In making a submission to the journal, the authors are assuring that:
- The paper presents original work that has not been published previously in the same or similar form and that is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
- All authors are aware of the paper and approve its submission for publication.
- The paper conforms to the general policy of plagiarism and publication ethics, which covers the following issues:
- Redundant submission. Any article found to have been submitted to more than one journal, published by AKAPIT or another publisher, will not be accepted.
- Article authorship. The author, who acts on behalf of a group (signs the Consent to Publish & Transfer of Copyright form) has to gathered the full authorization of each contributing authors. No one who made a meaningful contribution to the article should be left out. Similarly, individuals who did not make a meaningful contribution should not be included as contributing authors.
- Plagiarism. It is the unauthorized and/or unacknowledged use or imitation of works, language, and ideas of another researcher. Beyond the literal copying of other authors' work without making acknowledgement, copying "substantial" elements of a work is a plagiarism, as well. Authors have to ensure that they clearly cite, reference and acknowledge all instances where they have used or been influenced by the work of others, including their own previously published articles. If an article reproduces research material, tables, images, or quotations of a substantial nature, the author must receive permission to use that material and fully acknowledge the owner and/or copyright owner of that material. Authors should also be aware of self plagiarism, which is not acceptable, see "redundant publication".
- Conflicts of interest and funding bodies. Relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest must be disclosed to the journal Editor at submission stage. Authors should identify individuals who have provided writing or other assistance, and disclose the funding source for the assistance. Any affiliation with any organisation with a financial interest, direct or indirect, in the subject matter of materials discussed in the manuscript, should be explicitly stated.
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