Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The editorial board of SYNCHROINFO JOURNAL is committed to upholding the standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. This work is guided by the traditional ethical principles of scientific periodicals and ethical principles of Core Practices, developed and approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The procedure for receiving, evaluating and publishing scientific articles is open. The editors promptly inform the authors and other concerned specialists about all the changes to the existing rules.

Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. All authors submitting their works acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest regarding authorship and publication of the work and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.

Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them.
When reproducing tables, figures or excerpts (of more than 400 words) from another source, it is expected that:

  1. Authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript.
  2. If an author adapts significantly any material, the author must inform the copyright holder of the original work.
  3. Authors must always acknowledge the source in figure captions and refer to the source in the reference list.
  4. Verbatim copying is considered copying more than 10 per cent of another person’s work without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks. Verbatim copying of an author’s own work and paraphrasing is not acceptable. Authors can cite all previous stages of publication and presentation of their ideas that have culminated in the final work, including conference papers and workshop presentations.
  5. Improper paraphrasing of another person’s work is where more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of text has been changed or sentences have been rearranged without appropriate attribution. Significant improper paraphrasing (more than 10 per cent of a work) without appropriate attribution is treated as seriously as verbatim copying.
  6. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication, including an earlier publication, the author is required to acknowledge the earlier work and indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work.

Editors seek to uphold academic integrity and to protect authors’ moral rights. We take all cases of plagiarism very seriously being aware of the potential impact an allegation of plagiarism can have on a researcher’s career. Therefore, we have procedures in place to deal with alleged cases of plagiarism.
We investigate each case thoroughly, seeking clarification from all affected parties. We will not be influenced by other parties and will form our decisions in an unbiased and objective manner. Editors are not discuss individual cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties.

The editor of SYNCHROINFO JOURNAL is responsible for making the final decision on publication and acknowledges this responsibility, which stipulates the obligation to follow the fundamental ethical principles.
The editor bases their decision to publish the work solely on reliability of the presented data and scientific significance of the work.
The editor’s decision to publish an article does not depend on the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors. Financial or political interests do not influence the decision to publish materials. When deciding on publication, the editor has the right to consult with other editors and experts in the relevant field.
Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts submitted for consideration are recognized as confidential, are not used for personal purposes and are not transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.
Editors will not review a manuscript in respect of which they have a conflict of interest.
Editors will not allow the manuscript to be published if there are grounds to consider it plagiarism.
The editor, together with the publisher, does not leave unanswered the claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and if a conflict situation occurs, they take all the necessary measures to redress the violated rights.
The editor of the journal publishes information on corrections, refutations and reviews of articles, if necessary.

The reviewer is guided by the approved procedure for reviewing the manuscripts of the journal and gives an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated research outcomes. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. A reviewer who have a conflict of interest, does not participate in the review process of the manuscript.
The manuscript received for review is considered as a confidential document not available to third parties. Unpublished data obtained from the manuscript submitted for consideration are not used by the reviewer for personal purposes.

The author is responsible for the novelty and credibility of the research results, compliance with ethical norms, when performing the experimental work described in the article. Intentionally false or misleading statements are unethical and unacceptable. Submitting a manuscript to more than one journal at a time is considered unethical.
The author guarantees that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are original. Borrowed fragments and statements must be provided with the obligatory indication of the author and the original source. Plagiarism in all forms and concealing the existence of a conflict of interestis considered unethical and unacceptable.
The author does not allow personal, critical remarks about other researchers and their scientific works.
The list of authors includes only those individuals who have made significant contribution to the research. It is unacceptable to indicate as co-authors people who are not participating in the research.
If there are several co-authors, all decisions on changing the text are made collectively, the final version of the manuscript being coordinated by each co-author.

The publisher supports scientific communication, invests in the publication process, is responsible for complying with all existing ethical principles, supports the editorial board of the journal in considering complaints about the ethical aspects of published materials, helps to interact with other publishers, if this helps to fulfill the duties of the editors.
The publisher has no influence on the editorial policy of the journal. He has the right to publish edits, clarifications and statements about the retraction of the articles in which violations of scientific ethics or errors were revealed.

In order to avoid violation of publication ethics, a conflict of interests of all parties involved in the process of publishing the manuscript should be avoided. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include employment, consulting, shareholding, royalties, paid expert testimony, patent applications / registrations, grants, or other funding. A potential conflict of interest should be disclosed as early as possible.
The editorial board take seriously all cases of possible misconduct of the authors. In these cases, the editorial board refuses to publish the material, requires a response from the offender and takes all the necessary actions to ensure a proper investigation of a specific offense. In dealing with such situations, the editorial board follows the COPE’s guidance, which describe how to deal with cases of alleged misconduct.
In case of proven misconduct of the author during the research or writing the manuscript, including revealing the facts of falsification and fabrication of data, the article may be retracted. The original article is not removed from the site, but is marked with the “Retracted article” sign. Relevant information is sent to all databases that index the journal’s articles.
All research involving humans and animals must be conducted in accordance with appropriate ethical requirements. If there is a suspicion that the research was not conducted in accordance with the appropriate ethical requirements, the editorial board may reject the manuscript and may inform third parties, such as the author’s institution and ethics committee (s).
If the author does not agree with the results of the review, he has the right to file an appeal. An appeal is allowed only in cases where the author can substantiate the reviewer’s error, as well as to provide additional data indicating the possible bias of the expert. Authors willing to appeal the decision of the editorial board must submit an official letter of appeal to the journal by contacting the editorial board of the journal.