Statement on Ethics: Dissemination and Accountability

Déclaration sur l’éthique : Diffusion et Responsabilité

We are firmly committed to promoting the most ethical publishing practices and expect all authors to adhere to the high standards of publication ethics as set by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). All cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with COPE guidelines.

Responsibility for use and selection criteria

  1. Articles are the property of their respective authors.

  2. Articles received by the journal are peer-reviewed in a double-blind reviewing process.

  3. The experts, appointed by the journal's editorial board, belong to institutions other than the author's own.

  4. The expert committee is composed of national and international researchers for each article. They belong to different institutions from the one to which the author of the article belongs and none of them can be either the author's research supervisor or a member of his or her defence jury.

  5. Selected articles are released under the Creative Commons license, a reciprocal author agreement must be duly completed by the authors and the editorial board. It is attached and can be downloaded and sent at the appropriate time.

  6. Après sa parution dans la revue Aleph, l’auteur peut de nouveau publier l’article dans un autre périodique ou collectif, à condition que la mention de la parution originale dans Aleph soit clairement indiquée.

  7. Les auteurs ne sont pas rémunérés. Ils souscrivent à la charte éditoriale de la revue Aleph et acceptent la diffusion de leur article dans le but de favoriser les échanges scientifiques au sein de la communauté universitaire.

Author's responsibilities

The authors are responsible, including in penal terms, for the statements they make in their articles. They are also responsible for the accuracy of their quotations and references, and undertake to respect the ethics and practices in force in the scientific community with regard to the referencing of the sources used: the origin of the texts, gures, tables, or any other data cited in the article must systematically be indicated in a precise manner. (See the typographical charter, section Bibliographical references).

If the article uses sources that are not free of rights in a way that goes beyond the simple quotation allowed in scientific productions, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce the data used and must, when submitting the article, inform Aleph.

Any use of all or part of the content of the journal Aleph must be accompanied by its bibliographic record and must be clearly referenced (indicating the name of the journal, the issue concerned and the year of its publication). Reproduction of all or part of the articles for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.

Authors who submit articles to the journal Aleph. Languages, Media and Societies certify that :

  1. their manuscript is original and unpublished, it has not been copied or plagiarized, and the author's other work on the same subject has been cited or appropriately referenced if it has been published elsewhere.

  2. They have not presented essentially the same research in previously published works.

  3. Authorship is limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design, editing, execution or interpretation of the reported study.

All those who made a significant contribution were listed as co-authors. Other researchers who were involved in important aspects of the research project have been acknowledged or cited as contributors. All co-authors were clearly indicated at the time of submission of the article.

Authors presenting the results of original research must provide an accurate account of the work carried out. The underlying data must be accurately represented in the manuscript or made accessible by indicating a link to a database, or other type of repository. An article must contain sufficient detail and references to enable others to take up and reproduce the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

When an author discovers a material error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author's duty to promptly inform the editor or publisher of the journal and to cooperate with them in having the article withdrawn and an appropriate statement of correction or erratum issued.

Responsibilities of the Editor

The editors of each issue :

  1. are responsible for the decision to publish submitted articles;

  2. must take into account the evaluation made by the reviewers;

  3. may confer with the journal's management and scientific committee;

  4. May be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are subject, under the control of the publisher, to legal and ethical requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism;

  5. must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the author(s);

  6. should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors and the publisher, if applicable;

  7. must not use in their own research unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript without the express written consent of the author.

Responsibilities of reviewers

Peer review helps the editor to make editorial decisions and, through editorial communication with the author, it can also help the author to improve the article.

All selected reviewers agree with the following statements:

  1. If a reviewer feels unqualified to review the research presented in a manuscript or knows that it is not possible to meet the deadline, he/she should immediately inform the issue coordinator so that the article can be sent to another reviewer.

  2. Manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential. They must not be shown or discussed with others, unless authorised by the Scientific Committee.

  3. Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is not accepted. Reviewers must clearly express their point of view, with supporting arguments.

  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. A reviewer should also report to the journal management any substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article of which he or she has personal knowledge and which is not mentioned and referenced in the text under review.

  5. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or ties with any of the authors, companies or institutions associated with the articles.

Responsibilities of the publisher and the scientific committee

The publisher is ultimately responsible for monitoring and enforcing the obligations of authors, guest editors and reviewers.

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