The editorial staff and editorial board members find any violation of academic integrity unacceptable.

Academic misconduct includes:

  • academic plagiarism, i.e. publication (in part or in full) of research findings obtained by others as the result of their own research and / or reproduction of published texts authored by others without indication of their authorship;
  • self-plagiarism, i.e. publication (in part or in full) of one's own previously published research findings as new scientific results;
  • fabrication, i.e. making up data or facts used in research;
  • falsification, i.e. deliberate change or modification of existing data relating to research;
  • deception, i.e. providing knowingly false information about their own scientific activities.

Manuscripts submitted to the editorial staff are checked for plagiarism and other violations of academic integrity.

The correctness of the facts and data as well as the validity of the conclusions and recommendations rests with the authors of manuscripts. In case a failure to comply with academic integrity (plagiarism, falsification, etc.) is detected, the author shall be responsible for the materials submitted to the journal.

Reviewers are required to contact the editorial board with a request for a collective review of a manuscript in case of doubt as to the author's compliance with academic integrity.

The editors and editorial board members shall reject all materials that contain signs of violation of the academic integrity norms.

The retraction procedure shall be applied to publications that contain signs of serious violation of academic integrity.