Ethical Rules on Authors

  1. Scientific reliability

Authors of text submitted for publication are required to accurately describe the research work and include an objective interpretation of the results. The works should contain enough information to identify data sources and replicate the research method. Unreliable or incompliant work that does not comply ethical with respect to the presentation and interpretation of data and research results is unacceptable and may result in the withdrawal of the manuscript.

  1. Confirmation of sources

The author should cite publications that have influenced the work in the correct way according to academic conventions. Information obtained from private sources must not be used without the express written permission of the owner.

  1. Access and storage of data

The author should keep an accurate record of data sources related to the publication and may be asked to provide access to this data for use in the publishing process.

  1. Originality and plagiarism

The author should confirm that the work submitted for publication is original. Any quotations or content from secondary and primary sources should be cited in an appropriate way in accordance with academic conventions. Plagiarism is treated as unethical and unacceptable behaviour.

  1. Multiple, unnecessary or parallel publications

The author should confirm that the work submitted for publication has not been published elsewhere and is not subject to a verification/evaluation process in another publishing house. Submission of the same publication in more than one journal is considered unethical behaviour and is unacceptable.

  1. Work authorship

Authorship should be limited to the person/people who have had a significant share in the creation, interpretation and implementation of the work. The author is obliged to indicate all co-authors who contributed to the publication and to obtain their consent for publication. “Ghostwriting” and “Guest authorship” will be considered as cases of scientific misconduct and will be made public.

  1. The principle of confidentiality in relation to persons involved in the research

The author is obliged to observe the rules of confidentiality in relation to the survey or experimental subjects. Any experiments conducted on humans or animals must comply with the procedures of the local ethics committee.

  1. Disclosure and conflict of interest

The author should disclose information about sources of financing of the publication, the contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities, and declare any potential conflicts of interest.

  1. Main errors in published works

The author should immediately notify the editor if he/she notices significant errors in the publication. In cooperation with the Editor-in-Chief and publisher, errata, annex, rectification or withdrawal of the publication should be published.

Failure to comply with these ethical principles will be considered as academic and scientific dishonesty. All cases of conduct violating ethical principles will be documented and made public to interested entities.