Authors' and editors' rights and responsibilities

This journal is published by the University of South-East Europe Lumina – Lumina Educational Institutions Foundation (UESEL) and has as major objective to advance and diffuse knowledge of the political science.
The access to the online version of the journal is completely free.

By submitting a manuscript to this journal, each author, reviewer, editor or publisher explicitly confirms that the manuscript meets the highest ethical standards, as they are defined by the Romanian and International scientific community.
The results of published research should be recorded and maintained accessible (by authors, co-authors and editors) for further analysis and review for at least one year.

Publication and authorship practices

The authors have the obligation to present a concise, accurate account of the research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit others to repeat the work.

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others used in a research project must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported without explicit permission from the investigator with whom the information originated. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, cannot be used without permission of the author of the work being used.

Authors must obtain permission for use of any previously published materials from the original publisher. Proof of permission must be provided before manuscripts containing previously published material can be published.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the research study. All those who have made significant contributions should be offered the opportunity to be listed as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the study should be acknowledged, but not identified as authors. The sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Plagiarism constitutes unethical scientific behavior and is never acceptable.

It is unethical for an author to publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable.
When an error is discovered in a published work, it is the obligation of all authors to promptly retract the paper or correct the results.