The editorial board of the scientific journal Informatization and Communication adheres to the principles of publication ethics accepted by the international community, reflected, in particular, in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications, and also take into account the valuable experience of reputable international magazines and publishing houses.

In order to avoid dishonest practices in publishing activities (plagiarism, presentation of false information, etc.), in order to ensure the high quality of scientific publications, public recognition of the scientific results obtained by the author, each member of the editorial board, author, reviewer, publisher, as well as institutions participating in publishing process, are obliged to comply with ethical standards, rules and regulations and take all reasonable measures to prevent violations of them. Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants in this process helps to ensure the rights of authors to intellectual property, improve the quality of publications and eliminate the possibility of misuse of copyrighted materials in the interests of individuals.

The editors reserve the right to reject the publication of the article in case of violation of the rules below.

In its activities, the editor is responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which imposes the need to follow the following fundamental principles:

— When making a decision on publication, the editor of a scientific journal is guided by the reliability of the presentation of data and the scientific significance of the work in question.

— The editor must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.

— Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

— The editor should not allow information to be published if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

— The editor, together with the publisher, should not leave unanswered claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and also, if a conflict situation is identified, take all necessary measures to restore violated rights.

The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of copyright materials, as a result of which his actions must be unbiased, consisting in the implementation of the following principles:

— A manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document that cannot be passed on for review or discussion to third parties who do not have permission from the editors.

— The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated results of the study. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

— Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes.

— A reviewer who, in his opinion, does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization, should inform the editor about this with a request to exclude him from the review process of this manuscript.

The author (or a team of authors) is aware that he bears the primary responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies compliance with the following principles:

— The authors of the article must provide reliable results of the research. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.

— Authors must ensure that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be formalized with the obligatory indication of the author and source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including loose quotations, paraphrasing, or appropriation of rights to the results of other people’s research, is unethical and unacceptable.

— It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the study, in particular, the article should provide links to works that were important in the conduct of the study.

— Authors should not submit to a journal a manuscript that has been submitted to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article that has already been published in another journal.

— All persons who have made a significant contribution to the study should be indicated as co-authors of the article. Among the co-authors, it is unacceptable to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.

— If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he should notify the editors of the journal as soon as possible.

In order to avoid cases of violation of publication ethics, the conflict of interests of all parties involved in the process of publishing an article should be excluded. A conflict of interest arises if an author, reviewer or member of the editorial board has a financial, scientific or personal relationship that may affect their actions. Such relationships are called dual obligations, competing interests, or competing loyalties.

In order to prevent conflicts of interest and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the journal, the following responsibilities are assigned to each of the parties.

— to transfer the article for consideration to another member of the editorial board if the originally appointed reviewer has a conflict of interest with the author of the submitted article;

— request from all participants in the process of publishing an article information about the possibility of competing interests;

— decide on the publication of information indicated in the letter of the author regarding the conflict of scientific and / or financial interests, if it is not confidential and may affect the assessment of the published work by the reader or the scientific community;

— ensure the publication of amendments if information about a conflict of interest was received after the publication of the article.

— list known and potential sources of conflict of interest in the cover letter;

— indicate the place of their work and the source of funding for the study;

— if there is no conflict of interest — clearly state this in the cover letter.

— inform the editor-in-chief about the presence of a conflict of interest (dual obligations, competing interests) and refuse to examine the article.
If a situation arises related to a violation of publication ethics by an editor, author or reviewer, a mandatory investigation is required. This applies to both published and unpublished material. The editorial board is obliged to demand clarification, without involving persons who may have a conflict of interest with one of the parties.

The editorial board of the scientific journal «Informatization and Communication» protects the reputation of the authors and is attentive to all cases of detection of plagiarism in articles. In order to ensure objectivity, the editors carefully examine each case and consider the arguments of all interested parties.
Before taking further action, the editorial board seeks to obtain the most accurate information from the authors of the disputed publication or copyright holders and studies it. The editorial decision is impartial, objective and does not depend on third parties.

The editorial board of the scientific journal «Informatization and Communication» reserves the right not to respond to allegations of plagiarism if the accuser provides false personal information or acts in an unethical or threatening manner. The editors are not obliged to bring up for discussion cases of alleged plagiarism with persons who are not directly related to it.

The editorial board of the scientific journal «Informatization and Communication» prohibits:

Self-plagiarism. If the elements of a scientific article have been previously published, the author is obliged to refer to the previously published work. Verbatim copying of own works and their paraphrasing is not allowed, they can only be used as a basis for new conclusions.

Copying more than 10 percent of another person’s work verbatim without attribution, attribution, or quotation marks.

An incorrect paraphrase of another person’s work in which more than one sentence has been changed within the same paragraph or section of text, or sentences have been arranged in a different order without proper attribution. Significant incorrect paraphrasing (more than 10 percent of the original work) without reference to the source is equivalent to verbatim copying.

The use of parts of another person’s work without attribution, such as a paragraph, figure or table without attribution to the source or the use of quotation marks.