Ethics charter

Translated from:
Charte éthique et déontologique
Other translation(s) of this article:
Codice etico e deontologico
Forschungs- und berufsethische Grundsätze
Código de deontología
Karta etik ha deontologiezh

À tradire. Didactique de la traduction pragmatique et de la communication techniqueaims to make sure that integrity underpins the whole process of performing and disseminating academic research. The journal will therefore enforce the ethical rules contained in this charter. We invite our committee members, authors and reviewers to abide by these rules.

This charter is based on the recommendations issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), ALLEA’s European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, the Opinions of COMETS, the CNRS Ethics committee, with a particular focus on Integrity and responsibility in research practices and the French National Charter for Research Integrity, documents drafted by the Committee for Open Science, as well as charters published by other journals and in particular the charter of the Humanités numériques journal that we would like to thank here.

Editorial committee’s commitments

The editorial committee undertakes to apply a strict and diligent screening procedure to all proposals, in keeping with the principles stated in the editorial process on the journal’s website. The committee also ensures compliance with the publication deadlines stated in the calls for proposals.

The journal’s editorial team will first check whether the proposals are eligible (i.e. the subject is consistent with the appropriate themes, and the article meets the standard formal requirements for research publications). Eligible articles will then undergo a ‘double-blind’ review process, whereby neither authors nor reviewers are aware of each other’s identities, and publication decisions are based on at least two reviews. Contributions relating to sections other than academic articles are reviewed internally by the editorial committee.

No information about an article submitted for review will be disclosed outside the editorial committee, with the exception of the authors and the review process organisers.

The editorial committee guarantees the confidentiality of the review process and in particular, reviewer anonymity. Reviewers’ contributions are acknowledged in an annual list containing no mention of the articles they have reviewed.

The editorial committee ensures that the reviews remain objective and unbiased.

The editorial committee’s decisions comply with all legal requirements regarding defamation and libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The committee reserves the right to use a plagiarism checker as part of the review process, and the findings will be subject to close scrutiny. If the article is found to contain a substantial amount of unsourced material borrowed from other works, the proposal will be rejected.

All the members of the editorial and scientific committees will be consulted in the event of disagreement over suspected plagiarism.

The texts are published under a Creative Commons BY license (free distribution and reproduction providing the original author and the source are named).

Authors’ commitments

Authors may submit their articles in French, English and in any other language of their choice (subject to the possibility of the text being reviewed in the chosen language). The articles must be original and unpublished and not be submitted to other journals, either during the À tradire review process, or following their acceptance for publication. Provided the authors have secured the necessary authorisations and the source is clearly identified, the journal will publish translations, subject to the general editorial process.

Authors are required to list the funds granted for their research.

They must clearly reference the prior research and materials they have used in their article, by identifying all the relevant persons and sources. It is their responsibility to seek the required copyright authorisations.

Co-authors listed in an article are all those involved, either in the design of the research described, the acquisition, preparation or analysis of the data used, or the critical presentation of the results. If in doubt or to distinguish co-authors from contributors named in the acknowledgements, authors can refer to ICMJE’s recommendations or to the diagram in Perry & Mittelmark (2008). These criteria apply to anyone involved in the production of the article, whatever their professional status: whether they be academics, teachers, students, practising professionals, or experts in the field not affiliated to any academic institution.

When an article has several authors, the person in contact with the journal must make sure that all parties involved have reviewed and approved the version of the article submitted to the journal. During the review process and up to the publication stage, co-authors must also be kept informed of any major changes. À tradire. Didactique de la traduction pragmatique et de la communication technique recommends that authors refer to the CRediT taxonomy when mentioning all contributions (refer to the instructions for authors and its annex).

Should the journal spot significant errors once an article has been published, authors may be asked to correct those errors in a corrigendum to the published text. Likewise, if authors spot significant errors after publication, they are responsible for promptly notifying the journal and providing a corrigendum. In extreme cases, an article may be withdrawn. In this case, only the metadata will remain, along with a note from the journal.

Reviewers’ commitments

Reviewers guarantee the confidentiality of the text under their responsibility. They must in no circumstance use items from the article in a different context or disclose any of its content (excerpts, results, data, etc.) prior to publication.

They must spontaneously report any potential conflicts of interest, e.g. a close work relationship within the same institution, current or past cooperation on the same projects, joint publications, competition for the same positions, positions of authority or subordination (e.g., supervision of a Master’s or PhD thesis) or a personal relationship that could affect the quality and independence of the review.

By agreeing to carry out the review, reviewers declare that they have the required expertise and undertake to submit their review on time.

In their report, reviewers must, whenever possible, identify any unsourced content borrowed from other research work, whether such work has been published or not.

They must write a fully substantiated and constructive review, aimed at improving the article. Derogatory remarks on the author(s) are never acceptable.

Reviewers must aim to remain objective and unbiased. Discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origins, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or political views is unacceptable. Nationality, institutional affiliation, or professional status may only be taken into account if they are scientifically relevant to the article under review.

Scientific committee’s commitments

The scientific committee’s role is to ensure compliance with the editorial policy and to consider its development in the long term. It routinely reviews the journal’s editorial policy and scientific objectives and its position with respect to other similar journals.


Isabelle Toudic

Daniel Toudic


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