Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards

JLCL is an international peer-reviewed, open-access online journal publishing high-quality, original research and inviting contributions in the form of scientific articles. There are no submission or publication fees for this journal. Submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. Some issues of the journal are curated by guest editors who are chosen by the editors to act on their behalf.

JLCL adheres to the following code of conduct and guidelines for good research practice.

We expect collegial and respectful cooperation between all persons involved in the publication of a paper.
Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
· Using welcoming and inclusive language
· Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
· Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
· Focusing on what is best for the community
· Showing empathy towards other community members


The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Proper acknowledgement 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.

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. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

The authors must guarantee: (1) that the article has not been published elsewhere; (2) it is not being considered for publication elsewhere; and (3) that it has been submitted with the knowledge and approval of the institution or organization given as the affiliation of the authors. Submission of multi-authored manuscripts implies the consent of each of the authors.
If data from the article is used, partially or entirely, in other research articles, or the data and results represent only part of a bigger research project described in multiple publications, these must be clearly presented to the editor.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

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 their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly act upon it.

Animal research and clinical trials

JLCL does not publish papers reporting on animal researc and clinical trials.

Editors and guest editors

Editors are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behaviour and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behaviour. Guest editors have the right to remove, edit, or reject contributions that are not aligned to these principles.

Disclosure and Conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Editors should recuse themselves (should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Guest editors

Some issues of the journal are curated by guest editors. The guest editors are chosen by the journal editors to act on their behalf. In particular, they a) reject papers that do not meet the basic standards, b) select reviewers for the contributions, c) manage the reviewing process, d) check the final contributions.
The guest editors keep the editors of the journal informed and can ask for their support at any time.

Guest editors cannot submit articles (as main author or co-author) for the volume they are in charge of.