Code of ethics

Polisemie is a University of Warwick Press journal publishing yearly issues. It was founded in 2020 by a group of scholars affiliated to different Italian and international institutions. The journal’s goal is to promote the study of recent poetry, in Italy and abroad, from a scientific perspective.

The submission of manuscripts is open and free of charge. Each article proposal is evaluated by at least two members of the editorial team and by two anonymous external reviewers (double-blind peer review) and approved by the scientific committee.

Interviews and other materials are not peer reviewed.

The editorial staff of the journal treats all the proposals impartially, in accordance with the standard workflow and the criteria for article evaluation.

All contents are Open Access with a licence Creative Commons – Attribution (CC-BY 4.0): the author retains the copyright of the article, which can be downloaded and redistributed freely and free of charge by users, on condition that the name of the author and of the journal are correctly cited.

Polisemie adheres to the Anvur regulation for scientific and Class A journals and to the guidelines adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), regarding the peer review process and any cases of non-compliant conduct by authors and reviewers (plagiarism, redundancy , conflict of interest, etc.).

Responsibility of the Director, the Editorial Board and the Editorial Team

The Editorial Team is responsible for evaluating each proposed article. It commits to ensure an impartial editorial process, the anonymity of the authors and external reviewers, and not to disclose any part of the content submitted to the journal prior to publication. The Editorial Team is also responsible for ensuring that changes and additions requested by external reviewers are adequately taken into consideration by the authors before proceeding with the publication. In the event that it becomes aware of cases of plagiarism, proven substantial errors and other cases of non-compliant conduct in published content, the editorial team will withdraw the relevant article.

The Editorial Board is responsible for evaluating and approve each publication that has successfully passed through peer review. Members of the Editorial Board may occasionally act as anonymous reviewers and contribute to the editorial process.

The Director is responsible for the publication decision of the articles approved by the external reviewers and the Editorial Board and supervises every part of the editorial procedure.

Responsibilities of Peer reviewers

External reviewers commit to evaluate the submitted articles impartially and as objectively as possible within the agreed deadline (normally 4 weeks). The reviewers commit to approve or reject the proposals considering their scientific soundness and formal appropriateness, with the aim to guarantee the quality of the contents published in the journal and, where possible, provide their expertise in order to contribute to improve the submission, suggesting additions or changes.

The reviewers agree to treat the submitted text as strictly confidential, not to disseminate or discuss contents or results contained in the article proposals but with the editorial staff of the journal.

Reviewers are required to report any conflicts of interest, including being aware of the author’s identity.

Responsibility of the authors

The authors warrant that the article submissions are original and that all those who contributed significantly to the proposed research are listed as co-authors. The authors also attest that the proposed texts are unpublished, do not repeat results already exhibited in other publications, and are not submitted for publication in other journals.

The authors attest that their texts comply to the journal’s stylesheet and commit to report the bibliographic citation of every source mentioned in the article, ensuring that each quotation is a complete, accurate and up to date.

In submitting an article proposal, the authors agree to undertake the editorial process (as illustrated in the workflow) and express their willingness to make additions and changes requested by the journal’s staff or by external reviewers.

Authors have the right to withdraw article proposals at any stage prior to publication.

Code of ethics