Publication Ethics

Introduction

The editorial board of the research journal Arheologia in its work is guided by the international ethical rules of scientific publications, including the concepts of decency, confidentiality, supervision of publications and prevention of possible conflicts of the interests, etc.

Adherence to the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants of the publishing process helps to secure the rights of the authors to the intellectual property, to improve the quality of the publication and to prevent the possibility of misusage of the copyrighted materials in the interests of the individuals. The journal’s policies are the base of the journal’s review and publication.

Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief, and the members of the editorial board and of the research journal Arheologia are responsible for the publication of the submitted manuscript, following the fundamental principles:

The Editor-in-Chief of the journal in making the decision to publish the article shall be guided by the accuracy of the data submitted and the scientific significance of the work under consideration.

The Editor-in-Chief should not have any personal interest in the articles he/she rejects or accepts.

The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles will be accepted for publication and which ones will be rejected. In doing so, he/she guides the journal’s policy and adheres to the juridical principles, preventing copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Principles followed by the peer-reviewers and their responsibilities are stated in a Peer-review Policy and are part of publication ethics of the journal.

Objectivity

The Editor-in-Chief evaluates a paper solely by its scientific content, regardless of the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social status or political views.

The objectivity in evaluation of a manuscript by the reviewers is reached by using the 'double blind' type of peer-review in which the referees remain anonymous to the authors and the authors are likewise unknown to the reviewers.

Confidentiality

The Editor-in-Chief, the staff of the editorial and publishing team, and members of the editorial board of the journal do not disclose the information about the article submitted to the journal to anyone other than the authors, assigned and potential reviewers, other editorial staff, and (if necessary) the publisher.

Unpublished data obtained from the submitted manuscripts are not used by the Editor-in-Chief, editorial staff, members of the editorial board for personal purposes or transmitted to third parties (without written consent of the authors).

The whole unpublished manuscript is presented to the reviewers only after their agreement to perform the review following the negotiations during the selection of the appropriate reviewers.

Authorship

Arheologia journal publishes original papers with confirmed authorship. Plagiarism is not tolerated in any form. The Editor-in-Chief does not allow the paper submitted to be published if there is a reason to believe that it is plagiarism. Plagiarism policy is stated separately and is an integral part of publication ethics of the journal.

The paper, when published, is publicly available and the copyright is owned by the authors and by the publisher. The journal Arheologia maintains a policy of open access to published material further described in Open access statement.

Authors hold the copyright without restrictions. Authors are permitted to post their final PDF-files provided by the journal Arheologia on their personal or institutional websites and transfer, if necessary, these files into archives.

Agreements

The relations between the journal and authors are regulated by the License Agreement. The responsibilities of the authors on the correctness and originality of the information, absence of the conflict of interests with the authors of the excavations, the report and archive documentations, etc. are stated in the Non-conflict of Interests Agreement.

The journal shares the Ukrainian Code of Ethics of Professional Archaeologists and does not accept the publications violating its principles of academic virtue and respect to the exclusively legal provenance of the archaeological materials.

The Editor-in-Chief, together with the publisher, should not leave unanswered the claims concerning the manuscripts under review or the materials published. In case of a conflict situation, they must take all the necessary steps to restore the violated rights and, in case of errors, to promote the corrections of publication or its denials.