Publication Ethics

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

The Mediterranea journal does not charge authors for publication or article processing fees (APC).

 1. Publication and authorship

The journal is published with the financial support of the Córdoba Near Eastern Research Unit (CNERU) of the Universidad de Córdoba (Spain) and scientific collaboration of the The Warburg Institute (University of London - UK), the “Katholieke Universiteit Leuven” (Leuven - Belgium), the “Syddansk Universitet” (Copenhagen, Denmark) and the Instituto de Filosofia (Universidade do Porto – Portugal). Tel Aviv University, The Mediterranean Seminar

Mediterranea expects that the authors will observe high standards with respect to publication ethics: plagiarism – being forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal; duplicate publication of the authors’ own work – in whole or in part without proper citation – and misappropriation of the work of others authors. Allegations of unethical conduct will be discussed initially with the corresponding author. In the event of continued dispute the matter will be referred to the author's institution and funding agencies for investigation and adjudication.

 2. Authors responsibilities

Authors are obliged to participate in a peer review process. The Journal expects that all the authors have significantly contributed to the research sent for evaluation, and that all data included in their articles are real and authentic. We urge that all authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.

 3. Double blind peer review and the responsibility of the reviewers

Mediterranea double blind peer review judgments will be objective and the reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. In this sense, the Journal confirms that the reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not cited, and that reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

 4. Editorial responsibilities

The Journal’s editors assume complete responsibility and authority to reject or accept an article, the editors confirm that have no conflict of interest with respect to  articles  they reject/accept,  that  they will  only  accept  a  paper  when  they  are reasonably certain of its authenticity. If errors are found, the editors will ensure publication of a correction or retraction, preserving the anonymity of reviewers.

5. Publishing ethics issues

Publishing ethics will be monitored and safeguarded by the journal editorial board on the basis of a use of guidelines for retracting articles, and a maintenance of the integrity of the academic record. The journal will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies, when needed, on the understanding that neither plagiarism nor fraudulent data will be published.