ISSN 1392-8295 (Print), 2335-2388 (Online)

Ethical Policy and Copyright

Editorial Board of the journal is guided by the publication ethics provided by COPE:

The Committee on Publication Ethics,

Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

Reviewers are expected to follow COPE provided: Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers


Authors wishing to publish articles in Respectus Philologicus are encouraged to follow the principles of academic ethics provided by the European Commission: 

Ethics for Researchers (European Commission. Brussels, 2007)

Code of Academic Ethics of Vilnius University (Vilnius, 2006)


The Main Ethical Principles of Publication for Authors

Scientific activities shall be based on the ideals of honest research and truth seeking. Such provision shall be violated by:

1. forgery and falsification of or manipulation with empirical research data;

2. deliberate concealment of received data contradicting the research hypothesis;

3. provision of deliberately misleading information about empirical research methodology;

4. plagiarism, i.e. using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person or that person’s work. This includes using text, figures, tables, or ideas, and includes not just duplicating any of these items but also close paraphrasing of text that still represents someone else’s ideas or work;

5.1. inaccurate significance of co-authorship. All co-authors who made a significant contribution must be listed as such. If other persons contributed to e.g. a research project, the document shall acknowledge their contribution;

5.2. unmeasured forcing younger colleagues or subordinates to accept co-authorship.



Articles submitted to the journal should be authentic and original contributions and should have never been published before in full text or partially, nor be under consideration for any other publication at the same time.

Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.

The author signs a license agreement with Vilnius University. The form of the license agreement was approved by the order of the Rector of Vilnius University in 2007 June 27 (No. 227).

The licensor shall be entitled to one free copy (a copy to each co-author) of the research magazine containing the article to be obtained from the licensee. 

Respectus Philologicus grants the right to unrestricted use of published articles exclusively for non-commercial purposes, specifying the author and original source. 



The periodical is published twice a year:
April 25 and October 25.


Submissions for the autumn
issue are accepted
until June 1,
and for the spring issue
until December 1.


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