Central European Journal of Politics

Peer-Reviewed Journal

The Central European Journal of Politics is the official journal of the Central European Political Science Association (CEPSA) and is indexed in the DOAJ, ERIH Plus and Index Copernicus

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Authors and authors’ responsibilities

  • The authors should submit their works as original articles.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unacceptable.
  • The journal is not interested in publishing translations of papers published elsewhere before.
  • The journal does not have article processing or article submission charges.
  • The authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process.
  • All authors shall have significantly contributed to the research.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • All articles must contain an English abstract, English keywords, a list of references, information about financial support, and the corresponding author’s contact information.

Peer-review process

  • All original manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer review process to obtain advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers who are experts in the field.
  • Reviewed articles shall be kept confidential.
  • The journal is committed to preventing any conflict of interest between the editorial board or the reviewers and the submitted paper.
  • The reviewers should have no conflict of interest and should point out relevant published works which are not yet cited.
  • The editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the authors’ political stances, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • If the author feels that any or all of the reviewers’ recommendations or editorial decisions made on the basis of those recommendations are invalid, the author may submit objections to the editors.
  • However, the editors reserve the right to desk-reject articles submitted to the Central European Journal of Politics on the basis of low quality.
  • The editors are fully responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the Central European Journal of Politics shall be published.

Publication ethics

  • The publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • The publishers and editors accept responsibility for ensuring best practices for detecting any misconduct, including malpractice and plagiarism.
  • If the journal’s publisher or editors detect any allegation of research misconduct, the publishers or editors shall deal with the allegations appropriately and any instances of misconduct shall be corrected in the form of a corrigendum.
  • The publishers and editors are willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
  • The publishers and editors shall follow the full and detailed definitions, corrective actions, and suitable penalties outlined on the Elsevier page on plagiarism and malpractice: https://www.elsevier.com/editors/perk/legal-guide-for-editors

Copyright and Access

  • The author retains the copyright to the article.
  • The author is encouraged to self-archive the article (via ResearchGate, Academia or other databases) once published, with reference to the publication.
  • After the contribution appears in the journal, the author is still free to publish it elsewhere with reference to the first publication.
  • All content of the open-access journal is freely available without user charges.
  • Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without requesting prior permission from the publisher or the author.
  • For the purpose of the article’s online dissemination, the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licence shall be granted.

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