Problemi journal usually publishes solicited original articles that comply with the editorial policy.
However, we nevertheless accept unsolicited original scientific articles for consideration, as long as they have not previously been published and if they are not already in a review process elsewhere.
We accept articles which comply with all scientific and ethical standards, are prepared for peer review, are grammatically correct and follow the general editorial guidelines of Problemi journal at the electronic address firstname.lastname@example.org
. Formats accepted are .odt and .doc.
The editorial board reserves the right to reject publication of a submitted article without providing justification.
Before appearing in Problemi, all articles must pass a strict peer review process involving at least two reviewers. We follow the generally accepted standard of mutual anonymity of authors and reviewers – the so called double blind peer review. The authors do not know who will review their work, and the reviewers do not know the names of the authors.
Before submitting, the authors should therefore anonymize their text and send the document containing title and personal information in a file separate from the one containing the title and the full article.
Personal information to be included: full name, academic title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address. Please make sure to provide a brief biographical note, an abstract (of 100 words) and (5 to 7) key words.
The editorial board of Problemi takes ethical standards of scientific publishing very seriously. Authors and reviewers are guaranteed full confidentiality of the review process.
The mutual anonymity of the review process guarantees greater equality of researchers and research institutions because it reduces the impact of the hierarchical academic relations between recognized researchers and those new on the field.
We expect full compliance with generally accepted ethical standards in publishing from our authors, especially with regards to plagiarising. If the reviewers suspect the reviewed article may constitute a plagiarism or is otherwise fraudulent, they have a clear instruction to notify the editor. If the editorial board concludes that the article in question is indeed a plagiarism, the article is rejected and all previously published material by the same author(s) is subjected to scrutiny.
For more on ethical principles in scientific publishing we refer the reader to generally accessible websites such as COPE (http://publicationethics.org/)