Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The aim of Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature is to publish original research articles exploring the current methodologies and themes within the fields of literary studies, linguistics, translation studies and foreign language teaching in major modern foreign languages. The journal seeks to present new directions of research and create a space of reflection and debate in contemporary literature and language studies. The journal is open to both experienced scholars and young authors and is thus an excellent platform for an intergenerational dialogue and the presentation of different points of view on the topics discussed in each volume.

 

Section Policies

Table of Contents

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Introduction

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Articles

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Literature

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Linguistics

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Foreign language teaching

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Reviews

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Reports

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Biograms

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Varia

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Peer Review Process

1. Each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers not affiliated to the place of work of the author of the article or the publisher.

2. For all publications, at least one reviewer’s affiliation should be in a different country than the country of the author of the article.

3. Author/s of articles and reviewers do not know each other’s identity (“double-blind review process“).

4. Review is in the written form and contains a clear judgment on whether the article is to be published or rejected.

5. Criteria for qualifying publications and the reviewing form are published on the journal’s website HERE

6. Rejection criteria for articles submitted to „Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature“:

  • non-compliance with the journal’s profile or the thematic scope of the given issue;
  • exceeding the recommended volume of text (max. 30000 signs including abstract/summaries and references – for more details, see Author Guidelines);
  • failure to adhere to the adopted editorial rules (see Author Guidelines);
  • negative reviews: two negative reviews result in automatic rejection of an article. In the case of a single negative review, another negative review results in article rejection; in particular cases the final decision on text rejection is made by the Editorial Board of the journal;
  • ignoring reviewer’s recommendations.

7. Identity of reviewers of particular articles or issues are not revealed, the list of collaborating reviewers is published at the end of each year on the journal’s website.

8. To make sure that journal publications meet highest editorial standards and to maintain quality of published research, the journal implements procedures preventing ghostwriting and guest authorship. For articles with multiple authorship, each author’s contribution needs to be clearly defined, indicating the contributor of the idea, assumptions, methodology, data, etc., used while preparing the publication. The author submitting the manuscript is solely responsible for that. Any cases of academic dishonesty will be documented and transferred to the institution of the submitting author.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal will be published four times a year in the following months: March, June, September and December.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Reviewers list

2020

  • Eva Álvarez Ramos, University of  Valladolid, Spain
  • Alba Ambrós Pallarés, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Jean Claude Anscombre, Paris 13 University, France
  • Adina Balint, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Ruba Fahmi Bataineh, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Jaume Battle Rodríguez, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Gerd Bayer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Dalila Belkacem, University of Oran 2, Algeria
  • Karine Benac, University of the French West Indies and Guiana, Guadeloupe
  • Janusz Bień, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Krzysztof Bogacki, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Marc Bonhomme, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Mohamed Boudjadja, Setif 2 University, Algeria
  • Gawin Bowd, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Joanna Cholewa, University of Bialystok, Poland
  • Dorothée Chouitem, Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris 4), France
  • José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Julie Crohas Commans, Auburn University, USA
  • Erika Viviane Costa Vieira, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Brazil
  • Joseph Darlington, Futureworks Media School, United Kingdom
  • Mikołaj Deckert, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Helena Duffy, University of Turku, Finland
  • Florence Dujarric, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), France
  • María Del Mar Espejo Muriel, Almería University, Spain
  • Camila Figueiredo, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Heidrun Führer, Lund University, Sweden
  • Olga Gancevici, Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
  • Ramón Domingo González Ruiz, Public University of Navarre, Spain
  • Francis Grossmann, Grenoble Alpes University, France
  • Vanessa Guignery, ENS de Lyon, France
  • Enrique Gutiérrez Rubio, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Sylvie Jeanneret, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Simona Jişa, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Konrad Klimkowski, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Iwona Kokorniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Zofia Kolbuszewska, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Ruth María Lavale Ortiz, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Anna Ledwina, University of Opole, Poland      
  • Georges Letissier, University of Nantes, France
  • Antonio María López González, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Alexandru Matei, Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania  
  • Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina, Asheville, United States
  • Judyta Niedokos, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Wiaczesław Nowikow, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Ferdulis Zita Odome Angone, University of Dakar, Senegal
  • Miriam de Paiva Vieira, Federal University of São João del Rei, Brazil
  • Janusz Pawlik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Souhila Ramdane, Setif 2 University, Algeria
  • Alicia Rouverol, University of Manchester / University of Salford, United Kingdom
  • Taras Volodymyrovych Shmiher, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • Mercedes Soto Melgar, University of Granada, Spain
  • Małgorzata Spychała-Wawrzyniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Ewa Stala, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Elena Brandusa Steiciuc, Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania
  • Sławomir Studniarz, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Monika Sułkowska, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Dorota Śliwa, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Joanna Teske, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Richard Trim, University of Toulon, France
  • Dariusz Trześniowski, Kazimierz Pułaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland
  • Enrique Vercher García, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Eva Voldřichová-Beránková, Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dorota Walczak-Denalois, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • Joanna Warmuzińska-Rogóż, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Danuta Wiśniewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Andrzej Zieliński, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Pierre Zoberman, Paris 13 University, France

2019

  • Loubna Achheb, Mohamed Lamine Debaghine Setif 2 University, Algeria
  • Verena Adamik, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Malcolm Dennis Allen,  University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, USA
  • Fernando García Andreva, La Rioja University, Spain
  • Encarnacion Medina Arjona, Jaén University, Spain
  • Carlos Borges Azevedo, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Abdallah Baniabdelrahman, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Sophie Bastien, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
  • Mustafa Zeki Çirakli, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
  • Halina Chodkiewicz, Pope John Paul II School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska, Poland
  • Emila Di Martino, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, Italy
  • Krystyna Droździał-Szelest, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Astrid Ebenberger, University College of Teacher Education of Christian Churches, Wien/Krems, Austria
  • Bernard-Marie Garreau, ENS, France
  • Ludmiła Gruszewska-Blaim, University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Kenneth Hanshew, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Tomasz Kaczmarek, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Özlem Kasap, Hacettepe University, Turkey
  • Ferit Kilickaya, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Unversity, Turkey
  • Beata Klebeko, University of Szczecin, Poland
  • Konrad Klimkowki, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Barbara Klonowska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Edyta Kociubińska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Zofia Kolbuszewska, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Nawel Krim, Algiers 2 University, Algeria
  • Monika Kusiak-Pisowacka, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Rodica Lascu-Pop, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Anna Ledwina, University of Opole, Poland
  • Larissa Luica, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Marek Łukasik, Pomeranian University in Slupsk, Poland
  • Grzegorz Maziarczyk, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Anna Michońska-Stadnik, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Simona Necula, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Liliana Katarzyna Piasecka, University of Opole, Poland
  • Andrzej Porzuczek, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Elena Prus, Free International University of Moldova, Moldova
  • Magdalena Pypeć, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Jose Eduardo Reis, UTAD / University of Porto, Portugal
  • Arkadiusz Rojczyk, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Linda Catherina Saunders, St Mary's University Twickenham, United Kingdom
  • Ryszard Siwek, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Simon Spiegel, University of Zurich/University of Bayreuth, Switzerland
  • Ewa Stala, Jagiellonian-University, Poland
  • Joanna Teske, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Richard Trim, University of Toulon, France
  • Angélica Varandas, University of Lisabon, Portugal
  • Dorota Werbińska, Pomeranian University in Slupsk, Poland
  • Danuta Wiśniewska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Natalya Watson, Northeastern University, USA
  • Ewa Zajdler, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Judyta Zbierska-Mościcka, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Magdalena Zdrada-Cok, University of Silesia, Poland
 
2018
  • Wedad Albzour, Ministry of Education, Jordan
  • Fernando García Andreva, La Rioja University, Spain
  • Susan Bainbrigge, University of Edinburgh, Great Britain
  • Abdallah Baniabdelrahman, Yarmouk University, Jordan
  • Jerzy Bańczerowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  • Ewelina Berek, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Janusz Bień, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Artur Blaim, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Anna Bloch-Rozmej,  John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Bohdan Krzysztof Bogacki, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Marc Bonhomme, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Laurence Boudard, Archives and Museum of Literature, Belgium
  • Joanna Cholewa, University of Bialystok, Poland
  • Bartłomiej Czaplicki, Uniwersity of Warsaw, Poland
  • Janusz Danecki, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Laurent Demoulin, University of Liège, Belgium
  • Joanna Godlewicz-Adamiec, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Elżbieta Jolanta Górska, Jagiellonian University, Poland 
  • Krzysztof Jaskuła, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Tomasz Kaczmarek, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Jean Claude Kangomba, Archives and Literature Museum, Belgium
  • Edyta Kociubińska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Aleksandra Komandera, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Katarzyna  Kwapisz-Osadnik, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Rodica Lascu-Pop, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Cezary Lipiński, University of Zielona Gora, Poland
  • Grzegorz Maziarczyk, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Christophe Meurée, Archives and Museum of Literature, Belgium
  • Maria Mocarz-Kleindienst, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska, University of Opole, Poland
  • Zbigniew Możejko, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Katarina Nemcokova, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
  • Monika Opalińska, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Marek Piela, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Ewa Pilecka, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Nina Pluta, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Andrzej Porzuczek, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Joanna Pychowska, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
  • Andrzej Rabsztyn, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Anna Rutka, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Piotr Sadkowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • Monika Sidor, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Janusz Sikorski,  University of Silesia, Poland
  • Beata Siwek, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Ryszard Siwek, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Robert Skoczek, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Ewa Stala, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Anita Staroń, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Monika Sułkowska, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Joanna Szczęk, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Dorota Śliwa, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Małgorzata Widel-Ignaszczak, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Katarzyna Wołowska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Magdalena Zdrada-Cok, University of Silesia, Poland

2017

  • Arda Arikan, Akdeniz University, Turkey
  • Agnieszka August-Zarębska, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Mustafa Zeki Çirakli, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
  • Jerzy Durczak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Petr Dytrt, Masaryk University, Czech Republik
  • Serkan Ertin, Kocaeli University, Turkey
  • Joanna Godlewicz-Adamiec, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Adam Głaz, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Christophe Ippolito, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Sule Karadayi, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
  • Ali Karakas, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
  • Henryk Kardela, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Ferit Kilickaya, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
  • Barbara Marczuk-Szwed, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Grzegorz Maziarczyk, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Mehmet Ozcan, University Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Turkey
  • Maja Pawłowska, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Nina Pluta-Podleszyńska, Pedagogical Uniwersity of Cracow, Poland
  • Jan Radimský, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republik
  • Öznur Semiz, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
  • Mustafa Sevik, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
  • Roman Sosnowski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Magdalena Sowa, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Joanna Szczęk, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
  • Magdalena Szulc-Brzozowska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Dorota Śliwa, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Fehmi Turgut, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
  • Agnès Tutin, Stendhal University - Grenoble 3, France
  • Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Nazan Yildiz, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey


2016

  • Adina Balint, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Myriam Bouchoucha, University Center Abdelhafid Boussouf, Algeria
  • Antoine Caille, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jean-Michel Caralp, Paul  Valéry University, Montpellier III, France
  • Caroline Casseville, University of Bordeaux 3, France
  • Julie Crohas Commans, University of Auvergne, France/University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Paweł Frelik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Christopher Garbowski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Geneviève Guetemme, University of Orléans, France
  • Henryk Kardela, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Anna Kędra-Kardela, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Ferit Kilickaya, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey
  • Paweł Matyaszewski, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Grzegorz Maziarczyk, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Krystyna Mihułka, University of Rzeszow, Poland
  • Maria Mocarz-Kleindienst, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Zbigniew Możejko, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Ivan Radeljković, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Barbara Sadownik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Joanna Szczęk, University of Wroclaw, Poland
  • Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Joanna Tarkowska, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland
  • Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Anthony Zielonka, Assumption College, Worcester, USA

 

Indexing

  • Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL),
  • EBSCO Publishing,
  • Index Copernicus,
  • BazHum
  • CEJSH
  • Erih Plus

 

Code of conduct and malpractice policy

DUTIES OF EDITORS

1.1. Editors are accountable for everything published in their journals.

1.2. Editors strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.

1.3. Editors strive to constantly improve their journal.

1.4. Editors have in-house procedures to assure the quality of the material to be published, including plagiarism control for new articles.

1.5. Editors put freedom of expression as the primary value of each contribution.

1.6. Editors strive to maintain the integrity of the academic record.

1.7. Editors make sure business needs do not compromise intellectual and ethical standards.

1.8. Editors are always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

1.9. Editors encourage suggestions of authors, readers, international advisory board members, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes.

1.10. Editors are aware of research into peer review and publishing and continually reassess their journal’s processes in the light of new findings.

1.11. Editors strive to ensure appropriate technical resources or guidance from experts (technical designers, statistical experts) needed to maintain high quality of the journal.

1.12. Editors support initiatives designed to reduce research and publication misconduct.

1.13. Editors support initiatives to educate researchers and prospective authors about publication ethics.

1.14. Editors assess the effects of their journal policies on author and reviewer behaviour and revise policies, as required, to encourage responsible behaviour and discourage misconduct.

1.15. Editors attempt to ensure that any publication appearing in the journal reflects the message of the reported article and is put in its original context.

2. RELATIONS WITH READERS

2.1. Readers are informed about who has funded research or other scholarly work and whether the funders had any role in the research and its publication and, if so, what this was.

2.2.  All publications are reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers (including statistical review where appropriate), the identity of reviewers of individual articles is not revealed, a list of reviewers is published once a year. Reviewers are competent to judge the work and are free from disqualifying competing interests.

2.3.  There are no non-peer-reviewed sections in Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature.

2.4.  Editors strive to develop a transparency policy to encourage maximum disclosure about the provenance of non-research articles.

2.5.  The journal adopts authorship system that promotes good practice and discourages misconduct (e.g. ghost and guest authors).

2.6.  The journal informs readers about steps taken to ensure that submissions from members of the journal’s staff or editorial board receive an objective and unbiased evaluation.

3. RELATIONS WITH AUTHORS

3.1. Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication are based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the readership of the journal. No other factors, such as authors' origin, affiliation, academic title or experience play a decisive role in acceptance of manuscripts. Editorial decisions are not affected by the origins of the manuscript, including nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors. Decisions to edit and publish are not in any way determined by the policies of governments or other agencies outside of the journal itself.

3.2. Editors do not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless copyright infringement or plagiarism are identified with the submission.

3.3.  A description of peer review process is published in the code of conduct below, and editors are ready and willing to justify any important deviation from the described processes:

  • Each publication is reviewed by at least two external reviewers.
  • At least one reviewer has a different affiliation country than the author.
  • The submissions are subject to the double blind review process.
  • The review is made in a written form with a clear conclusion on acceptance or rejection of the submission.
  • The reviewing procedure and the reviewer file are published on the Journal’s website at http://journals.umcs.pl/lsmll.

3.4.  “Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literaure” has a mechanism for authors to appeal against editorial decisions. The author who wishes to appeal against the reviewing outcome needs to make a clearly justified statement and direct it to Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Robert Litwiński, at robert.litwinski@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl.

3.5. Editors publish submission guidelines detailing what is expected of authors. These guidelines are regularly updated and should refer to this code.

3.6. Editor-in-Chief respects requests from authors that an individual should not review their submission, if these are well-reasoned and practicable.

4. RELATIONS WITH REVIEWERS

4.1. Editors provide regularly updated guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.

4.2. Reviewers are required to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission.

4.3. The journal has a system to ensure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected. The identity of reviewers of individual articles is not revealed, a list of reviewers is published once a year for all the articles published in this year.

4.4. Editors strive to ensure peer review at the journal is s fair, unbiased and timely.

4.5. Editors have a system to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.

4.6. Reviewers are encouraged to comment on ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct raised by submissions as well as on the originality of submissions, possibility of redundant publication or plagiarism.

4.7. Editors strive to encourage academic institutions to recognise peer review activities as part of the scholarly process.

4.8. Editors monitor the performance of peer reviewers and take steps to ensure this is of high standard.

4.9. Editors develop and maintain a database of suitable reviewers and update this on the basis of reviewer performance to make sure it reflects the community for the journal. A wide range of sources beyond personal contacts are used to identify potential new reviewers.

4.10. Editors cease to use reviewers whose reviews are not of acceptable quality or who do not meet deadlines.

 5. RELATIONS WITH EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

5.1. Editors provide new editorial board members with guidelines on everything that is expected of them and keep existing members updated on new policies and developments.

5.2. Submissions from editorial board members are anonymised and subject to the standard reviewing procedure to ensure unbiased review. The editorial position is not a factor deciding about the acceptance of the article.

5.3. Editor-in-Chief continually strives to identify suitably qualified editorial board members who can actively contribute to the development and good management of the journal.

5.4. Editor-in-Chief regularly reviews the composition of the editorial board and provides guidance to editorial board members about their expected functions and duties.

5.5. The following editorial responsibilities are shared among the members of the editorial board:

  • supporting and promoting the journal;
  • seeking out the best authors and best work (e.g. from meeting abstracts) and actively encouraging submissions;
  • reviewing submissions to the journal;

5.6.  Editor-in-Chief consults editorial board members periodically (e.g. once a year) to gauge their opinions about the running of the journal, informing them of any changes to journal policies and identifying future challenge.

6. RELATIONS WITH JOURNAL OWNERS AND PUBLISHERS

6.1. The relationship of editors to Journal publishers is based firmly on the principle of editorial independence.

6.2. Editors make decisions on which articles to publish based on quality and suitability for the journal and without any interference from the journal owner.

7. QUALITY ASSURANCE

7.1. Editors take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the material they publish.

8. PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL DATA

8.1. Editors obey laws on confidentiality in their own jurisdiction.

8.2. Editors protect the confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research or professional interactions.

9. ENCOURAGING ETHICAL RESEARCH (E.G. RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMANS OR ANIMALS)

9.1. Editors endeavor to ensure that research they publish was carried out according to the relevant internationally accepted guidelines on ethics  (e.g. American Educational Research Association ethical standards: http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/Default.aspx?menu_id=90&id=222,  British Educational Research Association ethical guidelines http://www.bera.ac.uk/publications/guidelines/, American Psychological Association ethical principles: http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx).

9.2. Editors seek assurances that all research has been approved by an appropriate body (e.g. research ethics committee, institutional review board) where one exists. However, such approval does not guarantee that the research is ethical.

9.3. Editors request authors' clarification on ethical aspects (such as how research participant consent was obtained or what methods were employed to ensure child student protection) if concerns are raised or clarifications are needed.

10. DEALING WITH POSSIBLE MISCONDUCT

10.1. Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if an allegation of misconduct is brought to them, both in case of published and unpublished papers.

10.2. Editors do not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct, instead, they are ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases.

10.3. Editors first seek a response from those suspected of misconduct. If they are not satisfied with the response, they ask the relevant employers, or institution, or some appropriate body (perhaps a regulatory body or national research integrity organization) to investigate.

10.4. Editors make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper investigation into alleged misconduct is conducted.

11. ENSURING THE INTEGRITY OF THE ACADEMIC RECORD

11.1. Errors, inaccurate or misleading statements are corrected immediately at the request of anyone interested in the article (author, reviewer, reader, publisher).

11.2. Editors ensure that published material is securely archived in CEEOL and EBSCO databases as well as on the Journal's secure server.

11.3. Authors of published papers are free to republish the articles elsewhere provided clear reference and link to the original publication is given.

12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

12.1. Editors are alert to intellectual property issues and strive to handle potential breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions.

12.2. Editors support authors whose copyright has been breached or who have been the victims of plagiarism.

12.3. Editors are willing to work with the publisher to defend authors’ rights and pursue offenders (e.g. by requesting retractions or removal of material from websites) of articles published in Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature.

13. ENCOURAGING DEBATE

13.1. Editors encourage and are willing to consider cogent criticisms of work published in their journal.

13.2. Authors of criticised material are given the opportunity to respond. They are asked to produce their response within the period of two weeks. If they decide to do so, both the criticism and the response are published in the same issue, in that order.

13.3.  Studies reporting negative results are not excluded.

14. COMMERCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

14.1. Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature has a clear policy on ensuring that commercial considerations do not affect editorial decisions. There is no advertising in individual articles.

14.2. Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature does not accept sponsored articles for publication. Articles may be submitted by representatives of companies, however, they are subject to the same reviewing procedure and standards as other submissions.

15. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This document has been based on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct and COPE guidelines for journal editors. These resources are available at http://publicationethics.org/resources/code-conduct.


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