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Publication Ethics

The editorial policy of the journal is based on international ethical principles, supports the declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers “Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications” (Moscow, May 20, 2016) is built on ethical standards for the work of editors and publishers as enshrined in the Code of Conduct and guidelines for best practices for the magazine editor (Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors) and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers), developed by the Committee on publication ethics - Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Responsibility of Journal’s Editors

1. The Editors of the Journal are responsible to authors, reviewers, readers, scientific community, Founder and Publisher, as well as to the general public for making a final decision on the publication, the content of published materials and recognize this responsibility.
2. The Editors make fair and objective decisions, regardless of any commercial considerations and provide a fair and efficient process for the independent review.
3. The Editors shall evaluate manuscripts’ intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality and/or any political affiliations of the authors.
4. The Editors should not disclose information about the accepted manuscript prior to its publication, with the exception of participants in the editorial and publishing process.
5. The Editors do not work with articles for which they have a conflict of interest.
6. The Editors resolve conflict situations arising during the editorial process, as well as use all available means to resolve these situations.
7. The Editors publish information concerning corrections, rebuttals, and review articles in case the need arises.
8. The Editors do not publish the final version of the article without the consent of the authors.

Responsibility of Journal’s Reviewers

1. The reviewer evaluates his or her own availability before the examination of the manuscript and accepts materials for review only if the reviewer is able to allow for sufficient time as to ensure the quality his or her work.
2. The reviewer notifies the Editorial Board of any conflict of interest (if one exists) before the start of the review of the article.
3. The reviewer does not send information about the article and or any of the data contained within the article to any third party.
4.The reviewer does not use the information obtained from the article for any personal and or commercial purposes.
5. The reviewer does not make conclusions about the quality of the article on the basis of subjective data, e.g. the personal relationship to the author, gender, age, religion, etc.
6. The reviewer uses only proper and appropriate language and explanations in respect to the articles, avoiding any personal remarks.

Responsibilities of the Journal’s Authors

1. Authors must only submit materials for review that have not been previously published. Authors of articles based on previously published material consisting of content other than academic articles or on materials available on Internet sites should notify the Editorial Board of the Journal as to the presence of such prior content.
2. Authors must not submit the same article to different journals for review.
3. All co-authors must explicitly consent to the submission of their articles to the Journal.
4. Authors must inform the Editorial Board of any potential conflict of interest.
5. Author must take the necessary steps to ensure the correctness of citations in the submitted article.
6. The list of authors shall include only individuals who have made a significant contribution to the research.
7. Authors must correctly cite any previous work mentioned in the manuscript so as to avoid self-plagiarism and any artificial increase in the volume of publications.
8. The nominated corresponding author, who acts as the contact with Journal, is responsible for informing all other co-authors of any changes and suggestions from the Editorial Board and must not make decisions regarding the article without the written consent of any co-authors.
9. The corresponding author shall maintain proper correspondence with the reviewer through contact with the editor and respond in good time to any comments and observations that arise.
10. In the event of reviewers raising issues with information presented in the article, the authors shall either adjust the information or refute the criticism.

Responsibility of the Journal’s Publisher

1. In supporting scientific communication and investing in the publication process, the Publisher is also responsible for complying with all current guidelines and accepted standards for publishing scientific work.
2. The Publisher does not influence the editorial policy of the Journal.
3. The Publisher provides legal support to the Journal if necessary.
4. The Publisher provides for the timely release of futures issues of the Journal.
5. The Publisher disseminates changes and explanations, as well as retracting articles that have been identified as containing critical errors or where authors may be guilty of scientific misconduct.