Publication Ethics

As the scholarly journal of the association SELIM, this journal ensures compliance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The COPE’s core practices are equally applicable to editors and publishers.

Authorship and contributorship

Authors/co-authors listed in any contribution must fulfil all of the following criteria: (a) substantial contribution to the conception of the work and/or the acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data; (b) drafting or critical revision of the intellectual content of the manuscript; (c) approval of the final version prior to its publication. Upon reception of the proofs, the authors agree to check the proofs carefully, correct any typographical errors, and authorise the publication of the corrected proofs. If there are others who have made other contributions to the research, they should be acknowledged in a separate section (not in the author list).

Conflicts of interest / competing interests

Any potential conflict of interest should be disclosed by the involved parties (editors, authors and reviewers). Reviewers must refrain from reviewing individual manuscripts for which there is a conflict of interest (e.g. contractual or personal relationships which can impact the actions taken).

Complaints and appeals

Any complaints and/or requests should be addressed to the journal's General Editor. In the eventuality that discrepancies may arise, both parties (authors and editors) will try to solve them by amicable settlement. The General Editor will follow the COPE’s guidance in handling allegations.

Journal’s options for post-publication discussions and corrections

Exceptionally, the journal may publish an erratum note accompanying the manuscript in which a major error has been detected. Under no circumstances will spelling mistakes be considered in post-publication discussions.

Process for the identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct

The identification and/or reporting of research misconduct (including but not limited to cases of plagiarism, data fabrication/falsification or citation manipulation) will prompt an investigation by the Editors. If malpractice is confirmed, the manuscript will be withdrawn from the journal’s platform and the conditions under which this withdrawal has taken place will be publicly stated.