Open Access Policy

The journal “Fundamental Rights” adopts an open access policy and for this reason it – and the contributions contained in it – will be free accessible on the web site of the journal, with the possibility of downloading of different articles published from time to time. Consequently, the authors renounce to any economical pretension or editorial right, giving consequent consent and guaranteeing the truthfulness of the data presented in the work and the objectiveness of the contents in it, reporting data and references in a correct way. In particular, the author must indicate in a clear and precise way the sources and the bibliographical references that are mentioned in his/her contribution. In case of publication of images, tables, graphics or other contributions which have been already published before, the author is previously obliged to obtain the authorisation to use them. Eventual fraudulent statements or on purpose omissive or wrong declarations constitute an opposite behaviour to the ethic code of the journal and, consequently, it is considered unacceptable.

Publication procedure

Sending his/her own publication proposal, the author accepts the evaluation procedure adopted by the journal that consists on the double-blind peer review. The evaluation procedure is bound by the laws in force regarding defamation, copyright violation or plagiarism, and also to editorial rules about policy and privacy of the Editor of the Journal which are here quoted, repeated and written. Sanding the publication proposal, the authors implicitly declare they have already read, understood and approved both the laws and the editorial rules of the journal.  

Authorship of the work and originality

Both the authors and the co-authors of the work must be correctly indicated. In particular, all the people who have contributed concretely and relevantly to create and complete the research – or some of its parts – at the bases of the contribution are considered to be co-authors. In case of contribution that have been written by different authors, the author who transmits the publication proposal must indicate all the name of the co-authors in a precise way and s/he must obtain by them the approval of the final version of the contribution and their consent to the publication.

The contributions proposed to “Fundamental Rights” must be unpublished and must respect the originality requirement. For this reason, the authors must guarantee that their contribution is original and unpublished, committing not to propose the same contribution to more than one journal at time.

Conflict of interest

The authors must indicate all the sources of financial support at the bases of the project of research on which their contribution is based as well as the eventual financial or general interest conflicts that may influence the results or the readings attributed to their contribution.

Typographical errors

When the author finds a typographical error or a relevant mistake, s/he will immediately inform the direction committee, in order to coordinate the procedure to withdraw and correct the article.

Information on the processing of personal data

Pursuant to Reg. (EC) 04/27/2016, No. 2016/679 / EU “Regulation of the European Parliament concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, as well as the free circulation of such data” and in particular of articles 13 and 32, it is stated that the Journal collects the personal data of the Authors for the only purpose of publishing articles and essays. The journal does not disclose the data collected in this way to third parties nor does so-called of “profiling” of data. The collected data consist exclusively of the name and e-mail address provided with the start of the collaboration for the publication of the article. The owner and person in charge of data processing is the Property of the journal and, for this, the pro tempore Direction committee (whose composition is indicated on the website The rights of the owner of the data collected by the journal can be exercised by contacting it by e-mail, at the address and others on the website The journal is not required by law to keep the collected data and, at the request of the interested party, will rectify, modify and delete them; deleting the data will make it impossible to continue receiving information on the activities and publications of the Journal. The data will be stored indefinitely, until the Journal’s activities cease, except for the cancellation request proposed by the interested party. The data owner has the right to lodge a complaint with the national supervisory authority which, for the Italian Republic, is the Guarantor for the protection of personal data (the authority’s website is For any further need or clarification regarding this information and / or the processing of personal data and the consequent exercise of related rights, it is possible to contact the e-mail address

A copy of this information is accessible on the journal web site.