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Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Agreement upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor-in-chief, the peer reviewers and the publisher. (The following ethic statements are based on COPE‘s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).

Publication decisions 
The publication of an article in our double-blind peer-reviewed journal concerns linguistics, applied linguistics and philology fields. The editor-in-chief of the XLinguae journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor-in-chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief confers with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. They evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers and Editors 
Double-blind peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the experts form the scientific board and the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. If any selected editor referee who feels unqualified to review the research and the manuscript article should notify the editor-in-chief and excuse himself from the review process.
Manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by anonymous editor staff. They will not be shown to or discussed with others except the editor-in-chief´s authorisation. Reviews should be conducted objectively: editor referees express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review is to be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement, an observation, derivation, or argument that had been reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. 
Editors who abuse their function in the journal in order to get published without review process and more than twice a year or who do things which are considered malpractice will be excluded from the editorial board.
The editor-in-chief cannot abuse his function either. He or she should not submit an article to the review process to the same journal he or she manages. It is considered as misconduct.
Papers submitted with the topic that does not reflect the scope of the journal or abilities of our editors (as for example reviewing chinese or arabic, and so on) will not be processed.

Duties of Authors 

The Publisher enables prospective authors to contact the corresponding editor as described below:

In 2020, these axes are determined:
January issue 2020 - French linguistics and applied linguistics (articles in French), Call for papers is closed
Special issue January 2020 - French Language, Philosophy, Literature and Culture (in French), Call for papers is closed
Editors and reviewers will choose up to 36 or less best papers to concieve the issue.
April 2020 - Linguistics (in English, Slovak), Call for papers is open (up to December 30, 2020), please submit according to criteria given in the section Submission guidelines. All papers should be sent for judgement to editor2@xlinguae.eu
Editors and reviewers will choose up to 18 best papers to concieve the issue.
June 2020 - Philosophy (in English, Slovak, Spanish), Call for papers is open (up to March 30, 2020), please submit according to criteria given in the section Submission guidelines. All papers should be sent for judgement to editor1@xlinguae.eu
Editors and reviewers will choose up to 18 best papers to concieve the issue.
October 2020 - Foreign languages and linguistics (articles in English, Russian, Slovak, Spanish), Call for papers is open (up to June 30, 2020), please submit according to criteria given in the section Submission guidelines. All papers should be sent for judgement to editor4@xlinguae.eu
Editors and reviewers will choose up to 18 best papers to concieve the issue.

Authors might contact xlinguae@xlinguae.eu.

Only original previously unpublished scientific and empirical studies might be proposed for the XLinguae journal. According to the Slovak law statute Act n. 618/2003, the editor decides about copyright and does not offer any remuneration. It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the SVO, s.r.o. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the XLinguae journal, to the widest possible readership in paper and electronic formats as appropriate. The articles that were not called for will not be sent back to the authors. We strongly encourage you to send the final, revised version of your article, electronically, by mail to xlinguae(at)xlinguae.eu without paying the publication fee. The accepted paper will receive an ID code necessary when paying the publication fee. Contributions and studies are double-blind peer-reviewed.
If the XLinguae journal board decides to call for thematic issues or extensive empirical studies (up to 108 000 characters or 60 standard pages), these will be also peer-reviewed. Only after the decision of their publication, names of the reviewers will appear at the end of each long study. And this due to its easy registration as a journal monography.
Proofs will be sent to authors if there is sufficient time to do so and if there is neccessity to do so. (Proofs means proofreading sheets or corrected articles.  Articles are corrected by our native speakers if they are on a sufficient level. It goes on very minor grammatical or orthographic changes, usually done in the end of the reviewing process). This sort of correction is communicated by mail in order to get author´s agreement).
Proofs in which reviewers ask questions or ask to reformulate paragraph or status are sent to the authors. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within few weeks. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.

As a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, it comprises these types of studies:

Scientific studies
 with research results (template-page: 10-20 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields from linguistics, applied linguistics and philology, philosophy
- title of the study, name of the author, full address of the institution the author works for, e-mail
- noticeable text paragraphing (titles, subtitles)
- translated citations coming from foreign authors´ work as well as citations from original works (in the text)
- if the contribution is a part of research, please indicate the full name and project registration number
- abstract in language you write the contribution as well as in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-6)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make point about basic pieces of information - e.g. citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)

Extensive empirical studies (only when there is a Call for extensive empirical studies)
 (standard-page length: 60 pages)
- actual themes and problematic fields and research from linguistics, applied linguistics and philology
- title of the study, name of the author, full address of the institution the author works for, e-mail
- noticeable text paragraphing (titles, subtitles)
- translated citations coming from foreign authors´ work as well as citations from original works (in the text)
- if the contribution is a part of research, please indicate the full name and project registration number
- abstract in language you write the contribution as well as in English (max. 600 characters per each of them)
- key words in both languages (5-6)
- citations are part of the text (see below)
- notes (make point about basic pieces of information - e.g. citation from original work between quotes, short message and so on.)

Book reviews
- a full bibliographic reference about the book that is (being) reviewed: author, title, town, editor, year, number of pages, ISBN (as title of the book review)
- types of the book reviews: a) informative (max. 1 page), b) analytical (max. 5 pages)
- author of the book review, full name and address of the institution the author works for, e-mail.

Citation form:
- message in text: (Harmer, 1991: 12) or J. Harmer (1991: 12)
- full bibliographic reference in the list of bibliographic references:
Book bibliographic reference
HARMER, J. 1991. The Practice of English Language Teaching. London: Longman. ISBN 0582 04656 4
BIROVA, J. - ANDREJCAKOVA, M. 2010. Competence phonologique chez les etudiants en francais. OEP. ISBN 078 99 456 213
Journal bibliographic reference
LAH, M. 2009. Évolutions des manuels. In: Didactique du FLE dans les pays slaves, vol. 2, n. 2, pp. 9-12. ISSN 1337-9283
If there is a number of works cited from one author from the same year, please, use the following form: e.g. 1971a, 1971b... 
(no diacritic marks, please in the Bibliographic references, niether in the brackets in the text)

Authors of contributions and research studies should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts in MS Word must be submitted using the TEMPLATE format and written in one of the following languages (Slovak, Czech, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, English) following the rules of academic style where high-quality grammar and style are essential. Submissions must include:
IN ATTACHMENT:
- the main text of the very final author´s version of the scientific article about language, linguistics (phonetics, morphology, lexicology, terminology, pragmatics, stylistics, syntax), methodology of teaching language or translation, philosophy (without author´s identification) sent in attachment using the TEMPLATE format 1 (introduction, main text, research results, conclusion, appendixes, bibliographic references, citations of relevant research mentionned in scientificaly recognised monographs, databases - Scopus, WOS and scientifically recognised journals) 
- the questionnaire the QUESTIONNAIRE format (sent as attachment using the questionnaire form).
Originality, Research done in the field or Contribution to and advancement of the research field (linguistics, applied linguistics, philosophy), scientific impact of the paper are considered as key points when considering the scientific study
IN E-MAIL:
- the following elements (sent in the e-mail): title, authors (5 max.), affiliations (professional institution address), contacts, academic e-mails, abstracts in English and in the language of the text (Slovak, Czech, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian or English), key words in English and in the languague of the text (Slovak, Czech, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian or English)author´s agreement to receive a printed copy if the article is accepted, author´s note that the submitted article was not published elsewhere and is not under consideration by any other journal, link on your professional university or academic website if you do not provide us with the academic e-mail address.

The paper should be formatted into Template pages, with the title in 10-point Times New Roman, abstracts, key words, main text, bibliographic references and professional signature in 9-point Times New Roman, in single-spaced one-column format. Figures and tables must be sized as they are to appear in print (the best is to copy them into the text as a figure - printscreen of the table). Figures should be placed exactly where they are to appear within the text. Other formats are not acceptable. Authors submit their papers electronically through e-mail to the Journal's submission addresses : editor1@xlinguae.eu, editor2@xlinguae.eu, editor3@xlinguae.eu, editor4@xlinguae.eu
The paper should be sent from the professional (academic institution) e-mail address. If you do not use or do not have your professional e-mail address, you are supposed to introduce yourself by putting in the e-mail the link on your professional university or academic website, otherwise your paper might not be accepted as we cannot know whether you are an academic professional in the field of linguistics, applied linguistics or philosophy. 
The authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review. If you need some corrections for your text in English language, please, use grammarly.com services. If your English is on sufficiant level, the paper will go through the review process. If editors decide that the paper should pass through large correction process, the author has to get corrected his article elsewhere or he/ she might ask our editorial board and be charged some more fees. The authors should ensure they have written entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should not 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. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. 

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors (maximum 5 authors). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors or you can cite them, cite their work. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. 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 their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 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 editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
The scientific impact of the papers SNIP in XLinguae journal is assured by the established connections with the well-known indexing database ELSEVIER Products – SCOPUS (since 2011). When sending a scientific paper, authors should note that we are obliged to review a number of papers and these are considered and judged in hierarchy. 

Fee
The publication fee is 290 euros per accepted study for linguistics and applied linguistics fields. For the philosophy studies, the fee is 310 euros per accepted study. The publication fee must be payed after the decision made by scientific board and editor-in-chief using the e-mail address from which the paper was sent in the payment announcement in order to easily identify the study. The fee must be sent to the following account:

IBAN: SK8311000000002620148945, BIC (SWIFT) code: TATRSKBX
Account name: SLOVENSKÁ VZDELÁVACIA A OBSTARÁVACIA s.r.o.,
Bank: Tatra banka, a.s., Hodzovo námestie 3, 811 06 Bratislava
Invoice Address: Slovenská Vzdelávacia a Obstarávacia s.r.o., Petzwalova 30, Nitra 94911, Slovakia
IDnumber (ICO): 44618735

All manuscripts will be subject to a well established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and considered on the basis of their significance, novelty and usefulness to the journal´s readership. We highly recommend you to send papers containing research, innovation, analyses. The reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors. The review process may take several weeks. Each paper will be provided with a paper ID for further reference and anonymous reviewers will be in contact with you via editors´ adresses. 
Manuscripts which do not reflect the journal´s scope will be excluded.
The review output will be one of the following decisions: 
A, Accept; 
B, Accept with minor changes (several points regarding bibliographic references or other formal mistakes or lapsus in the text); 
C, Reject (the paper does not correspond to the scope of our journal, author´s malpractice, an incorrect methodology procedure, not an original study, not an innovative study, no research done, a study with no relevant citation, a study with an insufficient language terminology and a poor level, a study considered by reviewers as not a scientific one but a popular one, a study with nearly no scientific impact in the research field). 
If required, the authors need to revise the paper according to the reviewer's comments. After publishing, the authors will receive a copy of the journal or may download the study from the journal´s website. They are supposed to point it out in the first folder when sending the mail with the article.
If required, authors need to revise the paper according to reviewer's comments. After publishing, the authors will receive a copy of the journal or may download the study from the journal´s website. They are supposed to point it out in the first folder when sending the mail with the article.
An invoice might be sent to authors if they send complete information (name, address, country, codes, ID or what they need to have on an invoice) to invoice@xlinguae.eu.

Authors who are residents of the countries listed below will not be charged any fees (free of charge). The process of reviewing the articles is guaranteed by the publising house: 
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominica, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatamala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Libya, Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanamar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua,Nauru, Nigeria, Niue, Niger, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, São Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

The complete versions of the journal issues in PDF are published on the journal´s website www.xlinguae.eu on January, April, June and October.




Please, consult the section Submission guidelines.

We do not reply on insultations or hating posts on our journal which are not justified. Our journal is a high quality liguistic journal with a high reputation. See reviews from colleagues here.
 
 
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