Publication ethics and publication malpractice
THESIS is an international interdisciplinary academic journal which is dedicated to the open exchange of information. Therefore, THESIS is an open access journal. Copies and/or articles in this journal are allowed to be shared for research and/or educational purposes free of charge and permission under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License is not mandatory.
- Review of manuscripts: THESIS uses double-blind peer review, which implies that the reviewer does not know the identity of the author, nor does the author know who the evaluator of his/her scientific work was. THESIS collaborates with both local and international reviewers who are experts in their field.
- The reviewers evaluate the work based on the originality of the THESIS, the depth of argumentation, the importance of the problem they are dealing with, the relevant resources they use and the importance of treating such a THESIS topic in accordance with its aims and scope.
- The editorial board and editor-in-chief ensure that reviewers do their job correctly, without prejudice to gender, religion, race, background, orientation, citizenship, etc.
- Reviewers should provide an evaluation and response to the manuscript within a reasonable time of less than two months.
- The editorial reviews which the editor-in-chief receives are confidential and are only sent to the authors of the work, maintaining anonymity between the two parties.
- The editor-in-chief must correctly prove that there is no conflict of interest arising from competing, financial, collaborative relationships, etc. with the authors of any of the published or rejected articles.
- The editor-in-chief is responsible for the content of the journal and ensures the integrity of articles published in THESIS. They have the right to make the final decision to publish or not to publish a manuscript, relying on its significance, relevance, originality, clarity and relevance to THESIS Magazine, with the intent to continually enhance the quality of the journal while respecting the components of the magazine (readers, authors, reviewers, and editorial staff).
Duties of Authors:
Every author and co-author must prove that his article is original. The article should provide an accurate summary of the work done, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of scientific work. Basic data should be presented accurately. Misleading or inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. The author must prove that the article submitted for publication in THESIS has not been previously published, nor is it in the process of being published in any other journal.
- Fabrication, forgery, fraud: the creation of false data or other aspects of scientific research, including documentation and consent of participants;
- Inappropriate manipulation or selection of data, images, quotations of others, or any other type of fraudulent conduct;
- Plagiarism: This involves copying or abusing ideas, text, software, or data / results or any combination thereof, without proper permission and quotation. Researchers are strongly encouraged to agree in advance with any co-author or contributor to the study;
- Self-plagiarism (the presentation of a previously published work as if it were new). This is considered misconduct if it involves superficial reworking and updating of the material while introducing it as a completely new scientific product;
- Misrepresentation of data / results by negligence or otherwise;
- Duplication of publication, including undisclosed copies when submitting manuscripts for publication;
- Non-disclosure of conflict of interest, including non-disclosure of material, research interests or research funding (failure to disclose the fact that the research is funded by any entity);
- Misrepresentation of scientific qualifications or experience;
- Misrepresentation of authorial involvement, such as inappropriate claims of authorship or denial of authorship or contribution.
Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).