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Publication Ethics

Clio@Themis. Revue électronique d’histoire du droit is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that follows COPE’s code of publication ethics “Best Practice Guidelines for Journals Editors” ( Clio@Themis is a diamond-type open access journal with no submission or publication fees.

Everyone involved (members of the boards, reviewers, and authors) should be aware of and share the following ethical principles.


The editorial board of Clio@Themis is responsible for deciding whether or not to publish the articles that are submitted to the journal. In making its decisions, the editorial board uses evaluations carried out by its members, members of the scientific board and external reviewers.

The editorial board evaluates submitted articles based on their content without considering the gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, citizenship or political orientation of the authors. As the articles are anonymized, only the editor-in-chief of the journal and the coordinators of the dossier know the identity of the authors.

The editorial board and the scientific board do not disclose any information concerning the articles submitted to anyone except the author, the coordinators of the dossier, the reviewers and the members of the boards.

The members of the boards undertake not to use the content of articles being submitted in their own research without the author’s approval.


Double-blind peer review is a procedure that helps the editorial board to make decisions about submitted articles and helps the author to improve their work.

Reviewers who do not feel competent or who know that they will not be able to complete the evaluation on time should promptly inform the editorial board.

Each article to be evaluated must be considered confidential. Therefore, the article cannot be discussed by reviewers without the explicit approval of the editorial board.

The peer review must be conducted objectively, without judgment of the person of the author. Reviewers must justify their decisions.

The reviewers accurately identify reference lists that authors may have omitted. Reviewers should also inform editors of any possible similarities between the articles they are reviewing and any other publications.

Information obtained during the peer review process should be considered confidential and may not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers do not know the names of the authors, but should refuse to review any article that they believe may represent a conflict of interest for them or their home institution.


If requested by the editorial board, authors must provide the sources and information on which they base their article to make them available and preserve.

By submitting their article, authors commit to ensuring that their work is completely original. Authors should always clearly cite all sources and bibliography used for their research.

Authors must not publish the same article on multiple media without the consent of the relevant editors. Submitting the same work at the same time to multiple editors is not an acceptable research practice.

Any co-author or person who has contributed significantly to the realization of the article must be indicated to properly attribute the authorship of the work.

If there is more than one author, the submitter must declare the name of the co-authors and must obtain permission from the other authors regarding the final version of the work and its submission to Clio@Themis.

By submitting their article, authors agree not to have any conflict of interest that could have influenced their results and observations. Authors should also acknowledge any funded financial institutions and/or projects related to the article.

Whenever an author finds a relevant error or inaccuracy in his published articles, he must promptly inform the editorial board and give all the useful information to correct it.

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