ETHICAL STANDARDS OF THE PUBLICATION PROCESS
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.
PRINCIPLES OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— 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— Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.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.
ETHICAL PRINCIPLES IN THE ACTIVITY OF THE REVIEWER
— 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.
PRINCIPLES THAT SHOULD BE GUIDED BY THE AUTHOR OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
— 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.
CONFLICT OF INTERESTS
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.
THE EDITOR SHOULD:
— 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.
THE AUTHOR IS OBLIGED:
— 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.
THE REVIEWER IS OBLIGED:
VIOLATIONS OF PUBLICATION ETHICS
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.
EDITORIAL POLICY OF THE UNITED EDITORIAL
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.