CODE OF ETHICS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONSThe future of science in general and scientific sphere of publication depends largely not only on compliance with laws and regulations, but also on respect for the principles of ethics and relations between the participants of the scientific publishing community. This pledge of increasing the number of high-quality scientific publications, as well as the successful development of mutual cooperation of authors, publishers and readers of scientific publications. The common experience of ethical behavior is collected in a single document - Code of ethics of scientific publications (hereinafter - the Code), developed by the Ethics Committee of scientific publications.Code of ethics of scientific publications
unites and reveals the general principles and rules that should govern the relations of participants in the process of scientific publications: authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers.Key terms:
The ethics of scientific publications - a system of rules of professional conduct in relations between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the creation, dissemination and use of scientific publications.Editor
- a representative of the scientific journal or publishing house, prepare materials for publication, as well as maintaining contact with authors and readers of scientific publications.Author
- a person or group of persons (group of authors), participating in the creation of the publication of the results of scientific research.Reviewer
- expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or publishing and conducting scientific expertise copyright materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.Publisher
- legal or natural person exercising public release of a scientific publication.Reader
- any person to get acquainted with the published material.Plagiarism
- intentional attribution of authorship of another work of science or art, other people's ideas or inventions. Plagiarism may be a violation of copyright law and patentlaw and may entail legal responsibility as such.Principles of Professional Ethics in the editor and publisher of activitiesIn his activities the editor responsible for the publication of copyright works, which imposes the need to follow the following basic principles
- When deciding on the publication of a scientific journal editor is guided by fair presentation of the data and scientific significance of the work in question.
- The editor should evaluate manuscript’s intellectual content without regard to race, gender,sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality, social status or political preferences of the authors.
- Unpublished data from submitted manuscripts for consideration, should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained through the editing and the associated potential benefits must be kept confidential and not be used for personal gain.
- The editor should not be allowed to publish information if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.
- Editor in conjunction with the publisher should not leave without answer claims related to reviewed manuscripts or published
materials, as well as the detection of a conflict to take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights.Ethical principles in the activities of the reviewer
Reviewer provides scientific expertise copyright material, so that its action should be impartial in nature, consisting in the following principles:
- The manuscript received for review, should be regarded as a confidential document, which cannot be transferred for review or discussion to the third parties who do not have on the authority of the editorial board.
- The reviewer is required to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the results of the study stated. Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable
- Unpublished data from manuscripts submitted for review, should not be used for personal purposes by reviewers.
- The reviewer, who is not, in his opinion, qualified to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interest with the author or an organization should inform the editor with a request to exclude it from the review process of this manuscript.The principles that should guide the author of scientific publicationsThe author (or group of authors) is aware that bears the initial responsibility for the novelty and validity of the results of scientific research, which involves the following principles:
- The authors should provide reliable research results. A knowingly false or fraudulent statements are unacceptable.
- Authors should ensure that the results of the study, as set out in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be filed with the obligatory indication of the author and source. Excessive borrowing and plagiarism in any form, including unregistered quote, paraphrase or assignment of rights to the results of foreign studies, are unethical and unacceptable.
- It is necessary to recognize the contributions of all persons, one way or another influenced the course of the study, in particular, the article must be submitted references to works that have value in the research.
- Authors do not have to provide in the manuscript journal, which has been sent to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article is already published in another journal.
- Co-authors of the article should include all the persons who have made a significant contribution to the study. Among the co- authors is unacceptable to specify persons who are not involved in the study.
- If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article on the stage of examination or after its publication, it must notify this to the Editor as soon as possible.Code of ethics of scientific publications is developed and approved by the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications.