Code of ethics

This code of publication ethics aims to define the standards of ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing in the journal “Medieval Bulgarian Literature” and to settle issues between Authors and the Editorial Board. The journal “Medieval Bulgarian Literature” is committed to following the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).

The code is designed to provide a set of minimum standards to guarantee originality and quality of the publications. It serves the interests of readers and the entire scholarly community and supports the spread of knowledge and the advance of humanities. The code rests upon values and principles that promote good practice and discourage misconduct. It is in accordance with internationally accepted ethical rules and standards for scientific research and contributes to the self-regulation of the scholarly community as a supplement to legal regulations.

All scholarly publications are predicated on research and present the theoretical and practical results of that research by making them public. Authors who publish the results of their research bear responsibility for its authenticity and originality. All papers submitted to “Medieval Bulgarian Literature” should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form is not acceptable. Authors are obliged to cite all works they have used and properly follow the citations guide of the journal. Fraudulent data is inadmissible.

We uphold three basic forms of academic acknowledgment: an exhaustive list of cited literature, citing and quoting according to established rules, and expressing gratitude to colleagues for their advice or help.

All papers submitted to “Medieval Bulgarian Literature” are subject to a double-blind peer-review process according to the journal’s scholarly and editorial standards. Reviewers include both members of the Editorial Board and independent international experts in the field of the submitted paper. The Editorial Board accepts or rejects a manuscript based on its significance, originality, clarity of exposition, and relevance to the disciplinary focus of the journal. Authors are notified of the Board’s decision regardless of the outcome. The Editorial Board may return articles for corrections or revisions. In case of rejection, members of the Editorial Board are obliged not to make the submission available to third parties.