The journal follows international ethical standards (Code of Conduct) developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The following ethical issues are continuously monitored by the Editorial board:
- data fabrication
- data manipulation
- duplicate submission
- ghost authorship
- conflicts of interest
During submission of a manuscript, a corresponding author must confirm that the manuscript fulfills international ethical standards*.
All articles that are sent to the Editorial Office of the journal undergo a double blind peer review process. The content of the paper should correspond to the treatment and scientific level of journal and to be of undoubted scientific interest. The article sent to the Editorial Office of the Journal should not be published or pending on other publications. The authors confirm that their publication does not violate any of the existing copyright.
Editorial team continuous active work to increase the quality and ranking of the Journal. All manuscripts are checked by iThenticate. If violation of research ethics was discovered, Editorial Board will immediately contact author(s) and request explanations. If the issue can not be resolved, the article will be retracted from the publication.
* Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7).