Publication Ethics
October 11, 2015 — 20:09

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Slovenščina 2.0 follows COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Slovenščina 2.0 strives to meet the needs of readers and authors and will constantly improve the journal, ensure the quality of the published material, champion freedom of expression, maintain the integrity of the academic record, preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards, and is willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is expected of all parties involved in the publication of Slovenščina 2.0: authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher. All authors submitting their works to Slovenščina 2.0 for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works of other authors or from their own already published works. Any signs indicating that these rules are not applied should be reported directly to both main editors.

Editors are committed to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the review personnel and the reviewed material. Editors also take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material we publish, recognising that Slovenščina 2.0 and sections within the journal have different aims and standards. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication are based solely on the paper’s significance, originality, clarity, and on the study’s pertinence to the scope of the journal. Editors of Slovenščina 2.0 encourage debate and respond promptly to complaints. They also ensure the research material published in Slovenščina 2.0 conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

Peer reviewers’ identities are protected. All material submitted to Slovenščina 2.0 remains confidential while under review.

Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct and will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it will be retracted. The retraction will be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is not tolerated by the journal. If an editor-in-chief, a reviewer or any of the editorial board members detects a suspicion of plagiarism in any stage before the publication, the author is alerted and asked to provide the appropriate source or sources and resubmit the manuscript.

All manuscripts submitted to the journal as scientific articles are also checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software Turnitin. The check-up is performed after submission and before the reviewing process starts. The software’s calculation is always reviewed manually.

If more than 30% of the paper is plagiarized, the article may be rejected. In this case, the manuscript in not submitted to the reviewing process. The author is notified of the finding and advised to resubmit the manuscript as a fresh one.

If plagiarism is found after the publication, the author and his/her institution will be notified and a mark “PLAGIAT/PLAGIARISM” will be places on each page of the paper. If an investigation shows a more extensive plagiarism, a formal retraction of the paper will take place.