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Academia de Stiinte a Moldovei

Publication ethics

The editorial policy of the “Akademos” journal complies with the COPE (Publication Ethics Committee) good practice Guidelines and standards, with the view to implementing certain international norms of publication culture.

The “Akademos” journal assumes full responsibility for complying with the standards of publication ethics and ethical behavior at all stages of work on manuscripts. To this end, the publisher agrees with authors upon a collaborative relationship that subscribes to the purpose of publicizing original research of certain scientific value, excluding plagiarism, errors and scientific falsehoods.


Moral copyright on published articles belongs to the author.

From the moment the articles are submitted for publication, the author sends to the “Akademos” magazine the right to reproduce the work, the right to distribute the original of the work, the right to rent copies of the work, the right to make the work available on-line.

The quality of the article lies with the author's ethical obligation.

The author takes full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the submitted data and the scientific correctness of the article.

In order to avoid plagiarism, the author undertakes to correctly and completely cite all sources used in the process of documenting the article.

Authors are not allowed to apply a manuscript that has already been published.

The responsibility for the original character of the published text belongs to the author. In this context, the author signs a Statement of Ethics on their own responsibility, stating the original character of the article, the lack of plagiarism and self-plagiarism, the fact that it has not been published in another journal and that it will comply with the suggestions of the reviewers.

In case of necessity, the author may include information about the financiers of the given research.

The author will benefit from a respectful and transparent treatment from the publisher, who will bring to his notice the objections and suggestions of the reviewers appointed by the Editorial Board, will mediate the entire process of technical and scientific elaboration of the manuscript.

In order to respect the copyright, the author will sign sign with the editor an Agreement for the transfer of the patrimonial rights of the author, provided by art. 11 a), b), c), i) of Law no. 139 of 02.07.2010 on copyright and related rights.


The “Akademos” journal complies with the procedure of anonymous peer reviewing meant to ensure the objective assessment of the manuscripts in terms of originality and quality of the carried-out research.

The editor is in charge of the review organization of each article on the basis of the collegiality criterion. In this context, for each article, two rigorous experts are appointed, among the journal's Expert database, on whose behalf the article is sent electronically.

The editor ensures the anonymity of the review: the authors do not know the identity of the experts, and the experts do not know the identity of the authors.

Although the names of the reviewers are not disclosed, their opinions are sent to the authors by the publisher for review.

Based on objective and competent reviews, the reviewers help both the publisher to make the correct editorial decisions and the authors to improve the quality of the articles.

The reviewers will be required to thoroughly evaluate the manuscripts, thus contributing to the highest scientific quality of each one and of the journal as a whole.

The article is accepted if both reviewers give a positive feedback. If the two references have different opinions on the article in question, a third reference is used. If both reviewers give a negative feedback, the article is rejected.

The author of the rejected article has the right to propose for publication other articles or an improved version of the rejected article in the next issue of the journal.

For a complex evaluation The reviewers` file has been developed. The file gives the reviewers the opportunity to expose themselves on all standard criteria submitted to a scientific article. Thus, the reviewers will expose and argue their position on a series of formal criteria (the structure inherent of a scientific article, the style of expression, the graphic presentation etc.), as well as under the aspect of the scientific quality of the article, its original character, the used bibliographic sources.

The expert will draw attention to the scientific errors committed by the author, will identify relevant bibliographic sources that the author should consider.

Each manuscript submitted to the editorial office will be treated as a confidential document. The reviewers will keep the confidentiality of the scientific results and ideas from the manuscripts they examine and will not use them in their own interest.

The reviewers will avoid reviewing the manuscripts if they are in a conflict of interest with the author, resulting from competitive relationships, collaboration and so on.

The editor and reviewers have the right to reject, without reviewing, articles in which they have found plagiarized and self-plagiarized ideas or which do not comply with the technical requirements contained in the Instructions for Authors.


The editor takes responsibility of identifying and preventing the publication of articles containing research errors.

The editor will cooperate with the authors at all stages of reviewing, drafting and adjusting the manuscripts, in order to detect and remove any potential errors or scientific falsifications.

The editor will provide the author with the opportunity to withdraw his article and work on improving it.

The editor will provide the authors with the adequate guidance from the reviewers, through the peer-review procedure.

The editorial staff will send the final layout of the article to the author for final confirmation, before printing.

Filed manuscripts containing plagiarized or self-plagiarized text are rejected.

The editorial staff will reject from the beginning the manuscripts that do not comply with the requirements contained in the Instruction for Authors.

If the manuscript is not accepted for publication, the author will be sent a motivational refusal.

Rejecting an article will not influence the publisher's further relationship with the author; the author may submit, anytime, an improved manuscript or a new article.

In case the editor has made a technical or content error when publishing the manuscript or in relation to the author, the explanatory notes and excuses will be published in the next issue of the journal.

The editorial opinion does not always coincide with the author's opinion.