Publication Ethics

Interdepartmental thematic scientific collection "Plant protection and quarantine"

Editorial Board of the Interdepartmental Thematic Scientific Collection "Plant Protection and Quarantine" is guided by the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and the standards declared by the Elsevier Publishing Ethics Resource Kit.

Compliance with these requirements is a guarantee for the publisher, authors and reviewers of their rights and responsibilities.

Ethics, rights and responsibility of authors

The author guarantees that the article has not been previously published and will not be published anywhere in the publication by its publisher, and that the copyrights for its publication were not transferred to other publishers.

The author guarantees that the article is the original work of the author and is not a copy of any other work.

The author guarantees that he has received all the necessary permissions to use the materials in his article protected by copyright.

The author guarantees that the use by the publisher of the copyrights acquired as a result of this agreement will not entail a violation of the copyrights of any persons or organizations and will not lead to the disclosure of secret or confidential information.

The author guarantees that all participants who participated in the study are reflected in the manuscript as co-authors or thanks are expressed to them.

The author guarantees that all co-authors are familiar with the manuscript, agree to its publication and responsibility for the content of the article.

If the manuscript is a continuation of a series of works, you must refer to an earlier publication to justify the differences between the new work.  It is unacceptable to literally copy and rephrase your own work.

If the author finds a significant mistake or inaccuracy in his already published work, it is his responsibility to urgently notify the editor-in-chief of the journal and collaborate with him in order to provide a refutation or correction of the article in the next issue.

If the manuscript is a literary review (compilation of materials), the author must necessarily rely on his own research and personal reflection.

If there is a possibility of a conflict of interest that could affect the interpretation of the results and judgments of reviewers, the author should state this.

If, when reviewing a work, additional questions arise that indirectly relate to the text of the work, the author must provide all additional information for the reviewer and publisher upon request.

The author must indicate all sources of funding for the work.

Reviewer Ethics

The publisher shares the opinion of Elsevier that all scholars who want to submit articles for publication undertake to review other people's articles in the field of research.

The most important thing in the activity of the reviewer is his impartiality, professionalism and confidentiality.

Review is the main tool for determining the quality of the manuscript, improving the author’s text and is the main argument for the editorial board when publishing

The reviewer never discusses his attitude to the author, examines only the text of the manuscript.  Clearly, objectively and reasonably expresses his own opinion and brings it to the author and the editorial board.

If the reviewer doubts his professionalism in this field of science or if he has a conflict of interest with the author or organization, has submitted the manuscript for consideration, or if there is simply not enough time to familiarize himself with the work, he is obliged to notify the publisher about it and refuse to review.

In the case when the reviewer is sure that part of the text, drawings, etc. have already been published, that is, there is plagiarism or verbatim copying of the author’s earlier works, he must provide confirmation of his findings in the form of bibliographic references.

The manuscript received by the reviewer is confidential information that cannot be used for personal purposes.  The ideas and provisions of the manuscript are not discussed with outsiders.

A reviewer cannot be a co-author of a peer-reviewed work, as well as a supervisor of scientific degree applicants (who are co-authors) and / or an employee of the unit where the author works.

Ethics of the chief editor, editorial board, editorial staff

The activities of the chief editor, members of the editorial board and the editorial staff of the journal are directly related to the observance of ethical standards in relations with the author and reviewer.

The editor-in-chief, the editorial board should not have a conflict of interest regarding articles that they reject or accept, they should also avoid involving experts who are highly likely to be involved in any conflicts for external review.

The editor-in-chief and the editorial board evaluate the manuscript solely by its scientific content - regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social or political views of the authors.

The decision to publish is made on the basis of scientific reviews and opinions of members of the editorial board.

The editor is guided by the guidelines developed by the editorial board of the journal.  Information on the submitted manuscript can be provided only to the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, members of the editorial board, publisher.

If the editor-in-chief from a third party finds out about a significant inaccuracy in the published work and informs the author about it, the latter's duty is to urgently refute or correct the article or provide the editor-in-chief with evidence of the correctness of the published material.

If the author informs the editors of a significant error or inaccuracy in his already published work, the editors publish a rebuttal or correction of the article in the next issue.

The publisher confirms that the author retains the following rights:

- the right to make various copies, including electronic ones, for their own use or personal use by the author’s colleagues, provided that the article’s copies will not be used by him for sale, for systematic distribution by mass mailing by e-mail, and also will not be placed  on a public server

- the right to further use by the author of the entire article or any of its parts in reviews, dissertations, books, lectures.