Învăţământ, Cercetare, Creaţie (Education, Research, Creation)
ISSN 2285-4223 (Print), ISSN 2601-3002 (Online), ISSN-L 2285-4223
Periodical of the Faculty of Arts of the University "Ovidius" from Constanţa, Romania
The Review Process
Paper review form
There are no submission or processing fees for this periodical.
All submitted manuscripts are assessed by the
editor(s) for suitability for the review process. To save authors
and referees time, only those manuscripts judged most likely to meet
the editorial criteria are sent out for formal review. To be
considered for publication in ICC, any given manuscript must satisfy
the following criteria: originality, high importance to researchers
in the field, rigorous methodology, substantial evidence for its
conclusions. Special attention is paid by the editors to the
readability of submitted material. Further editorial criteria may be
applicable for different kinds of papers. Those papers judged by the
editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise
inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review
(although these decisions may be based on informal advice from
specialists in the field).
Policy of screening for plagiarism:
Papers submitted to ICC publication will be screened for plagiarism
using plagiarism detection tools (Plagiarism Detector). ICC will
immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.
Manuscripts that are sent for peer review typically go to two
Referees are chosen for the following reasons:
• independence from the authors and their institutions (the
reviewers cannot be affiliated with the same institution as the
author of the article and should not have collaborated with the
author in the last five years.);
• expertise in the pertinent subject area;
• ability to evaluate the technical aspects of the paper fully and fairly;
• specific recommendations;
• previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics;
• availability to assess the manuscript within the requested time.
Prior to agreeing to review a paper,
reviewers must declare if they have any conflicts of interest,
including any relationship with the author, or if they are engaged in competing work that may potentially bias
their review. If they do, an alternative reviewer will be
Referee policy treats the contents of papers under review as
privileged information not to be disclosed to others before
All referees agree to ICC's conditions before ICC
sends them a manuscript to assess.
It is the major editorial policy to review the submitted articles as
fast as possible.
Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound
and coherent, and will assess the manuscript quality. Reviewers are
also asked to indicate which articles they consider to be especially
interesting or significant.
The ICC shall not accept or publish manuscripts without prior peer
review. Based on their advice, the editor decides:
- to accept the manuscript, with or without minor revision;
- to invite the authors to revise the manuscript to address specific
concerns before a final decision is reached;
- to reject the manuscript, typically on grounds of specialist
interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major
technical and/or interpretational problems.
Referees may recommend a particular course of action in their
confidential comments to the editor, but should bear in mind that
the editors may have to make a decision based on conflicting advice.
Furthermore, editorial decisions are not a matter of counting votes
or numerical rank assessments, but rather are based on an evaluation
of the strengths of the arguments raised by each referee and by the
The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to
The review process shall ensure that all authors have equal
opportunity for publication of their papers.
Acceptance and scheduling of publication of papers in this
periodical shall not be impeded by added criteria and procedures
beyond those contained in the review process.
Submitted papers must be in English or French and should not have
been published elsewhere or being currently under consideration by
any other journal.
Authors are kindly asked to submit their manuscript according to the
The Editorial Board will then make a decision about publication in
this periodical and authors will be notified.
All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to editing by
the publisher for presentation, style and grammar.
Board's decision is final.