EDITORIAL POLICY

 REVIEW METHOD

All articles submitted for publication in The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University ”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences are assigned and received in electronic form on the Internet contact address of the journal: journal.ss@usch.md.

In the first phase, the Editorial Board examines how are respected the instructions for authors, and in case of their inobservance, the item is returned to the authors to remedy the founded deficiencies.

In the second phase, the articles that have received the confirmation of acceptance by the Editorial Board are submitted to the attention of the members from the Review Commission that don’t know authors’ names, as they don’t know the ones of the census takers (“double-blind review system”).

Taking census methods of the articles is based on certain strict assessment criteria, as follows:

  • brevity and informal character of the title;
  • scientific background and the relevance of the communicated information through the respective article
  • article’s structure (abstract, key words, introduction, content, conclusions);
  • clarity, brevity and accuracy of article’s text;
  • accessibility and understanding of the statements;
  • relevance and utility of the research;
  • emphasis on results, interpretations and conclusions (creativity level).

On this basis assessment, the members of the Review Commission fill in for every article a review in which, briefly, mentions and argues the fulfilment degree of each criteria from the previously mentioned points, under which is decided whether or not it will be published in the journal.

In the third phase, articles that have received a favourable opinion from the Review Commission will be published in the running number of the journal, while the suggestions of the reviewers for the articles that don’t meet the scientific requirements are transmitted to the authors in order to remedy the recorded aspects. If these authors adequately restore the submitted articles for publication, these are reintroduced in the evaluation process described above.

 PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRAXIS

The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University ”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Authors, reviewers and journal editors have a responsibility to meet these standards.

Each author whose article has been accepted for publication in the journal must fill in a statement on its original content. The statement is available here. Doc declaration p. 5

Integral statement Publication ethics and malpractice of The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences is available here. Doc3

 PLAGIARISM POLICY

All articles submitted to The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University ”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences will be screened for plagiarism using “Plagiat-Sistem Antiplagiat”  – an Internet SRL (https://www.sistemantiplagiat.ro) desktop application whose main task is the automated detection of digital plagiarism (that is unauthorized copy-paste of textual material), using internet search engines Google and Yahoo.

 OPEN ACCESS STATEMENT

The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University ”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All articles of The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University ”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences are free to access immediately from the date of their on-line publication. There is no charge for any reader to download articles for their own scholarly use. The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University ”Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences is, therefore, free to all at any time and in perpetuity.