Ethics

We value our professional name and our contributors/readers, therefore Language. Text. Society journal adopts the Core Practices of conduct.

Authorship and contributorship

The authors of the publication may only be persons who have (solely or in collaboration) made a significant contribution to the design, development, execution or interpretation of the research presented.

The corresponding author must ensure that all contributors who have made significant contributions to the research are listed as co-authors and those who have not co-authored are not listed as co-authors, that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the work, and that they have approved its submission for publication.

Violations and Plagiarism

The author should make every effort to ensure that they have submitted a fully original work and, if other authors’ work or statements are used, must provide appropriate bibliographic references or excerpts.

The author should not publish a manuscript, mostly dedicated to the same research, in more than one journal as an original publication. Presenting the same manuscript in more than one journal at the same time is unacceptable. The author should not submit a previously published article for review by the LTS.

Authors may not present data and results obtained by others as if they were their own. Nor may authors incorporate text from another work (by themselves or others) without attribution, even when summarizing past results or background material. If a direct quotation is appropriate, the quotation should be clearly indicated as such, and the original source should be properly cited. Manuscripts that have been found to be in violation of this rule will be rejected. In such cases, re-submission of the manuscript, even with the plagiarized text removed, is not ordinarily allowed. However, the editors may allow exceptions to this policy if warranted by special circumstances.

Ethical oversight

The Editorial Board should evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, nationality or political preferences.

Conflicts of interest

Any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications or opinions stated – including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition constitute a conflict of interests.

The corresponding author is expected to obtain relevant information from all co-authors. As the corresponding author, it is your responsibility to confirm with your co-authors whether they have any conflicts to declare.

All referees are either asked to decline to review a manuscript if they have a potential conflict or declare any potential conflict.

A declaration of any conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript upon submission. If your manuscript is published, this information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.

Peer review process

For complete information on reviewing the submitted manuscripts, please see the Reviewing section.

Complaints and appeals

A member of the Editorial Board who has provided conclusive evidence that the statements or conclusions presented in the publication are incorrect should inform the Editor (and/or the Editorial Board of the journal) with a view to promptly notify of changes, withdrawal of the publication, expressions of concern and other relevant actions.

The Editorial Board of the journal will respond adequately to ethical complaints regarding the manuscripts reviewed or published. Such responses generally include interaction with the authors of the manuscript and the reasoning behind the complaint or claim in question, but may also involve interaction with relevant organizations and research centers.

The Editor (and/or the Editorial Board of the journal) is open to considering complaints on authorship; plagiarism; multiple, duplicate, concurrent publication or simultaneous submission; research results misappropriation; allegations of research errors and fraud; research standards violations; undisclosed conflicts of interest; reviewer bias to the extent that is legally and ethically possible and through interaction with relevant experts or organizations where necessary.

Post-publication discussions and corrections

If the author finds any material errors or inaccuracies in the publication, the author should report them to the Editorial Board and cooperate with the Editorial Board to remove the publication or correct the errors as soon as possible. If the Editorial Board has received information from a third party that the publication contains material errors, the author must remove the work or correct the errors as soon as possible.

Article retraction and removal

Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions can only occur under exceptional circumstances.

Reasons for retractions include infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like. Occasionally a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The retraction note will be placed on the article page until the corrections are made or indefinitely. The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Intellectual property

Complete information on copyright issues, licensing policies and publication rights is given in the Licensing section.

Journal management

Publisher of Language. Text. Society journal is its editor-in-chief. The publisher must follow the principles and procedures of ethical conduct set out in this Section, and facilitate the ethical duties of Editorial Board members, reviewers, and authors in accordance with these requirements.

The publisher should support the Editorial Board in reviewing claims to ethical aspects of published material.

The publisher does not receive funding from authors, sponsors, institutions. Any cases of receiving financial assistance in the future will be clearly stated on the journal’s website. In any case, the journal does not and will not charge the authors any fees at any stage of the submission, review, and publication of manuscripts.

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