Publication ethics

The Editorial board facilitates compliance with high standards of international publication ethics, in particular, the Core Practises promulgated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editorial board also follows the local ethical principles stated in the Charter of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv  and the Ethical Code of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv adopted at the employees conference of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv on December 27, 2017 (Minutes № 2).

The ethical principles of the conference proceedings have been developed in a way to be valid for the broadest possible range of individuals who may be involved in the publication process. 

Editorial board of the conference proceedings aims to prevent cases of academic dishonesty and violations of publication ethics such as:

  • Ideological and political prejudices

Political propaganda of any form and manifestation; lobbying of interests of a certain political actor; open or hidden sympathy for any political ideology, party or program.

  • Ghost authorship (contributorship)

Hiding the personal input of the contributor(s); an indication of the contributors who did not conduct the scientific research for any reason (senior position, scientific authority, monetary reward, etc.).

  • Censorship (including self-censorship)

Pressurizing the author to hide facts, ideas, conclusions and other information for ideological, political and other reasons. Self-censorship means the author's deliberate hiding of facts, ideas, conclusions and other information for ideological, political and other reasons.

  • Conflict of interest

Incompatibility of goals, beliefs and values that makes an unbiased assessment of research results impossible.

  • Discriminatory research practices and discriminatory statements

Any form of discrimination on racial, sexual, age, ethnic or other grounds in the course of scientific research and presentation of its results.

  • Fabrication of data

Deliberate production of information (quotations, translation, survey data, etc.), which is not obtained through relevant scientific research.

  • Not providing references to the sources

Deliberate disregard for the sources (achievements of other authors, statistical data, etc.) that were used in the research.

  • Data falsification

Making changes by adding, omitting or misrepresenting information to justify or hide errors in scientific research.

  • Intentional use of logical errors for the manipulation purposes

A conscious violation of the rules of logic to deceive readers.

  • Excite hostility by using hate speech

The use of hate speech (statements) that provoke hostility and conflict.

  • Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to several journals

Submission of the same manuscript to the editorial boards of two or more journals at the same time.

  • Providing false information about qualifications and experience by authors and individuals involved in the publication process

The intentional provision (hiding) of false information by the author(s) regarding the degree, academic rank, position, biography, workplace, work or research experience, profiles on social networks, such as ORCID, Scopus Author ID, ResearcherID, etc.

  • Academic plagiarism in any form (including self-plagiarism, "translated" plagiarism)

The use of other authors' ideas, statements, achievements, results with no references to the source. "Translated" plagiarism means misrepresentation of words, grammatical constructions, methods, results of paper written in a foreign language in order to conceal the authorship of the original text. "Translated" plagiarism is based on the manipulation of grammatical, lexical and cultural differences between two different languages.

  • Pseudonyms

The use of a false first name, surname or other data to make identification of the author impossible.