Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Publication Ethics Statement
History Studies expects all its stakeholders to voluntarily adopt and apply the principles of international academic ethics. History Studies is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal with a non-profit, open-access publishing policy designed to promote international scholarly knowledge in the field of history. The publisher and editors are committed to the continuous development of History Studies.
1. History Studies accepts or rejects articles solely on the basis of their scholarly content and methodology. It is committed to a fair review process that is free from bias in the evaluation of articles. It accepts the ethical responsibilities set forth in the "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" in the conduct of editorial processes.
2. The editors evaluate manuscripts based on objective criteria such as relevance to the scope of the journal and contribution to science and literature, regardless of the authors' ethnic identity, nationality, gender, creed, seniority, political views, and institutional affiliations.
3. History Studies declares that all manuscripts have undergone and will continue to undergo double anonymous peer review, an effective plagiarism check, and a reliable similarity check to verify the originality of the manuscripts.
4. The editors will take the necessary measures to prevent potential conflicts of interest between reviewers and authors, and are committed to a fair and transparent process in cases of conflict. (See Evaluation and Publication Process)
5. In the event of misconduct in publication, History Studies will confidentially evaluate reports of misconduct and, if deemed necessary (re-publication and submission of the same manuscript to multiple journals for review, etc.), retract an article, even if it has been published, in accordance with the COPE Retraction Guidelines.
6. History Studies welcomes all reports of misconduct via firstname.lastname@example.org. It is its ethical policy to keep the identity of the whistleblower confidential. It will evaluate reports with great seriousness and diligence and respond to the whistleblower quickly and constructively.
7. History Studies declares that it will protect all its stakeholders and the confidentiality of their data. Only the editors and editorial board members can see the author's identity during the manuscript evaluation process. Third parties, including reviewers, will not have any access to the identity of the author(s).
8. No person, including the publisher/owner of the journal, and no institution, including the government, can prevent the editors from making independent decisions and interfere with a fair and unbiased review process.
9. History Studies adopts the (ICMJE) recommendations on authorship and acknowledgment of contributions. If the author(s) used artificial intelligence tools in the article, they should acknowledge this in the acknowledgments section.
10. History Studies, published articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license. The Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license permits sharing, copying, reproduction, and adaptation of the work in any size and format except for commercial use, including remixing, transforming, and building upon the work, provided that proper attribution is given to the original work.