The scientific publication “Bulletin of Karaganda University” undertakes to strictly comply with the ethical principles established by various international organizations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and maintain high standards of publications, setting standards and norms for best practice to meet these requirements.
The editors of the “Bulletin of Karaganda University” journal are responsible for deciding on the choice of scientific articles for publication in the journal, may, at its discretion, reject material that violates the legal requirements for defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism, ensures the confidentiality of submitted works prior to their publication.
Compliance with publication ethics implies the fulfillment of duties both on the part of the author of the article and on the part of the editorial staff of the journal.
The authors of scientific articles, while submitting a scientific article to a journal for further open publication, have to follow requirements regarding the following:
Originality and plagiarism
Authors must ensure that their work is original, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of other authors, that they are appropriately cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from publishing someone else's article as the author's own article, to copying or paraphrasing significant parts of someone else's article (without verification), to approving the results of research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Multiple, duplicate or parallel publication
An author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to multiple journals at the same time constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. As a rule, the author should not submit a previously published article for consideration in another journal.
Authors must give proper acknowledgment to the other author's work. Authors should cite publications that have played an important role in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, such as through conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or communicated without the express written permission of the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as peer review of manuscripts or grant applications, should not be used without the express written permission of the author of the work associated with these services.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the research being conducted. Those authors who have made significant contributions to the study should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who have participated in certain significant aspects of the research project, they should be recognized or listed as participants. The author must ensure that all co-authors without including inappropriate persons are included in the document. The final version of the document must be reviewed and approved by all co-authors, followed by agreement and its submission for publication.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other material conflict of interest that could be construed as affecting the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author must immediately notify the journal editor or publisher, contact the editor to withdraw or correct the article. If an editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a material error, the author must promptly withdraw or correct the article or provide the editor with proof of the article's originality.
These principles are based on existing COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
Publication of decisions
The journal editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validity of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should guide such decisions. The editor may be guided by the editorial policy of the journal and be limited by such legal requirements, which then come into force in relation to defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
The editor must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The editor and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the respective author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants, and the publisher, regardless of the circumstances.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during the review must be kept confidential and not used for personal purposes. Editors should refuse to consider a manuscript (ask a co-editor or another member of the editorial board) if interests collide as a result of the research. Editors should require all authors to disclose competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are discovered after publication. Other appropriate action should be taken as appropriate, such as posting a review or expressing a concern.
The section was prepared based on the materials of the publishing house of scientific literature Elsevier (https://www.elsevier.com/) and materials of the International Committee on Publication Ethics COPE (https://publicationethics.org/)