Societas Classica
“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

Code of Ethics

ETHICAL RULES

OF SOCIETAS CLASSICA

 

In their work on accepting, reviewing and publishing submitted manuscripts, as well as in their relationships with authors, reviewers and publishers, in order to ensure a high ethical standard, the Editorial board of Societas Classica has adopted the following ethical rules:

  • The Editorial board of Societas Classica cosisits of renowned Bulgarian and foreign researchers from different fields of expertise covering the entire thematic range of the edition.
  • The Editorial board of Societas Classica is led by the principle of objective attitude and impartiality towards people, scientific theories, ideas and data. Manuscripts submitted for publication are evaluated on the basis of their scientific value.
  • The Editorial Board of Societas Classica declares that all submitted manuscripts are subject to mandatory external anonymous double-peer review by experts in the relevant scientific field.
  • The Editorial board keeps confidential the information made available to them in the processing of manuscripts, and undertakes not to distribute it to third parties without the explicit consent of the author.
  • Editors guarantee withdrawal from manuscript processing which may lead to a conflict of interest.
  • All signals for violations of the Ethical rules are to be discussed by the Editorial board of Societas Classica, which considers their relevance and after receiving a written statement from the respective author decides on taking adequate actions – publishing a clarification, an apology to the readers and affected persons or withdrawal of an already published manuscript.
  • The Editorial Board supports the Publishing house through timely submission of the properly formatted manuscripts that are approved for publication.

Recommendations to the authors

  • The submitted manuscripts should represent author’s original research with contributions to the scientific and educational progress, and which have not yet been published.
  • The manuscripts should be formatted according to the current technical requirements of Societas Classica.
  • In analyzing and interpreting research data, authors should be guided by the principles of impartiality and objectivity. Any kind of falsification of data, including its manipulation to obtain the desired results or submission of fictitious and false results, is considered unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  • All referent sources and / or used quotations from other authors should be properly indicated in the manuscripts. Plagiarism in all its forms is perceived as unethical and unacceptable behavior.
  • Manuscripts to be published should express correctly the author's opinion without undermining the authority and the scientific achievements of other researchers.

 

Certificate of a submitted for publication manuscript is issued only for postprints, which have received two affirmative reviews.