publication ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement / download english version

Cristianesimo nella storia is a peer reviewed scientific journal which follows the ethic statements of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. All possible measures against any publication malpractice are taken. All parts involved – editors, referees and authors – must know and agree on the following ethic principles.

1. Duties of editors

1.1 Are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published and can avail of the referee’s collaboration about their decision;

1.2 Evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors;

1.3 Undertake not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and publisher;

1.4 Undertake not to use any material of a submitted manuscript without the express consent of the author.

2. Duties of reviewers

2.1 Peer reviewers assists the editor in making editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper;

2.2 Any selected referee who knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify promptly the editor;

2.3 Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor; 2

2.4 Reviews should be conducted objectively. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments;

2.5 A reviewer should call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge;

2.6 Information or ideas obtained through the review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage;

2.7 Reviewers should not consider manuscripts which can give birth to conflicts of interest resulting from competitive or collaborative connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

3. Duties of authors

3.1 If the editors consider it appropriate, authors should present sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work;

3.2 Appropriately acknowledge the sources and the contributes mentioned in the paper;

3.3 Authors should not publish manuscripts presenting the same research in more than one journal or primary publication;

3.4 Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors;

3.5 When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.