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Publication ethics

In order to warrant high-quality scientific publications, public confidence in scientific findings, and appropriate credit for published ideas, all parties that are involved in the act of publishing an article in “MCU Journal of Philology. Theory of Linguistics. Linguistic Education” must adhere to the Ethical Guidelines. The journal is committed to following the ethical behavior that implies the principles of scientific relevance, objectivity, professionalism, impartiality, originality which reflects the COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. 

Duties of Chief Editor

— Chief Editor accepts submitted manuscripts for evaluation solely in turn order and on the basis of their academic merit and its relevance to the journal’s scope, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation.

— Editors evaluate manuscripts in turn order only.

— Chief editor is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published based on the journal policies reflecting scientific rigor, relevance and legal requirements.

— The chief editor shall not allow the information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe it is plagiarism, manuscript duplication or the manuscript has been already submitted to another journal or is under consideration as well as it has been already published in another journal.

— Chief editor shall conduct proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints. 

Duties of Editorial Board

— Members of the editorial board provide scientific expertise of copyright material within two weeks upon receiving it. 

— Members of the editorial board involved in reviewing the manuscripts received, conduct their business of review objectively, expressing their views clearly with sufficient supporting arguments that will constructively guide the editorial decision. 

— Editors receive all manuscripts for review in confidence and do not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to any third parties. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors and editorial board members as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage.

Duties of Authors

– All manuscripts must be the original work of authors and not plagiarized. It is prima facie evidence for the quality and impact of the research work of its authors and by extension the institutions that support them.

— Authors must properly and accurately cite the work of others.

— Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text.

— All manuscripts must be previously unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

— When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own evaluated or already published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the editors.

– Authors shall prepare and submit their manuscripts in compliance with the journal guidelines.

Ethical Guidelines for manuscript preparation

— Manuscripts, passed by the reviewers, are published in turn order within the corresponding subject areas.

— Articles requiring, in the opinion of reviewers, revision are published only after the relevant changes have been made.

– Articles that are not in compliance with the journal guidelines are subject to revision and are published only after the necessary changes have been made.

– Authors are necessarily acquainted with the changes offered by the proofreaders and editors either in person or in absentia by e-mail. All edits are made with the consent of the author.

– Authors are necessarily acquainted with the layout of the article and the accompanying information (contents, information about the authors) either in person or in absentia by e-mail. The article is published only on receiving the author’s consent.

– The journal does not charge manuscript submission and publication fee from authors.