Policy of the journal

OBLIGATIONS OF AN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF A JOURNAL

The editors are guided by the policy of the International Editorial Board of the journal and are limited by the current legislation.

Editors are responsible for making a decision to publish materials (manuscripts) submitted by authors in the journal.

Editors evaluate manuscripts on their intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, political orientation, and authored commercial considerations.

Editors and Editorial staff should not disclose information on submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the relevant author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other members of the editorial board and the publisher.

Unpublished materials should not be used by editors outside the journal without the written consent of the author.

Responsibilities are based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics) and are applied at each stage of the processing of the manuscript.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF REVIEWERS

Expert evaluation helps editors in making editorial decisions and assists the author in improving the manuscript.

Any manuscript received for consideration must be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts should not be shown or discussed with outside parties without the permission of the editor.

Reviewing should be done objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. The reviewer should give arguments to his remarks.

The reviewer should draw the editor's attention to a significant similarity or coincidence in the manuscript in question and any other published work.

The privileged information or idea should be confidential and not be used for personal interests.

The reviewer, who believes that his qualifications are insufficient to make a decision when reviewing the submitted material, must immediately notify the editor about this and refuse the review process.

The reviewer should identify and point out the lack of necessary references.

The reviewer should not allow the content of his review to be affected by the origin of the manuscript, nationality, religious affiliation, political or other views of its authors, or commercial considerations.

The reviewer should not consider manuscripts that may serve as the cause of a conflict of interest resulting from competition, cooperation or other relationship with any of the authors, companies or institutions relevant to the article.

 

AUTHORS RESPONSIBILITIES

The authors of the original research reports should present an objective discussion of its results in the article. If the authors used the work and/or fragments of the text of other authors, then there should be appropriate references to the published works. Fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements are unacceptable.

Typically, authors should not publish articles with the same research in more than one journal, should ensure that the research they write is original works

Persons who have made a significant contribution to the study should be listed as co-authors (ensuring the authenticity of authorship).

Persons who participated in the essential aspects of the research project should be commended, or they should be included in the list of co-authors.

The relevant author should ensure that all co-authors are included in the article and endorse the final version of the article, giving consent for its submission to the journal for publication.

The author must immediately notify the editor or publisher about a significant error or inaccuracy found in his peer-reviewed or published work for its correction or refutation.