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Ethics of publication

ETHICS OF PUBLICATION

 

The journal LITERATURATA insists on the honest and professional attitude in all aspects of the publishing activity. It publishes original works that are significant for the intellectual community, according to the highest standards. We expect the same high standards from our reviewers and authors. Integrity, authenticity and honest relationships - on the part of authors, and detachment, objectivity and confidentiality – on the part of editors and reviewers are among the priorities that help us achieve our goals.

The journal LITERATURATA approves and respects the codes of conduct and international standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) [1] and can be found on their website - http://publicationethics.org/. The documents include Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors [2] and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers [3].

The following editorial extracts from COPE documents (Kleinert, S. and Wager, E. (2011), Wager, E. and Kleinert, S. (2011)) clarify some key points for the work of editors and authors.

 

Editors

- must take honest and impartial decisions without being guided by commercial reasons, and should ensure a fair and proper review process;

- must implement an editorial policy which promotes maximum transparency and comprehensive, credible information;

- must ensure the integrity of the published texts and to react in case of suspected misuse of publications;

- they have to follow an appropriate policy to deal with problems related to conflicts of interest.

Authors ...

- must present papers that are result of research done in an ethical and responsible manner, in accordance with relevant laws;

- must present their results clearly and honestly, without forgery and fabricated or manipulated data;

- must describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by other scientists;

- must adhere to the Requirements for publication, confirming that the submitted works are original, not plagiarized and published elsewhere;

- must assume responsibility for the materials sent for publication; must be responsible for the presentation of texts they have sent;

- must assume responsibility that authorship properly reflects the individual contributions to the work and its description;

- must declare sources of funding and any existing or potential conflicts of interest.

After receiving confirmation for the publication, the author should complete the following

(Publication Agreement

[1] Committee on Publication Ethics

[2] Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

[3] Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers