The ethics statements for our journal are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Duties of Authors


The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and they have not submitted them previously to other journals. An author should not general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submissions of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The authors confirm that they have not violated the copyrights of other authors and guarantee the compensation for damages to the publisher in case of such violations being found.

Liability for content

The authors are liable for the facts and data cited in the submitted manuscripts. The papers published in the journal reflect the authors’ opinions, which might differ from the Editors’ opinion.


Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Word-for-word citation and/or paraphrasing already published works of the author also cannot be accepted. They can be used only as a basis for new conclusions. Incorrect paraphrasing of the original work without proper citation is considered to be word-for-word citation.

The works of other authors should be properly acknowledged, cited or quoted.

Permission for using content

Authors must acquire permission to use content produced by other authors before submitting a manuscript to the Editorial Board. The authors must be ready to give such permission at the request of the Editorial Board.

Authorship of a manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as coauthors.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify and cooperate with the journal’s Editorial Board to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.

Duties of the Editors-in-Chief

Publication decisions

The Editorial Board of the journal “Ideas and Ideals” is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published or rejected. The Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editors may confer with the reviewers in making this decision. (In relation to the process of reviewing see also the section “Orientation”).

Fair play

Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political ideology of the authors.


The Editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the reviewers.

Duties of peer reviewers


Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the Editorial Board so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others unless authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.