Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Euralex proceedings follow COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

More specifically, in publishing the proceedings, Euralex will strive to ensure the quality of the published material, champion freedom of expression, maintain the integrity of the academic record, preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards. Euralex will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Conformance to standards of ethical behaviour is expected of all parties involved in the publication of Euralex proceedings: authors, editors, reviewers, and the publisher. All authors submitting their works for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represents their authors’ contributions and have not been copied in whole or in part from other works of other authors or from their own already published works. Any indication that these rules are not applied should be reported directly to the editors.

Editors are committed to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the review personnel and the reviewed material. Editors also take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material we publish. Decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication are based solely on the paper’s significance, originality, clarity, and on the study’s pertinence to the scope of the proceedings. Editors of Euralex proceedings encourage debate and respond promptly to complaints. They also ensure the research material published conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

Peer reviewers’ identities are protected. All material submitted to Euralex proceedings remains confidential while under review.

Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct and will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation is conducted. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it will be retracted. The retraction will be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems.