Ethical principles

The Ethical Principles are binding on the parties involved in the process of publishing scientific articles and in the publication of the Rhetoric and Communications Journal.

  1. Observance of high ethical standards of professional conduct in the processes of writing, editing, reviewing and publishing scientific publications.
  2. Following the best traditions and practices in academic communities engaged in scientific publishing.
  3. Correct presentation of research results, information from various sources: scientific, legal, regulatory, institutional, archival, etc.
  4. Clear, accurate, complete and correct description and disclosure of research methods and methodologies, research procedures, research designs, stages of research, previous research projects, etc.
  5. Objective presentation of facts and data, results of analyses, avoidance of falsification of data and sources, manipulative interpretation of previous studies and their results, untruthful and unreliable information.
  6. Compliance with the principles of scientific objectivity, validation and verification of information used in scientific publications.
  7. Avoidance of personal attitudes and bias regarding authors, topics, methods, scientific traditions and schools of thought, etc.
  8. Correct presentation of actual research results that contribute to the advancement of one or more scientific fields using established methodologies.
  9. Avoiding plagiarism and showing respect for intellectual property and copyright.
  10. Avoiding self-plagiarism, self-citation, and repetition or interpretation of previous publications by author or authors.
  11. Observance of the principles of confidentiality in research and in the disclosure of research results with respect to personal data, corporate information and compliance with the provisions in current laws relating to data protection.
  12. Strict reference to previous research and correct citation according to established journal standards and APA style, 7th edition (2020).