The Phoenix – Journal of History and Cultural Studies is committed to establishing and defending parameters of ethical behavior at all stages of the article publishing process.
The editorial board of the magazine has, in its structure, three editors, an editorial board and an advisory board. Its members come from different universities in various countries, and work closely with anonymous authors and reviewers to ensure the quality and relevance of published content, as well as to achieve ethical standards from submission to publication. Below, read our expectations of ethical behavior for publishers, anonymous reviewers, and authors:
EXPECTATIONS OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOR
Editors are responsibilities:
To assume full responsibility and authority to reject / accept articles based solely on their importance, originality, clarity, relevance, and propriety in relation to the journal’s purpose.
Dialogue with members of the Editorial and Advisory Councils on editorial policies, challenges and objectives, seeking a true collective effort to increase the quality of the journal.
Strive to meet the needs of readers and authors, in constant actions to a) improve the journal b) ensure the quality of the published material c) maintain the integrity of the journal’s collection and memory d) publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies if needed.
Act in a balanced, transparent and fair manner when performing their duties, without discriminating against any author by gender, sexual orientation, religion or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin.
Guarantee confidentiality mechanisms to all submission processes by sending articles without any author identification to the reviewers who, in turn, will have their anonymity preserved.
Conduct submissions of special issues in the same way as any other submission, and articles will be considered and accepted solely on their academic merit, safe from any personal influence.
Publish standards for authors setting out details about what is expected for their submissions on the journal’s homepage. These standards for authors are regularly updated and should inform about the various stages of the evaluation procedures.
Act in case of suspicion of misconduct either from articles in press or already published, following the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), giving authors ample opportunity to respond to complaints. All complaints are investigated no matter when the article has been approved. Documentation of the complaint remains under the custody of the journal.
The authors are responsible for:
Submit manuscripts of your own respecting the intellectual property rights of others. Intellectual property rights of third parties must be respected.
Send permissions for the use, reproduction, and publication of charts, maps, diagrams, photographs, etc. Each author who signs the article must have contributed significantly to its realization.
Follow the norms of the magazine when submitting articles.
Indicate the institutional or private location of all historical documents cited in the article, as well as complete archival references.
Ensure the article (or significant part) has not been published elsewhere, and is not submitted or accepted in any other publication.
Know and accept the rules of the Creative Commons License Attribute BY.
Submit original articles, no plagiarism or autoplagies, no fraudulent data, other than what is called a “Smallest Publishable Party”.
Notify journal editors immediately if significant errors in its publication are identified. Cooperate with editors in publishing errata, addenda, corrections, or even retracting the article when deemed necessary.
The responsibilities of anonymous reviewers are:
Look out for any conflict of interest regarding the article’s research and funding agencies and, if necessary, waive the indication of your service for that manuscript.
Review the manuscript objectively and constructively, avoiding hostile or inflamed comments within a reasonable time.
Maintain the confidentiality of any information provided by the publisher or author without keeping any copies of the manuscript.
Do not use the information obtained in the review process to benefit yourself or any other person or organization. Do not use it to disadvantage or discredit others.
Alert the publisher to any content already posted or submitted that is substantially similar to what is under review.
Review the manuscript in an objective and constructive way, avoiding hostile or inflamed comments in a reasonable time.
Maintain the confidentiality of any information provided by the Publisher or the author without keeping any copies of the manuscript.
Do not use the information obtained in the review process as a benefit to yourself or to any other person or organization. Do not use either to generate disadvantage or discredit other people.
Alert the Publisher to any content already published or submitted that is substantially similar to what is under your review.