Editorial The journal's board in its work is guided by the traditional ethical principles of scientific periodicals. The requirements for compliance with publication ethics during the preparation and publication of the journal apply to all participants in the editorial and publishing process.
- General Provisions
1.1. Publication ethics is a system of professional rules aimed at regulating the interaction between participants in the editorial and publishing process.
1.2. Compliance with the principles described here is ensured by the editor-in-chief and the editorial board.
1.3. The Editorial Board, headed by the Editor-in-Chief, is the main regulatory body that monitors compliance with these principles at all stages of the editorial and publishing process.
1.4. The decisions of the editorial board and editor-in-chief on compliance or violation of publishing ethics are final and cannot be challenged.
- Publication ethics for journal authors
Authors are personally responsible for the content of their manuscripts and must:
- present information about your research work. Submitting false or fraudulent results is considered malpractice and is therefore unacceptable;
- ensure that their manuscript is their own original and independent work;
- ensure that all individuals who have made significant contributions to the research presented in their manuscript are named as co-authors;
- ensure that all named co-authors have consented to publication and to being named as a co-author;
- make sure that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript and expressed their consent to publication;
- give credit to the authors of cited documents by providing correct bibliographic references to sources;
- upon request, provide access to research data both during the publication process and after publication of the article;
- never submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one primary publication journal;
- refrain from making defamatory statements in your articles that could be construed as discrediting the reputation of any person;
- report to the editor-in-chief any errors discovered in their work at any stage of the publication process;
- disclose any immaterial or material conflicts of interest.
- Publication ethics for the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board
The editor-in-chief bears full personal responsibility for the content of articles published in the Journal. The Editor-in-Chief is guided by the code of ethics presented here, as well as legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief and members of the editorial board must:
- base your decisions solely on the scientific rigor of the manuscript under review;
- evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors;
- never disclose information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than those involved in the publication process;
- never use information or ideas contained in submitted manuscripts for personal gain;
- ensure the confidentiality of information of reviewers and authors;
- ensure the confidentiality of the entire review process;
- ensure timely and efficient processing of submitted manuscripts;
- remember that the main goal of the journal is to promote the development of science, and not to make a profit;
- exclude manuscripts suspected of plagiarism from the publication process.
- Publication ethics for reviewers
The work of reviewers is aimed at a thorough scientific examination of materials submitted to the Journal. Therefore, the conduct of reviewers should be unbiased, which is reflected in the following recommendations.
- treat the reviewed manuscript as a confidential document that cannot be disclosed to third parties without the prior consent of the editor-in-chief;
- give an objective and reasonable assessment of the reviewed manuscript;
- express your opinion clearly and comprehensively, refraining from personal criticism of the author;
- never use the information contained in the reviewed article for personal purposes;
- refuse the review process if they consider themselves unqualified to review a proposed article, or if there is any doubt that they may not complete the review within the specified time period;
- never invite authors to cite a reviewer’s work just to increase the reviewer’s citation count;
- declare any potential conflicts of interest (which may be, for example, personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political or religious) before agreeing to review a manuscript, including any relationship with the author that could potentially influence their decision.