Professional ethics


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‎- Unpublished materials obtained from a submitted manuscript are not used for the Chief ‎Editor’s personal use and are not transferred to third parties without the Author’s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.‎


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‎- Unpublished materials obtained from a submitted manuscript are not used for the Reviewer’s ‎
personal use.‎

‎- 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.‎


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.‎