Duties of Editor in Chief and Editorial Board

Fair play
Submitted manuscripts should be evaluated exclusively on the basis of their academic quality (importance, originality, validity of the study, clarity) and its relevance to the journal scope, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality
Editor in chief, members of the editorial board and staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
The Editorial Board will not provide third parties with information on rejected papers, regardless of the reason.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials revealed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the research of editor / members of the editorial board without the author’s clear written consent.
Editor will withdraw (i.e. will ask a member of the editorial board to handle the manuscript) from considering manuscripts in which he has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors or companies, connected to the papers.

Publication decisions
The Editor-in-Chief ensures that all submitted manuscripts undergo double-blind peer-review by at least two reviewers who are expert in the field. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining which of the manuscripts submitted will be published, based on the reviewers’ comments, its importance to researchers and readers, and the legal requirements being in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may consult with members of the editorial board or reviewers in making this decision.

For publication will be approved papers that:

  • Correspond to the journal scope and fields;
  • Are original and have scientific (fundamental) and scientific-applied (practical) contributions;
  • Correctly reflect the scientific achievements of the authors cited therein;
  • Are submitted for publication in accordance with the standards and instructions of the journal;
  • Have not been published in other scientific publications.

    The presented manuscripts will be rejected if:

  • Are outside of the journal scope and fields;
  • Contain unjustified attacks or disrespect for the work of other authors. Disputes should be based on scientific arguments and keeping with the highest standards for preserving the prestige of the authors of the criticized scientific issues;
  • Deviate from the principle of scientific good faith;
  • A plagiarism and/or text recycling has been detected;
  • The language can be а reason for rejection if below an acceptable level of clarity.

In case of rejection the author(s) will be acquainted with the violations detected, findings and recommendations. The author has the right to object, which is discussed by the Editorial Board that comes up with a final decision.