Ethics and Malpractices

  1. 1. Publication and authorship
    All papers sent for publication should include professional title, didactic position, institutional affiliation, contact information, email address of the author(s), a list of references and the financial support (if any). The Funding Acknowledgments should be also present in the article when existing. Authors are required to provide original theoretical studies, critical essays and reviews that are not published or submitted for publication or review to another journal in any language. It is forbidden to publish the same research even under a different title in more than one journal.

    2. Author’s responsibilities
    Authors have complete responsibility for the content of the article. It is required that all authors have significantly contributed to the research providing the true origin of methodology and data used in research. In case reviewers consider necessary under certain imminent circumstances, the authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. The submitting (corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article’s publication has been approved by all the other co-authors and by the affiliation institution (if necessary). It is recommended that an English check of the manuscript by a competent person be completed before submission. Only papers that are written in clear and concise English will be accepted for review. Authors are invited to participate in the peer review process by modifying their original manuscript considering specific recommendations, technical instructions, interpretational issues and providing supplementary references on a recommendation from the reviewers and editors. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. The Editorial Board decides acceptance or rejection of a paper, and appeals are not accepted.

    3. Editorial responsibilities
    Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept. The editorial staff initially review all manuscript submissions for compliance with the editorial policy, the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript fails to fall within the scope and stylistic guidelines of the journal, it is returned to the authors. Authors of manuscripts rejected are informed 4 weeks maximum from receipt the manuscript. If a manuscript is in accord with the scope of the journal and meets submission guidelines, it is sent to tow reviewers.

    4. Plagiarism policy/Duplicate publication
    Plagiarism is forbidden. „Arhivele Olteniei” adheres to the international policies against plagiarism. Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for plagiarism by a member of the editorial team. Editors are using appliation Plagiarisma.net. Checking is also expanded to search similarities with selected sources on the internet. Editorial Board of the journal will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism.
    Duplicate publication is not permitted in „Arhivele Olteniei”. The authors have both the obligation and the responsibility to present for publishing only papers that have no longer been in the scientific records. Authors may be required to perform major revisions if the manuscript has concerning sections of copied text. Few exceptions (fragments of texts from an anterior work of the same author) are allowed, provided that the editors agree.

    5. Publishing ethics issues
    The technical and editorial staff, whose members come from different fields of scientific activity –  history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, literature, law, economics, management studies ensures the quality and review standard of our publications. Editors should be actively involved in the process of safeguarding the publication ethics and monitoring the views of authors, readers, reviewers and International Advisory members about ways and approaches to ensure the high quality of the journal. Editors should consult the Editorial Board members when editorial changes or new editorial policies are required.

    6. Open Access Policy
    This journal provides immediate open access to its content, based on the principle that providing to the public a free access to research will contribute to a greater global exchange of knowledge.

    7. Privacy Statement
    The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.