The editorial board of the journal in its work is guided by the international community principals of publication ethics, reflected in the recommendations of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Ethics of scientific publications), as well as uses the valuable experience of reputable international journals and publishers. Each member of the editorial board, author, reviewer, publisher, as well as organizations involved in the publishing process, must observe ethical standards, rules and regulations and take all reasonable measures to prevent violations (plagiarism, false statement, data fabrication, conflict of interest, etc.). Compliance with these principles is binding, since it helps improve the quality of publications, ensures the rights of authors’ intellectual property, excludes the possibility of unauthorized use of copyright material, supports credibility of the journal from the scientific community and society in general.
- Publication and authorship: - every publication in the journal will contain a list of references, indication of relevant financial support of the published research; will contain no plagiarism or fraudulent data; will not duplicate research previously published in more than one journal.
- Author's responsibilities: - authors of the journal publications are obliged to participate in peer review process; publications will indicate all authors significantly contributing to the research, will contain statements that the data in the publication are real and authentic; the authors of the publication are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- Peer review / responsibility for the reviewers: - review judgments will be objective; all reviewers will avoid conflicts of interest with respect to the research, or with respect to the authors and/or the research funders; the reviewers will indicate to authors relevant research not cited in the submission; all reviewed articles will be treated confidentially.
- Editorial responsibilities: - editors and editor in chief share responsibility and authority to reject or accept submissions for publication; editors and editor in chief will avoid conflict of interest with respect to submissions which they reject or accept; editors and editor in chief support and promote publication of correction or retraction when errors are found; editors and editor in chief preserve anonymity of reviewers; editors and editor in chief as well as will make just and unbiased decisions independent of commercial or other interests; editors and editor in chief subscribe to the editorial policies of transparency and honest accountability; editors and editor in chief will secure the integrity of submissions, issuing where necessary corrections and rejections, and making honest effort at persecuting suspicions of unethical research or editorial practices; editors and editor in chief will undertake to prevent unethical behavior of reviewers and editorial board; editors and editor in chief will undertake to critically assess ethical norms of conduct concerning the research on humans and animals; editors and editor in chief, as well as reviewers and authors will seek to adequately inform each other of the expectations.
- Publishing ethics issues: - editors and editor in chief will monitor/safeguard publishing ethics by editorial board, reviewers, and will maintain the integrity of the academic record, will preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards, will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed, will prevent publication of plagiarism or fraudulent data.
The editors of the journal generally subscribe and make honest attempts to adhere to the Code of Conduct of COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics (COPE))