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Code of ethics of the journal

Statement on ethics and unfair practices in the publication of scientific work in the journal Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics, subtitle Rivista Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale, acronym IJCoL.

The statement is based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Duties of editorial board

  • The Scientific Board (Editors in Chief) and the members of the Scientific Committees (or Advisory Board) and Editorial Board (or Editorial Board) of IJCoL are solely responsible for the decision to publish the articles submitted to the journal. In their decisions, they are required to comply with the journal's editorial policies and applicable legal provisions on defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

  • The articles chosen for publication are subject to the evaluation of two or more reviewers and their acceptance is subject to the execution of any modifications requested and the final opinion of the Scientific Management.

  • The Scientific Direction and the other Committees are required to evaluate the manuscripts for their scientific content without distinction of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, and the authors' scientific, academic or political orientation.

  • The Scientific Direction guarantees the correctness of the systems used to evaluate, accept or reject the articles submitted by the authors and in particular supervises the peer review process and the anonymity of the reviewers with respect to the specific article in question; it also avoids any conflict of interest, discrimination based on gender, sexual or religious orientation, political beliefs, geographical origin.

  • The Scientific Direction is required not to disclose any information on the manuscripts sent except to the authors themselves or to those who have been previously authorized.

  • Unpublished material contained in manuscripts submitted to the journal may not be used by members of the various editorial bodies for their own research without the author's written consent.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Reviewers assist the various IJCoL committees in making decisions and, through their communications, can help the author to improve the manuscript.

  • If the reviewers do not feel that they are adequate for the proposed task or if they know that they cannot read the work in the required time, they are required to notify the reviewers promptly.

  • Any text assigned for reading must be considered confidential; therefore, such texts must not be discussed with other persons without the explicit authorisation of the Scientific Direction.

  • The revision must be carried out objectively. The reviewers are required to give adequate reasons for the opinions expressed.

  • The reviewers undertake to report to the various IJCoL committees any similarities or overlapping of the text received with other works known to them.

  • All confidential information or information obtained during the peer-review process must be considered confidential and may not be used for any other purpose. Reviewers are required not to accept for reading articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous collaborative or competitive relationships with the author and/or his institution.

Duties of the Authors

  • Authors are required to declare that they have written an original work in all its parts and have duly quoted all the texts used, avoiding any form of plagiarism. If the work and/or words of other authors are used, they must be appropriately paraphrased or literally quoted.

  • Authors must accept the selection of articles and in particular the peer review process.

  • If the article is accepted, the author grants the journal the right to publication by issuing it under the terms of the Creative Commons 4.0 International "Attribution - Non-commercial - No Derivative Works" licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

  • The authorship of the work must be correctly attributed and all those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, organisation, realisation and re-elaboration of the research underlying the article must be indicated as co-authors.

  • The authors guarantee the truthfulness of the data presented in the paper and the objectivity of their own interpretations. The relevant data must be reported accurately and in detail to enable others to replicate the survey.

  • All authors are required to explicitly state that there are no conflicts of interest that could have affected the results achieved or the proposed interpretations. Authors must also indicate the possible funding bodies of the research and/or project from which the article originates.

  • Manuscripts under evaluation must not be submitted to other journals for publication.

  • When an author identifies a material error or misstatement in an article, he or she must promptly inform the journal committees and provide the appropriate corrigendum.

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