Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
submissions must be original, unpublished (including as full text in
conference proceedings), and not under the review of any other
publication synchronously. Each manuscript is reviewed by one of the
editors and at least two referees under double-blind peer review
process. We reserve the right to use plagiarism detecting software to
screen submitted papers at all times. We check for plagiary and
fraudulent data; falsification (fabrication or manipulation of research
data, tables, or images) and improper use of humans or animals in
research. All manuscripts not in accordance with these standards will be
removed from the publication. This also contains any possible
malpractice discovered after the publication. In accordance with the
code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or
follow the COPE Ethics Flowcharts for dealing with cases of possible
scientific misconduct and breach of publication ethics. For more details
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should ensure that submitted work is original. They must certify that
the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere or is not
currently being considered for publication elsewhere, in any language.
Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright
material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be
reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement. Any
work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be
appropriately credited and referenced.
author(s) of the original research articles (including short
communications) must declare that they were involved in at least 3 of
the 5 stages of the study as "designing the study", "collecting the
data", "analyzing the data", "writing the manuscript" and "confirming
the accuracy of the data and the analyses". All authors should disclose
all issues concerning financial relationship, conflict of interest, and
competing interest that may potentially influence the results of the
research or scientific judgment. All financial contributions, supports
or sponsorship of projects should be clearly explained.
an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own
published paper, it is the author's obligation to promptly cooperate
with the Editor-in-Chief to provide retractions or corrections of
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Responsibility for the Reviewers
evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin,
gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political
philosophy of the authors. They should have no conflict of interest with
respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Their
judgments should be objective.
should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the
authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted
manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the
Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and
plagiarism on the author's side.
reviewer who feels unqualified to review the topic of a manuscript or
knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the
Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.
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evaluate manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to
ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief
or political philosophy of the authors. They provide a fair
double-blind peer review of the submitted articles for publication. They
ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is
kept as confidential before publishing.
are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the
publication. They should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
does not allow any conflicts of interest between the authors, editors
and reviewers. Only he has the full authority to assign a reviewer and
is responsible for final decision for publication of the manuscripts in UYBISBBD.
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