Publication Ethics

The Institute of the Lithuanian Language Research Journals Publication Regulations

Articles publication and authorship

  1. The Institute of the Lithuanian Language research journals (Acta Linguistica Lithuanica, Bendrinė kalba / Standard Language, Terminologija / Terminology) (hereinafter, ILL journals) are published in adherence to academic ethics requirements.
  2. ILL journals do not accept articles that have already been published elsewhere.
  3. It is forbidden to plagiarize and not acknowledge literature referred to in the article.
  4. ILL journals publish articles free of charge. Contributors to the printed journals may get a free copy of the corresponding issue.
  5. The copyrights for the articles published in ILL journals belong to the Institute of the Lithuanian Language; authors are granted exclusive rights to use their articles separately from publications as collective works.

Authors' responsibilities

  1. The submitted articles shall meet the requirements for research publications and be prepared in adherence to each of ILL journal's (Acta Linguistica Lithuanica, Bendrinė kalba / Standard Language, Terminologija / Terminology) guidelines for contributors.
  2. Authors are required acknowledge that the submitted manuscript was not published earlier and is not submitted to other journals (upon the decision of the editorial board, exceptions may be applied for translations, revised research etc. with indication of the previous publishing source).
  3. Authors are responsible for correct references (quotations) and must acknowledge the input of other researchers into the submitted manuscript (if any).
  4. Authors are responsible for solving any co-authorship issues, if any. They are also responsible for acknowledgment of any considerable contribution of others to the conception, implementation, explanation as well as writing of the submitted research.
  5. Authors shall ensure the reliability and validity of the data in their articles.
  6. Authors shall indicate research sponsorship and support sources, if any.
  7. Authors shall consider the motivated remarks made by reviewers and revise their articles or justify their decision to ignore reviewers' comments.
  8. In case substantial errors or inaccuracies are noticed after the publication of the article, authors shall contact the journal's editor to give instructions for the required corrections.

Review order and reviewers' responsibilities

  1. Each submission to ILL journals is checked and reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers. In case the reviewers' opinions differ, the third reviewer is appointed, whose opinion is considered by the editorial board and the decision of the article's suitability for publication is made.
  2. ILL journals use double-blind peer review (neither the authors nor the reviewers know the identity of each other) to avoid bias.
  3. Reviewers shall declare any conflict of interests that may affect their judgement of any article they review in advance to the editor-in-chief or managing editor.
  4. Reviewers shall inform the editor-in-chief about the possible plagiarism cases; also, reviewers inform the editor-in-chief in case the article submitted for review partly matches or is very similar to the already published paper.
  5. Reviewers shall review articles objectively, bona fide, avoiding personal or offensive comments and submit their review on time.
  6. Reviewers shall ensure articles' confidentiality. They are prohibited to publicly discuss, disseminate and keep any copies of the articles submitted for review.

 Editorial responsibilities

  1. The editorial board is responsible for the acceptance or rejection of the submitted article for publication, taking into consideration the reviewers' decision and the article's meeting the scope of the journal. The editorial board's decision of rejection may be appealed to the ILL Scientific Council.
  2. If the submission is made by a member of the editorial board or editor, the decision to accept or reject the submission for publication is made by the editorial board, taking into consideration the reviewers' opinions, excluding the author.
  3. The editorial board is responsible for the identification of any submissions-related conflict of interests and ensure they have no impact on the publishing process.
  4. The editorial board shall ensure the appropriate level and order of review and make objective decisions.
  5. In case substantial errors or inaccuracies are noticed after the publication of the article, the editorial board shall guarantee the appropriate corrections are made and (or) offer an apology.