Focus and Scope

Swedish Journal of Romanian Studies (ISSN 2003-0924, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University) publishes studies about Romanian language, literature and film, as well as reviews of works within these fields. It welcomes articles that focus on case studies, as well as methodological and/or theoretical issues.

Peer Review Process

SJRS has a two stage reviewing process. In the first stage, the articles and studies submitted for publication need to pass the scrutiny of the members of the editorial committee. The studies accepted in this stage are then undergoing a double blind review procedure. The editorial committee removes all information concerning the author and invites external scholars (whose comments are paramount for the decision of accepting for publication or not) to act as anonymous reviewers of the material. Neither the identity of the author, nor that of the reviewer is disclosed. The comments and recommendations of the anonymous reviewers are transmitted to the authors.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Only articles that have not previously been published, and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere are to be submitted. All articles will undergo rigorous peer-review, upon prior editor screening and anonymous refereeing done by at two scholars in the field.

Authors, as well as the Editors and the Peer Reviewers are required to abide by standards of expected ethical behavior, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines, available at: http://publicationethics.org. Any instance of author insincerity/dishonesty will automatically result in rejection of the manuscript. Should it be discovered, after a work is published in SJRS, that any author had breached the honesty agreement, their papers will be retracted, and due legal action will be taken against them.

Original research reports should provide an accurate account of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data needs to be represented accurately in the paper, with sufficient detail and references to allow for replication. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements represent unethical behavior and are inadmissible. The same rules apply to review and professional publication articles, and editorial "opinion" works have to be declared as such.

Should the research resort to chemicals, procedures or equipment with any unusual hazards, contributors are required to clearly state these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines. Authors have to include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. Observance of the privacy rights of human subjects is compulsory.

In the case of research on patients or volunteers authors must obtain the ethics committee’s approval and informed consent, which should be documented as such. Appropriate consents, permissions and releases are to be obtained if an author wishes to include case studies or other personal information or images of patients or volunteers. Authors must keep written consents and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been procured must be provided to SJRS upon request.

In the case of research on children, especially children with special needs or learning disabilities, or where an individual’s head or face appears, or if reference is made to an individual’s name or other personal details particular care should be taken with obtaining consent.

Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in both print and electronic media, and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript.

 

Swedish Journal of Romanian Studies - SJRS promotes a policy of non-plagiarism and expects all contributors to understand and abide by the international rules of academic conduct and integrity. All authors submitting papers for publication will have understood the SJRS rules on plagiarism, thereby taking upon themselves that the submitted work is the result of their own independent academic undertaking and research, and that in all cases, material from the work of other people (published in books, articles, essays, dissertations, etc. and on the Internet) is acknowledged, and quotations and paraphrases are clearly indicated, according to the author guidelines required by SJRS. Authors agree that no material other than that mentioned in the bibliography (in-text and end-of-text) has been used, and that their written work has not previously or not yet been published in other journal (in written or electronic format).


Plagiarizers, fraudsters, self-plagiarizers, and other insincere authors (e.g., those who make double/parallel submissions--submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal) will be black-listed and will not get another chance to be ever considered for publication. 

Authors are advised to cite, where relevant, some papers from the past issues of SJRS which are relevant for the academic sub-field of their submission and, where possible, to cite relevant works by the SJRS Board members. This would contribute to building an academic community and the journal’s international standing and Impact Factor.

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the submitted manuscript. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. All co-authors must be clearly indicated at the time of first submission. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their work. 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 duly notify the journal’s editors and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate correction statement or erratum.

Any request to add, delete or rearrange author names in the authorship of accepted manuscripts must be made before the accepted manuscript is published. Such requests should be sent by the corresponding author to the editors and must include the reason for the request and a written confirmation from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. The publication of the accepted manuscript will be suspended until authorship has been agreed between all involved parties.

Throughout the process of paper evaluation and publication, all communication is made ONLY through corresponding authors.