Ethics and malpractice

The ethical principles on publication of materials in the scientific journal Philologia comply with the policies established by COPE (Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics) and Elsevier (Publishing Ethics).

Editorial policy

Philologia is the scientific journal of “Bogdan Petriceicu-Hasdeu” Institute of Romanian Philology, and was founded in 1958 with the objective of valorising and promoting the scientific results in the area of philology.

The Philologia journal publishes articles of dedicated authors but encourages young authors to write as well. The journal is included in national and international databases. Philologia is issued in printed and online editions three times a year (in April, August and December).

The journal has its own website:

The authors, experts and the editorial board perform specific tasks.

The authors are invited to send their articles to the journal’s email: [email protected] The articles can be written in Romanian, English or French. The materials must be original to prove a rigorous research and to respect the editing requirements and ethical principles. From the moment the article is received by the journal’s staff, the author signs an Ethical Declaration. The authors keep their copyright on the articles without any restrictions and give the journal the right of the first publication.

Philologia is a scientific journal with open, free, and online access. According to the definition for „Open access” from the Open Access Initiative from Budapest, the users have the right to „read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or create a link” to the entire texts of the articles. In order to preserve the copyrights, the author will sign an Agreement of transmitting the copyrights as stated by the article 11, a), b), c), i) of Law No. 139 from 02.07.2010 on copyright and additional rights.

Each article is checked in order to avoid plagiarism and multiple publication. Materials containing plagiarized passages or published in other journals/volumes will be rejected. Articles that are in course of publication in other journals will not be accepted, and the articles sent for publication in the Philologia journal cannot be sent to any other journals. The editorial staff has the right to retract any article from the website, from international databases and/or scientific platforms where the journal is included if there is evidence that the ethical principles of scientific research are violated by the author/authors.

The responsibility for the content of each article belongs exclusively to the author.

Before publication, the articles pass through a double peer review process. The peer-reviewers are experienced experts from university research centres from home and abroad. For reviewing, the experts use a Review form. The authors do not know the identity of the experts, and the experts do not know the identity of the authors. In the review form, the reviewer will expose on the originality of content, the framing profile of the journal, the proper formulation of the article title, respecting the structure of a scientific article in compliance with editing requirements. The result of evaluation will be sent to the editorial staff. If the article needs improvement, the author/authors will receive the expert’s /experts’ recommendations. The articles that do not receive positive reviews are rejected.

The editorial staff will publish the articles only after receiving confirmation of the author/authors regarding all changes made on the article suggested/shown in review form.