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Regulations on the Observance of Publishing Ethics

The editorial board of the scientific journal follows the principles of ethics adopted by the international community and does everything possible to prevent any violations. In its activities, the editorial staff, the editorial team, the editorial board and the publisher of the magazine rely on the recommendations and standards of the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications - the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and also take into account the valuable experience of authoritative international journals and publishers. To ensure the high quality of scientific publications, the recognition by the public of scientific results obtained by the author, all participants involved in the process of creating, reviewing and publishing a scientific article: the author, members of the editorial board, reviewer, publisher, and institutions participating in the publishing process are obliged to observe ethical standards, norms and rules and take measures to prevent their violations. Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants in this process contributes to ensuring the authors' rights to intellectual property, improving the quality of the publication and excluding the possibility of misuse of copyrighted materials in the interests of individuals.

1. Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the publisher

In its activities, the publisher is responsible for the publication of copyright works, which entails the need to follow the following basic principles and procedures:

1.1. To promote the fulfillment of ethical duties by the editorial staff, the editorial and publishing group, the editorial board, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements.

1.2. Ensure the confidentiality of the publication received from the authors and any information before it is published.

1.3. Be always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, refutations and apologies when necessary.

1.4. Provide editorial staff with the possibility of excluding publications containing plagiarism and inaccurate data.

1.5. The publisher (editor) has the right to reject the manuscript or to require the author to finalize it, if it is framed with violations of the Rules adopted in this journal and agreed with the publisher.

1.6. The article, if accepted for publication, is placed in the public domain; copyrights are reserved for authors.

1.7. Coordinate with the author, introduced in the article editorial proofs.

2. Ethical principles of the author of the scientific publication:

Authors (or a team of authors) when submitting materials to a scientific journal realize that they are responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies observing the following principles:

2.1. Provide reliable results of the studies. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.

2.2. Ensure that the results of the research presented in the manuscript provided are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be made with a mandatory indication of the author and the source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unformulated quotes, rephrasing or assigning rights to the results of other people's research, are unethical and unacceptable. The existence of a loan without reference will be considered by the editorial board as plagiarism.

2.3. Do not duplicate publications (in the cover letter, the author must indicate that the work is published for the first time). If individual elements of the manuscript were previously published, the author must refer to earlier work and indicate the differences between the new work and the previous one.

2.4. It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who somehow influenced the course of the study, in particular, the article should contain references to the work that was important in the study.

2.5. The co-authors of the article should indicate all persons who have made a significant contribution to the study. Among co-authors it is inadmissible to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.

2.6. Authors should respect the work of the editorial board and reviewers and eliminate these shortcomings or explain them reasonably.

2.7. Authors must submit and issue the manuscript in accordance with the rules adopted in the journal.

2.8. If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he must immediately notify the editorial office of this.

3. Ethical principles in the activity of the reviewer

The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of copyright materials, as a result of which his actions should be impartial in nature, consisting in the following principles:

3.1. The manuscript received for review should be considered a confidential document, which can not be passed on for review or discussion to third parties without authorization from the editorial office. 

3.2. Reviewers are obliged to know that the manuscripts sent to them are the intellectual property of the authors and refer to information that is not subject to disclosure. Violation of confidentiality is possible only in the case of a referee's statement about unreliability or falsification of the materials stated in the article.

3.3. The reviewer should pay attention of the editor-in-chief to the substantial or partial similarity of the estimated manuscript with any other work, as well as the facts of the absence of references to the provisions, conclusions or arguments previously published in other works of this or other authors.

3.4. The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the results of the research and clearly grounded recommendations. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

3.5. The comments and wishes of the reviewer should be objective and principled, aimed at raising the scientific level of the manuscript.

3.6. The reviewer must make decisions based on specific facts and give evidence of his decision.

3.7. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of manuscripts for their own needs.

3.8. Reviewers do not have the right to take advantage of knowledge of the content of the work before it is published.

4. Ethical principles in the activities of the editor and editorial board:

In its activities, the editorial staff, editor-in-chief, members of the editorial board are responsible for the publication of copyright works, which imposes the necessity of following the following fundamental principles:

4.1. When deciding on publication, the editor of a scientific journal is guided by the reliability of the data presentation and the scientific significance of the work in question.

4.2. The editor-in-chief should evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.

4.3. Article can be rejected if its content is aimed at creating conflicts.

4.4. Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts submitted for consideration shall not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.

4.5. The editor in chief undertakes:

  • constantly improve the journal;
  • follow the principle of freedom of opinion;
  • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors of the magazine;
  • decide on the publication of materials, guided by the following main criteria: the correspondence of the manuscript to the subject matter of the journal, the relevance, novelty and scientific significance of the manuscript presented, the clarity of the presentation, the reliability of the results and the completeness of the conclusions. The quality of the research and its relevance are the basis for the decision to publish.