policies that promote maximum transparency, comprehensiveness, reliability of information, and complete anonymity between author and reviewer
- must meet the two-month deadline for submitting the completed review to Scholar One System
- must take care to preserve the integrity of what is published by making corrections to texts and notify editors promptly if there is any suspicion of misuse in publications
- have the right to recommend a text for publication after editing by the author, the anonymity of both parties being guaranteed by Scholar One System
- must not tolerate attempts at fraud or plagiarism
Obligations of authors:
- must submit their manuscripts to Scholar One System, and send their short (creative biography) presentation additionally to editors' emails
- must submit articles in accordance with the journal's ethical guidelines;
- must confirm through the Privacy and Consent Statement, and Scholar One System, that their manuscripts are original; have not been published in other journals. Authors must consent to inclusion in an issue of the journal and declare that they have no conflict of interest with THE LITERATURE/LITERATURATA.
- They must adhere to the Publication Requirements - https://naum.slav.uni-sofia.bg/literaturata/requirements , observing that their manuscripts are anonymous
- are not allowed to choose their reviewers in Scholar One System
- must present their scientific results clearly without falsifying or manipulating data;
- they must try to describe their methods unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by other scientists;
- authors are obliged to make corrections to their articles that are reflected in the peer review without violating the general two-month time limit set for the peer review process.