Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the editor and publisher
The editor is responsible for the publication of author's manuscripts, so his/her activity imposes the need to follow the following basic principles.
When making a decision on possible publication of the article, the editor of the scientific journal is guided by the accuracy of the data and the scientific significance of the work.
The editor should evaluate the intellectual content of the manuscripts regardless of race, gender, religious views, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. The information or ideas obtained in the course of editing and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
The editor should not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to consider that it is plagiarism.
The editor together with the publisher shall not leave unanswered claims concerning the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, as well as take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights in case of a conflict situation.
Ethical principles in the reviewer's work
The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of the author's materials, so that his/her actions should be unbiased, consisting in the implementation of the following principles.
The manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document, which can not be transferred for review or discussion to third parties who does not have the authority of the Editorial Board.
The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated results of the study. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for his/her personal purposes.
A reviewer who does not have, in his/her opinion, a sufficient qualification for the evaluation of the manuscript, or can not be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interests with the author or organization, should inform the editor with an official request to exclude him/her from the review process of this manuscript.
Principles, guiding the authors in the process of publication
The author (or a group of authors) is aware that he/she is initially responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of the research, which implies compliance with the following principles.
The authors of the article should provide reliable results of the research. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable.
The authors must ensure that the results of the research presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. The borrowed fragments or statements should be issued with the obligatory indication of the author and the primary source. Excessive borrowing and plagiarism in any form, including unregistered quotes, paraphrasing or assignment of rights to the results of other people's research are unethical and unacceptable.
It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who somehow influenced the course of the study. In particular, the article should provide references to the work that had value in the study.
The authors should not submit a manuscript which has already been sent to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article, already published in another journal.
All persons who have made a significant contribution to the study should be listed as co-authors of the article. Among the co-authors it is unacceptable to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.
If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he should notify the Editorial Board as soon as possible.