In order to prevent scientific misconduct (ghostwriting, guest authorship), journal’s Editorial staff has introduced appropriate procedures. Ghostwriting means that someone contributed to creation of an article, but his/her participation as one of the authors was not revealed, or he/she was not mentioned in the acknowledgements. Guest authorship means that participation of an author is insignificant or none, and his/her surname was not mentioned as an author or co-author.
The Editorial staff explains authors the notions of ghostwriting and guest authorship that are the manifestations of scientific misconduct, and all discovered cases of such actions taken by the authors will be exposed, including notification of appropriate bodies (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies etc.).
The Editorial staff shall document all cases of scientific misconduct, especially violation of ethical rules in science.
The Editorial staff applies anti-plagiarism policy. The authors submit for publication only their own original articles that have not been published before in full or in significant parts. The authors guarantee that submitted article has not been submitted for publication in other journal, collective work etc. The authors are obliged to inform Editorial staff in a separate statement about the degree of originality of an article. The authors are obliged to show (quote) publications that they used while writing an article. The Editorial staff informs that all discovered cases of unethical conduct will be exposed, including notification of appropriate bodies (institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors etc.). The Editorial staff documents all manifestations of scientific misconduct.
The Editorial staff applied ethical rules developed based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, including among others, fair play rule, confidentiality, preventing the conflicts of interests of the Editorial staff, participation of the Reviewers in the Editorial staff’s works, punctuality, confidentiality, preventing the conflicts of interests among the reviewers, reliability of sources, authorship of a work, preventing the conflicts of interests of the authors, reliable presenting of the research reports, originality of a work, reliability of sources, errors in published works.