Ethics Statements of the Editorial Board and the Editorial Council

The Rhetoric and Communications Journal has an Editorial Board and an Editorial Council.

The commitments of the members of the Editorial Council concern the conceptualization of the journal in thematic and research terms and they participate in its publication as experts.

The Editorial Board is involved in the preparation, management and publication of the issues in the journal, in defining the editorial policy, and in formulating the titles of the sections of the individual issues.

The editors of the Rhetoric and Communications Journal accept and evaluate a submitted manuscript – whether it corresponds to the subject matter and scientific issues of the journal and of the individual issue according to clearly stated scientific criteria: original scientific work, relevance of the scientific issue, topicality of the research subject, research conducted with established and relevant scientific methods. The editors evaluate the manuscript regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, political philosophy, social background, academic affiliation at the institutional level, etc. Decisions to carry out the editing and publication processes are made by the editorial board members and the issue leads without second- or third-party influence. The Editor-in-Chief has authority over the editorial policy, review and the content of the journal and individual issues, and the management of the submission, review, editing, and online publication processes of scientific articles on the two websites of the Rhetoric and Communications Journal.

Editors (members of the Editorial Board) and issue editors ensure that the submitted manuscripts are published following strictly the publication steps and that independent peer review has been implemented by two independent reviewers who are experts in a given scientific field. The decision to publish is based on the scientific merit of the manuscript and after the author has followed the guidelines, recommendations, and notes of the reviewers and if the final version of the manuscript meets the standards for scientific publication, the criteria and the guidelines given on the journal websites.

The editors and issue editors edit and correct the texts as they deem necessary, taking into account the interests of the authors and preserving their style and expression.

Editors (members of the Editorial Board) and issue editors inform the Editorial Board, the Editor-in-Chief, and the Publisher if they detect a violation of ethical norms and rules regarding a manuscript. Then action is taken in the form of comments, advice, recommendations, corrections, edits, and retraction of a manuscript, if warranted and evidenced.

Editors may not disclose or reveal information related to manuscripts to third parties or anyone without the written consent of the author or Publisher. Information in manuscripts and in the publication, process is considered confidential.

Editors must declare that they will not be involved in editing if a conflict of interest is identified with the author or with the academic and educational institution where the author works. In such cases, another editor will assume the editorial responsibilities.

Editors (members of the Editorial Board) and issue editors disclose information related to manuscript submission, review, and editing only with the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief, and the Publisher.