Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
The editors responsible approach to support academic reputation, and we are closely following the conformity of published materials to the highest standards. Revision is guided by the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as take into account the valuable experience in reputable international journals and publishing houses.
The responsibilities of the editor
The Chief Editor is responsible for deciding on the publication of submitted papers to the journal. This decision is always taken on the basis of the validation work and its relevance to researchers and readers. The Editor in chief can follow the methodological recommendations developed by the editorial board of the publishing house and legal requirements such as the avoidance of libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Also confirming the decision of the chief editor of the publication the chief editor can consult with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers. He evaluates the intellectual content of the works, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, nationality or political views of the author.
Chief Editor of the journal and the staff should not disclose the information about manuscripts provided to the third parties except for the reviewers, potential reviewers, the editorial board of advisers, and the publisher. The information contained in the article submitted for publication should not be used in any personal work of editor in chief and member of the Editorial Board without the written permission of the author. The confidential information or ideas received by reviewers, should be kept confidential and not be used for the personal gain. The chief editor should give up his participation in the review article in the presence of a conflict of interest in connection with the competition, cooperation, or other relationship with someone of the authors, companies or institutions relevant to the article. The chief editor should require all authors of publications to provide information on the relevant competing interests and publish corrections if the conflict of interest was identified after publication.
When you receive complaints regarding the ethical nature submitted manuscript or published article the chief editor is obliged to take timely measures to resolve the conflict.
The duties of the reviewers
Reviewing articles is necessary and can help to improve the quality of information presentation. Each selected reviewer who considers himself incompetent to review the scientific study described in the manuscript, must notify the editor and refuse to review this material. Each manuscript received for reviewing must be treated as a confidential document. It should not be discussed with the third parties except the persons authorized by the editor. The reviews should be conducted objectively. The reviewer should express their views clearly, soundly and prevent manifestations of personal claims against the author.
The duties of the authors
The authors must guarantee the originality of the work, and using the information or words from other publications that should be properly indicated by reference or referred to in the text. In the case of significant or partly overlap between the manuscript under reviewing and any other known published work the referee must inform the chief editor.
Plagiarism takes many forms, from submitting someone else's work as a copy of yours or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's work without the attribution, as well as the statements about their rights on the results obtained in studies conducted by the others. Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and unethical behavior in the publication. Providing by the author the same manuscript to more than one publication at the same time is also considered as violation of ethical norms and rules.
The author must declare the presence or absence of a conflict of interests. The conflict of interest declaration is obligatory. The conflict of interest exists (financial relations, service or work in institutions which have a financial or political interest to the materials published, job duties and so on) when any situation can influence the author of the manuscript and cause data concealing or bias or impact data interpreting.
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
If the author finds an error or inaccuracy in his published work, he should notify the chief editor of this publication, and contribute to the refutation or the correction of the article. If the editor in chief is informed of significant errors in the publication by the third party, the author is obliged to make a correction or provide the proof of the accuracy and reliability of his work.