Policies & Privacy Statement

Open Access Policy, copyright and archiving 

All articles published in Dissertationes Archaeologicae are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. All users have a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use. 

A complete version of the work in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly institution, that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving. 

Corrections Policy 

A published article forms part of the published record and will not be altered or removed (see the Article Retraction Policy). A correction will be published if a published article contains a significant error that affects, for example, the accuracy of the article. Minor errors, such as typographical errors, will generally not be corrected. Corrections are published as either Errata or Corrigenda. Both Errata and Corrigenda are published at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chiefs. An Erratum or Corrigendum will be linked to the original article online. An Erratum is the correction of an error introduced by the Journal during editing or production. The Author will be given an opportunity to approve an Erratum before publication. A Corrigendum is the correction of an error made by the author(s). 

Plagiarism Policy 

All cases of suspected or alleged plagiarism will be considered seriously and on an individual basis. 

Submitted manuscript: When suspected plagiarism is reported to the Editorial Office, the report will be acknowledged and all relevant documentation/evidence will be retrieved and examined by the Editor-in-Chiefs (in conjunction with the Editor), to determine whether or not material has been plagiarized and, if so, the extent of the plagiarism. If material has been plagiarized, the corresponding author will be informed by the Editor-in-Chiefs that the manuscript is rejected on these grounds. 

If the extent of the plagiarism is minor and the Editor-in-Chiefs determine/s that the author(s) did not intend to plagiarize, no further action will be taken. If the plagiarism is extensive or admitted to, the author(s)’ institution(s) will be informed of the offence (the submitted and plagiarized material will be sent to them) by the Editor-in-Chiefs. Authors will be notified by the Editor-in-Chiefs that their institution(s) will be informed and that they will be banned from submitting to the Central European Cultures / Historical Studies on Central Europe in the future. The Reviewer reporting the suspected plagiarism will be informed of the outcome of the investigation. 

Published articles: When suspected plagiarism is reported to the Editorial Office, the report will be acknowledged and all relevant documentation/evidence will be retrieved and examined by the Editor-in-Chiefs (in conjunction with the relevant Section Editor), to determine whether or not material has been plagiarized and, if so, the extent of the plagiarism. If material has been plagiarized, the corresponding author will be informed by the Editor-in-Chiefs and questioned. 

If the extent of the plagiarism is minor and the Editor-in-Chiefs determines that the author(s) did not intend to plagiarize, a statement indicating the plagiarized material and appropriate reference will be published online and the article online will be linked to the statement and vice versa. 

If the plagiarism is extensive or admitted to, the article will be retracted (see Article Retraction Policy) and a statement published acknowledging the original author(s). 

The author(s)’ institution(s) will be informed of the offence (submitted and plagiarized material will be sent to them) by the Editor-in-Chiefs. Authors will be notified by the Editor-in-Chiefs that the relevant institution(s) will be informed and that they will be banned from submitting to the Dissertationes Archaeologicae in the future. The original author(s) and publisher will also be informed of the offence. The reader reporting the suspected plagiarism will be informed of the outcome of the investigation. 

Article Retraction Policy 

Published articles should remain extant and intact. However, under exceptional circumstances e.g. plagiarism (see Plagiarism Policy), redundant publication, copyright infringement or contains a significant error, articles may need to be retracted. The need for a retraction will be determined by the Editor-in-Chiefs following the guidelines according to the COPE flowcharts. 

To retract an article, a notice of retraction will be published. This notice of retraction will include the title and authors of the article, the reason for the retraction and who is retracting the article and will be linked to the original article online. 

Data Privacy Policy 

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal fall within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication. 

This journal's editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. 

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for "data subject rights" that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of "the public interest in the availability of the data", which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing. 

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