Publication Ethics Statement

Diagoras: International Academic Journal on Olympic Studies' Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as well as the Publication Ethics recommendations by Elsevier

 Authors´ Responsibilities 

  • Authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process.
  • Authors should not publish the same research in more than one journal.
  • Articles submitted for review should not be under current review nor have been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Authors should only present original work that does not replicate other published works.
  • Articles should not contain anything that is insulting, disparaging, discriminatory, illicit or fraudulent. They must not contain sexist or racist language.
  • All named authors of the article should have significantly contributed to the research. Vice versa, every person who has significantly contributed to the research should be named as a co-author.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • Authors should provide a list of references.
  • Authors should disclose any financial support received for their research and disclose any potential conflict of interests.

Peer Reviewers´ Responsibilities 

  • Reviewers should not have any conflict of interests. If a peer reviewer pertains any potential conflict of interests regarding the review of an article, they should contact the chief editors and either remove themselves from the review process or disclose any information regarding the potential conflict of interests to the chief editors and ask them for a decision on the continuation of the review process. In addition, if a potential conflict of interest arises during the review process, the reviewer should contact the chief editors as soon as possible.
  • Reviewers should not reveal their identity to the authors of an article. If the identity of the reviewer is revealed to the authors for whatsoever reason, the peer reviewer should contact the chief editors and remove themselves from the review process.
  • Reviewers should judge articles on an objective, fair and non-discriminating basis.
  • Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
  • Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

 Responsibilities of the Publishing/Editorial Team 

  • The editors should judge articles on an objective, fair and non-discriminatory basis. In addition, they should take all reasonable steps to make sure the peer-reviewing process is also done in an objective, fair and non-discriminatory manner.
  • The editors should not publish articles that have not been submitted to the double-blind peer-reviewing process.
  • The editors should take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • In the event that Diagoras´ publishers or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, said allegations should be dealt with appropriately and in a transparent, fair and unbiased way.
  • The editors should protect the identity of peer reviewers in the double-blind peer reviewing process.
  • Diagoras will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.