Publication ethics

(in compliance with Elsevier recommendation)

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Studii si cercetari stiintifice. Seria filologie (SCS) is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The policy of the journal demands ethical behaviour from all parties involved in the act of publishing: the editors, the authors, the reviewers and others involved in publishing process and dissemination outcomes of the research.
1. Duties of Editors
Publication decisions

The editorial team of Studii si cercetari stiintifice. Seria filologie (SCS) is responsible for the selection of the papers published in the journal. The editors will be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board, including the copyright infringement and plagiarism. Each member of the editorial team will confer with other editors and reviewers in making the publication decision.

Fair play

The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers and the publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials must not be used in an editor’s own research without the consent of the author.

Involvement and cooperation in investigations

The editors should take responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or a published paper.

2. Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions and may also assist the authors in improving their papers.


Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript should notify the editors and excuse him/herself from the review process.


Any manuscripts must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviewers should express their views objectively with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reviewers should also call to the editors’ attention any overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Informations obtained through peer review will be 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.

3. Duties of Authors
Reporting standards

Authors of papers should present an accurate account of their work and 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.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere, and if the authors have used the work of others that this has been cited or quoted.

Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. The editors may agree to the secondary publication, when it reflects 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 their work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research. All those who have made significant contributions should be mentioned as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in 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 or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

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.

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 journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the papers.

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and author(s) are allowed to retain publishing rights without restrictions.