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Ethics charter

Intellectual property, copyright & plagiarism

In order to ensure the integrity of the construction and dissemination of scientific research, the journal LISA applies the ethical rules set out in this charter. We commit the members of our committees, the authors and the evaluators to respect them.

The LISA e-journal team wishes to emphasize that authors or contributors alone bear full responsibility for the ideas expressed in their writings.

Likewise, authors or contributors undertake not to submit plagiarized work to LISA e-journal. In case of plagiarism, authors will bear sole responsibility for their actions.

As a reminder, there are many plagiarism detection software (e.g., that authors can use, in case of doubt, before submitting their work to LISA e-journal.

Finally, it is the responsibility of the authors to pay for any copyrights (illustrations, citations, etc.) related to their work. Before publishing their work in LISA e-journal, authors must obtain permission to reproduce the illustrations or works cited from the organizations concerned and must cite, in due form, the excerpts of works present in their articles or productions that can in no way be assimilated to a “cut and paste” or to any form of plagiarism.

We invite authors to take note of the Intellectual Property Code and to consult the website.

This document is based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity developed by ALLEA, the opinions of the CNRS Ethics Committee (Comets, whose guide Pratiquer une recherche intègre et responsable and the Charte nationale de déontologie des métiers de la recherche were consulted), documents produced by the Committee for Open Science, as well as the charters of other journals.

Editorial board commitments

Principles of selection and evaluation of submissions

The editorial board is committed to a rigorous and diligent selection and evaluation process for submissions, in accordance with the principles set out in the journal’s Instructions to Authors. In particular, it ensures that the publication deadlines indicated in the calls for papers are respected.

The selection of article proposals is based on a peer-review process. Each submission is followed by a reading of the anonymized contributions by at least two external referees and one internal referee (scientific committee); the whole process is then validated and coordinated by the management committee, assisted by the reading committee. Any author can propose a critical response to an article published in the journal.

The articles are published under an open Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


The editorial board guarantees the confidentiality of the evaluation process, in particular the anonymity of the evaluators.


In the event of a significant error, the author must contact the editorial board without delay, which will take action depending on the change to be made (erratum, correction or retraction).

Plagiarism and unethical publication behavior

The editorial board takes into account the legal requirements for defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism in its decisions. The committee reserves the right to examine articles using plagiarism detection software, the results of which are critically reviewed. In the case of substantial borrowing from other works without proper citation of the sources, the proposal will be rejected.

All the members of the editorial board and the scientific committee are formally questioned in case of dispute. In case of plagiarism, the journal ensures the retraction of the article and places an embargo on the author’s future publications.

If necessary, refer to the COPE definition of conflict of interest.

Commitments of authors

Principles of submission of articles

Authors submit unpublished texts to the journal, which should not be submitted to other journals after acceptance. In exceptional cases, translations may be published with the approval of the journal.

They must explicitly indicate the works and materials on which their text is based, citing the relevant persons and sources. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain the necessary permission for reproduction.

Authors must guarantee that their article is an original contribution, that it does not infringe on the moral rights of intellectual property of any other person or entity.

Conflicts of interest

Authors must acknowledge to the journal all funding that made their work possible. They must also declare any potential conflicts of interest (professional, financial or other) that could be construed as having influenced their work.

If necessary, refer to the COPE definition of conflict of interest.

Authors name order

The list of co-authors of an article includes those who have made a significant contribution to the design of the research presented, to the acquisition, preparation or analysis of the data, or to the critical editing of the results. These criteria apply without prejudice to the professional status of the contributors: researchers, teachers, students, connoisseurs and amateurs without academic affiliation, etc.

When an article has several authors, the person in contact with the journal ensures that all the people involved have reviewed and approved the version of the article proposed to the journal. Similarly, during the review process and up to publication, if significant changes are made to the text, all co-authors should be informed.

In the case of multiple authors per article, the journal prefers an alphabetical presentation for the sake of impartiality, unless the authors expressly request it and justify it.

Some contributors who have provided substantial assistance to the published work may be mentioned in the acknowledgements.

Evaluator commitments

Impartiality and mission of reviewers

Reviewers participate in editorial decisions. They advise the editorial team on publication or non-publication based on specific arguments that are communicated to the authors. They participate in the improvement of the proposed articles.

By accepting to carry out the evaluation, the evaluators declare that they have the required competences and commit themselves to communicating their evaluation within the agreed deadline.

They will indicate in their evaluation, as far as possible, any borrowings from other research works whose origin is not mentioned, whether these works are published or unpublished.

The editorial board ensures that the evaluations are objective and unbiased. Reviewers select articles on the basis of content alone, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, or political opinion. Nationality, institutional affiliation, or professional status may be considered as evaluation criteria only to the extent that such information has scientific relevance.

Conflicts of interest

Evaluators must declare spontaneously any conflict of interest: proximity within the same institution, current or past collaboration, joint publication, situation of professional competition, hierarchical relationship (such as the direction of a university thesis) or personal relationship that could prejudice the quality and independence of the evaluation.

If necessary, refer to the COPE definition of conflict of interest.


Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential. No information submitted for review is disclosed to anyone other than the author and potential reviewers. Reviewers agree not to retain or copy a manuscript received for review. Information about a paper submitted to the journal is not distributed outside the editorial board, except to authors and reviewers.

This information is kept for an average of 6 to 12 months by the journal’s committee.

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