Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Conflict of interests
1. When evaluating a manuscript, Editorial Board seeks to prevent conflicts of interest between its members, reviewers, the journal's publishers and authors.
2. Experts should not be involved in reviewing the works if there is a conflict of interest due to competitive relations, cooperation or other interactions or relations with authors, companies or institutions in any manner connected with the submitted materials. In the event of any conflict of interest that precludes independent assessment of the manuscript, the persons concerned must take their own discretion by transferring their authority to make decisions to another member of the Editorial Board or to a certain reviewer.
3. The presence of a conflict of interest, declared by one of the participants of the review process, does not in itself lead to a refusal to publish, since the most important criterion for evaluating the manuscript is its scientific quality.
4. Articles of the editor-in-chief and members of the editorial board are reviewed in a general manner.
5. Unpublished materials available in the presented study may not be used by the Editorial Board in their own developments without the written consent of the author. Such information is not disclosed and may not be used by the reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, the editorial staff of the journal for the purpose of obtaining personal benefits.
5.6 An article is placed in public domain in case of acceptance for publication. If there is a suspicion of a conflict of interest after publication, the editorial staff of the journal for the purpose of obtaining personal benefits:
· The reviewer suspects an undisclosed conflict of interest in the article submitted (https://publicationethics.org/files/COI%20submitted.pdf)
· The reader suspects an undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article (https://publicationethics.org/files/COI%20published.pdf)
Created / Updated: 20 September 2021 / 20 September 2021