“Loci Communes” follows ethical principles and implements a publishing policy in line with the good practices identified by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The guidelines set out in this Annex shall be taken as reference:
- Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf).
- Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/cope-ethical-guidelines-peer-reviewers).
- Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing).
- Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (https://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20conduct%20for%20publishers%20FINAL_1_0.pdf).
For details on the standards adopted by the journal, please refer to the documents listed above. A selection of the key points is given below:
All ethical problems reported will be solved by the Publishing College of the University of Silesia – a body independent of the editorial office functioning at the Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego (Publishing House of the University of Silesia). More information about the ethical procedures guaranteed by the publisher can be found on the website: https://wydawnictwo.us.edu.pl/node/19373.