Code of Ethics


Itinerari is a peer-reviewed scientific journal inspired by the code of ethics for publications developed by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

All parties involved must be aware of and share the ethical requirements.

1. DUTIES OF EDITORS

a) Publication decisions

The Director of the journal is responsible for deciding whether or not to publish the proposed articles. The Director refers to the journal's Scientific Committee and is bound by the requirements of applicable laws regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Director may speak with other editors or reviewers in making his or her own decisions.

b) Fairness

The Director evaluates the articles proposed for publication on the basis of their content without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship or political orientation of the authors.

c) Confidentiality

The Director and any staff member must not disclose any information about a manuscript submitted for evaluation of the journal to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial consultant, and publisher, as appropriate.

d) Conflict of interest and disclosure

Unpublished materials contained in a submitted manuscript should not be used in the research of the Director or a member of the editorial staff without the express written consent of the author.

2. DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

a) Contribution to the editorial decision

The practice of peer review helps the Director to make editorial decisions and through editorial communication with the author can also help the author to improve his text.

b) Respect for deadlines

The referee who does not feel suitable for the proposed task or who knows that he cannot carry out the reading in the required time is required to inform the Director immediately.

c) Confidentiality

Any text assigned in reading shall be considered confidential. Therefore, such texts should not be discussed with other persons without the express permission of the Director.

d) Objectivity

The peer review must be conducted objectively. Any personal judgement on the author is inappropriate. Referees are required to adequately justify their judgements.

e) Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers undertake to indicate precisely the bibliographical references of fundamental works that may be overlooked by the author. The reviewer must also inform the Director of any similarities or overlaps of the text received for reading with other works known to him.

f) Conflict of interest and disclosure

Confidential information or indications obtained during the peer-review process must be considered confidential and cannot be used for personal purposes. Reviewers are required not to accept reading articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to relationships of collaboration or competition with the author and / or his institution of origin.

3. DUTIES OF AUTHORS

a) Access to and retention of data

If the Director considers it appropriate, the authors of the articles should also make available the sources or data on which the research is based, so that they can be kept for a reasonable period of time after publication and possibly made accessible.

b) Originality and plagiarism

The authors must guarantee that they have written completely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been properly indicated or quoted.

c) Multiple, repetitive and/or competing publications

The author should not publish articles describing the same research in more than one journal. Proposing the same text to more than one journal at the same time is ethically incorrect and unacceptable.

d) Specification of sources

The author must always provide the correct indication of the sources and contributions mentioned in the article. An article must contain sufficient details and references to allow a reply.

e) Authorship of the work

The authorship of the work must be correctly attributed and all those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, organization, implementation and re-elaboration of the research that is the basis of the article must be indicated as co-authors. If other people have participated significantly in certain phases of the research, their contribution must be explicitly recognised. In the case of multi-handed contributions, the author who sends the text to the journal is required to declare that he has correctly indicated the names of all other co-authors, that he has obtained their approval of the final version of the article and their consent to publication in the journal.

f) Conflict of interest and disclosure

All authors must indicate in their manuscript any financial conflict or other conflict of interest that could be interpreted in such a way as to influence the results or interpretation of their work. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

g) Errors in the published articles

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her published work, he or she is required to promptly notify the editor of the journal or publisher and work with the editor to withdraw or correct the text.