Publication ethics statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement The publication ethics and malpractice statements of our periodicals “Zborník Slovenského Národného Múzea Archeológia” (Zbor. SNM. Arch.) and “Zborník Slovenského Národného Múzea Archeológia Supplementum” (Zbor. SNM. Arch. Suppl.) is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We fully endorse the position statements for editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010 (https://publicationethics.org/node/11184). The pages of our periodicals are open to a plurality of opinions as long as they are based on the basic ethical principles of research. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Editorial responsibilities: The editors of the periodicals do their best to ensure fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review processes and editorial decisions. Until publication, the submitted manuscripts are only accessible to members of the advisory board and reviewers. The editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published. They hold full authority to promote the publication of corrections or retractions when errors are found and they preserve anonymity of reviewers. Editorial Board responsibilities: Members of the Editorial Board ensure the monitoring and safeguarding of the periodical’s publication ethics, they accept papers that have met professional and ethical standards. Authors’ responsibilities: Periodical Zbor. SNM. Arch. is a peer-reviewed journal, the authors are obliged to participate in our peer-review process. They need to ensure that all the data in the submitted article is real and authentic and that the submitted article is original, is not wholly or in part a re-publication of the author’s earlier work. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others then this must be appropriately cited or quoted. It is also the author’s responsibility to check that they have received permission to use and publish all copyrighted material within the article. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. Duties of reviewers: The peer-review process assists the editorial board in making decisions about submitted articles. Reviewers are selected by their qualification in their particular fields. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Manuscripts must be treated confidentially. Reviewers should not have a conflict of interest with respect to the research. They should also identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Publishing issues and copyright: The editorial board is aware of the need to respect ethical criteria in scientific research and publishing. They follow a strict policy on plagiarism and fraudulent data and expect the same awareness from the periodical’s peer reviewers. The copyright and other privileges of articles published by Zbor. SNM. Arch. and Zbor. SNM. Arch. Suppl. are owned by the authors of the documents. The copyright of layout and editing is owned by the publisher, the SNM Archaeological Museum. The articles can be freely copied and distributed, but can be used only for personal purposes and non-commercial applications, without modifying them, and with proper citation to the original source. Every other form of distribution and utilization requires a permission from the author/publisher.