We welcome openness, honesty, pluralism, friendliness, sociability, hunger for knowledge, generosity and nobility in their relations with authors and readers. The things we do not accept are dullness, rudeness, plagiary, envy, arrogance and mockery.
In accordance with the ethical principles and standards adopted by the leading international academic publishers, the Editorial Staff have established ethical principles mandatory for all participants of the publication process – Authors, Reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, senior Editors and Publishers.
1. The Author’s responsibility
1.1. By submitting an article to the Editor’s Office the Author confirms that the given article has neither been sent to another journal nor was previously published in other journals.
1.2. The Author is held responsible for the content of their article. An article must contain only original scientific research and data. If the Author uses data obtained by other researchers, they must include a proper reference in the article. The author must not change the results of others’ research discusses in their article. All data processing methods and logic of their interpretation must be absolutely clear and understandable.
1.3. The Author is held responsible for both deliberate and unintentional plagiary. Unauthorized acquisition of any elements of an article (text, graphs, initial data, etc.) is absolutely unacceptable. Elements used with the consent of the rights holder must be submitted in a proper form and accompanied with an adequate reference.
1.4. The Author is held responsible for providing true information about financial support of a project described in the article as well as persons who contributed to the research.
1.5. Private information (i.e. confidential information or information obtained during correspondence, conversation or discussion with third parties) must be used or provided only if the Author has a written permission signed by the person(s) who hold the rights to the information.
1.6. If the Author finds a serious mistake or inaccuracy in their own article which has already been published, the Author must immediately inform the Journal Editor or Publisher and cooperate with the Editor in order to eliminate the mistake or make changes to the article. If the Editor or Publisher learns of a serious mistake in the Author’s article from third parties and notifies the Author about it, the Author must, as soon as possible, submit a new version of the article or provide proof to the Editor that the article contains correct data.
1.7. The Author has the right to initiate publication of a previously published article in another language. Such cases are further reviewed by the Editorial Board, provided that all participants of the process follow the ethical principles.
2. The Editor’s responsibility
2.1. The Editorial Board accepts articles which have never been published and contain original research or a broad survey of a topic answering to the basic goals of the Journal. If the Editorial Board finds a previously published article with content matching 50% of the article submitted by the Author (as shown by the ‘Anti-plag