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Declaration of ethics

The directors and the editorial boards of the journals published by Rosenberg & Sellier fulfill their duties in full compliance with the ethical principles approved by the international academic community. In order to respond to the most common concerns that may rise during the process of selection and revision of texts, the Publisher prepared the following guidelines based on the recommendations of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).

General duties

The directors and the editorial boards are responsible for the choice of the materials published in the journals. They commit themselves to ensure that publications meet the needs of authors and readers and to improve the quality of journals and series. The directors, supported by the editorial boards, are guarantors for the quality of the published works, for the respect of the freedom of expression, and for the respect of the privacy of personal data.

Duties of the reviewers

The reviewer assists “Ardeth”’s editorial board in the process of evaluating the articles on time. The review must be conducted objectively and with clear and documented arguments. The reviewer should not accept manuscripts in which he or she has a conflict of interest arising from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship with authors, companies, or entities related in any way to the subject matter of the manuscript. The reviewer's task is to identify the presence of bibliographic material relevant to the work to be evaluated but not mentioned, and to indicate to the authors any improvements useful for the publication of the contents. The articles examined for evaluation should be treated as confidential documents. They should not be shown or discussed with anyone not previously authorized by the editorial board.

Relations with readers

Every published work will state in a clear and comprehensive way the bibliographical sources used in the research. The directors will also reveal the funders of the journals. The directors will ensure that the selected manuscripts are reviewed by qualified reviewers and will describe the process used to guarantee an objective assessment of the works.

Relations with authors

The choice of texts for publication will be based solely on their scientific quality, their originality, the clarity of exposition, and their relevance to the journal on which they are published. The editorial board will inform the authors about the requirements for the articles t be published and the editorial norms. Upon request of the authors, the editorial board will be available to explain the reasons of rejection.

Relations with editors

The editors are committed to protect the confidentiality of materials submitted for publication, to oversee any conflicts of interest and to protect the identity of reviewers and authors in case of blind and double-blind peer review. Members of the editorial boards cannot submit articles for peer review process.

Relations with the publisher

The relationship between directors and the publisher will be based on editorial independence. The choice of the works to be published will be based on criteria of quality and sustainability for the journals with no interference from the publisher.

Intellectual property - encouraging debate

Directors and editors collaborate with the publisher to avoid plagiarism and intellectual property violations. Directors and editors encourage academic debate supporting the publication of results that challenge previous works published in their journals. Authors of criticised material are given the opportunity to respond.

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