Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Romano-Arabica Journal is dedicated to the dissemination of the results of original and innovative research concerning the study of Arabic language (classical and dialectal), Arab literature (classical and modern), Islamic thought, Islamic societies, the interaction between the Arab civilization and other civilizations.  The journal is committed to the local and international academic community and in order to assure the highest standards for the published articles and reviews, a double blind reviewing policy is applied. In pursue of the compliance with academic standards, all parties involved in the process of publishing (the authors, the editors and the editorial board and the reviewers) agree to meet the responsibilities stated below in accordance to the Journal’s  publication ethics  and malpractice statement.

Responsibilities for the authors:

– the author(s) warrant that the article submitted is an original work, that has not been published previously and that they have obtained an agreement for any co-author(s) prior to the manuscript’s submission.

– the authors(s) make certain that the manuscript meets the terms of the Guidelines for Authors regarding appropriate academic citation and transliteration and that no copyright infringement occurs.

– the authors(s) should inform the editors about any conflict of interests and report any errors they subsequently discover in their manuscript.

Responsibilities for the editors and the editorial board:

– the editors, together with the editorial board, are responsible for deciding upon the publication or rejection of the submitted manuscripts based only on their originality, significance and relevance to the domains of the journal.

–  the editors evaluate the manuscripts’ compliance with academic criteria, the domains of the journal and the guidelines (see Guidelines for Authors).

– the editors must at all times respect the confidentiality of any information pertaining to the submitted manuscripts.

– the editors assign the review of each manuscript to two annonymous reviewers who are chosen according to their domains of expertise.  The editors must take into account any conflict of interest reported by the authors and the reviewers.

– the editors must ensure that the comments and recommendations of the reviewers are provided to the author(s) in due time and that the manuscripts are returned to the editors, who take the final decision to publish them or not.

Responsibilities for the reviewers:

– the reviewers must objectively evaluate the manuscripts based only on their originality, significance and relevance to the domains of the journal.

– the reviewers must in due time supply clear, objective and relevant comments and recommendations meant to improve the content of the submitted manuscript.

– the reviewers must at all times respect the confidentiality of any information pertaining to the submitted manuscripts.

– the reviewers should inform the editors about any conflict of interests.