Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of the Proceedings from the scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
(based on Elsevier recommendations and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)
The Proceedings from the scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry editorial board and the publisher Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb are committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of published volumes.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS:
Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to follow their empirical work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Originality, plagiarism, and acknowledgement of sources
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism of any kind is unacceptable. A submitted manuscript that violates copyright laws will be rejected, and if unethical conduct is uncovered after publication, the manuscript will be withdrawn. If third-party copyright materials are used in a submitted manuscript, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for reuse from the copyright holder.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publications
Submitting the same manuscript to more than one publishing house concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
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 there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the manuscript and its submission for publication.
Authors should respond to the editor and reviewer’s comments and suggestions within a given time frame. If the submitted manuscript has been accepted for publication conditionally, but the authors do not intend to accept the editor and reviewer’s comments, or if they wish to withdraw their manuscript from the review process, they must notify the editorial board in a reasonable time frame.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Open Access Policy
Authors should respect the journal's open access policy and, in accordance with it, the rules of the public copyright license CC BY-NC-ND.
Authors are not required any fees or charges for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the Proceedings.
Research Data Policy
The Proceedings encourage authors, where possible and applicable, to deposit data that support the findings of their research in a public repository.
Datasets that are assigned digital object identifiers (DOIs) by a data repository may be cited in the reference list. Data citations should include the minimum information recommended by DataCite: authors, title, publisher (repository name), and identifier.
DUTIES OF EDITORS:
The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which manuscript should be published. The decision is made in cooperation with the editorial board and on the reviewers’ recommendation.
The editor warrants to be fair in evaluating manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). The editor will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances the editorial board members, as appropriate.
Editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including but not limited to plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others.
The editor and any member of the editorial board must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Conflict of interest
The editor warrants to disclose conflicts of interest. In case of conflictual interest editors should excuse themselves from handling the manuscript (i.e. should ask the other member of the editorial board to process the manuscript in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers). The editor should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
All submissions from the editor-in-chief, members of the editorial board or employees of the publisher (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) will be handled in a way that ensures objective and unbiased review. The editor-in-chief, members of the editorial board or employees of the publisher (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) who submit a paper to the journal will refrain from any involvement in the editorial process.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
The editor and any member of the editorial board must not make use of unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript without the express written consent of the author.
Complaints and Appeals
In case of suspected unethical behaviour (abuse of author data, plagiarism, self-plagiarism, redundancy, data manipulation, change of authorship, etc.) or conflicts of interest, the Editorial Board will act according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS:
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Given that it is a collection of papers from a scientific conference, it is possible that the reviewers know the names of the authors, so the publication conducts a single-blind peer-review of manuscripts, where the reviewers know the names of the authors, but the authors do not know who reviewed their manuscripts. All reviews must be conducted according to the standard norms and expectations of an ethical review process (https://publicationethics.org/sites/default/files/ethical-guidelines-peer-reviewers-cope.pdf).
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
DUTIES OF PUBLISHER:
Publisher enables that all parties involved in the publishing process are able to perform their rights and fulfil their obligations. The publisher ensures that editorial decisions are not subject to commercial or political influences.
Publishing of the Proceedings from the scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry is financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and by in-kind support of the publisher, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. No advertising or marketing activities are used to financially support the publication.