In order to respond to the most common concerns that may rise during the process of selection and revision of texts, Animot adheres to the following Olschki Publishing House’s guidelines, based on the recommendations of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).
The directors are responsible for the choice of the materials published in the journals. They commit themselves to ensure that publications meet the needs of authors and readers and to improve the quality of journals and series. The directors will be guarantors for the quality of the published works, for the respect of the freedom of expression and for the fairness of the circulation of data.
RELATIONS WITH READERS
Every published work will state in a clear and comprehensive way the bibliographical sources used in the research. The directors will also inform about the funders of the journals. The directors will ensure that the selected manuscripts are reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers and will describe the process used to guarantee an objective assessment of the works.
RELATIONS WITH AUTHORS
The choice of texts for publication will be based solely on their scientific quality, their originality, the coherence of reasoning and the relevance to the journal on which they will appear. The editorial board will inform the authors about the characteristics required to the articles and the editorial norms. Upon request of the authors, the editorial board will be available to explain the reasons of rejection.
RELATIONS WITH EDITORS
The editors are committed to protect the confidentiality of materials submitted for publication, and to protect the identity of reviewers and authors in case of blind and double-blind peer review.
RELATIONS WITH THE PUBLISHER
The relationship of directors to publishers will be based on editorial independence. The choice of the works to be published will be based on criteria of quality and sustainability for the journals with no interference from the publisher.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – ENCOURAGING DEBATE
Directors and editors collaborate with the publisher to avoid plagiarism and intellectual property violations. Olschki publisher encourages academic debate supporting the publication of results that challenge previous works published in its journals. Authors of criticised material are given the opportunity to respond.