Herewith, “Reviews on Advanced Materials and Technologies” declares its adherence to internationally accepted ethical principles of publication (see “Editorial Policy” Section) and peer-reviewing (see “Peer-Review Procedure” Section) of the papers (see guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics).
The general rules here are:
- Authors should respect third parties rights, both copyrights and moral rights.
- The manuscript submitted to the Journal should not be simultaneously submitted / being under consideration in another journal, proceedings volumes, books, etc.
- The manuscript submitted should be original (understanding the originality in all forms, languages, and media), i.e. it should not have been published elsewhere.
- In case of some previous work expansion, the re-use of the materials already published should be transparent and self-plagiarism (text-recycling should be avoided).
- Authors should strive to ensure that the article fully reflects the results of the study, avoiding splitting these results into several papers submitted to a number of journals or to one journal over time.
- The results presented by the authors should be reported clearly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation; the procedures of the data obtaining, selecting, and processing should follow to the discipline-specific rules.
- Any kind of plagiarism is inacceptable, i.e. no parts of the manuscript (data, text, images, etc.) previously published by others should not be presented as if they were the author’s own. Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given and proper permissions to reproduce objects under Copyright should be received. “Reviews on Advanced Materials and Technologies” reserves the right to use proper software to screen plagiarism.
- Statements that can be treated as personal attacks or allegations dealing both individual persons and/or companies should be avoided.
- Changes in authorship: Adding, excluding, order changes, corresponding author replacement, etc. are generally undesirable, some exceptions are possible only in the case of convincing justification for such actions.
In case of conflicts/contradictions, the Journal reserves the right to request the relevant documentation or data (records, samples, raw data, etc.) to verify the reported results.
According to COPE guidelines, the suspicion of misbehavior or alleged fraud will be a reason to carry out a proper investigation. In case when this investigation will reveal some valid concerns, the Journal will contact with the authors to give them the opportunity to solve the problem.
In case when the problems will not be solved, it may result in following:
- At all “before publication” steps – the manuscript will be rejected.
- At the “after publication” step – the paper will be deleted from the Journal issue.
The Journal reserves the right to inform Author’s institution(s) about the above described incidents, to make proper records in a peer review system and to ban author(s) submissions for a certain period of time.
In order to provide transparent and objective publication process, all persons involved in it (authors, reviewers, editors, etc.) must declare any reasons for conflict of interest (professional, financial or personal) accusations in connection with the paper.