Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
The Editorial Board of the journal “Intelligent Systems. Theory and Applications” adheres to the ethical norms and standards accepted by the international scientific community as exemplars of the best practice. In particular, the editorial board follows the principles established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the guidance on the ethics of scientific publications of Elsevier.
Duties of Editors
- All submitted articles are reviewed by experts in the area of the particular paper.
- The criteria that are taken into account in review are relevance, scientific merit, originality, readability and language.
- Editorial board has the right to accept or reject the manuscript, or can send it for the modification.
- The possible decisions are acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- Rejected articles won't be re-reviewed.
- Articles may be rejected without review if they don’t fit the subject of the journal.
- The editorial board makes a decision on publication, guided by the policy of the journal, taking into account the current copyright legislation.
- Articles are rejected if there is sufficient reason to believe they contain plagiarism.
Duties of Reviewers
- The reviewers evaluates the content of the manuscript irrespective of the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, ethnic origin, citizenship, social status and political preferences.
- The submitted manuscript is viewed as a confidential document, which is not to be passed on to third parties unauthorized by the Editorial Board.
- Reviewers should adhere a term of article review.
- The evaluation of the material should be conducted objectively. The referee’s report is an objective and well-argued evaluation of the presented research results. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
- The referees’ recommendations underlie the final decision of the Editorial Board on the publication of the paper and may also assist the author in improving the paper.
- The reviewer should also draw the publisher's attention to any substantial similarity between the submitted manuscript and any other published paper with which the reviewer is familiar.
Duties of Authors
- The author guarantees the authenticity of the research results reported in the submitted manuscript.
- The author takes responsibility for the novelty and validity of the research results. Admittedly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.
- The article should contain sufficient information for verification of experiments by other researchers. Fraudulent or knowingly false statements amount to unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- The simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to several journals or the submission of an already published paper is a violation of ethical norms, which gives grounds for excluding the material from consideration.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
- Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.
- All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
When a conflict of interests arising, all the participants (authors, reviewers, editorial representatives, other members of the editorial board) should inform the editorial board. If reviewers have any conflict of interest with the author that may influence the decision to publish the manuscript, they are excluded from the process of working on an article. All the contentions questions are considered in the board meeting.