Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

In "Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Series: Physics and Mathematics" we suppose that authors, editors and reviewers agree with the following Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. Our ethic statement follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and is based on the guidelines of Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines).

 

Duties / Responsibilities of Authors

Authors must present an objective discussion of the significance of their research work, sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Authorship should be limited to those scientists who have made a significant contribution to the reported study. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research, they can be named in an acknowledgement. An author who submits the paper for publication should ensure that all coauthors are included in the paper, have seen the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently is unethical and unacceptable. It is also expected that an author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works. Plagiarism constitutes unethical scientific behavior and is never acceptable. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with manuscripts for editorial review, and should prepare to provide public access to such data if possible. If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the editors and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate correction statement or erratum.

  • Reporting Standards: Authors should present an accurate account of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See submission guideline policies)
  • Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. It is also expected that the author will not publish redundant manuscripts or manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work.
  • Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide raw data related to their manuscript for editorial review and must retain such data.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If at any point of time, the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript, then the error or inaccuracy must be reported to the editor.

 

Duties / Responsibilities of Editorial Board Members

The editor is responsible for publication decisions. In making these decisions editor is guided by policies of the journal. The editor should evaluate manuscripts without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship etc. The editor should declare any possible conflict of interest. If there is a potential for a serious conflict of interest or loyalty, the editor should inform the editorial team. The editorial team will make the decision about further editorial activity on the paper. The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewer(s) and the publisher. The editor should be aware of the problem of plagiarism and self-plagiarism. The editor should inform editorial team if he suspect a paper has been plagiarized or self-plagiarized.

 

Duties of Editor

  • Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial review board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.
  • Review of Manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. Following desk review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to the editorial review board who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
  • Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the Bulletin is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
  • Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Bulletin will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.

 

Duties / Responsibilities of Reviewers

The journal operates a single-blind refereeing policy. So the identity of the referee is confidential to an author. But the identity of the author is known to the referee. So referee should not contact to the author and identify themselves as the referee. Any invited referee must notify the editorial staff if he feels unqualified to review a manuscript or knows that he can't do it in due time. In that case he can recommend an alternative reviewer. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated by a referee as confidential documents. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations of the referee should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that the author can use them for improving the paper. A referee should be aware of the problem of plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Also a referee should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author(s) in an article. A referee should not consider work with manuscripts in which he may have conflict of interest. If there is a potential for a serious conflict of interest or loyalty, a referee should inform the editorial team.

  • Confidentiality: Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Manuscript reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge must be immediately brought to the editor's notice.
  • Standards of Objectivity: Review of submitted manuscripts must be done objectively and the reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within stipulated time then this information must be communicated to the editor, so that the manuscript could be sent to another reviewer.