Publishing Ethics

Human Geographies Editorial Policies and Ethics


Policies for authors

There are several mainstream Human Geographies policy elements related to COPE, which our publication will follow. Author Guidelines section describing Human Geographies elements of policy concerning Work originality and authenticity, Research data, Text and findings, Copyright, Article Sharing, Open access licenses, Permissions, authors might find useful.



Human Geographies, as stated, is fully committed to peer-reviewed article publication as a result of its core editorial mission. The very focus of this mission is to consider the peer reviewing process of any work as the essential laying brick of building an advanced developed network of knowledge through coherence and progress. Human Geographies considers peer reviewing as a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles are therefore both an embodiment and an expression of the scientific method and approach. As a result, it is, therefore, important for Human Geographies to shed agreement upon standards of expected ethical behavior for its valued contributors.

For extra international resources on ethics to which Human Geographies adhere,  visit the COPE website.

Ethics topics to consider when publishing with Human Geographies

Authorship of the paper: Human Geographies understands that authorship refers to, and it is limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the presented paperwork.
Originality and plagiarism: The authors’ understatement ensure that they have produced and written an entirely original piece of work is the standard procedure in Human Geographies.
Referencing: when and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted, also under the suggestions from Human Geographies guidelines for authors.
Data origin, provenance, and derivation: Authors may be asked to provide access to the original/raw data related to the paper under Human Geographies editorial review. Therefore, one should be prepared to provide such data or access to it including public access.
Repeated or redundant work publication: Human Geographies works under the principle that an author should not publish manuscripts essentially describing the same research and does not repeatedly exploits the same data to develop similarly, but slightly varying knowledge in more than one journal or primary publication.
Acknowledgment of sources: Serious and proper acknowledgment
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Human Geographies expects that all submissions include disclosure of all relationships that.
Post publishing errors and radical change of view in published works: Human Geographies works under the understanding that when an author radically changes scientific point of view or discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly and immediately notify the editorial board in order to assist article withdrawal or paper correction.
Work presentation standards: Human Geographies expects all contributors and specifically the authors of reports of original research to present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance as a matter of scientific standard procedure.

Plagiarism: To prevent and manage plagiarism this publication uses the University of Bucharest institutional anti plagiarism system: