STATEMENT OF PUBLICATION ETHICS
THE FRENCH JOURNAL OF HISTOTECHNOLOGY
This statement of ethics is based on the recommendations of good practice of the Ethics Committee in publications for journal publishers (COPE). We are firmly committed to promoting the most ethical publishing practices and expect all authors to adhere to the high standards of publication ethics as set by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). All cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with COPE guidelines.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE AND SELECTION CRITERIA
Articles received by la Revue Française d'HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology are peer-reviewed in a double-blind reviewing process.
For each article, national and international experts, appointed by the journal's editorial board, belong to institutions other than the author's own.
Selected articles are released under the property license
After its publication in la Revue Française d'HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology, the author is encouraged to cite his article in his other scientific publications as needed.
Authors are not remunerated. They subscribe to the editorial charter of the Revue Française d'HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology and accept the distribution of their article in order to promote scientific and technical exchanges within the community of the histological practice.
The authors are responsible for the statements they make in their articles. They are also responsible for the accuracy of their quotations and references and undertake to respect the ethics and practices in force in the scientific community with regard to the referencing of the sources used: the origin of the texts, ﬁgures, tables, or any other data cited in the article must be systematically indicated in a precise manner.
If the article uses sources that are not free of rights in a way that goes beyond the simple quotation allowed in scientific productions, the authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce the data used and must, when submitting the article, inform la Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology.
Any use of all or part of the content of la Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology must be accompanied by its bibliographic record and must be clearly referenced (indicating the name of the journal, the issue concerned, the year of its publication and its DOI). Reproduction of all or part of the articles for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.
Originality and plagiarism
Authors who submit articles to la Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology certify that:
their manuscript is original and unpublished, it has not been copied or plagiarized, and the author's other work on the same subject has been cited or appropriately referenced if it has been published elsewhere.
authors should not submit manuscripts representing the same study to more than one journal (or book). Submitting the same manuscript in parallel to more than one journal is unethical and not acceptable.
Authorship of the manuscript
Authorship is limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design, editing, execution or interpretation of the reported study.
All those who made a significant contribution were listed as co-authors and must be among the list of the authors. Other people who were involved in important aspects of the study must be cited as contributors in the acknowledgements section.
The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors and only them are included in the list of authors of the manuscript, that the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript, and that they have agreed to the submission of the manuscript.
Authors presenting the results of original research must provide an accurate account of the work carried out. The underlying data must be accurately represented in the manuscript. An article must contain sufficient detail and references to enable others to take up and reproduce the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Fundamental errors in the publication
When an author discovers a material error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author's duty to promptly inform the editor or publisher of la Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology and to cooperate with them in having the article withdrawn and an appropriate statement of correction or erratum issued.
Disclosure of Information and Conflicts of Interest
All authors must indicate in their manuscript the conflicts of interest that could affect their interpretation in the manuscript. Funding for the research projects that made the study possible must be indicated.
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without taking into account any other criteria of the authors (ethnic origin, gender, etc.).
The editorial board and editor-in-chief should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors and the publisher, if applicable.
Decision on publishing
The editorial board and editor-in-chief of la Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology are responsible for the decision to publish submitted articles. They may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are subject, under the control of the publisher, to legal and ethical requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. For the publication decision, they take into account the evaluation made by the reviewers and may confer with the editorial board.
Peer review helps the editor in chief to make editorial decisions and, through editorial communication with the author, it can also help the author to improve the article.
If a reviewer feels unqualified to review the research presented in a manuscript or knows that it is not possible to meet the deadline, he/she should immediately inform the editor in chief so that the article can be sent to another reviewer.
Manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential. They must not be shown or discussed with others, unless authorized by the editorial Committee.
Standards of objectivity
Reviews must be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is not accepted. Reviewers must clearly express their point of view, with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should draw the editor's attention to any similarities or overlaps between the manuscript and previously published data. Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the authors. Any such indication must be accompanied by an appropriate comment.
Disclosure of Information and Conflicts of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative or other relationships with any of the authors.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PUBLISHER AND THE EDITORIAL BOARD
The editorial board and editor-in-chief of la Revue Française d’HistoTechnologie/ The French Journal of HistoTechnology are ultimately responsible for monitoring and enforcing the obligations of authors, guest editors and reviewers.