Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Respecting publication ethics and the prevention of publication malpractice is the responsibility of each individual author, reviewer, editor and publisher.

The journal European Insurance Law Review publishes Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement of scientific papers. This Statement is written according to Committee on Publications Ethics standards (COPE). The journal’s Editorial Board and Insurance Law Association of Serbia, as publisher of the European Insurance Law Review, are obliged to respect publication ethics and to prevent publication malpractice. In the same time, respecting of publication ethics is obligation of each author. No one can be exempted from this obligation.

In the area of publishing and authorship

Each published article in the European Insurance Law Review should contain the list of references, listed in separate section at the end of the article, and the institution which has financially supported the research carried out, if exists. Also, there must be consent for the publication of an article by the institution which has financially supported the research in the article. The article must not be a plagiarism, and must not contain fraudulent data, either. The journal does not accept previous published articles. It is also forbidden to publish the same research.

Author’s responsibilities:

All authors must significantly intellectually contribute to the research. Having assisted in the collection of data or participated in a technical processing of data or text, or just translating the text are not in and of themselves sufficient criteria for listing as an author. Being listed as an author requires the fulfillment of the following requirements: actively participate in the conception and drafting of the article, its structure and its methodology; participate in writing article; making changes and corrections; having approved the final version to be published.

Authors are obliged to sign a statement that all the research in the submitted manuscript is original, that article is written completely independently, indicating the full name of the source of other authors that were used in the article, and neither the entire work, nor any of its parts have been previously published. The authors confirm that the article has not been submitted to peeer review, nor is in the process of peer reviewing, nor has been accepted for publishing in another journal. The author(s) confirms that the research in their work is original, and that all the data given in the article are real and authentic. If it necessary, the article can be recalled, and errors corrected.

The author should remove from the text all the details that could identify him or her as the author. In the text and quotations, the author should refer to himself or herself in the third person.

The European Insurance Law Review expects the authors to declare any commercial association that may represent a conflict of interest as regards the article submitted.
If there are multiple authors, authors shall designate individual contributions in the paper.

Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers:

Through an objective and timely review of the submitted articles, reviewers should contribute to the decision-making process and help improve the quality of the published article. At the website of the European Insurance Law Review is a special section for reviewers which is described in more detail what the obligations of reviewers. All manuscripts submitted to the European Insurance Law Review applies double-blind peer review. Reviewers must not have any conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Reviewers are expected to warn the editor of any published or submitted article essentially similar to the manuscript being reviewed. Reviewers should point out the relevant published article which is not cited in the manuscript, and which is important for topic of the article. Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially. Manuscripts must not be retained, or copied, either.

Editorial responsibilities:

The editor is expected to act in a objective and fair way in the performing of his or her expected duties, not discriminating authors on any grounds. The editor has complete responsibility and authority to reject or accept an article. In selecting the papers, the editor must be guided by the quality, attractiveness topics to readers and the clarity of the text.

The editor should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles that rejects or accepts. An article is accepted when it is reasonably certain: that it’s not plagiarism; if it were not previously published in full, or part of it; when it does not contain fraudulent data. Once errors have been found, the editor promotes publication of correction or retraction. The editor is responsible for preserving the anonymity of reviewers. In the event of complaints by authors whose work is rejected, or by third parties, which are related to the violation of publication ethics or complaints for conflict of interest, editor and Editorial Board of the European Insurance Law Review, should conduct the procedures to determine the merits and consideration of the complaints. In the event of complaints by the editor and the reviewers, the authors should be given an opportunity to respond to any complaint.

The editor has the right to publish a paper in the European Insurance Law Review, but he or she must not reveal his identity to reviewers.

Publisher’s responsibilities:

Insurance Law Association of Serbia, as the publisher of the European Insurance Law Review, obliged to protect reputation of the journal by only publishing articles of the highest quality and scientific relevance in a timely and responsible manner. When it necessary, publisher will retract articles that not contain ethical standards or that are misleading.

Publisher is obliged on good communication with Editorial Board, authors and reviewers.

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