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Publishing ethics

Publishing ethics

 The collective of the journal “International trade and trade policy” is responsible for its approach to the goal of providing academic reputation and does its best to secure the quality of academic publications, at the same time it is respectful towards the author’s position and author’s rights, irrespective of his/her status.

In his work the editor bears responsibility for publicizing authors’ works, which makes the following principles binding:

  • — While making a decision about publication the editor of academic journalis guided by adequacy of data of  and academic importance of the work being considered.

  • — The editor must assess intellectual content of typescripts irrespective of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, background, citizenship, social standing or political preferences.

  • — Unpublished data obtained from submitted typescripts must not be used or private purposes or passed over to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas gained during reviewing and connected with potential advantages must be kept confidential and cannot be used for getting personal benefit.

  • — The editor must not allow publication of the information if there are sufficient grounds to think it is plagiarism.

  • — The editor together with the publisher cannot ignore claims concerning typescripts being considered or unpublished materials and in case of a conflict situation they must do their best to restore the infringed rights.

The expert deals with expertise of authors’ materials, therefore his/her steps must be unprejudiced which implies the following principles:

  • — The typescript received for reviewing must be considered as a confidential document which cannot be passed over for studying or discussing to third parties without necessary authorities from editorship.

  • — The expert must give objective and well-reasoned assess of the research findings. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

  • Unpublished data obtained from submitted typescripts must not be used by the expert for personal purposes.

  • — The expert who, in his/her opinion, does not have a high enough qualification to assess typescript or cannot be objective, for example, due to conflict of interests with the author or organization must inform the editor about it and ask to exclude him/her from the process of reviewing.

The author of academic publications must be guided by the following principles:

  • — Authors of articles must provide true findings of research. Faulty or fabricated statements are unacceptable.

  • —  Authors must guarantee that research findings provided in submitted typescript are fully original. Borrowed sections or statements must be supplemented by reference to the author and the source. Excessive borrowings and plagiarism in any form, including hidden quotations, paraphrasing or appropriation of rights to findings of other people’s research are unethical and unacceptable.

  • — It is necessary to acknowledge the contribution of all people who influenced the research, for example, authors must give references to works which were important for the research.

  • — Authors must not submit to the journal a typescript which was sent to another journal and is being considered or an article which has been published in another journal.

  • — All people who made a serious contribution to the research must be named as co-authors. People who did not participate in the research must not be named as co-authors.

  • — In case the author finds serious mistakes or inaccuracy in the article during its consideration or after its publication, he/she must inform editorship about it as soon as possible.

The journal reserves the right to reject any typescript, which was submitted for publication without explanation in case it does not meet the above-mentioned principles.