Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement requirements

The editorial policy of the “DIALOGICA. Cultural Studies and Literature Scientific Journal” complies with international good editorial practice Guidelines and standards of the COPE (Publication Ethics Committee), to achieve a high publication culture.

“DIALOGICA” applies to all published material the Creative Commons Licence “Atribution 4.0 International” (CC BY 4.0).The journal is indexed by National Bibliometric Instrument (IBN). Databases in which the journal is included: CEEOL, DOAJ, ERIH PLUS, INDEX COPERNICUS, GOOGLE SCHOLARS, WorldCat.

Policies on authorship and contributorship

The author bears moral responsibility for published articles. From the moment the article are submitted for the journal’s editorial board, the author sends to it the right to reproduce it, the right to distribute the original, the right to place in the interactive (on-line) regime.

The author is responsible for the quality of the article, for the scientific novelty and originality of the article, its correspondence with the editorial policy and the concept of the journal; the appropriate wording of the title of the article, the concordance with the content and the bibliographical references; relevance of abstract and keywords; scientific quality, compliance with the structure of a scientific article, coherence of methodology and proper use of theoretical language, theoretical interpretation and analysis, critical involvement of the author, argumentation of purpose and conclusions, relevance of the sources and bibliographical references, stylistic and graphic presentation of the article.

The responsibility for the opinions expressed in the pages of the journal belongs to the authors. Articles already published in other journals are not allowed. To counter plagiarism and duplicate publication, articles are verified by placing the title, keywords and snippets of text on the internet. This task also lies in the work of expert reviewers.

The responsibility for the original character of the published text lies with the author. In this regard, the author signs a Statement of Ethics on his own responsibility, declaring the original nature of the article, the lack of plagiarism and duplicate publication.

The author will have a decision-making transparency and a respectful treatment from the editor, who will inform him about the objections and suggestions made by the reviewers and the editorial board.

In order to respect the copyright, the author will sign with the editor an Agreement for the transfer of the patrimonial rights of the author, provided by art. 11 a), b), c), i) of Law no. 139 of 02.07.2010 on copyright and related rights.

Rights and responsibilities of the Editor

The editorial board of the “DIALOGICA” will follow the strict observance of the review procedure, which will be colegial, anonymous and objective.

The editorial board is responsible for organizing the review process of each article.

Articles received for publication in “DIALOGICA” magazine are subject to evaluation in the “double blind” peer review system, respecting international standards of scientific journals.

All submitted article to the editorial staff receives a registration number, is verified by plagiarism and duplicate publication, then sent for review to two experts, selected from the databases of the State University of Moldova and Department of Social, Economic, Humanities Sciences and Arts Section of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, depending on the field of research.

The editor ensures the anonymity of the review. The authors do not know the identity of the experts, and the experts do not know the identity of the authors. The editorial board transmits to the authors the objections and suggestions of the reviewers, meant to improve the scientific quality of the article.

The term of review is at least six months.

The results of the review are discussed at the meetings of the editorial board. The article is accepted for publication if it corresponds to one of these options:

  • Both reviewers give a positive opinion and recommend it for publication;
  • If one of the reviewers gives a negative opinion, the article is sent for review to a third reviewer. Based on the opinion of this third reviewer, the editorial board makes a decision.

If the author improves his rejected article, the procedure is resumed.

Papers that do not comply with the rules of the editorial policy of Scientific Ethics will not be accepted.

The Editor assumes responsibility to organize the review process. The editor will communicate with the author at all stages of review and drafting to improve the quality of the article. The editor will receive the author’s confirmation of any changes made to the article prior to publication.

The editor has the final responsibility to decide whether an article will be published or not in “DIALOGICA” magazine, taking into account the evaluations made by scientific references, due compliance with the provisions of this ”Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement requirements” and the legislation regarding copyright protection. The editor may consult with the other members of the Editorial Board, as well as with scientific references in making publication decisions.

The editor rejects the papers that do not correspond to the norms of the editorial policy of the Scientific Ethics. In this case, the editor will send the author a motivational refusal. Rejection of an article will not be a pretext for subsequent non-cooperation with the author. If the author improves his rejected article, it can be published.

Complaints and appeals

If the author is not satisfied with the way his article was examined by the peer review board or if he found violations of public ethics, he can make an appeal or submit a complaint to the editor-in-chief at his address or at the journal’s address.

The Editor-in-Chief or Handling Editor reviews the case and informs the complainant of the decision with an explanation, if applicable.

Conflicts of interest / competing interests

“DIALOGICA” requires authors to disclose any conflict of interest or financial interest that has an impact on the outcome of the study in which the authors or any use, consultation, ownership, fees, etc. are involved. If the manuscript is accepted, COI information will be disclosed in a published declaration.

Authors should, as soon as possible, disclose any conflict of interest that could be construed to affect the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include financial aspects like honoraria, study grants or other forms of funding, attendance at speaker’s offices, membership, employment, consulting services, ownership of shares or other forms of participation, and paid expert evidence or patent licensing agreements, as well as non-financial aspects such as personal or professional relations, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the topic or documents discussed in the manuscript. All sources of funding for the work must be disclosed (including the grant number or any other reference number, as appropriate).

Editors and editorial board members will not use unpublished information provided in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the explicit written consent of the authors.

Information obtained from the manipulation of the manuscript is kept confidential. Editors who have a conflict of interest with an author will refuse to evaluate his manuscript, calling on another member of the editorial committee.

Any guest reviewer from outside the editorial board must notify the Editor-in-Chief if  he has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work.

Information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Data sharing and reproducibility

“DIALOGICA” recommends transparency and openness with regard to the data code and other documents related to the research.

Authors may be asked for raw study data, which will be kept confidential. Received manuscripts and information about authors have the status of a confidential document and should be treated as such.They should not be displayed or discussed with others, unless authorized by the editor (who would only do so in exceptional and special circumstances). The same applies to invited examiners who refuse the invitation to the examination.

When the Editorial Board advises the author that the study document is accepted, the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license applies to any article published in ”DIALOGICA” journal. In other words, any paper published  be freely downloaded, quoted and reused with appropriate attribution to the original source.

Publication ethical oversight

The Editorial Board of “DIALOGICA” commits to the internationally accepted principles of publication ethics expressed in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). To this end, the same method of submission and verification of manuscripts, peer review and interpersonal communication shall apply as in international scientific journals. Papers that do not comply with the rules of the editorial policy of Scientific Ethics will not be accepted.

Reviews should be conducted in an objective manner and the comments clearly articulated with supporting arguments so that authors can use them to improve the manuscript. The authors’ personal criticism is inappropriate.

The members of the editorial committee shall ensure that the ethics of publishing are followed up and protected. This includes the strict plagiarism and data fraud policy, the firm commitment to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies as needed. Every time it is recognized that a published article contains a material misstatement, a misleading statement or a false report, it will be corrected promptly. If, following an appropriate investigation, an item turns out to be fraudulent, it will be withdrawn. Such withdrawal shall be clearly identifiable to readers and to indexing systems.

The editorial board of the “DIALOGICA” assumes responsibility for respecting and complying with the standards of publication ethics and behaviour at all stages of review and publication. To this end, the same method of submission and verification of manuscripts, peer review and interpersonal communication shall apply as in international scientific journals. Only articles containing original contributions, excluding plagiarism, multiple editing, errors and scientific falsifications will be accepted.

Policy on intellectual property

Authors must be able to guarantee the originality of their work, and if they have used other sources in their study, they must be properly cited. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable and considered unethical behavior.

Authors retain without restriction the copyright on articles and grant the journal the right to first publish.

Post-publication discussions and corrections

If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his that has been published in “DIALOGICA”, he has the obligation to immediately notify the editorial board to correct the article.

If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper.

Access to journal content

The publisher is committed to ensuring the availability and ongoing preservation of academic research and accessibility through partnerships with organizations and maintaining its own digital archive. For more details, click here: Arhiva revistei.

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