Code of Publishing Ethics of the journal Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law

1.1 Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law ( hereinafter CYIL ) publishes articles in the fields of public international law, private international law and European law, whose high quality is assured
by anonymous peer-review process. Review and evaluation of manuscripts must therefore be thorough, objective and fair.

1.2 This Code of Ethics describes the principles of ethical behavior of all participants in the review and evaluation of the manuscript. Authors, editors and reviewers are required to follow rules set out in this Code of Ethics. The internationally accepted standards COPE will be applied in case
of misconduct of these principles: .



2.1 Each manuscript submitted to the journal CYIL for evaluation must be an original piece of work. The manuscript should not be published or accepted for publication in another journal or publisher. Exceptions to the rule of "originality" are valid for the following works: 1) conference papers published on the conference Web site; 2) Unpublished master's, doctoral, and habilitation thesis. Author cannot send magazine CYIL a manuscript for consideration, which is subject to assessment by another magazine,
or send a manuscript, which is at the moment considered by the journal CYIL, to another journal.

2.2 The manuscript must not contain plagiarism, falsification, fiction or serious omissions. The authors are obliged to refer to the works of other authors, if it is quoted verbatim or paraphrase their thoughts. In the case of plagiarism or auto-plagiarism (repeated publication of their own works), the manuscript will be rejected.

2.3 Auto-plagiarism (duplicate publications of his/her own works) is in principle unacceptable.
If the manuscript draws from another author’s work, that has already been published in print
or considered for publication, the author must give credits to this work.

2.4 Authors can publish partial results of their research in several publications. Each of these publications, however, must maintain it’s originality. The texts must differ as to their research objective and a corresponding degree of structure, content or language.

2.5 Author must ensure that the manuscript does not violate any copyrights. If the author uses foreign works (graphics, tables) and their use requires the consent of the author, he or she
is responsible for obtaining necessary permissions before submitting the manuscript. Czech Society of International Law as a journal publisher holds the copyright on all articles published
in the journal CYIL . 

Reprinting an article published in CYIL, such as book chapters or translation is possible. However, you must seek the express consent of the publisher of the journal before re-publishing the article. To requests permission for reprinting an article published in CYIL, please send e-mail to the editor of the journal.



3.1 Editors (members of the editorial board) retain their independence. Editors cannot abuse their position and must provide access to authors discreetly, impartially, promptly, constructively and sensitively. 

The editors assess manuscripts on the basis of their professional qualities, without ideological prejudices and personal preferences. 

Editors are seeking theoretical and methodological pluralism, but should also expect manuscripts to have an adequate level of expertise that will be beneficial to the reader.

3.2 As part of the review process, manuscript will be evaluated by two renowned experts whose professional profile corresponds to the assessed contribution. 

Editor selects reviewers based on their publications on the subject, their academic contributions and their previous experience as authors or reviewers in the journal CYIL.

3.3 Authors can ask the editors that the manuscript has not been evaluated by specific reviewers, but the final decision on the selection of reviewers is left to the discretion of the editors.

3.4 The responsibility for the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts belongs to the editor, which will be consistent with the recommendations of the reviewers as a team. Editors inform reviewers of the results
of the review process and the final decision on acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.



4.1 Processing evaluation reports for the journal brings benefit to the author, the journal and the scientific community as a whole. Editors appreciate the time and energy reviewers devote to express their opinion. 

Reviewers should abstain from reviewing a manuscript if their position or affiliation can cause a potential conflict of interest. In case that there is a potential conflict of interest, reviewers must inform our editorial office.

4.2 Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts impartially, objectively, fairly and professionally. Reviewers ought to be honest with the author if they have doubts about the quality of the manuscript. 

Reviewers are expected to provide adequately reasoned recommendation to the editors, and provide sufficient comments and recommended changes to the author. Reviewers must compile the evaluation report promptly based on the agreed date.


When formalizing the Code, we were inspired from the following sources: