Ethic guidelines

Edizioni ETS and the Editorial Board of Philosophical Inquiries take their respective duties to prevent any kind of publication malpractice. The publisher, the journal editor, and the peer reviewers, play each their part and are responsible for the compliance with the following statements of publication ethics.

Commitments of the Publisher

Edizioni ETS is committed to protect intellectual property and copyright, and respect privacy and personal data (especially for authors and peer reviewers). Edizioni ETS is alert to intellectual property issues and works with its Editors to handle potential violations of intellectual property laws and conventions.
Moreover, the Publisher works in close co-operation with its Editors and Peer Reviewers in order to foster editorial independence, and to guarantee transparency and integrity in peer-review process, particularly with respect to conflicts of interest.

Edizioni ETS always precludes business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards, and is willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Commitments of the Editors

The Editors are aware to be accountable for everything published in the journal. Therefore, they have processes in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and, in particular, they guarantee that peer review at their journal is fair, unbiased and timely, and that all papers have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers. However, they actively seek the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving peer review and publishing processes for the journal.
The decision to accept or reject a paper for publication is based on the paper’s relevance, originality, and clarity, the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal. In order to guarantee the quality of the published papers, the Editor always encourage reviewers to provide detailed comments to motivate their decisions. These comments are sent to the author of the paper. The comments will help the Editorial Office decide the outcome of the paper, and will help justify this decision to the author. Moreover, if the paper is accepted, the comments should guide the author in making revisions for a final manuscript. In any case, any material submitted to the journal remains confidential while under review.
The editorial board members are consulted periodically to gauge their opinions about the running of the journal, informing them of any changes to journal policies and identifying future challenges.

Commitments of the Reviewers

The reviewers are provided by the Editors with a guidance on everything that is expected of them. In particular, they must be particularly alert to redundant publication and plagiarism, and, in any case, they are required to disclose any potential competing interest they are aware of before accepting to review a submission.
While keeping a high quality of the review process, the reviewers’ comments should be as prompt as possible.
In order to ensure double-blind review, peer reviewers’ identities are protected. Reviewers are committed to confidentiality as well.