Ethical norms for publications
in the International scientific and production journal «The economy of AIC»
Among the key factors of the development of science and scientific publication activity depends there are following the legal norms as well as following of ethical policy of relations of participants of scientific and publishing fellowship. Such combination ensures augmentation of quality of scientific publications and establishes grounds for close cooperation of authors, publishers and readers. The corpus of ethical behaviour is generalised in a document 'the code of conduct' ('The ethical code for scientific publications') that was worked out by the Committee on publication ethics. This committee was created in the UK, and now has 7 thousand members form around the world. The committee membership is open for all editors of academic journals and publishers.
The Code for scientific publications encloses general ethical principles and rules that all the participants of the publication process of “The economy of AIC” (authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers) should be guided by.
Ethical Standards for Editors and Publishers
- An editor should give unbiased consideration to articles offered for publication due to their scientific value and accuracy of presented data.
- The editor judges the contents of articles each on its merits without regard to race, nationality, sex, political convictions or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
- A manuscript of an article and unpublished data of this manuscript submitted for consideration should not be disclosed by the editor to anyone other than those from whom professional advice is sought, unless the author`s permission is obtained.
- Plagiarism is not acceptable in «The economy of the AIC». The editor should reject a manuscript in case of grounded and proved with evidence suspicion of plagiarism.
- The editor is entitled to manage the problems that may appear within the period of consideration and publication of an article. The editor should respect the intellectual independence of the authors and ensure the prevention of violation of the intellectual property rules.
Ethical Obligations of Reviewers of Manuscripts
A reviewer (or referee) of a manuscript should judge objectively the quality of the complete manuscript and the Supporting Information, with regard to the maintenance of high scientific and literary standards and follow such guidelines:
- the reviewer should respect the intellectual independence of the authors, and should treat a manuscript sent for review as a confidential document. It should neither be shown to nor discussed with others except; despite special cases, when it can be shown to persons from whom specific advice may be sought, in that event, the identities of those consulted should be disclosed to the editor;
- the reviewer should provide unbiased scientific evaluation for the results of the research presented in a manuscript submitted for consideration; in no case is personal criticism of the author considered to be appropriate;
- a chosen reviewer who feels inadequately qualified to judge the research reported in a manuscript should return it promptly to the editor. A reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript authored or co-authored by a person with whom the reviewer has a personal or professional connection (for instance, a conflict of interests) if the relationship would bias judgment of the manuscript in such case a reviewer should report that to the editor and ask to be excluded from the evaluation process for this manuscript.
Ethical Obligations of Authors
An author should be aware of the responsibility for objective representation of the results of scientific research and for is topicality scientific novelty. The authors should be guided by the following principles:
- An author's central obligation is to present a concise and accurate data and account of the research, work, or project completed (operating of erroneous or simulated data is);
- An author should guarantee that the presented results of the research are totally original. The author should provide in-text references to data, facts and information sources used for the research. The citation should meet the requirements of the journal. An author is obliged to provide an outlook of contribution of other scholars to studding the highlighted scientific problem and provide respective references;
- No manuscripts that are sent to other journals or are under editorial consideration for other publications or are already published are accepted.
The texts, contents, tables, charts, graphic materials, formula presented in the articles are protected by the Intellectual Property Law.
All rights of the authors are reserved, coping is permitted only in case of author`s and the Editorial Board`s approval and permission.
The authors of the articles are in charge of accuracy of facts, citations, proper names, geographic names, names of enterprises, organisations, institutions and other information. Opinions expressed in the articles can differ from the opinions of the Editorial Board, and the Editorial Board is not responsible for the content of the articles.