Ethics Statement
(June 19, 2019)


The following indicates lines of the policy adopted by the editorial committee of Unio cum Christo [For a more comprehensive treatment of ethical issues in relation to journal publishing, see Sally Morris, Ed Barnas, Douglas LaFrenier, and Margaret Reich, The Handbook of Journal Publishing (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 358–79] in the following areas:


Authorship and Acknowledgment

Authorship implies active engagement in research, drafting, and final submission of texts. Persons thus involved are referred to as authors. Other contributors are referenced in notes. Institutional and other affiliations are listed to clarify any potential conflict of interest. Reviewers of books are not to have had involvement in the production of the book reviewed.


Plagiarism and Copyright

Reproducing a text without proper citation from others (plagiarism) or the author (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable by the journal. Authors are to carefully use quotation marks or block quotes and reference citations. The journal will refuse to publish texts with unresolved plagiarism issues. Common knowledge or facts are not necessarily referenced.

In specific cases, an author may reuse previously published work with proper referencing, especially if a contribution is of the review type. In such cases, copyright issues should be cleared before publication and the references to the original text should be acknowledged. Similarly, should the journal publish a translation, the proper copyright to translate the original is to be sought.

Texts published in Unio cum Christo are the property of the journal. Authors are to seek permission to republish or post a text online from the Editor in chief.


Duplicate Submission

Authors are required to submit their manuscript only to Unio cum Christo. Manuscripts submitted elsewhere are not considered.


Responsibility

Being an international journal Unio cum Christo accepts all scholarly contributions irrespective of ethnic, cultural or national origin.

Authors are responsible for the content of their work. Any infringements to this will be dealt with by the editorial committee of Unio cum Christo. In the case of errata being discovered after publication a notification to that effect will be published in a subsequent edition of the journal.


Reviewing

Submissions will be reviewed by the editorial committee and peer readers in a timely and appropriate manner. See the statement on Peer Review and Editorial Policy.


Confidentiality

Submissions to Unio cum Christo are considered confidential. They will only be shared with the editorial committee and peer reviewers. Such material will not be shared until publication and not at all if unpublished.