Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Copyright & Intellectual property

Journal Shejzat is the holder of the copyright on the contributions appearing on its pages. By adhering to such policy, the journal safeguards authorship and guarantees against copyright infringement, while on the other hand, the appropriate use of papers by third parties is facilitated. The journal recognises the right of authors to also reuse, add information or update their paper.
Intellectual property of all papers published by Shejzat belongs to authors. In their turn, authors should previously inform the journal when intended to republish their articles in other journals, volumes, websites, etc. Once informed the journal, the author is granted permission to republish the paper. It is mandatory though for authors to mention the first publication of their paper on Shejzat along with the references.

Editor’s duties 

The editors of journal Shejzat-Pleaides are responsible for the evaluation, admission or rejection of the essays forwarded to the journal. They are also in charge of the process of peer-reviewing, guaranteeing unbiased and professional evaluation of the essays. Holding a key position, the editors shall avoid conflict of interest. They shall also reject discrimination on political or religious beliefs, on gender or nationality upon evaluating essays and articles received.
The editors shall also inform the author in case of plagiarism, libel or infringement of copyright (also alleged) owned by third parties.
The Editor-in-chief shall constantly supervise the content of the journal in order to prevent any possible criminal offenses.
The Editorial board, on the other hand, follow the policies of the Publisher and is constrained by legal restrictions regarding defamation, plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement.
It is a duty of the editorial board not to disclose or forward any information relating to submitted papers to third parties or unauthorised individuals or organisations.
In case the submitted paper is rejected, postponed or not published, the editors shall not publish or use information contained in it without prior consent of the author.

Duties of Authors

It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently.
Manuscripts forwarded to Shejzat-Pleiades must be the fruit of the original work of the author/authors.
Only unpublished manuscripts should be forwarded to the editorial staff for publication.
Possible conflicts of interest must be stated clearly.
Sources providing information for the manuscript must also be clearly shown in the manuscript.
Possible errors in the text after the submission should be vehemently communicated to the Editor.

Duties of Reviewers

The reviewers shall ensure that:
All manuscripts are reviewed fairly in tune with the policies of the journal, with intellectual content of the paper, regardless of gender, race, religions, ethnicity, citizenry or political views.
Any type of possible conflict of interest emerging in the review process must be swiftly communicated to the Editor.
All the information contained in the manuscript must remain confidential.
Any data providing grounds for the rejection of the manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.