Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

1. Editorial Board

  • COMHARTaighde has an editorial board whose members are recognized experts in the field. The full names and affiliations of the members are provided on our website.
  • COMHARTaighde provides contact information for the editorial office on our website.

2. Authors and Authors responsibilities

  • Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.
  • All authors must have significantly contributed to the research.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, where required.
  • Authors may not submit research that has previously been published or has been accepted for publication in another academic journal.

3. Peer-review process

  • All of COMHARTaighde’s articles are subjected to double-blind peer review (i.e. by obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from two reviewers who expert in the field).
  • Judgments are objective.
  • Reviewers have no conflict of interest.
  • Reviewers are asked to point out relevant published work which is not yet cited in manuscripts that are submitted for publication.
  • Reviewed articles are treated confidentially.

4. Publication ethics

  • The publisher, and editors, of COMHARTaighde, take all reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
  • In no case would COMHARTaighde or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
  • In the event that the publisher or editors of COMHARTaighde are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, such allegations will be addressed appropriately.
  • COMHARTaighde will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed, and maintains guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.

5. Copyright and Access

  • The copyright and licensing is by way of CC-BY-NC Creative Commons.
  • COMHARTaighde is an open-access journal. All articles are published in the Irish language together with English-language abstracts and titles.

6. Archiving

  • All editions of COMHARTaighde are ingested into the Digital Repository of Ireland (, in partnership with the library of the Royal Irish Academy, for secure long-term archival storage.

7. Ownership and management

  • COMHARTaighde is published by COMHAR (, and its managing board of directors. This is clearly stated on the journal’s website.

8. Website

  • Every effort is taken to ensure that is maintained to the highest ethical and professional standards in terms of accessibility and data protection.

9. Publishing schedule

  • As a serial publication, the periodicity at which COMHARTaighde is published is as an annual journal.

10. Name of journal

  • COMHARTaighde is named uniquely in its field, and is not a name that could be easily confused with another journal or that might mislead potential authors and readers about its origin or association with other journals