ETHICS STATEMENT

Publication and Authorship

The journal expects authors to observe the highest standards in publication ethics (concerning plagiarism, misappropriation of others’ works, etc.). As a reminder, the editorial committee recalls that is not good practice to publish the same contribution in more than one journal or volume. Consequently, it is strongly suggested not to submit the same paper to more than one journal at the same time. Once submitted, the author will be acknowledged of the paper reception by e-mail. The first phase of the editorial process will evaluate quality and interest of the proposed contribution in consideration of the editorial scope of Mediterranea; and will assess the fulfilment of the stylistic requirements presented in these guidelines. Negative evaluation of these requirement will lead to the exclusion of the manuscript, which will be promptly communicated to the author.

 

Authors' Responsibilities

Submitted papers will undergo a process of double blind peer-review, evaluating the author’s contribution to the field and the authenticity of the proposed data. Authors are expected to meaningfully contribute, with their paper, to the scholarly debate on the selected topic. Authors are also urged to provide any correction to the submitted paper as soon as possible.

 

Peer-Review and Reviewers’ Responsibilities

The editorial board of the Mediterranea will assure an objective peer-review process, avoiding any possible conflict of interest. In this sense, the journal confirms that reviewed articles should be treated confidentially. Papers must be submitted anonymously in order to undergo the blind peer-review process. Two scholars among the most eminent experts in the field will review the manuscript. The peer-reviewers will not be members of the editorial committee or its board, but may belong to assessing board. The journal editors will choose the referees in consideration of scientific merits and professional experience. Reviewers will submit a detailed report on the quality, interest, and potential impact of the manuscript, which will be carefully considered by the editorial committee while assessing the manuscript submission. In case of disagreement between the two reports, the manuscript will be submitted to a third referee. Acceptation and refusal of the manuscript, as well as suggested or required modifications, will be promptly communicated to the author. Inclusion of required modification into the manuscript is conditional to its final acceptation. If considered necessary by the editorial committee, the new version of the manuscript will undergo a further peer-review process before being eventually accepted (or rejected). Authors will be kept appraised throughout the editorial process. Once the paper is accepted, the peer-reviewed and revised version of the manuscript must be uploaded to the OJS platform. The journal will send to the author the article proofs, which must be corrected and returned within 25 days.

 

Editorial Responsibilities

The journal editors assume complete responsibility and authority to reject or accept an article, the editors confirm that they 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 promote publication of correction or retraction, preserving the anonymity of reviewers.

 

Ethics Issues

Publishing ethics will be monitored and safeguarded by the journal’s 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 always will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies, when needed, on the basis that neither plagiarism nor fraudulent data will be published.

 

Privacy

Privacy of authors and reviewers is crucial to Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge.  This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Mediterranea collects, and the ways in which the hournal uses that personal information. Mediterranea may collect and use personal information that is necessary for the processing and publication of manuscripts submitted to us. This information may include names, affiliation and contact details; including postal address, emails, phone numbers and fax numbers.

Any personal information received by Mediterranea will only be used to:

– process and publish submitted manuscripts;

– communicate with authors and reviewers;

– manage the journal website. 

Following the recent GDPR European regulation, Mediterranea will never disclose personal information without consent from the author or reviewer. The editors will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy and treatment of personal information, please send an email to mediterranea@uco.es