Editor’s Publisher Ethics
THE PRINCIPLES OF PUBLISHING ETHICS
The Editorial Board of “ΠΡΑΞΗΜΑ. Journal of Visual Semiotics” strictly adheres to publishing ethics standards and strives to prevent possible violations of such.
Publishing ethics is understood as a set of basic principles that organize the Editorial Board’s professional activities during the selection of publications, presentations and the distribution of scientific materials.
The journal’s Editorial Board does all necessary to respect ethical provisions as established in the international research community, and to prevent violations of these provisions both in its own activity and in relations with all the participants of the scholarly publication process, including the authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors, and readers.
All authors are equal in their right to publish in the journal. Incoming material is sent for review, subject to the author following the previously published guidelines for submitting papers.
Material is accepted for publication on the basis of positive feedback of a reviewer (reviewers). The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject a paper in the case of violation of publication guidelines, or based on a justified negative review of at least one reviewer.
The author is responsible for the authenticity of the submitted information and assertion. The information presented in the text should be accompanied by references to the source.
The author, having submitted the paper to the Editorial Board, ensures that his work is original, has not been given to the editors of other publications, and that all possible conflicts of interests related to copyright are settled.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except for the authors, reviewers and the publisher. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in other research without the express written consent of the author.
The Editorial Board, adhering to standards of academic ethics, protects the reputation of the authors and considers all cases of plagiarism seriously. Plagiarism violates the rights of authors; accusations of plagiarism have a negative impact on a researcher’s career. Under these circumstances, the Editorial Board uses a system of procedures to adequately respond to accusations of plagiarism.
In order to ensure objectivity, the Editorial Board thoroughly examines each case of plagiarism and considers the arguments of all interested parties. The Editorial Board tends to get the most accurate information from the authors disputed publication or copyright holders and examines it before giving conclusions and taking concrete actions. The decision of the Editorial Board is impartial, objective and not susceptible to external influence.
The Editorial Board reserves the right not to respond to accusations of plagiarism, if the prosecutor provides false information about themselves or acts in an unethical or threatening manner. The Editorial Board is not obliged to discuss cases of plagiarism with persons who have no direct relation to it.
The Editorial Board takes reasonably responsive measures when ethical or legal complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, including the publication of rectifications, explanations and apologies.
Due to the public nature of knowledge and freedom of critical thinking inherent in the process of scientific and philosophical research, judgments and conclusions of a controversial nature and style are permissible in published authors’ materials.
Biased opinion or abuse is not allowed by the Editorial Board members and reviewers in their professional activities.
The Editorial Board should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
The chief editor is responsible for the scientific quality of published papers, provides an objective process of review and makes decisions on controversial issues. These decisions are independent of commercial interests and personal bias.
The Editorial Board’s activities are focused primarily on openness and unbiased reporting.
The editors of the journal generally subscribe and make honest attempts to adhere to the Code of Conduct of COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics).