Ethical Standards

ETHICAL STANDARDS

 

Fabrica Societatis pledges to comply with the ethical standards at all stages of the editorial process.

The Editors accept for consideration only submissions that are sent electronically to the e-mail address of the Journal's editorial office. These submissions must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming the originality of the article and the transfer of the proprietary copyrights onto the publisher. The third file should contain metadata (first name, last name, affiliation, e-mail address and a phone number, the title of the article, abstract, and keywords + abstract and keywords in English if the submitted article has been written in any other language).

In order to counteract and eliminate the practices of 'ghostwriting' and 'guest authorship', the Editors ask the authors to also attach a statement with a declaration regarding the extent of the contribution (the author's name should be followed by their affiliation and the information about which concepts/assumptions/methods they own). It is especially significant with submissions that have two or more authors. The main responsibility is with the author submitting the work. At the same time, the Editors wish to inform the prospective authors that the practices of 'ghostwriting' and 'guest authorship' are manifestations of scientific misconduct; any detected cases will be reported to the relevant authorities (institutions that the authors are affiliated with and that employ the authors, scientific associations, societies of academic editors, etc.) The participation of all the people who have contributed to the production of the article in any way, but have not been included as co-authors, should be clearly stated in the publication.

The Editors will first and foremost consider those papers that are situated within the field of the sociology of everyday life, and which are inspirational for theoretical studies and research therein. Research with negative results can also be published. While making a decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the article for publication, the Editors rely on the significance, originality, and clarity of the contents as well as their consistency with the Journal's objectives and profile.

Each and every text that has been submitted to the editorial office is treated with confidentiality. All original texts are subject to double-blind review. The reviewers are obliged not to disclose or share submissions and contents that they are evaluating. The reviewers' suggestions are supposed to be helpful for the editorial staff and the authors, but they are not obligatory. The Editors and the reviewers are obliged not to use or analyse the data without the authors' consent.

All the articles published in the Journal are treated as the achievements of modern science. Therefore, they are available to the general public. They can be used for scientific/educational/cognitive and non-commercial purposes without any special permission. However, we do ask that the source (the Journal) is referenced at all times. We support and promote the idea of free access with regard to scientific knowledge. With that being said, the use of the Journal's publicly available resources for commercial or marketing purposes does require a special permission from the publisher. Charging for the access to information or contents included in our Journal is prohibited.

We recommend that the authors who intend to submit articles should read guidelines and the information gathered in the 'For Authors' section, as well as review and revise the title, abstract, and keywords. These elements are crucial as they let the prospective recipients find the author's work using tools such as search engines and various academic databases. An accurate title of the article, a well-written abstract, and relevant keywords are therefore significant as they increase the chances of the text being identified and located.

All submitted texts must be original works, meaning that Fabrica Societatis accepts only those texts that had not been published elsewhere and are not under consideration with another journal or publisher. The empirical data, if any, should be analysed properly with the use of proper methodological tools. All sources and methods used for the analysis should be fully disclosed and explained. If serious mistakes are found in the submission, it will be the role of the Editors to remove them.

It is the responsibility of the authors of the submitted texts to obtain appropriate permissions to publish materials, whose copyrights are held by third parties. Fragments, illustrations, figures, diagrams, charts, etc. that come from other works are protected by copyright. Their publication will be possible provided that a prior written consent is obtained from the owner of the copyright. A failure to reveal sources or obtain suitable permissions from copyright owners will be treated as misappropriation of rights and, thus, considered plagiarism.

Submitting an article to Fabrica Societatis is tantamount to a consent to share the work and information contained therein for the purposes of the Journal. Any intention to use the article commercially, be it in whole or in part, will first be consulted with the author.

The authors are obliged to reveal all sources of financial support that facilitated the publication.