Statement on Publication Ethics and Good Practices of the ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY
"Revista Romana de Sociologie" ("The Romanian Journal for Sociology"), edited by the Romanian Academy, fully respects and applies in its practices the basic principles of publication ethics as defined by the International Committee for Publication Ethics (see http://publicationethics.org, for more details), which are common to national and international journals of sociology with high academic status. We therefore expect our contributors to abide by the same principles in preparing and submitting their manuscripts for our consideration.
A summary of our policy principles follows:
RESPECT FOR COPYRIGHTS:
The Editorial Board of RRS/RJS pays the utmost attention to respecting the basic norms of copyrights protection. This is done for protecting the papers written by our authors against copyright malpractice, as well as protecting non-contributing researchers against having their rights infringed upon. At the same time, the authors may not use our journal to publish any information which is illegal or which violates or infringes upon the rights of other persons. Authors of manuscripts submitted to RJS should bear in mind that, by the very act of submitting an article for consideration by RJS the author implicitly states that the article has not been previously published with any other scholarly journals or submitted to any other journals for concurrent review. If part of the article in question has been published before, the author must inform the editorial office in this respect. We may consider manuscripts which represent substantially revised and updated versions of previously published articles, provided we are informed by the author and that the previous version is acknowledged in the text as well. In this respect, the author has the right to use this previous version only after obtaining permission of the editor who published this version.
UNACCEPTABILITY OF PLAGIARISM and FABRICATION OF DATA:
Contributors to RSS should not submit any manuscript that includes unacknowledged text, in part or in full, belonging to other authors or in any other form use texts or data from other scientific publications without making the requisite references. Identification of plagiarized segments within a submitted manuscript will immediately disqualify that manuscript from being published. Data should be reported accurately. Fabrication of data would disqualify the manuscript, and our Journal will refrain from future collaboration with contributors whose manuscripts have been previously justifiably rejected on grounds of plagiarism, data-fabrication, or other comparable forms of ethical misconduct.
All manuscript contributors to RRS/JRS should be aware that our journal is opposed to any discrimination on grounds of sex, age, race, nationality, religious beliefs, etc. Therefore, we will decline publication of any manuscript that displays such discriminations.
Our editorial board believes that sound ethical norms should be accompanied by the best publication practices even in matters which do not affect ethical norms but refer more narrowly to the quality of manuscript preparation and publication. We highly respect the need to provide full and correct references to all used sources so that all the readers are able, if they so wish, to track down the original sources of the references. In essence, our style sheet is consistent with internationally used style-sheets, such as the one employed by Chicago University Press or others of comparable standing.
The Revista Romana de Sociologie emphasizes that the contributing authors bear full responsibility for the research findings reported in their articles and for the statements and conclusions they derive from their findings and analysis. The authors must acknowledge that they have disclosed any actual or potential conflicts of interest in which their work might or does play a role. This includes, but is not limited to, such cases in which an author represents the vested interest of a political party, private or public company or other interest group while taking advantage of the journal as a forum for objective, scholarly dialogue. In such cases, the editors and/or the referees have the right to ask the potential contributor to disclose (within the article) his or her affiliation and/or source of funding on which the research is based.