“Silesian Studies” publication ethics

  1. The policy
    1. The decisions of the Editorial Office concerning the acceptance or rejection of a given article for publication are based solely on the criteria of the relevance, originality and clarity of the article and its coherence with the journal remit.
    2. Studies disputing articles published earlier in “Silesian Studies” shall be given priority in the editorial and reviewing process.
    3. Studies in which assumptions have been falsified or which have received negative evaluations shall not be rejected for that reason.
    4. All articles shall be reviewed prior to their publication, considering any converging or conflicting interests.
    5. All articles submitted to the Editorial Office are treated confidentially.
    6. If major flaws are detected in an article already published, the Editorial Office shall make every effort to rectify them clearly and immediately.
  2. The ethics
    1. The Editorial Office shall take prudent measures to identify and prevent publication of any articles affected with misconduct of their authors. Particular attention shall be paid to the elimination of ghost authorship, guest authorship, text recycling, redundant publication of the same research results, plagiarism, etc.
    2. Any allegations concerning misconduct shall be examined by the Editorial Office carefully and in the appropriate measure.
    3. If any allegations concerning prohibited practices arise, the Editorial Office shall suspend the publication of the article until the problem is clarified, and consequently – depending on the current situation – reject, administer corrections or give consent to the publication. The Editorial Office shall keep all authors informed with respect to any allegations concerning their conduct that may arise.
    4. The publisher and the editors of the journal declare their disposition to publish any necessary rectifications, withdrawals, clarifications and apologies.
    5. If the author’s misconduct is detected, the sanctions are as follows:
      1. A letter to the author explaining the discrepancy between the rules adhered to by the Editorial Office and the author’s conduct.
      2. An admonitory letter to the author with respect to his or her conduct in future.
      3. An official letter to relevant institutions, foundations or scientific societies informing about the detected case of inappropriate practices.
      4. A note published on the journal website and in the journal itself concerning a case of redundant publication or plagiarism.
      5. A published note presenting the details of misconduct.
      6. Refusal to accept works by a given author, unit or institution responsible for misconduct within a particular period.
      7. Formal withdrawal of the article from the academic literature and a notification to publishers, editorial offices and the indexing institutions.

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