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Ethical requirements

In order to meet high standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process, authors, editors and reviewers are obliged to act in compliance with the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

The authors are bound by the ethical principles of scientific work and obliged to comply with the following policies:

  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to creating the paper. Every researcher who contributed substantially and non-trivially is entitled to be attributed authorship or co-authorship.
  • The fabrication or falsification of research data contravenes the principles of scientific work. Authors must be able to document their procedures and answer editors’ questions about the data sources and methods applied.
  • All sources used must be properly cited and referenced in accordance with copyright and ethical rules of scientific work to avoid plagiarism.
  • Only previously unpublished manuscripts can be offered to the peer-reviewed section of the journal. It is considered unethical to offer a paper for publication to several periodicals simultaneously.
  • All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organisations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.