| DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Originality and Plagiarism. Authors should ensure that
they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have
used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited
or quoted. Such quotations and citations must be listed in the Reference
at the end of the article.
Multiple Publication. An author should not in general publish
manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than
one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript
to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing
behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the
work of others must always be given.
Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to
those who have made a significant contribution to the conception,
design, execution, or interpretation of the study, and should be
listed as co-authors. Others, who have participated in certain substantive
aspects of the research project, should be acknowledged or listed
Corresponding Author. Corresponding author is the author
responsible for communicating with the journal for publication.
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors
and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper. All co-authors
have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed
to its submission for publication.
Acknowledgment of Funding Sources. Sources of funding for
the research reported in the article should be duly acknowledged
in a footnote in the first page of the article.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should
disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive
conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results
or interpretation of the research as it is described in their manuscript.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works. When an author discovers
a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work,
it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editors
or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Contribution of Peer Review. Peer review assists the editors
in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with
the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer
review applies, in the same way, to all the papers published by
Diritto & Questioni Pubbliche.
Unqualified to Review or Promptness. Any reviewer who feels
unqualified to review the assigned manuscript or unable to provide
a prompt review should notify the editors and excuse himself/herself
from the review process.
Confidentiality. Manuscripts received for review must be
treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or
discussed with, others except as authorized by the chief editors.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must
be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Standards of Objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively.
There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should
express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources. Reviewers should identify relevant
published work that has not been cited by the authors. A reviewer
should also call to the chief editor's attention any substantial
similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration
and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Conflict of Interest. Reviewers should decline to review
manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from
competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections
with any of the authors.
DUTIES OF EDITORS
Decision on the Publication of Articles. The editors of Diritto
& Questioni Pubbliche are responsible for deciding which
of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The
editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial
board subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright
infringement and plagiarism. The editors consult with reviewers
in making this decision. In exceptional cases, the editors may assume
direct responsibility for the publication of a manuscript; this
decision, along with the reasons thereof, will be reported in a
footnote in the published paper.
Fair Play. Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their
Confidentiality. The editors and any editorial staff must
not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone
other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers,
other editorial advisers, and the publisher.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. Unpublished materials
disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who
has a view of the manuscript in the editorial process without the
express written consent of the author.