Studi AISV is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behavior in all its publications. This statement outlines the publishing ethics responsibilities of the Editors, authors, and peer reviewers. We follow the guidance of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which provides advice and resources on publication ethics and research and publication misconduct.
- Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the scientific committee, the Editors can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The Editors may be guided by the policies of the editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors have to take responsibility for everything they publish and should have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the published record.
- Review of Manuscripts: The Editors should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors. Editors should use appropriate Peer Reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.
- Fair Play: The Editors must ensure that each manuscript received by Studi AISV is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors. An important part of the responsibility to make fair and unbiased decisions is the upholding of the principle of editorial independence and integrity. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible.
- Confidentiality: The Editors must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential. Editors should critically assess any potential breaches of data protection and subject confidentiality. This includes requiring properly informed consent for the actual research presented and consent for publication where applicable.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The Editors and the Reviewers will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research without the written consent of the author. Editors and Reviewers should not be involved in decisions about papers in which they have a conflict of interest.
- Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers should present their theoretical analyses and experimental results honestly and without fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the Editorial Guidelines downloadable at this link.
- Originality and Plagiarism: The submitted manuscript must contain unpublished original work and not be under consideration for publication by any other journal or in another book. Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.We do not tolerate plagiarism, may it be intentional or resulting from honest error, in any of our publications. It is always a serious issue that can have negative implications for an author in terms of reputation and career, as well as legal consequences when copyright is infringed.
- Inclusiveness: Studi AISV does not tolerate any form of discrimination in its accepted works. Papers containing explicit, non-self-reflective author bias, groundless assumptions on the beliefs of the readers, and/or glorification/denigration of people on the grounds of ethnicity, gender, age, health condition etc. will be immediately rejected.
- Concurrent or Multiple Publications: Authors should not, in general, submit the same manuscript to more than one journal or book concurrently. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or book concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced.
- Data and Supporting Evidence: We support transparency and openness around data, code, and other materials associated with research. We expect authors to maintain accurate records of supporting evidence necessary to allow others to understand, verify, and replicate new findings, and to supply or provide access to this supporting evidence on reasonable request. We encourage authors to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others, and to include a Data Availability Statement in their article, describing where their data may be found and what the options and licenses are for its access and use. When reporting non-aggregate data (e.g., specific participant features and quotations), the authors have to adopt anonymization strategies if not explicitly authorized by the privacy right holders.
- Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Optionally, the authors can point out the individual author roles by, e.g., referring to the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) guidelines or any other appropriate strategies. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts 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: If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted manuscript, then the author should promptly notify the series Editor and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper. With respect to literature reviews, those are based on the validity of the discussed works. If pivotal components of the surveyed literature are amended or retracted by the original writers, the authors of the literature review must contact Studi AISV in order to add an expression of concern to their work or, in extreme cases, propose a withdrawal.