Publishing Ethics


Manuscripts submitted to Multiethnica cannot have been formally published elsewhere, in whole or in part. To ensure that they meet our quality standards, all submissions will be processed through Urkund plagiarism-check software during the review process. Manuscripts not meeting the originality requirement (“self-plagiarism”) or containing material from other authors that is not properly cited will be rejected.


Multiethnica requires in its publishing agreement that all authors be listed and properly acknowledged at the time of publication. Although all articles are open access, our Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license (Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs) specifies the right of the author(s) to be identified in all future use of the article.

Additional Policies relating to Ethical Misconduct

Multiethnica takes allegations of ethical misconduct seriously and reserves the right to take measures to ensure the quality and integrity of its contents, including: rejecting submissions that fail to meet ethical guidelines based on standard scholarly praxis, publishing errata or editorial notes addressing problems or scholarly misconduct discovered in published contributions, and, in extreme cases, retracting published articles found to be characterized by serious scholarly misconduct from its online platform. The primary mechanism for detecting errors and ethical violations is the journal’s rigorous double-blind peer review process, but the journal also considers allegations of misconduct submitted by unaffiliated researchers, even after publication. In such cases, the editor-in-chief decides whether to pursue an investigation into scholarly misconduct, which involves dialogue with the author(s) in which they can respond to the allegations and, if deemed necessary, consultation of external experts.

Authors are expected to report potential conflicts of interest, although this and the open availability of data to facilitate the reproduction of results are generally not applicable to research from the humanities and social sciences that Multiethnica publishes. Highly relevant in this context is the ethical and responsible use of personal data. Authors must have written consent to publish personal identifying information for interview subjects, and whether or not they are identified in the text, interviewees must be informed of the nature of the research being conducted and publication plans. In such cases, the plan for handling sensitive personal data in an ethical way must be clearly stated in the manuscript text. As detailed in the Multiethnica publication agreement, authors must warrant that all knowledge statements in the article purporting to be facts are true to the best of their knowledge.

Multiethnica adheres to COPE guidelines for ensuring integrity in scholarly research and publication. For more information, please see

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