This is the statement of ethics followed by Ethnographica et Folkloristica Carpathica. This statement was adapted from the principles of the COPE (Committee of Publication Ethics) and covers the code of ethics for authors, reviewers and editorial board members.
The authors have the responsibility of submitting only new and original work, which has not been previously published in other journals nor are being reviewed or considered to be published in other journals simultaneously. Authors have the right to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal.
The reviewers have the responsibility of reviewing all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally and they must present their opinions on the works in a clear way. Reviewers have to disclose any competing interests before agreeing to review a submission and they can refuse to review any submission due to a conflict of interest or inadequate knowledge.
The advisory board members agree to contribute to the development of the journal and they fulfill the role of ambassadors for it. The deputy editors coordinate the submission process of the articles that are closest to their contribution discipline. The head of the editorial board with the executive editor guarantee the confidentiality of submissions and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process. They ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for the reviewing process.
The authors must follow a responsible conduct and avoid any research misconduct. The journal uses plagiarism detection software (iThenticate Plagiarism Software-Cross Check) to screen submitted papers at all times, in this process the manuscripts are compared against several databases. Work from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted following the requirements posted in the author guideline.