Ethical Issues

Our journal fully adheres to the rules developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All members of the preparation process for publishing from our side (editorial board members and reviewers) are following the standards of COPE. That is required from authors too. When you submit your article to the journal you automatically accept the following editorial requirements, complied under the COPE Code.

 The author should make sure that all participants who have made significant contributions to the study are presented as co-authors, and also that the co-authors do not include those who did not participate in the study. All co-authors have to approve the final version of the article and agree to submit it to the journal.

The author must be sure that his/her work is unique and usage of other authors' work is appropriately designed through references. Any form of plagiarism is not is inadmissible.

Self-plagiarism is also unacceptable. The articles which are submitted for publication in the journal should not be published before or to be under consideration in another edition.

The author must ensure that all data in the article (especially archival) are presented accurately. Providing incorrect source information and false and deliberately false statements is objectionable and regarded by editors as a non-ethical behavior.

The author needs to avoid personal cases and abusing statements toward other authors’ researches. The discussion has to be polite concerning the scientific opponent.

The editorial board makes a decision about publishing the article due to its scientific significance evaluation, originality, matching the topics of the journal and taking into account a review. The editorial board is solely responsible for making such a decision before the scientific community.

The editorial board has a right to decide on the withdrawal of the article in case the author/co-authors does not comply with the above requirements of publication ethics.