Responsibility of authors
RELIABILITY AND STANDARDS OF RESEARCH
If the article is based on an original study, the authors must provide reliable results of the conducted work and an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The manuscript should contain all the key data, as well as accurate description of the details of the study and links to ensure the reproducibility of the results. Falsification of data or knowingly incorrect statements in the manuscript are considered unethical and unacceptable.
ACCESSIBILITY OF DATA
In addition to the manuscript, the editors have the right to request original data from the authors. The author is obliged to allow access to it (provided that this access will not violate the confidentiality of the participants of the experiment, as well as the personal or corporate rights of the dataowners).
ORIGINALITY, PLAGIARISM AND REFERENCES
Authors mustsubmit only original works. Referring to the works of other authors, the author must observe accuracy in citing and indicating the source. Publications that have significantly influenced the preparation of the research or defined its format should also be mentioned in the article.
MULTIPLE, REPEATED OR CONCURRENT PUBLICATIONS
Materials describing the content of the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Sending a manuscript to more than one journalis considered unethical and unacceptable.
Copyrighted materials that have already been publishedcannot be submitted for publication. Likewise, submitted materials under consideration cannot be sent to another journal for publication as a copyrighted article.
When submitting an article, the author should inform the editor about all previous submissions of the paper, which can be considered as duplicating or double publication.
The author is obliged to warn the editor that the manuscript contains information published in previous reports or submitted for another publication.
In these cases, the new article should contain references to the preceding material.
The list of authors should include only those who have made a significant contribution into
- concept and design of the research, acquisition and interpretation of the data;
- drafting the work or its critical revision aimed at improving the quality;
- final approval of the version to be published.
The contribution of each author should besufficient to take public responsibility for the corresponding part of the content of the article.
Participation in providing funding or selecting material for the article is not sufficient for authorship.
The overall management of the research team is not recognized as sufficient for authorship either.
All persons indicated as authors must approve the final version of the manuscript, as well as its submission to the journal for publication.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
When submitting a manuscript to the journal, all the authors sign a Form for Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest concerning any existing financial or other significant conflicts of interest that may be regarded as having affected the results of the study or their interpretation. Furthermore, all sources of funding for the described work should be specified.
COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS OF BIOMEDICAL ETHICS
If the experimental research included people or animals as the objects of study, the authors are obliged to report in the manuscript that all stages of the research were conducted in accordance with the legislation and regulatory documents. The manuscript should reflect that voluntary informed consent was obtained from all people who were the objects of study.
PARTICIPATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS
Based on the results of the review, the article may be sent to the author for revision. Authors should actively participate in the review process, respond promptly to questions and, if necessary, correct the manuscript in accordance with the requirements of the reviewer.