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Editorial and publishing policies

Terms and conditions

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Publication ethics and malpractice statement

The Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik is a peer reviewed international journal keeping to the following principles of publication ethics and good research practice in accordance with the Recommendations in the “Proposals for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” (2013) and the “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice. Code of Conduct” (2019) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG (German Research Foundation).
All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the online version of the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication.

The Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik is a peer-reviewed journal with a strict quality control.
In a first stage, all manuscripts which do not fall within the scope of the journal or do not conform to the requested level of scholarship are sorted out.
The remaining manuscripts are then evaluated by experts and selected according to standards of novelty, professionalism, and relevance.
The Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik checks all papers in a single-blind peer review process.

The editors are responsible for the decisions on the papers to be published in the journal.
The editors will evaluate manuscript exclusively on the basis of the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.
Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, falsification and fabrication of data, as well as plagiarism will also be considered.
The advisory board assists the editors advising on the journal’s policy and scope, and in the general editorial process.

Editors must:
Act in an objective and fair way without discrimination of any kind for reasons related to race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors;
Evaluate the suitability of a submitted contribution to the journal’s profile objectively;
Ensure a fair peer-review process of the submitted manuscripts;
Endeavor to prevent potential conflict of interests between the authors, and editorial and review personnel;
Ensure that any information concerning the submitted manuscripts is kept confidential before publication;
Prevent the publication of contributions that do not meet the standards of good scientific practice;
Investigate reported issues of misconduct.

Duties of the reviewers
The peer-review process assists the editors and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving their paper.

Reviewers must:
Be bound to respect confidentiality and to disclose conflicts of interest;
Not evaluate manuscripts in which they might have conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author);
Evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of the content;
Point out relevant published work which is not yet cited;
Report to the editors in case they detect copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.

"Authors of scientific publications are always jointly responsible for their content. Only someone who has made a significant contribution to a scientific publication is deemed to be its author. A so-called “honorary authorship” is inadmissible." (DFG 2013, Recommendation 11, “Authorship”, p. 82)

Authors must:
Ensure that they have written an original work;
Participate in the peer-review process;
Not submit a paper simultaneously to more than one publisher at a time, nor submit a research that has already been published;
Provide a list of references, financial support, and give correct and complete references to previous work by the authors and by others;
Notify the journal editors when they discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work and cooperate with the editors to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes;
Disclose issues concerning financial relationship, conflict of interest, and competing interest.

Editors are responsible to investigate remonstrances regarding issues of misconduct, misrepresentation or plagiarism, regardless of who and when has informed them. This applies also after the article has been published.
Until completion of the inquiry, remonstrances shall be treated seriously and strictly confidential.
Authors will be informed of the allegations, and may respond to them. Correspondence related to remonstrances will be archived by the editors.
In the case of minor breaches, the authors or the reviewers will be informed of misunderstanding or misapplication of the journal’s standards, and warned to act in accordance with these standards in the future.
In the case of serious misconduct, the contribution at issue will be retracted from the online version of the journal, followed by an explanation in the next upcoming issue after the removal.