The editorial office should be consistent to ensure the ethics of the publication and the quality of the articles.
All parties involved - authors, editors, reviewers, must follow the standards of ethical conduct, namely:
Authors should take into account the following requirements:
- Authorship of the Article. Authorship refers to the inclusion of the authors who have made significant contributions to the presented research idea, the project implementation or interpretation.
- Originality and Plagiarism Exclusion. The authors should demonstrate that they have written an entirely original work, and if they have used the work and/or ideas of others, they must be appropriately referenced or cited.
- Data Access and Storage. Authors may be required to submit original material related to articles for review, if appropriate, and they should be willing to make this data publicly available.
- Multiple, Redundant or Duplicate Publication. The author should not submit original works for publication that were previously published entirely or partially in another scientific periodical.
- References to Sources. All sources used in research should be properly and fully referenced.
- The authors should format and submit the article in accordance with the requirements set by the periodical.
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest. All materials submitted should disclose relationships that could be considered a potential conflict of interest.
- Errors in Works Submitted for Publication. If the authors discover errors or inaccuracies in their articles submitted for publication, it is their responsibility to inform the editor or publisher of the periodical in order to correct or retract the articles.
- Authors should respect the work of the Editorial Board and the reviewers and eliminate the shortcomings pointed out by the latter, or, in case of disagreement, present substantiated arguments to reach a mutual agreement.
- Plagiarism is a violation of academic integrity. According to the Law of the Republic of Armenia “On Copyright and Related Rights”, it is considered plagiarism to extract ideas and parts from another person’s work and present the whole work or part of it as one’s own without mentioning the original source of creative processing or acquisition.
- Another person’s work is considered any published or unpublished material in written (manuscript, print, or electronic/online) or visual (video, picture, graphic, table, etc.) format that clearly shows authorship data and publication/printing chronology.
- Self-plagiarism is a type of plagiarism, which implies double, multiple, parallel reprinting of previously published works, ideas, and parts without creative processing and indicating the source.
- The editorial office of the periodical guarantees a confidential, independent, unbiased and impartial review of the original articles.
- The editors should evaluate the manuscripts based solely on their academic values. The editors should not use unpublished information in their own research without the written consent of the author.
- The editors should take reasonable measures when ethical complaints have been raised about a submitted manuscript or published article.
- The indicators of high quality of scientific research materials accepted by the editorial office are as follows: correspondence of the manuscripts to the topics of the periodical, relevance, scientific significance, coherence of the written reproduction, completeness of the presented materials, originality, as well as reliability of the outcomes and completeness of the conclusions.
- The Editorial Board is obliged to provide authors with access to informational materials (regarding the requirements set for submission and review of articles, as well as revision cases).
- The decision on the acceptance or rejection of the article is made based on the article formation, compliance with the requirements set by the periodical, and the results of the review. The editorial office has the right to refuse publication of articles containing defamation, insult, plagiarism or copyright violations.
- The responsible secretary has the right to send articles back to the authors before submission for the review, in case the articles do not meet the structural requirements for necessary corrections and additions.
- After the review, the final decision on the publication of the article or the refusal to publish it is made by the editor-in-chief, in agreement with the deputy editor-in-chief and the responsible secretary of the periodical, notifying the author(s) by e-mail about the decision and the reasons for its adoption.
- The Editorial Board guarantees the confidentiality of the article; the article may not be provided to any third party except reviewers and, if necessary, the publisher.
- The editorial office of the periodical is working on inviting and involving highly qualified specialists in the Editorial Board, who actively contribute to the development of the periodical.
- The Editorial Board regularly improves the review and editing processes.
- The editorial office comes to an agreement with the author(s) on editorial corrections made in the article. Technical, syntactic, and proofreading corrections may not be agreed upon with the authors.
- In case of finding mistakes in the published work, the editorial office is obliged to publish appropriate corrections, clarifications and changes in the insert of the current issue or in the next issue, coming to an agreement with the author(s).
Provisions related to reviews can be found in the “Information for Reviewers” section.
UNAUTHORIZED VIOLATIONS AND LIABILITY
Discovering a violation of publication ethical norms by the author during the discussion stage of the article may serve as a sufficient basis for rejecting the publication of the article until the moment of complete correction of the discovered violation.
Violation of publication ethical norms by a reviewer or editor may be grounds for termination of cooperation by the periodical. The revealed and substantiated facts of such a violation must be published on the website of the periodical.
Violations found in the article are subject to discussion in the Editorial Board of the periodical. Minor violations may be corrected by issuing official explanations. In case of significant violations, the article is removed from publication, both notifying the author and publishing the relevant information in the periodical.
The rules and requirements are strict, but we are trying to be unbiased and helpful to the scientific community.