In its activities, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psycholinguistics follows the guidelines formulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), https://publicationethics.org which are to be met by all the participants of the manuscript preparation and publishing process: the Editorial Board, authors, and reviewers.
Editors should guarantee that the quality of the papers conforms to internationally accepted scientific and publication ethical guidelines. If there is conflict of interest of the editor with the author of the article, the article should be transmitted to another editor.
The editor transmits all the submitted manuscripts which were not rejected according to the reasons stated below for peer-review (see Peer Review Process). The editor chooses the reviewers out of the most competent specialists on the topic of the article.
Editors should preserve anonymity of reviewers.
Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record and be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.
Originality and Plagiarism
Only original works are acceptable for publication in the journal. The journal does not allow any forms of plagiarism.
If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they should ensure that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
The journal is using “ANTIPLAGIAT” software for plagiarism detection. Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article was published already) if plagiarism is detected.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Hazards and Human Subjects
Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
Statement of Human Rights
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
All articles received are subjected to a peer-review process performed by a member of the editorial board or an independent expert recommended by a member of the editorial board.
The reviewer assesses the scientific level of the material, its relevance and compliance with the subject matter and requirements of the journal. Reviewer should abnegate the assessment if any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript.
The journal operates a single-blind peer review – authorship of submitted papers must be clearly indicated, while the anonymity of reviewers is preserved. The breach of confidentiality is possible if the reviewer has found some falsification of the materials in the article.
Reviewers are notified that the sent articles are the private property of the authors and are reportedly not subject to disclosure. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of articles for their needs.
EDITORIAL POLICY FOR PUBLISHED ARTICLES CORRECTIONS
In case of inaccuracies and factual errors, that do not require retraction of the article, the editorial board is to reprint the article with corrections.
The purpose of corrections is to provide the reader with truthful and accurate information, avoid illegal borrowings, and eliminate erroneous data.
Reprinting of the article is carried out in case of multiple typos, incorrect citations, wording or facts, necessity to correct the names of co-authors and other faults.
Reprinting of an article may be initiated by the author(s), readers or editors of the journal.
In some cases, the Editorial Board may consider retracting a publication.
The reasons for retraction may be the following:
- it constitutes plagiarism, including borrowed pictures, tables, diagrams, etc., if plagiarism was detected after publication;
- third party expresses claims concerning copyrights for the article or its parts;
- the findings have previously been published elsewhere before the date of its publication in the journal;
- the published article has serious errors, which place its scientific value in question.
In this case, the Editorial Office publishes the notification on retraction of the article on the corresponding page of the issue content on the official site of the Journal.
Information about the authors (surname, name, family name, affiliation, e-mail, contact number), which is provided by them for publication in the journal, is becoming available for indefinite range of persons, for which the authors give their permission by submitting their article to the journal. These data are published for the convenience of the authors with the aim of the full and correct account of publications and their citation by the corresponding bibliography companies and providing the possibility of contacting the authors with the scientific society.
Personal information provided by the authors in addition to the enumerated above include additional e-mails and phones. These will be used only for contacting the authors in the process of preparing the publication. The Editorial Board may not transmit this information to the third party, who can use it for some other purposes.
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