Editorial and publishing ethics

Editorial and publishing ethics

The Editorial Board of the Journal in its activities is guided by generally accepted in the international scientific community standards of editorial and publishing ethics, peer review and authorship of scientific publications, which are desribed in the Declaration of the Association of scientific editors and publishers (ASEP), and in recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Editorial Board of the Journal takes as a premise that authors and peer reviewers are familiar with the authors’ ethical principles and peer review ethical principles reflected in the above-mentioned Declaration and the recommendations of the Committee on the ethics of scientific publications.

By submitting a manuscript the author confirms that he/she possesses author’s rights for it, as well as agrees to comply with the Criteria of Authorship and Authors’ Ethical Principles.

As a supervisor of the single-blind peer review process, the Editorial Board is obliged to provide for conditions excluding any conflict of interests between the sides. The author or co-author of the reviewed work cannot act as the reviewer, as well as the scientific supervisor of scientific degree candidates.

The Editorial Board denounces all forms of publication malpractice, including plagiarism, duplicate submission, misappropriation of research results and fraud. In such cases the manuscript can be recalled from the Journal.

As part of its ethical code the Editorial Board of the Journal is bound by the principle of confidentiality regarding individual articles under review or in the process of publication, as well as their authors and peer-reviewers. The Editorial Board will require the same level of ethical awareness from its peer-reviewers.

The Journal does not accept payments for publications. Any attempt by authors or other interested parties to offer such a payment may result in rejection of the submitted manuscript.

The published articles may not represent the point of view of the Founders, Editorial Council or Editorial Board.