Editorial and Journal Policies
1. About the Journal. History, focus, frequency
Annali del Museo Civico di Rovereto is a fully open access journal published by Rovereto Civic Museum Foundation and dates back to 1985. It is a multidisciplinary journal focused on the traditional fields covered by the museum’ activities concerning History/Archaeology and Natural sciences. The fields (and some of the related topics) traditionally covered by the journal are: museology (collections, didactics, etc. ), plants science, zoology (systematics, entomology, herpetology, ethology), archaeology, astronomy, earth science (petrography, mineralogy, paleontology, meteorology)
The Journal publishes also proceedings of workshops and conferences. Special issues can be dedicated to specific topics. Articles proposed are accepted only when they are shown to pursue the objectives/mission of the Rovereto Civic Museum Foundation, the institution which edits the Annals.
Annali del Museo Civico di Rovereto is published once a year.
2. Peer Review Process
All of the journal contents will be subjected to peer-review.
The Editors will apply a first review to the received papers and only those matching our editorial criteria and topics and/or judged to be of potential interests will be send to one or more reviewer of the Editorial board for the next-step review on the contents of the papers. The Editorial team is composed by experts in the different fields with no conflict of interest. They will be engaged in a peer-review process to the submitted manuscripts as received by the Editors, treating them confidentially prior their publication. The peer-review process may also make use of outside experts of proven experience if no expert of the Editorial Team has specific competence in the theme dealt with in the article.
The manuscripts will therefore be accepted or rejected by the Editors providing an objective judgment, sometimes following an invite to the authors to revise the manuscript on the basis of the received inputs from the reviewers.
3. Publication ethics and malpractice
The standards of ethical behaviour involves the authors, the associate editors, the editor-in-chief, the reviewers (Editorial Board) and the publisher. They concern several ethical issues, such as controversies, plagiarism, fraudulent research, data manipulation, falsification, duplicate publication and simultaneous submissions
(FONTE: https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/653885/Ethics-in-research-and-publication-brochure.pdf). Authors should pay attention to the following rules:
- We expect all the mentioned authors provided a substantial contribution to the study conception and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation;
- The list of references should be provided by the authors;
- Any information on financial supports should be mentioned at the end of the articles;
- Authors should guarantee their paper is based on original (never before published) research;
- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections in case of detection.
Publication ethics and malpractice management are inspired by and follow the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://www.publicationethics.org).
Publication malpractice is accurately monitored by the Editors and measures against it will be taken as a consequence. Any potential conflict of interest should be disclosed by the authors; the Editors will prevent at the same time any actual or potential conflict of interest with the Editorial Board or the reviewed material.
The Editor-in Chief will receive the reports about misconducts providing definite and unappealable resolutions about them.
4. Editorial Board
Filippo Maria Buzzetti
[Zoologia-Entomologia] Dr. Roberto Battiston, Museo Etnografico Canal di Brenta (Vicenza)
[Zoologia-Etologia] Prof. Giuseppe Bogliani, Università di Pavia
[Botanica] Prof. Giovanni Cristofolini, former researcher Università di Bologna
[Botanica] Dr. Fabrizio Martini, former researcher Università di Trieste
[Scienze della Terra] Dr. Guido Roghi, IGG - CNR (Istituto Geoscienze e Georisorse - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)
5. Copyright and licensing information
The copyright for articles in this journal are retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. Articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial setting under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
The Annals have the identifying code of the series ISSN International Standard Serial Number 1720-9161. Each article also carries the number DOI.
Annali del Museo Civico di Rovereto are set up as fully open access and publish previously accepted contributions in Open Access directly, without embargo periods (OA Gold road). Annali del Museo Civico di Rovereto do not charge the authors for any processing and publication costs (article processing charge – APC). Readers are not required to register in order to read and download published papers.
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