Contributors should follow the steps below to ensure their manuscript is not rejected by the Editors due to the neglection of editorial guidelines and journal’s review and ethical policy. All manuscripts undergo a meticulous, three-stages quality evaluation:
1. Firstly, the manuscript is reviewed by the Editorial Board and checked for the adherence to Facta Ficta Journal guildelines. Articles which do not meet high academic standards, do not fit the scope of the Journal or include grave errors will be desk-rejected.
2. The reviewing process last from 1 to 10 months, depending on the reviewer’s schedule. The result of the review should be presented in a form of a conclusive, written statement, which is not obligatorily shared with Contributors.
3. Secondly, the manuscript goes through double-blind review conducted by independent experts in the field. In case of inconclusive or conflicting reviews, an extra reviewer or one of the members of Journal’s Advisory Board may be asked to reevaluate the submitted text. Double-blind review is meant to evaluate the submission in terms of the the high quality of scholarship, innovative or creative approach to the subject, expertise in the given field of research, and the accuracy of chosen analitycal and bibliographical tools.
4. Lastly, if the reviews are positive, the Contributor is asked to answer the reviewers’s questions and submit a new version of their manuscript for further editing and proofreading.
Once a year, in December, the Editorial Board publishes on the Journal’s website a list of all reviewers evaluating submissions in the past twelve months.
The review form is available for download here in .docx (MS Word)
Facta Ficta Journal does not impose any “publishing fees” on Contributors. Submiting a manuscript is free of any charge from the beginning to the end of the whole editorial and reviewing process. We believe charging authors for publishing their work, as well as demanding any charges for a digital preservation of the latter, is unacceptable within the Open Access community.
The Editorial Board consideres any unethical practices, with a particular emphasis on ghostwriting, guest authorship, and any kind of plagiarism (both literal and non-literal), a blatant violation of academic standards. In order to stand against such malpractice, the Editors declare to report any suspicious cases to competent authorities.
In order to avoid bias during the reviewing process, Reviewers will be chosen on the basis of the lack of any conflict of interest, such as consanguinity, close liaison, professional relationship, personal conflict, or any kind of closer academic co-operation in two years preceding the review.
All articles in Facta Ficta Journal are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) which means that the users are free to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) or adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially, providing an appropriate credit is given, with a link to the license, and indication of whether any changes were made. The users may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses he or she or their use. For full legalcode of CC BY 4.0 please proceed to Creative Commons page.
Facta Ficta Journal stores all articles in open access CEON Repository of Centre for Open Science and, additionally, assings DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) for each of the published papers through Zenodo OpenAIRE project that contradicts the current agenda for so-called “gold open access” and paid DOI services by opening the identifiers network for all interested parties: publishers, readers, and independent researchers alike.
An expansion to other repositories is scheduled for 2019-2022 period, after releasing at least 4 journal’s issues.