Glosas adheres to the ethical code of COPE for the publication of scientific articles.
Quality Control, Publication Ethics and Publication malpractice. The following statement is inspired by the COPE Code of Conduct.
Duties of the Journal Editors and the Thematic Section Editors
- Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if an allegation of misconduct is brought to them. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers.
- Editors have a system for managing their own conflicts of interest as well as those of the staff, authors, reviewers and editorial board members.
- Editors have a process for handling submissions from the editors, employees or members of the editorial board to ensure unbiased review.
- Editors encourage study and research into peer review and publishing and reassess the journal’s process in the light of new finding.
- Editors guarantee that errors, inaccurate or misleading statements are corrected promptly and with due prominence.
- Editors will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
- Editors will respond promptly to complaints and will ensure there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further.
- Editors ensure that contents are published on a timely basis, following the stated frequency.
- Editors take all reasonable steps to guarantee that the published material is securely preserved and all articles are published in open access, freely available to anyone.
- Editors take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material published in Glosas.
- Decision of the editors as to accept or reject a paper for publication in the journal is based on subject relevance and originality and is guided by the review of suitably qualified reviewers.
- Section Editors will ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions.
- Editors strive to ensure that peer review at the journal is fair, unbiased and timely.
- A description of peer review process is published, and section editors are ready to justify any important deviation from the described process.
- Editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors, before send them to referee
- Editors’ decision may be constrained by such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
- Editors provide guidance to authors that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing and the use of appropriate guidelines and checklists.
- Editors have a system to ensure that material submitted to the Journal remains confidential while under review. Confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research or professional interactions is guaranteed.
Duties of Authors
- Authors are responsible for the articles they submit: they must assure the originality of their works, being aware of the consequences of misconduct.
- Authors should always acknowledge their sources and provide relevant citation details for all publications that have influenced their work.
- Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication in order to provide access to such data.
- Authors are asked to follow the Author’s Guidelines published by the Journal, therefore ensuring accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting, including technical editing.
Duties of Reviewers
- Reviewers are provided guidance on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.
- Reviewers are required to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission.
- Reviewers are encouraged to comment on the originality of submissions and to be alert to redundant publications and plagiarism. They will alert the Editorial Team regarding intellectual property issues and plagiarism and work to handle potential breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions.
- Reviewers should help identifying relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
The Journal policies will be reviewed periodically, particularly with respect to new recommendations from COPE.