Publication Policies

  • Publication Ethics & Obligations of Authors
    • The submitting author guarantees that he or she has written the submitted article himself or herself or names all co-authors involved in the article order.
    • The submitting author guarantees that he or she may use all materials used in the article, e.g. text passages, illustrations, graphics, for this article, has obtained appropriate permission from the authors, if necessary, and correctly identifies third-party work as such (use of quotations and references).
    • The submitting author guarantees that the submitted work has not been previously published and is not currently being reviewed for publication in any other journal.
    • The submitting author confirms that he or she has correctly filled out the given Word template and the additional Excel file for capturing the metadata and submits them together.
    • The submitting author confirms that all sources are in APA format (7th edition), that all URLs in the article are clickable links and that the DOI has been specified for all sources, if available.
    • Finally, the submitting author confirms that he or she has read, understood, implemented and accepted all regulations and policies of this journal.
  • Copyright Notice
    • This journal is an open access journal. This means that it makes the published articles available to its readers free of charge.
    • The submitting author guarantees the originality of his or her article (together with possible co-authors) and declares that all material used (text passages, graphics, illustrations etc.) may be used by him or her in the context of the article and has been appropriately marked in accordance with the usual citation rules of the scientific community.
    • The submitting author agrees that the submitted article may be published under CC BY 3.0 license (read more).
    • The submitting author declares that he or she grants the journal the non-exclusive right to publish the submitted article accordingly, while at the same time the author retains the right to publish the article elsewhere.
  • Peer Review Process
    • The submitting author declares that he or she generally submits his or her article for participation in a double-blind peer-review process. This means in particular that the author ensures that personal information has been removed from the article’s metadata.
    • The submitting author further agrees that his or her article may be read by other scientists, possibly in his or her direct field of expertise, within the double-blind peer-review process and that he or she will receive anonymous feedback on any improvements that may be necessary for publication.
    • The entire double-blind peer-review process of this journal will be mapped by e-mail.
  • Anti Plagiarism
    • This journal pursues a 100% anti plagiarism policy.
    • This means that authors who submit an article that they did not write themselves, contrary to their declarations, will be banned from further publications by this journal and the article in question will be listed here as plagiarism.
  • Privacy
    • In the course of the submission, review and publication of articles in this journal, the journal will obtain knowledge of the names, places of residence, e-mail addresses and institutions of the authors of the articles.
    • These data are used exclusively for the submission, review and publication of the articles in the journal.
    • This concerns in particular the presentation of that data in the context of the published articles and the communication with the submitting author during the review process.