Journal Proglas
“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Code of Ethics

 

OF PUBLICATIONS IN PROGLAS JOURNAL 

 

In their work with authors, reviewers and the publishing house the Editorial Board of the Proglas journal abides by the following ethical principles, common for the international scientific community:

  • The Editorial Board of the Proglas journal  consists of faculty members at the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Veliko Tarnovo and external renowned scholars both from Bulgaria and abroad;
  • The authors are solely responsible for the accurate citation of the sources they use, as well as for the originality and scientific contributions of their research;
  •  We accept articles, reviews, interviews and portraits, unpublished so far and consistent with the current technical standards of the Proglas journal ;
  • Reviewers sign a declaration stating that they will accept for reviewing only materials against which there is no bias and conflict of interest in terms of texts and their authors;
  • According to the reviews’ evaluation, a material can be returned for further corrections or rejected. The decision of the Editorial Board should not to be conferred to third parties. In case of two contradictory reviews (acceptance and rejection) the article should be submitted to third reviewer-arbitrator who determines its final status;
  • The papers to be published should express the author's right of opinion in a fair manner that does not undermine the authority of opponents and does not support propaganda and/or unconstitutional elements;
  • Certificate of acceptance of a paper for publication is issued only on the basis an Editorial Board meeting record, which states the explicit affirmative decision on the above mentioned publication based on the conclusions of double-blind reviewing;
  • The Editorial Board discusses signals for violations of ethical rules with the criticized author, considers whether such violations have grounds and whether to publish an apology to readers and affected persons in the next issue of the journal;
  • The Editorial Board supports the Publishing house through correct layout of the manuscripts, meeting the draft issues deadline (1 April and 1 November of the current year) and in its efforts to  distribute the journal effectively.

The ethical principles of the Proglas journal were adopted at an Editorial Board meeting on 12 May 2015 and came into effect as of 10 September 2015.