We support upholding the COPE ideals and are opposed to any sort of misbehaviour. A lot of focus is placed on making sure the papers are original and preventing plagiarism. Check the Plagiarism Statement, please.
Norms for research misconduct:
1) allegations regarding the authorship of contributions. According to the policy of our journal, all authors should be listed in the list of authors in the Cover letter form that is submitted with the manuscript. A person must be accountable for a specific aspect of the research, prepare the work, or make a unique addition to the idea, project, or research explanation to be deemed the author, and this responsibility must be acknowledged in the final work form. A small contribution might not be counted as authorship. Authors and co-authors may designate someone as a contributor and acknowledge them in the paper’s acknowledgement section even if their contribution is small, their data is appropriate or they provide some other kind of assistance. As per our policy, authors and co-authors of submitted papers must complete the Cover letter form to identify all contributors and affirm their approval for the paper’s publication.
2) duplicate submission/publication. This refers to the practice of submitting or publishing essentially the same study in two journals. These submissions and publications may happen at the same time or years apart.
3) redundant publication, commonly known as “salami publishing,” refers to the practice of submitting separate portions of one study to two or more journals. Or the results have already been disclosed elsewhere without the required citations, approval, or justification. The practice of “self-plagiarism” is regarded as a redundant publication. It involves reusing or appropriating ideas from earlier works without properly our attributing them. This frequent behaviour could be inadvertent. The information required to evaluate an author’s usage of previously published material is typically provided by the author’s disclosure of such use.
4) citation manipulation. Citation manipulation refers to the following types of behaviour:
5) data fabrication is the use of knowingly implausible data in the research process, the deliberate discovery of research results, the use of unreliable information in the process of data collection or data processing. In addition, a form of data fabrication is the use in the list of literary sources of references to non-existent publications or distortion of the bibliographic description.
6) falsification is the manipulation of research data, violations in the process of setting parameters of equipment settings used in the process of conducting research in order to obtain the desired result of the experiment, biased correction of data in the process of their processing, setting of individual data in the process of the experiment, etc.
Academic plagiarism applies to all types of sources, including texts, drawings, fragments, mathematical expressions and transformations, program codes, etc. Sources of academic plagiarism can be published and unpublished books, articles, theses, manuscripts, etc.
The following main varieties of academic plagiarism are distinguished:
Other types of research violations
In addition to plagiarism, there are a number of cases in which the action is recognized as research misconduct:
Procedure for handling allegations of research misconduct
If ethical violations are detected in the process of submission, review or publication of the manuscript, the editorial board applies the following procedure:
In case of violation of the Research misconduct policy the following sanctions may be imposed: