Ethical oversight

The Editorial Board works in compliance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and demands adherence thereto in research involving human subjects.

The manuscripts must refere to the materials containing the approval of the research by the Ethics Committee of the university hosting the research. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper if deemed necessary by the editor. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains an error, it is the obligation of the author to cooperate with the editor, including providing evidence to the editor where requested.

Plagiarism policy

The Editorial Board of the journal considers plagiarism in articles unacceptable (publication in a written or electronic form of the research results obtained and published by other persons as the author’s own contribution, or reprint of the published texts authored by other persons without proper reference thereto).

The articles must not contain:

  • copied or published work executed by other scholars and presented as the author’s own findings.
  • word-for-word copying of fragments of any text (from a single phrase to several sentences) without proper quotation formatting;
  • slightly modified copied material (re-phrased sentences, changes in the word order, etc.) without proper quotation/reference formatting;
  • other people’s thoughts, ideas or texts rendered in the author’s own words without providing proper references to the sources.

The author must provide references to his or her own previously published works.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject any manuscript containing borrowings from previous publications without proper references thereto and can cancel any publication pursuant to a plagiarism complaint.

The Editorial Board use Unicheck, eTXT Antiplagiarism.