ETHICS STATEMENT


THE AUTHOR’S RESPONSIBILITY

          Before submitting an article for publication, the author will become acquainted with the specifics, purpose and objectives of the journal, as well as with the editorial rules, according to the information provided on the journal's website. To be recognised as an author, the contributor must demonstrate the originality, uniqueness or innovative quality of the work intended for publication The author must mention the intervention and contribution of other collaborators in the writing of the material and appropriately cite passages taken from published materials or statements belonging to other persons/researchers. The author must also specify whether the research was funded by institutions, organizations etc. The author must respond to requests from the editorial team regarding revisions, deadlines or any other additional recommendations. If several authors sign an article, one of them will become the contact person throughout the evaluation and verification process for publication; this person will have to inform and involve the other authors in the process of revising the text, at the same time signalling to the editors any error that may occur in the publication process.

THE REVIEWER’S RESPONSIBILITY

          The role of the reviewer is to assist the editorial team in the process of evaluating the articles and in making decisions regarding the originality, uniqueness and quality of the results proposed by the author for publication. The reviewer is invited to objectively analyse the text and provide the author with civilized, respectful and constructive feedback, regardless of whether the material is accepted or rejected so that the author can correct his/her deficiencies, gain experience and improve his/her research, analysis and interpretation. The reviewer will respond to the invitation to examine the article within the deadline set by the editorial team, and the review and revision proposals will meet the deadline after obtaining a favourable response. In the event of a conflict of interest, if the text is beyond the reviewer’s expertise or if the reviewer is unable to evaluate it within the time limits, the reviewer may decline the invitation. According to the rules listed on the journal’s website, the review process involves double-checking, with a manuscript being sent to at least two reviewers. The identity of the reviewer will remain anonymous, and the information and ideas obtained from the review of the manuscripts will not be used for the personal benefit of the reviewer.

THE EDITOR'S RESPONSIBILITY

          The main responsibilities of the editor include the journal’s general direction and editorial content. Hence, the editor should ensure the journal’s neutral and objective nature and evaluate the content of articles submitted for publication regardless of the authorship’s race, religion, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The editor is free to organize thematically each issue of the journal and to assign to the reviewers the texts to be evaluated taking into account the reviewers’ academic recognition and expertise in the field. The editor will follow the general guidelines regarding the editing rules and submission deadlines (listed on the journal's website). Manuscripts and their authors will be treated as confidential and will not be transmitted without the editor’s consent to anyone except the editorial team, reviewers or potential reviewers. Unpublished materials and the information they contain will not be used by the editor for his/her purpose without the express consent of the author. The publication decision will observe the reviewers’ points of view and observations, the policy of the editorial board and the legislation, taking into account the legal obligations regarding defamation, copyright and plagiarism.


          The Editorial Board acknowledges and follows the rules adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

PEER  REVIEWING  PROCESS

          Manuscripts are assigned to the Executive Editor, who will send them, without the name and affiliation of authors, to 2 experts in the field, normally by E-mail. All the reviewers of a paper remain anonymous to the authors and act independently. They have different affiliation, usually located in different towns/countries, and they are not aware of each other's identities. If the decisions of the 2 reviewers are not the same the paper is send to a third reviewer.
          The Editor-in-Chief makes a decision based on the reviewer's evaluations and the Executive Editor's comments. This decision, along with the comments, is transmitted to the authors via E-mail. A decision is made usually within ten weeks of the receipt of the manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief will advise authors whether a manuscript is accepted, should be revised, or is rejected. The minor revisions should be returned within four weeks of decision and the major revisions within three months. Manuscripts not revised within this time will be withdrawn from consideration unless there are extenuating circumstances.
          The final decision for publication is done by the Editor-in-Chief in accordance with the reviewers' scrutiny and the scope of the journal.
          The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the quality and selection of manuscripts chosen to be published, as well as the authors are responsible for the content of their articles.
AUTHORS  DECLARATION

         When presenting a contribution/paper to be published in "Codrul Cosminului", the author (authors) must consent to the following steps related to ethics and copyright, and assume, in writing, the following Declaration.
Codrul Cosminului
Department of Human, Social and Political Sciences, 2006-2021