Romanoslavica values academic integrity and strictly respects the ethics of scientific research. All participants in the editorial process (authors, reviewers and the entire editorial board) are asked to read and respect the journal's rules of academic integrity.
Our publication adopts the principles formulated in the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011) and will apply these guidelines for possible situations that contradict research ethics (COPE flowcharts).
Guidelines for Authors
Romanoslavica only accepts manuscripts that represent original contributions and have not been previously published. All scientific materials submitted for review must comply with international academic standards.
Along with the manuscript sent for review, the authors will also send the Publication Agreement, completed and signed, in PDF format, by which they declare under their own responsibility that the submitted material represents their personal and original contribution, respects the journal's rules of academic integrity (all sources are citated according to academic standards) and express their consent to the publication of the material.
Any editing errors must be urgently communicated to the editors. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, authors must explicitly specify in the article any form of research funding.
Guidelines for Reviewers
Received manuscripts are included in the double-blind peer review process. It consists of several stages, as follows:
• In the first stage, the editors evaluate the texts received from the authors to determine whether they correspond to the scientific field of the journal, as well as whether they comply with the technical editing criteria (presented in the section Guidelines for Authors) and the journal's rules of academic integrity.
• If the texts comply with the criteria mentioned above, they are anonymized and sent for review to two specialists in the field (among those in the Editorial Team). The scientific evaluation criteria aim at relevance, correctness of the facts presented, adequate reflection of international research, originality, logical structure of the material, coherence, clarity of presentation of the arguments, etc. The evaluation of the scientific quality of the texts takes between two and three months. The reviewers propose the following recommendations: acceptance of the text without changes, acceptance with minor changes, revision and resubmission (the article will be resubmitted to the reviewers after revision and its acceptance or rejection will be decided) or rejection. The review form is available here.
• The reviewers send the reports to the editors, who anonymize them and send them to the authors, who are notified of a deadline for applying the recommendations and resubmitting the texts.
Reviewers must review the articles objectively and make recommendations to authors to improve the quality of their texts. Also, reviewers will respect confidentiality and will not use information from peer-reviewed articles for personal purposes without prior consent from the author.
Reviewers must immediately notify the editors of any suspected plagiarism or violation of the academic integrity.
Guidelines for Editors
After receiving reviews, the final decision to publish or reject articles rests with the editors. In extraordinary situations, editors can ask for additional evaluations and consult with the editors of other publications in the country or abroad.
The editors of the journal must ensure the confidentiality of the authors as well as the reviewers. They will send the anonymized manuscripts received from the authors to the reviewers, and to the authors - the anonymized reviews made by the reviewers. Likewise, the comments and observations of the reviewers will also be anonymized.
The editors must respect the confidentiality of the information in the articles under review and will not use it for personal purposes without prior agreement from the authors.
Any proven violation of the journal's rules of academic integrity by the authors (plagiarism, submitting a previously published article for review or submitting the same material for publication to several journals) will lead to the immediate and definitive termination of the collaboration with the respective author.
Any proven violation of the journal's rule of academic integrity by the editors or the reviewers will result in the immediate and definitive termination of collaboration with those editors and reviewers.
Romanoslavica will immediately publish corrections, observations, clarifications and apologies in the necessary situations.
For more details on academic integrity, we invite you to consult the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.