DUTIES OF CHIEF EDITOR
The Chief Editor is responsible for publication of the Author’s manuscripts:
- Chief Editor considers the submitted materials for the reliability of the data and scientific significance of the study.
- The Chief Editor is guided by the policy of the journal’s Editorial Board.
- The Chief Editor has right to consult with other editors or reviewers in making the decision on publication.
- The Chief Editor evaluates intellectual content of manuscripts without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, social status or political philosophy of authors.
- Unpublished materials obtained from a submitted manuscript are not used for the Chief Editor’s personal use and are not transferred to third parties without the Author’s written consent. The information or ideas obtained through peer review or editing with possible benefits are kept confidential and are not used for personal advantage.
- The Chief Editor does not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers and other editorial advisers without necessity.
- The Chief Editor has right to refuse the publication of the materials, if there are reasons to believe that the submitted information is plagiarized.
- In case of conflict situation the Chief Editor responds to the claims concerning the considered manuscripts or published materials, takes all necessary and appropriate responsive measures to restore the violated rights: interaction with authors and argumentation of relevant claim or demand, interaction with relevant companies or research centers.
- The Chief Editor has right to refuse the considering of manuscripts in which he finds conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships or interactions with any of the authors, companies or institutions relevant to the manuscript.
DUTIES OF REVIEWER
The reviewer expertizes the Author’s materials, his actions are unbiased in nature:
- The manuscript obtained for reviewing is a confidential document, it is not transferred to any third parties without the Editorial’s consent.
- The reviewer provides objective and reasoned evaluation of the results of the study. Personal criticism of the Author is inappropriate.
- Unpublished materials obtained from a submitted manuscript are not used for the Reviewer’s
- Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in submitted manuscript notifies the Chief Editor and asks to excuse him from the review process.
- Any selected referee who cannot be unbiased to review submitted materials, for example in case of conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or interactions with any of the authors, companies or institutions related to the paper, notifies the Chief Editor and asks to excuse him from the review process.
- Any manuscript received for review is treated as confidential document. The manuscript is not discussed with others except as authorized by the Chief Editor.
- The Reviewer identifies relevant published papers that have not been cited by the authors of the submitted manuscript.
- The reviewer calls to the Chief Editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which he has personal knowledge.
DUTIES OF AUTHOR(S)
The Author (or Authors) is primary responsible for the novelty and reliability of the research results:
- Author of manuscript presents reliable results of the study performed. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable.
- Author guarantee that the results of the research in submitted manuscript are entirely original. The borrowed fragments or statements are accompanied by the obligatory indication of the author and original source. Excessive borrowing and plagiarism in all its forms including unregistered quotes, paraphrasing or assignment of the results of other studies are unacceptable.
- The submitted manuscript provides references to papers that have had importance to the study.
- Author does not submit for consideration the same manuscript which has been submitted and is under consideration in another journal. Author does not submit for consideration the same manuscript which had already been published before.
- The editors may request the Author of raw data relevant to the manuscript that are required for the review. The Author provides access to such information and in any case retains this data for an adequate period of time after publication.
- Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable (for example, the representation of someone else’s study as an author, copying or paraphrasing substantial fragments of other people’s papers without attribution).
- All persons who have made a significant contribution to the research, are specified as co-authors of the paper. It is impossible to specify those persons who have not participated in the research as co-authors. The research participants who have made a significant contribution in a certain direction of the research project are specified as individuals who have made significant contribution to this study.
- The Author clearly identifies in the manuscript the fact if the research involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use.
- In case if the research involves the use of animal or human subjects, the Author includes in the manuscript a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Author specifies in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained from all humans who have become objects of the research. Rights to privacy are respected.
- When the Author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a paper when it’s under consideration or after publication, the Author promptly notifies the journal’s Chief Editor or Editorials. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the Author to promptly retract or correct the paper.