Ethical policy

The ethical policy of the scientific journal “Studia Linguistica” is aimed at complying with ethical standards adopted by the International Scientific Community and is governed by the editorial principles of the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK), by the guidelines of Elsevier, of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), of Ethical code of the Scientist of Ukraine, as well as by work experience of foreign and Ukrainian professional communities, scientific organizations and editorial boards.

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Before the editorial board reviewing the articles are tested for plagiarism by and by Unicheck systems. In case of detection of incorrect borrowing the article is rejected.

The Editorial Board condemns any plagiarism in the scientific text.

Duties of the Editors and Reviewers

Editors and reviewers of the scientific journal “Studia Linguistica” are obligated to evaluate submitted manuscripts for its intellectual content without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.

The Editor-in-Chief has full authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.

The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate.

Duties of Authors

Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, patient consents and copyright permissions. In the case of a first decision of “revisions necessary”, authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, revising and re-submitting their manuscript to the journal by the deadline given.