activity related to the compliance with the international ethics
rules, the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Agricultural
Science and Practice” follows the recommendations of the Committee
on Publication Ethics and the norms, declared by the Elsevier
Publishing House (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit).
compliance with the abovementioned requirements is the guarantee of
ensuring the rights and responsibilities of the authors, reviewers,
and the publisher.
The rights and responsibilities of the authors
guarantees and realizes his/her responsibility regarding the
presented text of the manuscript reflects reliable results of
his/her personal and original studies;
results have not been fabricated or borrowed;
works of other authors have been used properly in the form of
information has been obtained privately, the mandatory permission
has been received from the owner;
no excessive borrowings, unexecuted
re-phrasing, appropriation of other scientists’ rights for the
study results in the manuscript;
participants of the study are indicated in the manuscript as the
co-authors or have been duly thanked;
co-authors have read the manuscript, given their consent to its
publication and take responsibility for the content of the article;
manuscript has been sent to the editorial office for the first time,
it has not been reviewed or published in any other periodicals.
manuscript is the continuation of a series of works, there should be
a reference to the earlier publication with the substantiation for
the difference of this new work. Verbatim copying and rephrasing of
one’s own work is unacceptable.
manuscript is a review of the scientific literature (a compilation of
materials), the author should base himself/herself on his/her own
studies and his/her personal judgement.
In case of
any possible conflict of interests, which could affect the
interpretation of results and the judgement of reviewers, the author
should make a statement about it.
If in the
process of reviewing the article, there are any additional questions,
indirectly related to the text of the article, the author should
provide all the additional information to the reviewer and the
publisher on their request.
should specify all the sources of his work financing.
issues in the reviewer’s activity are his/her impartiality,
professionalism, and confidentiality.
A review is
the main instrument of determining the quality of the manuscript and
improving the author’s text; it is also the main argument related
to the publication for the editorial office.
never discusses his/her attitude to the author, he/she reviews only
the text of the manuscript. He/she presents his/her own opinion
clearly, in an objective and motivated manner, and submits it to the
author and the editorial office.
reviewer has any doubts about his/her professionalism in this sphere
of science or he/she has any conflict of interests with the author or
the organization, presenting the manuscript for the review, or he/she
just doesn’t have enough time to review this work, he/she should
notify the publisher about it and withdraw from reviewing.
reviewer is confident in the fact that a part of the text, figures,
etc. have already been published, i.e. there is plagiarism or
verbatim copying of previous author’s works, he/she should provide
the confirmation for his/her conclusions in the form of references.
manuscript, received by the reviewer, is confidential information,
which cannot be used for any personal purposes. The ideas and
positions of the manuscript should not be discussed with any third
can be neither a co-author of the article under review nor a
scientific adviser of any applicants for completing a scientific
degree (who are the co-authors) and/or employees of the author’s
of the chief editor, editorial board and editorial office
activity of the chief editor, members of the editorial board and
employees of the editorial office is governed by the compliance with
the ethical norms in the relations of the author and the reviewer.
chief editor nor the editorial board should have any conflict of
interests regarding the articles, which are accepted or rejected by
them, they should also avoid getting any specialists, who are most
likely to be involved in any collisions, into any external reviewing.
editor and the editorial board estimate the manuscript by its
scientific content solely regardless of race, gender, sexual
orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin,
social status or political views of the authors.
decision on the publication is taken based on scientific reviews and
opinions of the editorial board members.
information about the presented manuscript may be provided only to
the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, members of the editorial
board, and the publisher.
author finds a gross mistake or discrepancy in his/her article, which
has already been published, it is his/her duty to immediately notify
the chief editor of the journal about it and to cooperate with the
latter in order to provide the official refutation or correction of
the article in the following issue. If the chief editor finds out
about a considerable discrepancy in the article, which has already
been published, from the third party and notifies the author about
it, it is the duty of the latter to provide immediate refutation or
correction of the article or to provide the chief editor with the
evidence of the accuracy of the published material.