Responsibilities of the Authors

Authors of articles on original research should provide clear information on methods of implementation, briefly describe the results and provide an objective discussion of the significance of the work. The article should contain enough details and links to reproduce the study. Inaccurate, misleading information is considered unethical behavior.

Review articles should also be correct and objective.

At the request of the editors, authors must provide initial data for review, and be prepared to make this data available to the public (according to the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases) and keep it for a reasonable time after publication.

Authors must ensure that they have written the original work, the use of material or words of other authors should be in the form of a citation with a reference to the bibliography. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical and unacceptable.

An author may not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same study in more than one journal. Submitting a manuscript to more than one journal is both unethical and unacceptable.

The authorship of the article is limited to those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the concept, design, implementation of the study or interpretation of the results. Individuals who have been involved in the research process should be mentioned in acknowledgments or co-authors.

The author who submits the article ensures the inclusion of all co-authors and their approval of the final version of the manuscript.

Authors must adhere to international ethical requirements in the performance of their work.

All authors must disclose in the manuscript any financial or other conflict of interest that may affect the results or interpretation of their results. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that need to be disclosed are: advice, fees, paid expertise, patent applications, and grants or other funding.

If the author finds a material error or inaccuracy in his own published work, he is obliged to immediately inform the editor of the journal or publisher and work with them to eliminate or correct the error. If errors in the published work are discovered by third parties, they can send a letter to the editors with a clear indication of inaccuracies. The author of the article is obliged to provide evidence of the correctness of the information contained in the publication, or to publish in the journal refutation.