Editorial Board of journal Central European Views is committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish. The value of academic publishing relies on everyone involved behaving ethically. The following points are only intended to give a broad overview and are not exhaustive. We encourage our authors and editors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) website and to follow Committee on Publication Ethic Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

In the event a journal ceases publication and Central European Views removes the journal’s website, all articles available online will be triggered for Open Access archive for permanent preservation.

Additional Resources:

  1. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  2. British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  3. Council of Science Editors (CSE)

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  1. The publisher of the journal “Central European Views” (“journal”) is the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.
  2. The journal is edited by the editors, which consists of prominent specialists whose scientific research activities are focused on the area of language, culture and art from the Slovak Republic and abroad. Its role is to supervise compliance with the rules of publication ethics, thus ensuring the required quality of published contributions.
  3. Publication ethics code are binding on all the subjects involved in the creation of the journal, i.e. authors, editors, reviewers a proofreaders.
  4. The editorial board monitors suspicions or incorrect behaviour and, if necessary, takes appropriate decisions. It allows the disclosure of corrections, explanations, justifications regarding the contribution or its part, eventually removes the contribution, if necessary, and technically possible.
  5. The editors have the right to accept or reject the contribution to the peer review process if the contribution does not correspond to the thematic focus of the journal.
  6. The fundamental material of the editors about publication (or non-publication) scientific studies and contributions is a report done by two reviewers. The editorial board has the right to not to publish reviewed contribution immediately, but to the next issue.
  7. Publishing non-reviewed contributions such as reports, interviews, essays, and reviews is the decision of the editor-in-chief, managing editors and editorial board.
  8. The editors protect the confidentiality of personal data, manuscripts, reviewers’ reports and editorial correspondence with authors and reviewers in accordance with applicable legislation (Act no. 18/2018 on the protection of personal data and other regulations).
  9. The editors reserve the right to update the formal requirements for contributionsas well as the Code of Ethics of the journal Central EuropeanViews.
  1. The author is required to become familiar with the applicable code of ethics, to follow the formal text editing guidelines and the principles contained in STN ISO690.
  2. The author, with the consent of all co-authors of the paper, submits the original text, which has not been published yet. The author may not submit the same contribution that has been previously submitted or published elsewhere unless it has been significantly rewritten or supplemented. In this case, the author must provide information about the specific details of the original contribution (also related to the publication of translated contributions).
  3. The author is responsible for ensuring that all the information in the contribution is correct and accurate. Plagiarism and use of untrustworthy resources is unacceptable.
  4. The author is responsible for correct and accurate citing of literature and sources used. He is also required to state his professional status (workplace and address, contact email), as well as the source of financial support of the research in which the contribution was made. The author is also responsible for listing all of the co-authors who participated in the contribution.
  5. The author submits images, maps, charts, spreadsheets and other accompanying material in the appropriate quality, while he strictly observes the copyright and formal editing principals of the contribution.
  6. In the case of publishing the contribution, the author grants the magazine free exclusive and substantial license regardless of time, territory and other.
  7. After delivering the contribution the author is obligated to notify the editors of any known serious mistakes and inaccuracies in the contribution. At the same time he is committed to their removal or correction. This applies to faults not mentioned only in the review process, but also in the case of detection of own misconduct.
  8. The author is entitled to appeal against the decision of reviewers. The final decision is in the competence of the editor-in-chief and editors in the cooperation with the editors of the journal.
  1. Scientific studies and contributions are subject to review process. In the case conflicting reviews, the paper shall undergo a third review.
  2. The reviewer is required to become acquainted with the Code of Ethics of the journal and guidelines for authors based on the principles of STN ISO690.
  3. The review process is strictly anonymous–reviewers do not know the identity of the author and the author does not know the identity of the reviewers. The anonymity of the contribution will be provided by the editors by thoroughly removal of the information that could lead to the identification of the author or the reviewer.
  4. Accepting the manuscript and completing the review form reviewer confirms that he is not aware of a conflict of interest (e.g. tutor, direct cooperation with the author, competitive competition, etc.).
  5. The reviewer commits to assessing the contribution from the point of view of professional content to the best of their knowledge and conscience.
  6. The review procedure is objective. Personal criticism of the author is inadmissible. The reviewer formulates his opinion in a clear and comprehensible manner and supports it with arguments. If a reviewer reveals an obstacle that may defend the process of a review, he immediately announces that fact to the editors. It also applies in the case of inability to meet the deadline for the review report.
  7. Manuscript is a confidential material. The reviewer manipulates with it discreetly, does not publish it and does not discuss it. An exception is granted by the editor-in-chief of the magazine or by a person who is authorised by him (e.g. managing editor). The essential information and ideas obtained during the review process are also considered as confidential, and they cannot be used to gain a personal benefit of the reviewer.
  8. The assessment form signed by the reviewer will be sent (by letter or mail) to the address of the editorial office or it will be personally delivered to one of the editors.
  9. Review reports can be provided in an anonymous form only to the authors and editors as a basis for the final decision on publication.
  10. The reviewer is obligated to inform the editors if emerge any obstacles in publishing reviewed contribution.