出版模式

同心学术联合会一向力求改革论文评议方式和标准。一般常用的指标如拒稿率和被引频次数,容易曲解作品的实际价值。而我们采用的标准参照同行评议法,乃是参照成熟的学科论文评价标准,对投稿文章的学术质量进行评价。

公开评议

我们采取公开、开放的同行评议制度,且遵照匿名评审方式对来稿的质量进行评议。我们的特色在于邀请曾在同心学术联合会期刊出版文章的作者以及曾在同心学术联合会国际会议发表演说者作为评审团成员,从而让高质量的评审结果与反馈能够形成良性循环。被审稿件是根据学科主题与评审者专长领域进行媒合,评审标准均基于清晰界定的学科标准。通过以上几点,保障评议结果的客观性与科学性,并能为被录用的投稿提供专业性和建设性的修改意见。

卓越的知识水平

公开评议制度保障了评审结果的客观性,确保评审过程不受作者所在单位知名度、职称、国家、学科视角等因素的影响。若评议结果在通过系统化独立的评议过程后显示其质量卓越,那么来稿将会被发表在同心学术的期刊上。虽然同心学术所发表的许多文章来自顶尖的研究机构,但是也有为数不少的优质作品作者来自名气较小的单位、发展中国家、青年学者群体、跨学科领域,文理学院、以教学为主的大学等。这也是学期刊系列常常能够推陈出新的重要原因。每年我们会颁发国际杰出奖,特别表彰每一个期刊系列中的杰出论文。

易取得性 Accessibility

我们认为学术出版中,无论是高成本商业出版模式,抑或是开放获取出版模式,在没有专业出版架构的支持下皆有其局限性:大型出版商采取的高额收费模式使得很多学术文献的可及性不足;而完全的免费开放使用则可行性较低。为了支持学术出版人员,我们积极寻求发展一套低成本的商业出版模式。我们希望能在完全免费的理想型的开放获取模式、与大型出版社的高成本却低效能的出版模式之间,找到一个实际可行的方法,于是我们发展了“混合型开放获取”模式。同时,我们确保非期刊订阅者能透过图书馆所支付的合理订阅费、或小额的单篇文章下载费取得同心学术联合会出版的电子内容。此外,我们所有期刊文章都同时提供印刷版和电子版,一旦新文章就绪时,其内容立刻刊会发布于网路上。

出版伦理与出版弊端声明

同心学术联合会非常重视知识产权伦理与学术研究的廉正性。出版者、编辑、评审者和作者皆同意以下基于COPE期刊编辑行为准则(COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors),规范学术出版行为。

Common Ground Research Networks takes intellectual integrity very seriously. The publisher, editors, reviewers, and authors all agree upon the following standards of expected ethical behavior, which are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors

出版者职责 Duties of Publisher

出版决策 Publication Decisions

同心学术的编辑团队,经过咨询期刊或期刊系列的主编后,将负起决定是否出版投稿文章的责任。编辑团队会将其与主编商议的结果、以及同行评议者的评论与建议做为决策的依据。

Common Ground’s editorial team, in consultation with the journal or journal collection's editor(s), is responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published. The editorial team may confer with the journal editor and will strongly consider peer reviewers' comments and recommendations as part of this decision-making process.

公平竞争 Fair Play

投稿文章会依照其学术水平被评量。作者的种族、性别、性取向、宗教信仰、血统、国籍、政治理念或所属机构不会影响评选过程与结果。

Submitted articles will be evaluated according to their intellectual merit, without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

保密原则 Confidentiality

编辑团队将不会公开任何草稿或相关信息给除了通信作者、评审者、可能的评审者、或其他编辑顾问之外的人员。

Editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, or other editorial advisors.

利益冲突公开声明 Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

编辑者不可在未经作者书面同意的型况下,擅自将未出版的素材用于个人研究。

Unpublished material must not be used in an editor's own research without the written consent of the author.

评审者职责 Duties of Reviewers

协助贡献编辑决策 Contribution to Editorial Decisions

同行评阅者的建议是决定该文章是否接受出版的ㄧ项重要指标。他们也能帮助作者修改完善被采纳但待修订的草稿。

Recommendations by peer reviewers are the single most important determining factor in whether a manuscript is accepted for publication. They may also help the author improve a manuscript that has been accepted pending revisions.

高效率 Promptness

同行评阅者会被要求在收到评审项目后的两周内完成审阅。若无法在两周内完成审稿,他们可以要求一次延长时限。若同行评阅者认为自己的资格不符合审阅特定稿件,应通知同心编辑团豁免该次评审任务。

Peer reviewers are asked to complete their reviews within two weeks of receiving a refereeing assignment. If they cannot complete the report within two weeks, they may ask for an extension. If a peer reviewer feels unqualified to review a particular manuscript, he or she may notify a member of Common Ground’s editorial team to be excused from the assignment.

保密原则 Confidentiality

任何进行审阅的草稿应被视为机密信息。除非经过同心编辑团队的授权,审阅者不应将稿件展示或与他人讨论。

Any manuscript received for review will be treated as confidential. It must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by Common Ground’s editorial team.

客观原则 Standards of Objectivity

评审过程应以客观进行。不应针对作者进行人身攻击,评阅者应提出清晰客观的举证以支持其论点。

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

引用信息来源 Acknowledgment of Sources

评阅者应在被审稿件辨认出未被妥切引用的信息。文章中若提及其他作品中的论述、观察结果或论点时,皆应正确的引用原著。若发现草稿与其它作品相似程度高或有重复的情形,评审者应提醒编辑团队。

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Reports of statements, observations, or arguments that have been noted elsewhere should be accompanied by a relevant citation. A reviewer should also call the editor's attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

利益冲突公开声明 Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

经由同行评阅过程取得的信息或主意应维持保密状态,并且不可用于获取个人利益。若评阅者与该作者、该稿件相关的企业或机构有任何利益上竞争、合作或其他关系,则该评阅者不应接受评审该草稿的任务。

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not be used for personal benefit. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, our institutions connected to the papers under review.

作者职责 Duties of Authors

报告原始研究 Reporting Standards

当作者报告原始研究时,应精确的展示该研究作业,并以客观的角度讨论该研究的意涵。

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.

数据取得与保留 Data Access and Retention

作者将被要求提交与该论文相关的原始数据做为编辑检阅的一部分。若情况允准,作者亦应准备对大众公开该原始数据。在任何情况下,作者应该在论文出版后的合理时间范围内保存研究的原始数据。

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with the paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, whenever possible. In any event, authors should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable amount of time after publication.

原始性与剽窃 Originality and Plagiarism

作者应确保该文章完全是自己的原始创作,若在文章中使用其它人的作品内容,该段落应该被妥切的引用。若草稿被发现有剽窃的内容,即会被立刻排除出版的可能。若文章是在出版后发现有剽窃的内容,出版者将会联系作者以取得对该指控的回应。若文章已确认有剽窃的内容,或作者对该指控没有回应、回应不适当,该文章将被撤回,且出版者将在相关的期刊卷期中发表声明。

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Articles found to have plagiarized material will be withdrawn from publication consideration. If plagiarism is found after an article is published, the publisher will contact the author for a response to the allegations. In cases of proven plagiarism or non-response/non-adequate response, the offending paper will be retracted and a statement from the publisher will be inserted in its place in the relevant journal issue.

重复发表和一稿多投 Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

同时将同一篇论文草稿投递至一个以上的期刊是不道德且不被接受的出版行为。一篇草稿仅能同时被一个期刊评阅。同心学术会考虑出版曾在他处出版过文章,前提是该作品已经过显著的修订与加工,在此种情况下,文章的70%应是更新或大量修改后的内容。

Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and it is unacceptable. Manuscripts must only be peer reviewed by a one journal at a time. Common Ground will consider publishing articles that have been published elsewhere previously, provided that they have undergone substantial revision or reworking. In such cases, 70% of the article must consist of new or significantly revised material.

引用信息来源 Acknowledgment of Sources

文章中应时刻正确的引用其它人的作品。作者应适当的引注那些对自己文章有影响力的著作。

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

论文贡献者 Authorship of the Paper

原创的头衔应给予对该作品的概念、设计、执行或释义有显著的贡献的人。对该研究有重大贡献者,应被列为文章的合著者(co-author);参与了研究项目中其它重要部分的人,应被列为文章的贡献者(contributor)。通信作者应确保有实质贡献的合著者被列于文章中,且作品应在所有合著者阅读并同意后,才能将最终版文章投递出版。

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 co-authors. Where there are others who participated in certain substantial aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged are listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

利益冲突公开声明 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

作者应该在稿件中公开声明所有可能会影响研究结论的财务或其它的利益冲突。对于该研究的财务支持来源应该在文章中公开注明。

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

出版作品中的根本性疏失 Fundamental Errors in Published Works

当作者发现自己的出版作品中有重大的错误或误差,作者有义务通知出版者并与同心学术联合会的出版团队一同合作改正或撤回该论文。

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the publisher and cooperate with Common Ground’s editorial team to correct or retract the paper.