Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

All journals published by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, are peer reviewed (double blind review) and committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with journals of highest quality we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication. In accordance with the code of conduct, we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.

Authors must ensure that they have written original works. In addition they must ensure that the manuscript has not published elsewhere. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles confirm that the submitted works represent their contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript (financial support for the project should be disclosed). When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Editors must ensure a fair double blind peer-review process. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author, the editorial team and reviewers. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept confidential before publishing.

Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on content. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author's side. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present their opinions in a clear manner. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the given manuscript should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse herself from the review process.

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