Publication ethics

Duties of editors

Editors should work actively to improve the quality of the journal. Editors are responsible for deciding which of the submitted manuscript should be published. The editors are guided by the policy of the International Editorial Board of the journal and are limited by the current legislation. Editors evaluate manuscripts according to their intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors. Editors and Editorial staff should not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the relevant author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other members of the editorial board and the publisher. Unpublished materials should not be used by editors without the written consent of the author. Responsibilities are based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and are applied at each stage of the manuscript processing.

Duties of Reviewers

Expert review helps editors in making editorial decisions and assists the author in improving the manuscript. Any manuscript received for consideration must be considered as a confidential document. Manuscripts should not be shown or discussed with an unauthorized person without the permission of the editor. Feedback should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author's address is considered inappropriate. The reviewer should give arguments to his remarks. The reviewer should draw the editor's attention to a significant similarity or coincidence in the manuscript under review and any other published work. The privileged information or idea should be confidential and not be used for personal interests. Any selected reviewer who feels unskilled in order to consider the research given to him should promptly notify the editor about it. Reviewers should identify relevant published works, to which the author has not made references. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts that may be the cause of a conflict of interest.