Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


Totalitarianism Archives is a peer-reviewed history academic journal published by the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism of the Romanian Academy. The journal publishes studies, documents, biographies, testimonies, and book reviews related to the topic of right and left wing totalitarianism in Romania and other parts of the world.
Totalitarianism Archives is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards.
In order to ensure the outcome of providing our readers with an academic journal of high quality, Totalitarianism Archives is guided by the following principles:


The editors of Totalitarianism Archives are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content. The editors should not be influenced by matters such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published. In case the editors decide not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for other purposes without the express written consent of the author.

The referees of Totalitarianism Archives assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. Also, by formulating suggestions to the authors, the referees can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.  In order to achieve these goals, the referees are to evaluate objectively the submitted works and to clearly present their views regarding the manuscript. The referees are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential. As Totalitarianism Archives employs the double blind peer review system, the communication regarding the submitted manuscript would be made exclusively between the referees and the editors of Totalitarianism Archives.

The authors submitting articles to Totalitarianism Archives should draft their works in accordance to Totalitarianism Archives publication rules. (See Publication rules) The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. When  the authors use other materials,  sources should be appropriately cited.  Any attempt of plagiarism should be followed by the rejection of the submitted manuscript. Authors should not submit the same work or describe essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor in correcting the material.

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