Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

«Italian Journal of Mycology» is a peer reviewed journal founded in 1972 by Gilberto Govi and Gabriele Goidanich as "Micologia italiana" (Italian Mycology). It was established at the University of Bologna, and it is organ of the “Unione Micologica Italiana”. Since 2015 it is an open access journal hosted and maintained by AlmaDL-ASDD.
The journal publishes high quality original research studies on all disciplinary fields regarding fungi. All mycologists, and plant pathologists working with fungal pathogens are invited to submit original manuscripts in English for sharing their knowledge with colleagues from different areas in the world. Conference reports and book reviews on the above mentioned fields are also welcome.
The journal is cited in the Master Journal List of Thomson Scientific.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

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Peer Review Process

Italian Journal of Mycology is a peer-reviewed open access journal. All publications undergo a blind peer review process.

Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be assigned to one of the journal editors. The editor will promptly assess the manuscript and will decide if it is likely to meet the requirement of providing a major advance in a particular field and describing a sufficient body of work to support that claim; if so, it will be sent out for peer review. The editor then make a decision based on the reviewers' comments. There are several types of decision possible:

  • Accept the manuscript as submitted
  • Accept it with minor revision
  • Invite the authors to submit a major revision of the manuscript before a final decision is reached
  • Reject, typically because it does not fit the criteria outlined above of originality, importance to the field, cross-discipline interest, or sound methodology

When differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments. To assist in this process, the reviewer should provide the editor with as much information as possible. A review that clearly outlines reasons both for and against publication is therefore of as much, or even more, value as one that makes a direct recommendation.

If reviewers appear to disagree fundamentally, the editor may choose to share all the reviews with each of the reviewers and by this means elicit additional comment that may help the editor to make a decision. The editor then assess the recommendations and comments of the reviewers alongside comments by the authors and material that may not have been made available to those reviewers. The name of the reviewers are hidden from the authors.

When a paper has been revised in response to comments by reviewers or when authors feel their argument has been misconstrued in review, we ask reviewers to offer additional comments on the revised or contested manuscript. We request that reviewers make themselves available to provide such follow-up advice. We are nevertheless aware that reviewers do not wish to be involved in extended discussions over papers, and we keep such consultations to a minimum while still allowing authors a fair hearing.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is updated regularly during the year so to offer an up-to-date overview of the research outcomes.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

It releases its articles under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the contributions, without commercial purposes. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the journal for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

Authors are welcome to post the final draft post-refereeing (postprint) on a personal website, a collaborative wiki, departmental website, social media websites, institutional repository or non-commercial subject-based repositories.

The journal has neither article processing charges nor submission processing fees.

 

Ethical conduct in scientific publishing

Author(s) should understand and scrupulously uphold high standards for ethical behaviour in the conduct of research, particularly in relation to the verification and truthful reporting of data, the granting of proper credit, and referencing of the work of others in publication. Plagiarism of another's work is a form of theft and constitutes serious misconduct.
In publication it is essential that each co-author contributes significantly to the research reported and openly accepts joint responsibility for the work. If these conditions cannot be met, the person should not be included as an author.
Simultaneous submissions of an article describing the same research to more than one publication constitutes misconduct because it wastes editorial and referees' time for the author's own purposes. Similarly, publishing the same results in more than one primary research journal is a form of misconduct and is not acceptable. Exceptions are made by some journals for previous publication in conference proceedings. At submission an author is bound to disclose any prior appearance of the work so that the journal may make an informed decision about whether to accept it for peer review.

 

Archiving Policy

The University of Bologna has an archival arrangement with the National Central Libraries of Florence and Rome within the national project Magazzini Digitali.
http://www.depositolegale.it/editori-aderenti/

 

Publication Fees

The journal has neither article processing charges nor submission processing fees.