«European Political and Law Discourse» is committed to meeting high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow standards and best practice guidelines set by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and other relevant industry associations.
Our editorial processes are committed to editorial independence. We don’t discriminate against authors, editors or peer reviewers based on personal characteristics or identity. We actively seek and encourage submissions from scholars of diverse backgrounds, including race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and disability.
Articles submitted to our journal are initially reviewed by inhouse editors, who may also consult relevant subject specialists. If the article is suitable for consideration by European Political and Law Discourse, it will be sent to a minimum of two external and independent peer reviewers. The peer reviewers’ assessments are used to inform the editor’s decision as to whether or not to recommend publication to the European Political and Law Discourse. Editorial decisions on articles submitted to our journal are made by external academic editors and based on independent peer review reports.
We do not tolerate abusive behaviour or correspondence towards our staff and authors. This may include, for example, withdrawal of an article from consideration, or may result in sanctions (reprimand or dismissal) of employees.
Anyone who believes that there are ethics problems in the «European Political and Law Discourse» publishing policy, should raise their concern with the relevant editor or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help to improve the quality of our journal and resolve all existing ethical issues in the shortest possible time.