Ethical Responsibility of AuthorsThe author submits the original manuscripts, which have not been published before.
- The manuscript should not be submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous review.
- The author should refrain from distorting and falsifying research results.
- The author handles for the content of the manuscript. The paper should present only original scientific data. The author should make a reference to the source if he uses materials from other works.
- Plagiarism, as well as autoplagiarism, in any form is unacceptable.
- The author should avoid unreasonable self-citation, excessive publication of his research. The author should not publish manuscripts that describe essentially the same research more than once or more than in one journal.
- If the author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in an already published article, then he must immediately notify the editorial office and assist in correcting the error. If the editors hear about a mistake from third parties, then the author must immediately correct the error or provide evidence of its absence.
- The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. The journal allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.
Ethical Responsibility of Reviewers
- The reviewer gives an independent expert evaluation of the manuscript.
- The reviewer provides a review within the time specified by the editorial board. If the review of the manuscript within these terms is not possible, the reviewer must notify the editor.
- The reviewer evaluates the manuscript solely on its intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship and political views of the authors.
- The reviewer makes a decision on the recommendation of the manuscript for publication or on the decline of publication on the basis of the scientific value of the reviewed work. Making decisions based on personal preferences is unacceptable.
- The reviewer has no right to disclose to third parties information about the manuscripts submitted for review.
- The reviewer informs the editor-in-chief about errors in the reviewed manuscript, pseudo-scientific conclusions in the article, content of the materials that make up the government secret.
- The reviewer cannot use the materials of unpublished manuscripts, cannot transfer it to third parties.
- The names of the reviewers are not disclosed to the authors and third parties.
Ethical Responsibility of the Editorial Board
- The editorial board provides the authors with an open access to the information covering the rules of manuscript preparation for submission, the order of review, and publication of the article.
- Editorial board publishes requirements for registration of articles and criteria for the evaluation of the manuscript on the journal’s website e-researcher.be
- The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the publication of manuscripts with signs of slander, insult, plagiarism or copyright infringement. The final decision on the acceptance or refusal to publish a manuscript is made by the editor-in-chief.
- The editorial board guarantees confidentiality, i.e. undertakes not to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the relevant authors, reviewers and the editor-in-chief.
- In relation to the materials considered for publication, the editorial board chooses independent experts with proper experience and without conflict of interest.
- The editorial board maintains the high quality level of published scientific papers, develops the journal, and provides an open access to the results of the latest research in social and humanitarian fields of knowledge.
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