Editorial ethics

Editorial ethics

In its activities, the editorial board of the magazine follows the recommendations established by the Publication Ethics Committee and the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). (Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).  

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

1.1. In his activity, when publishing articles by authors, the editor is guided by the following fundamental principles: 

– the decision on publication, the editor of the collection is guided by the reliability of the data presentation and the scientific significance of the considered work; 

– the editor must evaluate the intellectual content of the manuscripts regardless of any discriminatory features of the authors (race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, origin, citizenship, social status, or political preferences);  

– unpublished data obtained from manuscripts submitted for review should not be used for personal purposes or disclosed to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain; 

– the editor must not allow information that is plagiarized to be published; 

– the editor must respond to claims related to reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and promote the restoration of violated rights.  

2. Ethical principles in reviewer activity  

2.1. The reviewer carries out an impartial scientific examination of the author's materials in accordance with the following principles: 

– the manuscript must be considered as a confidential document and cannot be handed over to third parties who do not have the authority to do so from the editors, for review ; 

– the reviewer is obliged to give an objective assessment of the presented research results. Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable; 

– unpublished data obtained from manuscripts submitted for review should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes; 

– a reviewer who, in his opinion, does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript presented by the author, must inform the editor-in-chief of the collection about this with a request to exclude him from the review process.  

2.2. Rules of the review procedure

2.2.1. Not only internal but also external reviewers can be involved in the review of scientific articles. 

2.2.2. At least two independent reviewers are appointed for each scientific article.  

2.2.3. The reviewer prepares a written response of the established form with a conclusion on the possibility of admitting the scientific article to publication.  

2.2.4. The names of the reviewers of individual issues of the magazine are not disclosed.  

2.2.5. In some cases, the double-blind review can be practised. Information about the authors and reviewers is not distributed to the parties during the review.  

3.Principles by which the author of scientific publications should be guided  

3.1. Authors must be aware that they bear the primary responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research in accordance with the following principles: 

– authors must provide reliable results of their research. Knowingly false or falsified statements are not acceptable;  

– authors must guarantee that the results of their research are completely original. Borrowed fragments must be issued with a mandatory indication of the author of the latter. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, is unethical and unacceptable;  

– authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that was sent by them to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article that has already been published in another publication;  

– co-authors of the article must include all persons who made a significant contribution to its writing. Co-authors cannot include persons who did not participate in the research; з обов'язковим зазначенням автора останніх; 

– if the author discovers significant errors in the article at the stage of its review or after its publication, he must notify the editor-in-chief of the journal as soon as possible;