Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

The publication in a scientific peer-reviewed journal, serves many purposes outside of simple communication. It is a building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge.

«Vestnik KazNRTU/SU» editorial team adheres to the international standards for the ethics of scientific publications, developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as recognizes valuable expertise of authoritative international journals.

To achieve these goals, standards are established for the future ethical behavior of all parties involved in the publication, namely: Authors, Journal Editors, Reviews, Publishers and Scientific Society.

Duties of Editors

Publication decision

The editoral team of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, working on conjunction with the relevant society. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always underwrite such decisions.

In order to ensure high quality of scientific publications, to avoid malpractice (such as publishing of false information, falsification of data, plagiarism, etc.) and ensure public recognition of scientific advances, the editorial board and individuals involved in the publication process are obliged to respect and comply with the ethical values and standards of the international community, as well as take all reasonable measures to prevent the above-mentioned violations.

The editorial team in no way encourages unlawful conduct (plagiarism, manipulation, falsification, etc.) and will not tolerate such behavior. 

Confidentiality

The editorial team of the journal must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Fair play

The editorial team should not rate manuscripts based on the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the Author. Any information regarding unpublished materials remains confidential.

Any member of the editorial team should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, institutions (possibly) connected to the papers or should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial team instead to review and consider.

Any member of the editorial team presented with convincing evidence that the substance or conclusions of a published paper are erroneous should coordinate with the publisher (and/or society) to promote the prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant.

The editorial team should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher or scientific society.

Duties of Reviewers

Peer-review assists the editorial team in making editorial decisions. Peer-review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. The Journal uses the method of blind peer-review.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the Author. Any information regarding unpublished materials remains confidential.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Authors or authors team must submit original material.  The author of the manuscript must provide reliable results of scientific work.

The authors or authors team should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Submitting the same manuscript (sometimes in different languages) from an author or authors team to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

The manuscript must contain all the necessary references to other works.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors.  Inappropriate co-authors should not be included in the article.

Author or authors team should indicate funding sources whenever possible.

When an author or authors team discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor or publisher to retract or correct the paper.

Duties of the Publisher

The Publisher adheres to the international standards for the ethics of scientific publications, developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as recognizes valuable expertise of authoritative international journals.