This statement is designed to describe the duties, responsibilities and obligations of the Journal’s team of authors, reviewers and editors. Cercetări Arheologice follows the norms and ethics of publication as presented by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) .
The publication will report any cases of suspected plagiarism and any violation of the publication ethics and code of conduct.
the right to use plagiarism-detecting software.
The journal follows
the norms and ethics of publication.
The list of the Editorial Board can be found here.
The editors must ensure the confidentiality regarding authors, manuscripts and their submissions until publication. They must notify if there are any cases of conflict of interest. Any infringement of the Code of Conduct must be discussed and analyzed.
The Editor-in-chief will
supervise and coordinate the reviewers’ work.
As described here, all articles published in our journal have been subject to a peer-review process. If the reviewers find that other papers or research projects were not cited in the submitted paper, the Editor-in-chief will be notified. In this situation, the Editor-in-chief will demand the author/authors to correct the error.
Reviewers must notify
the Editor-in-chief if there are any conflicts of interest, violations of the
Code of Conduct or plagiarism. They must keep the confidentiality of the
authors’ information and their respective papers.
The evaluation of the
papers will be done solely on the account of the information provided in the article,
its structure and quality regardless of the author’s identity, ethnicity,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or political views.
Reviewers must be
objective during the evaluation process and follow the evaluation grid.
In the case that a
reviewer cannot evaluate a paper, the editors of the journal must be announced.
Authors must ensure that
the manuscript sent for evaluation is an original work and that follows the
norms for avoiding plagiarism. The author must use a proper citation system and
make sure that all the works used
in the paper are properly cited. All papers must include a list of references
and must mention the financing of the research. All the authors of a paper must
have a significant contribution to the paper or to the research carried out. If
the situation arises, all authors are obliged to correct mistakes or provide
Authors cannot send
simultaneously the same article for evaluation to more than one publisher. This
is considered an infringement of the ethics code. Before submitting the papers, authors must ensure that all the authorizations
for the materials used were obtained.
If there are cases of research
misconduct, the respective papers will not be published and such actions will
not be encouraged, nor supported by the Editorial Board. The journal and the
editors will publish corrections, apologies, retractions or clarifications in
case these will be needed due to any incident regarding the journal.
Our journal follows the guidelines provided by COPE when dealing with retractions or correcting articles.
Authors must announce any
possible conflict of interest. They must send an ethics and malpractice
statement signed by all the authors of the paper. If the author/ authors find
any significant errors in their respective papers, they must announce the
Reviewers may ask for the raw data that support the submitted paper. In the event of such case, the author should be able to provide such data.
In order to access the issue numbers or the articles published in Cercetări Arheologice there is no login page needed. These are free to download. The journal adheres to the Open Access Policy and is governed by a CC BY-NC license which gives permission to download articles and distribute on different media, as long as accurate citation is provided.
An electronic archive and back
up of the issue numbers and of the articles can be found on different online archives.
The published issue numbers and articles are being constantly backed up in an electronic archive, besides our website. In this case, in the event in which the website cannot be displayed or in the unlikely event in which Cercetări Arheologice will not be published anymore, the contents will be available online regardless of these incidents.
The deadline for submitting
articles for our journal is the 15th of February current year. After
the submission deadline, the articles will be firstly evaluated by the editors.
The author/ authors will receive in 3 weeks an email regarding the article, if
it was accepted or not for the following step, the double-blind peer review.
Reviewers will have a week at
their disposal to answer if they accept or reject to take part in the
peer-review process. This step could take up to 7 weeks to complete, taking into
consideration the official public holidays as well.
After this step is complete,
the authors will receive on their respective email addresses an answer
regarding their paper which could be: unconditionally accepted, accepted only
with the modifications mentioned by the reviewers or rejected.
In the following weeks the
editors will contact the authors of the papers in order to establish a few more
details regarding type-setting and final checks.
The articles will be published
online on the 1st of August current year and will be available in
printed format on the 1st of October.
Authors that choose to publish
their research in the Cercetări Arheologice journal agree
to the following terms:
have copyrights over the papers and they offer the publication the right to
publish it in exclusivity. The article can be accessed online and downloaded
but cannot be modified by other persons after the moment of publication.
are encouraged to share their articles on online platforms and can have
contractual arrangements with other publications as long as these do not retain
exclusive rights over the paper.
can share their work on online platforms or websites even if the paper is still
being reviewed by Cercetări Arheologice.
the article was previously published in another journal, volume or if it is
part of a monography, the author/authors must mention this aspect indicating
the name of the publication, the original title and the page numbers.
The Peer Review process adheres strictly to international
academic standards and the evaluation criteria are not discriminative.
All the information provided by the
authors is private and will not be used in an economic purpose. The necessary
data for publication will be provided by the author and will be published only
with the author’s consent.
Authors’ information (name, affiliation and email)
will be public once the paper is published.