PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE
All parties: author, journal editor, peer reviewer and publisher should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines.
- Authors warrant that their manuscript is their original work that it has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Authors warrant that the rights of third parties will not be violated and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
- Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.
- Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
- Authors must make sure that all only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.
- It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to Nauka i tehnologija are written with ethical standards in mind and that they not contain plagiarism. Authors affirm that the article contains no unfounded or unlawful statements and does not violate the rights of others.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.
Changes to Authorship
Authorship can be changed only before a manuscript is accepted for publication. A request to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor by the corresponding author. A request must include:
- the reason the name should be added or removed or the author names rearranged and
- written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors (including the author being added or removed) that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
If a request is incomplete the manuscript will be suspended until the Editor is informed that authorship has been agreed.
By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Re-use of text, data, figures, or images without appropriate acknowledgment or permission is considered plagiarism, as is the paraphrasing of text, concepts, and ideas. All allegations of plagiarism are investigated thoroughly and in accordance with COPE guidelines detailed here.
Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. All submitted papers will be checked by Similarity Check Plagiarism Detection Service powered by iThenticate Software.
Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism will be automatically rejected and authors will be permanently or temporarily forbidden to publish in the journal.
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
In order to reproduce any third-party material, including tables, figures, or images, in an article authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder and be compliant with any requirements the copyright holder may have pertaining to this reuse.
Evidence in writing that such permissions have been secured from the rights-holder must be made available to the Editors. It is also the author's responsibility to include acknowledgments as stipulated by the particular institutions.
It is particularly important to clear permission for use in both the print and online versions of the journal, and we are not able to accept permissions that carry a time limit because we retain journal articles as part of our online journal archive.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Nauka i tehnologija Editorial Board requires a declaration of any conflict of interest upon submission online. If the manuscript is published, conflict of interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.
WITHDRAWAL AND RETRACTION POLICY
Standards for dealing with withdrawals or retractions have been developed by a number of library and scholarly bodies, and this practice has been adopted for paper withdrawal or retraction by Nauka i tehnologija.
In the electronic version of the original paper, a link is made to the withdrawal (retraction) note where it is clearly stated that the paper has been withdrawn (retracted). The original paper is retained unchanged; save for a watermark on the PDF indicating on each page that it is "withdrawn" or “retracted.”
The opinions expressed in Nauka i tehnologija are those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors, the Editorial Board, the Publisher, or the organization to which the authors are affiliated.
The Editor assumes no responsibility whatsoever, direct or implied, for the contents of the papers as well as for the consequences arising from misinterpretation or unawareness of the requirements for publication or any damages suffered by co-authors from actions or inactions of their corresponding author.