Publication Ethics

Focus

Itinerarios. Revista de estudios lingüísticos, literarios, históricos y antropológicos (ISSN 1507-7241) accepts articles, critical and theoretical-methodological essays, reviews and bibliographical notes of linguistics, history, anthropology, political science and literary studies, centered on the Hispanic and Portuguese worlds, and written in Spanish or Portuguese. All articles proposed for publication are subjected to a double-blind peer review. Authors wishing to collaborate should send their texts in Word format and complying with the editorial guidelines to the address itinerarios@uw.edu.pl.

The Reviewing Process

The Editorial Board of Itinerarios journal makes every effort to maintain high ethical standards in scientific publications and takes all possible steps against any neglect of these standards. All articles proposed for publication undergo reviewing procedures (double-blind peer review) in the course of which they are evaluated for their reliability, compliance with ethical standards and scientific usefulness. The Editorial Board considers the following criteria as fundamental when evaluating an article:

  1. Originality in the approach to the problem, relevance and scientific interest.
  2. Compliance of the subject of the article with the Itinerarios profile.
  3. Consistency and clarity of the argumentation, completeness of the reasoning.
  4. Methodological coherence: existence of a clear link between the theoretical assumptions, the arguments and the conclusions reached.
  5. Current bibliographic material, appropriate to the subject.
  6. Adequacy of the title, summary and keywords.

For the purposes of reviewers and until the review is sent, the editors of the journal will remove from the article data such as: name and surname of the author, affiliation, e-mail address, acknowledgments, indication of funding sources and other data if they allow to identify the author.

Itinerarios journal is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. The following rules are based on the COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Responsibilities of the Authors

  1. Authorship should be limited to people who have significantly contributed to the idea, design, analysis, interpretation or writing of the work. All persons who participated in the creation of the work should be listed as co-authors. People whose contribution has been limited to influencing some of the significant aspects of an article, should be acknowledged and listed as collaborators. All authors must take public responsibility for the content of their paper. The main author should make sure that all co-authors were mentioned, saw and accepted the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.
  2. The author should mention all sources of research funding, the contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities as well as any significant conflicts of interest that may affect its results or interpretation.
  3. The author should not publish materials describing the same research in more than one journal or original publication. According to Itinerarios journal’s policy, redundant publications are considered unethical and, consequently, are not allowed. Also, Itinerarios only accepts works unpublished to date and which are not simultaneously under reviewing process in other journals or editorial bodies.
  4. The author should submit only original works. The author should cite publications that have influenced the creation of their article and make sure that the names of the authors cited in the paper and / or excerpts from the cited works have been correctly quoted.
  5. Itinerarios journal has implemented the procedure to prevent the practices of ghostwriting and the guest authorship. To avoid such practices, the Editorial Board reserves the right to request a clarification, when it deems necessary, about:
    • the individual contribution of each one of the co-authors to the project of the article, the acquisition of data, its analysis and interpretation,
    • the participation of each of the co-authors in the preparation of the article or in its critical review,
    • the participation of each of the co-authors in the preparation of the final version of the text once it has been accepted by the Editorial Board.
  6. The discovered cases of the ghostwriting and the guest authorship will be registered by the Editor and will be reported to the scientific and editorial institutions.
  7. If the author discovers a fundamental mistake or inaccuracy in their work, they are obliged to inform the Editorial Board as soon as possible so that it could be corrected promptly.
  8. The author is encouraged to include in their articles figures, tables, or other materials, both original and reused. Whenever it occurs, the author should describe properly the reproduced material by citing the original publication. The author is required to obtain the permission for publication and indicate it with the statement “reproduced by permission of [entity or author’s name]”. The author is in charge of paying any additional fees for obtaining such permissions.
  9. The author, when submitting the article to Itinerarios, is asked to sign a declaration certifying that the same text is not under consideration elsewhere, nor has it been previously published in whole or in part. Also, the author states being aware that Itinerarios. Revista de estudios lingüísticos, literarios, históricos y antropológicos publishes texts under Creative Commons-Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode).

Responsibility of the Reviewers

  1. The reviewer supports the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and can also support the author in improving the work. However, the Editorial Board is not obliged to use all the suggestions.
  2. The selected reviewer who cannot review the work or knows that a quick review will not be possible should inform the Editorial Board about the situation.
  3. Reviewers should not review works in relation to which there is a conflict of interest resulting from the relationship with the author, company or institution related to work.
  4. All reviewed articles must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers are not allowed to show them or discuss them with other people than the authorized members of the Editorial Board, neither is it allowed for them to make any use of data or interpretations, unless they obtain author’s permission. Also, the manuscripts cannot be copied or retained.
  5. All reviews are made anonymously, and the Editorial Board does not share the authors’ identity with the reviewers, nor the reviewers’ identity with the authors. However, in the second issue of every year the Editorial Board publishes an alphabetic list of all the reviewers who collaborated in both issues from the given year.
  6. Reviews should be made objectively and contain accurate, justifiable and unbiased report, supported with appropriate arguments and free from any personal criticism.
  7. The reviewers should indicate publications not referred to by the author. Any statement that the observation, source or argument was previously discussed should be supported by an appropriate quote. The reviewer should also inform the Editorial Board if they detect any significant similarity or partial overlap of the contents of the reviewed work with any other work published and known to them or suspicion of plagiarism.

Responsibilities of the Editorial Board

  1. The Editorial Board is responsible for the final decisions as to which of the submitted articles should be published, having consulted the issue with the reviewers, and /or the members of the Scientific Committee.
  2. The Editorial Board is obliged to comply with the current legal status of defamation, infringement of copyright and plagiarism and confidentiality.
  3. No member of the Editorial Board is allowed to disclose information about the submitted work to any other person than its author and the reviewers. In the latter case the identity of the author will not be revealed.
  4. Unpublished articles or their fragments may not be used in the research of the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.
  5. In what concerns the counteracting of discrimination, the Editorial Board respects the Constitution and the law applicable in Poland.

Publication Ethics

  1. Any identification of malpractice should be reported to the Editorial Board. Misconduct and unethical behavior include, but are not limited to the examples indicated above (e.g. plagiarism, research falsification, ghostwriting, guest authorship).
  2. The person reporting unethical conduct must offer sufficient information and evidence to initiate an investigation. All complaints must be seriously considered and treated in a similar manner, until a corresponding result or agreement is achieved.
  3. No member of the Editorial Board is allowed to disclose information about the submitted work to any other person than its author and the reviewers. In the latter case the identity of the author will not be revealed.
  4. The Editorial Board is responsible for choosing the appropriate form of investigating any allegations of unethical behavior and may consult it with the Advisory Board or the reviewer.
  5. The evidence of misconduct should be gathered in a manner that avoids the proliferation of accusations.
  6. When identifying traces of misconduct, the Editorial Board is obliged to take actions corresponding with the seriousness of misconduct. These vary from addressing a letter of explanation to the author and rejecting the publication of the article (minor misconduct), to informing the author’s employer about the case and imposing a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period (serious misconduct). The author is allowed to respond to any charge of misconduct.

Creative Commons License

BY-NC-SA

The journal Itinerarios publishes the texts under the license Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). The authors are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform and build upon the material) as long as they follow the license terms indicated below:

  • Attribution — The authors must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. It may be done in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses them or their use.
  • Non Commercial — The authors may not use the material for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike — If the authors remix, transform, or build upon the material, they must distribute their contributions under the same license as the original.

The copyright note is as follows:

© Copyright by Instituto de Estudios Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos, Facultad de Filologías Modernas de la Universidad de Varsovia.

Policy of Open Access

The journal Itinerarios provides immediate open access to all its content in accordance with the principle that freely available research increases and accelerates the global development of science and the exchange of knowledge. The editors encourage authors to post articles published in the journal (after receiving the final version from the publisher) in open repositories with a link to the text from the journal page and the DOI number of the article.

The journal does not charge any authors for the procedure of accepting and publishing their texts.

Research data management

Itinerarios encourages authors to implement the research data management plan in order to allow a good management, organization, as well as long-term storage and preservation of the data in a safe way. Article-relevant material that is difficult or impossible to include in the typeset manuscript embraces videos or other multimedia objects, additional figures, large data sets and tables, and related references.

The article must form a coherent whole that does not depend for comprehensibility on the content of online repositories. At the same time, an online-only data set should flesh out but not replace explanations or conclusions in the article.