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Policies

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

All submitted manuscripts in the original scientific paper and professional paper section are subject to a double blind peer review process.
The editor in chief makes an initial judgement on the acceptability of the manuscript before sending it out to the two external reviewers (neither an editor, nor a member of the editorial board). On the basis of the reviews the editors make a decision whether to accept the manuscript, ask for a revision or reject it. Manuscripts in all other sections will be reviewed by the editor in chief. All accepted submissions will be copyedited. Prepared proofs will be sent back to the authors for a final correction.

Duties of editors
Clear instructions about the submission and the expectations from authors are published on the journals’ website.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
The editorial board ensures that all published scientific papers have been reviewed in a double blind manner by suitably qualified reviewers. The non-peer-reviewed sections of the journal are always clearly identified.
The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the personal characteristics of the submitting author(s).
Unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author(s).
The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

Duties of reviewers
The reviewers' task is to support the editor in editorial decision making and the improvement of received manuscripts.
Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments should conduct the review objectively and in a non-discriminatory way. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. They should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of authors
By submitting a manuscript authors attest that the respective paper is their original work. The authors are responsible for the reliability of information which materials published contain. Submitting the concurrently submitted manuscript or already published research is unethical and unacceptable. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this should be appropriately cited or quoted.
All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Copyright and Open Access statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. The articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright on any research article in DETUROPE is retained by the author(s).
By submitting the article author(s) grant DETUROPE a license to publish the article.