Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

ACD publishes in accordance with the rules laid down in the Chapter III of the Code of Conduct of the University of Debrecen, the Regulation of Scientific Research UD and the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors developed by the COPE.


1. Authors and Authors responsibilities

ACD does not charge the authors any fees for manuscript processing, publication or submission, and neither does it pay them any royalties. By submitting articles to ACD, all authors agree to participate in the peer review process.

Every paper submitted to the ACD should make a new and interesting contribution to our understanding of classical antiquity. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by editorial board members and also by outside experts. The journal has an international scientific committee and the evaluation of the contributions will be done with a double-blind peer-review procedure with anonymous reviewers. Most submissions are read by two scholars.

In case of detection, authors are obliged to notify the journal editors or the editorial board promptly about mistakes and cooperate with them in order to correct it. Every author should provide precise references and note if they got any financial support for their researches.

ACD does not reprint material already published. The journal is open to contributions from any country. The language of publication is English, but submissions in French, German, Italian and Latin are also welcome.


2. Peer-review process

It takes 12 months from submission until publication (we receive articles until the 1st of September every year for next year's issue). After receiving a submitted article, the editor-in-chief will decide whether it is in line with the journal’s aims and scope. Upon considering it suitable for publication, the article is reviewed by two scholars. The editor-in-chief is responsible for ensuring the double-blind peer-review procedure with anonymous reviewers and for avoiding conflicts of interest between authors and reviewers.

Refused articles will not be stored. Publication can be denied if the work fails the plagiarism test, if the reviewers consider it to be of low quality or if the submitted manuscript fails to meet the formatting requirements.

The reviewed articles are treated confidentially prior to the publication. We do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers and other editorial advisors, as appropriate.

If both reviewers find the article suitable, we accept it for publication. After accepting an article for publication, we send it back until 1st of February to the author to correct eventual typographical errors, some minor mistakes or look up and add missing citation.


3. Treatment of research misconduct

ACD discourages every kind of research misconduct and will not publish any article that does not meet the ethical standards of the journal. The reviewers are responsible to detect any research misconduct and to notify the Editor-in-Chief who will prevent the article from being published.

In case of detection of research misconduct in already published issues, ACD reserves the right to initiate ethics proceedings against the author, withdraw the article from the online platform and publish a correction in the next issue.