Publication Ethics Statement

Publication Ethics Statement

“Studia Humanitatis” is a peer-reviewed International Scientific Research Journal that publishes papers, reviews, opinions and other materials concerning humanitarian studies area. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the Editorial Staff and Editorial Board. This Statement describes the journal’s policies for ensuring the ethical treatment of all participants in the peer review and publication process.

Ethical Guidelines for Authors

All authors must warrant that they have written and submitted entirely original research. They should include citation as long as they use another person’s thoughts, ideas, conclusions, graphs and tables. Remember that citing without mentioning the source and copying even a single sentence into your work from others’ papers leads to plagiarism.

All authors named in the work are held accountable for the content of the paper. The inclusion of persons who have not contributed to the research as authors or excluding authors who have contributed is unacceptable.

Concurrent submission is not acceptable. Authors must not submit a manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously. It is forbidden to contribute papers published or accepted for publishing in other editions. Related to this subject, authors should not submit previously published work.

Authors should be loyal to the findings of their research. Fabrication of data, making up data or result and reporting them is unacceptable. Manipulating with data, materials, deleting, omitting or suppression of conflicting data without justification causes is unacceptable. 

Authors must not avoid making any threats and defamatory statements in someone's address, as well as using swear words in their papers. Such manuscripts will be immediately rejected.

Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers

Each manuscript should be given an unbiased consideration by the Reviewers.

Reviewers should be aware that privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should provide a comprehensive and constructive peer review report and recommendation about the possibility of manuscript publishing in the journal.

Reviewers should inform the Editor in Chief if the manuscript is plagiarised or already published.

We follow a double-blind peer review process, which means that both the Reviewer and Author identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process.  

Ethical Guidelines for the Editors and Editorial Board members

The Editor in Chief of “Studia Humanitatis” is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor in Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board taking into account the current legislation in the field of copyright protection. The Editor in Chief may confer with other Editors or Reviewers in making this decision.

The Editors and Editorial Board of the journal keep the peer review process confidential and don’t share it with anyone outside.

The Editors and Editorial Board should give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for publication without regarding race, sex, language, religion, nationality, seniority or institutional affiliation.

Upon receiving a claim that a submitted paper is plagiarised, pending or accepted for publishing in other editions or has already been published, the Editor has the duty to investigate the matter. If there is a violation of any of the above mentioned policies in papers submitted to “Studia Humanitatis”, such paper will be rejected or removed.