Publisher and Editorial Authority Responsibilities:

  • Act impartially, assess contributors and reviewers objectively and fairly, without any discrimination;
  • Access to evaluation and publication of the contributions so that the main evaluation criterion is professional quality and benefit;
  • Take measures to highlight possible breaches of the Code of Ethics and introduce procedures to prevent such violations.

Duties for Authors:

  • Get acquainted with the Author Guidelines and the Code of Ethics;
  • Undertaking that an identical or similarly similar contribution has not yet been published or offered for publication in another periodical or other publicly available information resource;
  • Award the publisher permission to publish and disseminate the paper in both printed and electronic form;
  • Ensure that the contribution does not contain classified information under applicable law;
  • Explicitly mention in the contribution the participation of another person or institution participating in the development of the contribution, including identification of the grant, sponsor, project, etc .;
  • Properly cite the sources and literature used;
  • Tolerate any interventions in your contribution resulting from the outcome of the review process and language proofing;
  • Not seek reviewers' identity and to alert publishers to facts that might jeopardize the anonymity and objectivity of the review process;
  • Avoid unsubstantiated assessments in the contribution that might harm others and the reputation of the magazine;
  • Notify any potential conflict of interest to publisher;
  • Immediately inform publishers if a serious error or mistake appears in the published article.

Reviewer Responsibility:

  • Get acquainted with the Guidelines for Reviewers and the Code of Ethics;
  • Withdraw from review if he / she believes he / she will not be able to judge the article at a sufficiently professional level;
  • Evaluate the reviewed paper objectively, impartially, and review the text in right time, in the required scope and quality;
  • To maintain the confidentiality of information received from the publisher or author in connection with the processing of the review report;
  • Alert publishers to any previously published or sent text that is significantly resembling with the reviewed paper;
  • Not seek the identity of the author of the reviewed paper, and alert the publisher facts that might jeopardize the anonymity of the review process;
  • Inform publishers on possible conflicts of interest in time.

 Procedure to Deal with Cases of Unethical Behavior

Anyone can warn publisher of violating the principles of the Code of Ethics. Solution of complaints relating to unethical behavior is responsibility of the Editorial Board Chairman. Any information relating to the investigation and the results of solution will not be provided outside the range of persons directly concerned. Violation of any part of the Code of Ethics will result appropriate measures, including the cancellation of the contribution.

This Code of Ethics is in line with the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) recommendations contained in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.