Professional Ethics of the Editorial Board of Proceedings of TUSUR University
In its work, the Editorial Board of Proceedings of TUSUR University adheres to the following publication ethics.
The Editor is responsible for publication of author's works, which responsibility requires adherence to the following fundamental principles.
- When making a decision to publish a paper, the Editor is guided by the accuracy of its data and the scientific importance of the research in question.
- The Editor must not approve publication of any information that is reasonably believed to have been plagiarized.
- The Editor must evaluate the intellectual content of papers without regard to the race, sex, sexuality, religious views, background, nationality, social status or political opinions of authors.
- The Editor may not use unpublished data from papers submitted for consideration for personal purposes and may not be made available to third parties without the author's written consent. Any information or ideas obtained in the course of the editing process and associated with potential advantages must be kept confidential and may not be used for personal benefit.
- The Editor and the Publisher must not leave unanswered any claims relating to the papers reviewed or materials published, and in case of a conflict, take every measure necessary to restore any violated rights, even if such violation occured a long time ago.
- If a paper is found to fail to adhere to the ethical standard, the Editor must ensure that the paper is withdrawn (retracted) from publication.
- The Publisher must provide assistance to the Editor and determine the relations among the Publisher, the Editor and other parties to the publishing process. The Publisher must facilitate observation of intellectual property right and author's rights. The Publisher must ensure independence of the decisions made by the Publisher.
- The Publisher must enforce the Journal's policies (e.g. those relating to authors, readers and reviewers).
Reviews help the Editor make a decision whether a paper should be published, and helps the author improve the paper. Therefore, a reviewer carrying out an expertise of a paper must remain unbiased and adhere to the following principles.
- A paper submitted for review must be treated as a confidential document that cannot be made available for reading or discussion to third persons without an authorization from the Editor's Office.
- The reviewer must offer an objective and reasoned assessment of research results presented in the paper. Personal criticism with regard to the author is not tolerated.
- The reviewer may not use unpublished data from papers submitted for consideration for personal purposes and may not be disclosed without the author's written consent.
- A reviewer who, in his/her opinion, is not qualified to review the paper or cannot ensure objectivity, e.g. as a result of a conflict of interest with the author or the organization, must notify the Editor to that effect and withdraw from the peer review process for the paper.
Ethical Principles for Authors
- The author (or the group of authors) recognizes personal responsibility for novelty and reliability of research results presented in the paper, which requires adherence to the following principles.
- Authors must present authentic results of research and proof of their importance. Intentionally misleading or falsified statements are not tolerated.
- Authors must guarantee that resuts of research presented in the paper are fully original. Any borrowed fragments or statements must be accompanied by a reference to the author and the source. Excessive borrowings and any form of plagiarism, including uncredited citations, rewordings or appropriation of authorship rights to someone else's research are not tolerated.
- The paper must acknowledge contributions of all individuals who have influenced the research in one way or another, in particular, the paper must include references to publications that were significant for the research.
- Authors may not submit papers that have been submitted to, is currently being considered by or has been previously published in any other journals.
- The list of co-authors must include all individuals who have made a significant contribution to the research. The paper must be signed by all co-authors, confirming that they agree with its final version and consent to its publication.
- If the author finds any significant errors or inaccuracies in the paper during its review or after its publication, it is the author's responsibility to notify the Editor or Publisher to that effect for corrections to be made.
The Journal reserves the right to refuse any publication submitted that does not adhere to the above principles.