The Journal of Philosophical Criticism (JPC) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical publishing. This policy outlines the responsibilities of authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher to ensure the integrity and quality of the research published in the journal.
1. Author Responsibilities:
- Originality: Authors must submit original work that has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are strictly prohibited.
- Authorship: All authors who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research should be listed as authors. Omissions or unjustified additions of authors are considered unethical.
- Data Fabrication and Falsification: Authors must ensure the accuracy and integrity of their data. Fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data is strictly prohibited.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose any financial or personal interests that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest with their research.
- Acknowledgments: Authors should acknowledge all sources of funding and support for their research, as well as the contributions of individuals who have assisted with the work.
- Error Correction: Authors are responsible for correcting any errors or inaccuracies that may be discovered in their published work.
2. Reviewer Responsibilities:
- Confidentiality: Reviewers must treat all submitted manuscripts as confidential and avoid disclosing any information about the manuscript or its authors to unauthorized individuals.
- Objectivity and Impartiality: Reviews should be based solely on the scientific merit of the manuscript and conducted in a fair and unbiased manner. Personal opinions or biases should not influence the review process.
- Expertise: Reviewers should only accept to review manuscripts in their area of expertise.
- Timeliness: Reviews should be submitted promptly and within the agreed-upon timeframe.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their review, such as collaborations with authors or prior knowledge of the research.
3. Editor Responsibilities:
- Selection of Reviewers: Editors are responsible for selecting reviewers who are qualified and have the necessary expertise to assess the submitted manuscripts.
- Fairness and Objectivity: Editors must ensure that the review process is conducted fairly and objectively, free from personal bias or conflicts of interest.
- Editorial Decisions: Editors have the final authority to accept or reject manuscripts based on the recommendations of reviewers and their own assessment of the manuscript's quality and originality.
- Ethical Considerations: Editors are responsible for ensuring that all published manuscripts adhere to the highest ethical standards.
- Communication: Editors should communicate clearly and promptly with authors and reviewers throughout the review process.
4. Publisher Responsibilities:
- Compliance with Ethical Standards: The publisher is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the publication process.
- Publication Ethics Policy: The publisher maintains this Publication Ethics Policy and ensures that it is readily available to authors, editors, and reviewers.
- Complaints and Appeals: The publisher has a clear procedure for handling complaints and appeals regarding ethical issues.
- Copyright and Intellectual Property: The publisher protects the intellectual property rights of authors and ensures compliance with copyright laws.
- Preservation and Archiving: The publisher ensures the long-term preservation and archiving of published content.