1. Submitting Your Paper
The submitted manuscript has to be original, previously unpublished and must not be currently under review for publication elsewhere.
2. Publication Fees
Submitting manuscripts, publishing in the journal and archiving the already published papers are all free of charge. The journal does not charge any fees and does not accept any payment.
The papers published in the journal are accessible for anyone free of charge and can also be distributed freely.
The authors, assistant editors, editors and the members of the editorial and the advisory board of the journal perform their duties as voluntary work: they are not paid or otherwise compensated for their work.
3. Formal Requirements
4. Author Responsibilities
Every author is required and expected to contribute to and maintain the integrity of research, which includes but is not limited to referencing their work accurately, verifying that the used data are real and original, disclosing any conflicts of interest, correcting mistakes that may appear and performing retractions when necessary. Our authors are required to undergo and take part in the peer-review process.
Plagiarism is serious misconduct and is treated as such.
The authors can proofread their accepted paper after type-setting, and they are asked to make any corrections and send their final version back to the editorial office by the given deadline. If no revised version is received by the given deadline, the editorial office considers that the author does not wish to proofread the paper. If the author proposes major changes during the proofreading process, and especially if these changes are contrary to the editorial board’s decision or the reviews on which the decision was made, the editorial office reserves the right to reject the publication of the paper.
5. Peer Review
Submitted manuscripts that match the scope and meet the basic requirements of the journal must undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Based on the two reviews, the editorial board decides whether to accept the paper for publication and notifies the author. The editorial office and the reviewers treat submitted papers confidentially.
6. Ethical Guidelines and Publications Ethics
6.1 Publication Ethics
Belvedere Meridionale follows the Science Ethics Code of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as its ethical guidelines and expects all its authors to do the same.
The journal considers preserving the integrity of published research in general and the integrity and reputation of the journal in particular a top priority. Therefore, we take copyright violations and plagiarism, including self-plagiarism (also referred to as text recycling) very seriously. The journal’s editors may also use plagiarism detection software in order to ensure that no breach is committed. If plagiarism is detected before publication, the journal automatically rejects publication and may report the violation to the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies. If plagiarism is detected or reported to the editorial office after publication, the journal, depending on the nature and extent of the plagiarism, may publish an erratum, retract the article or take legal action, and may inform the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies of the case.