3. Ethical commitment and copyright
3.1 Ethical commitment
Quaestio Facti, The International Journal on Legal Evidential Reasoning, adheres to the guidelines established by EASE (European Association of Science Editors) with respect to the management, edition, revision, and publication of scientific results in journals concerning different areas of expertise. According to these guidelines:
A) The authors pledge to submit only original manuscripts that had not been published earlier and that are not currently subject to any other journal’s review process. Submitting a manuscript requires the removal, within the blind-review copy, of any information or hint that could allow the reviewers to identify the author. Likewise, submitting a manuscript implies the author’s acceptance of this Journal’s rules for publication, revision, and evaluation. These rules (which will also be reproduced in each issue) are the following:
B) Peer reviewers assume the burden of carrying out, within the confines of their skills and knowledge, a critical, honest, and constructive review regarding the scientific quality of the manuscripts entrusted to them. This is the reason why each reviewer will accept to assess a manuscript only if they consider themselves sufficiently competent and if there are no conflicts of interest. Quaestio facti will inform authors of submitted papers in a prompt and timely manner whether their work is accepted; will ensure that any copy-editing is respectful of authors’ style and ideas; and will give authors adequate time to see and correct the final proofs.
C) The Directors, the members of the Redaction Board, of the Editorial Board, and of the Advisory Board, pledge to be impartial and to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscripts submitted to Quaestio Facti, of their authors, and of the designated reviewers. All of these in order to let the principle of anonymity to preserve the integrity of the whole assessment process. To that effect, the selection of the most qualified reviewers and specialists will be guaranteed. The above-mentioned characters also pledge to avoid any kind of conflict of interest and to strictly observe the assessment, edition, and publication deadlines that are consistent with the Journal’s periodicity.