Ethics Statement (Conflict of Interest Statement for publications)

The editorial board of the scientific journal "Metal and casting of Ukraine" in its work is guided by the international ethical rules of scientific publications, including the concept of honesty, confidentiality, supervision of publications and the prevention of possible conflicts of interest, etc.

The editors, in turn, use the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (Committee on Publication Ethics) and, in particular, the guidelines on the ethics of scientific publications (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit) of Elsevier publishing house, and also draws on the experience of reputable international publishers. Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants of the publishing process contributes to ensuring the rights of authors to intellectual property, improving the quality of publication and preventing the possibility of unlawful use of copyright materials in the interests of individuals.

This Regulation is consistent with the policy of the journal and is one of the main components of the review of articles and publication of the journal.

1. Responsibilities of the authors

The authors are personally responsible for the text of the manuscript submitted to the editors and adhere to the following principles:

  1. Provide reliable results of the research. Obviously false, or falsified statements are equated with unethical behavior and are considered unacceptable.
  2. At the request of the Editorial Board, to provide initial data for editorial review. Authors should provide free access to such data and store this data within a reasonable time after their publication.
  3. To ensure that the results of the study, as set out in the manuscript, are independent and original work. In the case of using fragments of other people's works and / or borrowing the statements of other authors, the relevant bibliographic references should be made in the article with the obligatory indication of the author and the original source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including incomplete quotations, paraphrasing, or appropriation of rights to the results of other people's research, are unethical and unacceptable actions. Articles compiled from materials published by other authors cannot be accepted without their creative processing and author's own comprehension.
  4. Realize that the author (s) bear (ut) the initial responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research.
  5. To acknowledge the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the research or determined the nature of the submitted scientific work. In particular, the article should contain bibliographic references to publications that had any significance in conducting the study. Information obtained privately through conversation, correspondence and discussion with third parties should not be used without open written permission from a representative of its source. All sources must be open. Even if written or illustrative materials of a large number of people are used, permission for this must be obtained and submitted to the editor.
  6. Submit to the journal only the original manuscript. Do not submit to the journal an article that has been sent to another journal and is currently under consideration, as well as an article published earlier in another journal. Non-observance of this principle is regarded as a gross violation of the ethics of publications and gives grounds for withdrawing an article from reviewing. If the elements of the manuscript were previously published in another article, the authors are obliged to refer to their earlier work and indicate the significant difference between the new work and the previous one. Verbatim copying of own works and their rephrasing are unacceptable, they can be used only as a basis for new conclusions.
  7. Ensure the correct composition of the list of collaborators. The co-authors of the article should include all persons who have made a significant intellectual contribution to its concept, structure, as well as to the conduct or interpretation of the results of the presented work. Gratitude should be expressed to other persons (or organizations) who participated in some aspects of the work. The author must also ensure that all co-authors are familiar with the final version of the article, approve it and agree with its submission to the publication. All authors referred to in the article should be held publicly responsible for the content of the article. If the article is a multidisciplinary work, the coauthors are each responsible for their personal contribution, leaving collective responsibility for the overall result. Among the co-authors it is unacceptable to indicate persons who did not participate in the research.
  8. In the event of significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, immediately notify the journal’s editors and take a joint decision on admitting the error and / or correct it as soon as possible. If the journal’s editorial office becomes aware that the published work contains significant errors, the author is obliged to immediately prepare for publication in the journal a report on relevant corrections of errors, or provide the editorial office with evidence of the correctness of the information presented to them.
  9. The author should clearly indicate in his work about the situation when research is related to chemicals, physical and chemical processes or equipment, during work with which there is a risk to human health.
  10. Include in your manuscripts all sources of financial support for the project, information about the employer, patent applications / registrations, grants and other types of financing.
  11. Disclose in their works information about any significant conflicts of interest that may affect the results of the study or their interpretation. All potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as early as possible.

2. Ethical principles in the work of the reviewer

The reviewer carries out scientific examination of copyright materials in order to objectively assess the quality of the submitted article and determine the degree of its compliance with scientific, literary and ethical standards. When evaluating an article, the reviewer must be impartial and observe the following principles:

  1. The expert assessment should help the author to improve the quality of the text of the article, and the editor-in-chief should decide on the publication.
  2. A reviewer who does not consider himself to be an expert in the subject area of ​​the article or knows that he will not be able to submit a review of the article in a timely manner should notify the editor-in-chief and refuse to review it.
  3. The reviewer can not be the author or co-author of the work submitted for review. This also applies to supervisors of academic degree and / or employees of the department in which the author works.
  4. Any manuscript received by an expert from the editorial board for review is a confidential document. It can not be discussed with other persons, with the exception of these persons.
  5. The reviewer must be objective. It is unacceptable to make in the review personal comments to the author. The reviewer must express his opinion clearly and reasonably.
  6. The reviewer should identify published articles that are relevant to the article under review and not quoted by the author. Any statement in the review that some of the observations, conclusion or argument from the reviewed article have already been met in the literature should be accompanied by an exact bibliographic reference to the source of information. The reviewer should also pay attention of the chief editor to a significant similarity or partial coincidence of the article under review with any other article published earlier.
  7. If a reviewer has a suspicion of plagiarism, authorship or falsification of data, he must necessarily turn to the editorial board with a proposal for a collective consideration of the author’s article.
  8. The reviewer must provide an objective conclusion on the sufficiency of citations of articles already published in the literature on this topic.
  9. The reviewer should not use the information and ideas from the article submitted to him for review for personal gain, adhering to the principle of confidentiality.
  10. The reviewer should not accept manuscripts for consideration if there is a conflict of interest caused by competition, collaboration, or other relationships with any authors or organizations associated with the article.

3. Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the editorial board

The members of the editorial board and the editorial board are responsible for the publication of the submitted manuscript, guided by the following fundamental principles:

  1. When deciding on a publication, the chief editor of a scientific journal is guided by the accuracy of the data presented and the scientific significance of the work in question.
  2. The chief editor should not have his own interests in relation to articles that he rejects or accepts.
  3. The chief editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted will be accepted for publication, and which are rejected. However, he is guided by the policy of the journal and adheres to the legal framework, preventing copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  4. The editor-in-chief evaluates the submitted article solely for its scientific content, regardless of the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social status or political views.
  5. The editor-in-chief, the staff of the editorial and publishing group and the members of the editorial board of the journal should not disclose information about the article submitted to the journal to anyone except the author (s), intended and potential reviewers, other editorial staff and (if necessary) the publisher.
  6. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the editor-in-chief, editorial staff, members of the editorial or publishing group or the editorial board for personal purposes or transferred to third parties (without written consent).
  7. The editor-in-chief should not allow the submitted article to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarized.
  8. The article, in the case of its acceptance for publication and the consent of the authors confirmed by the agreement is placed in the public domain, the copyright is reserved for the authors. If the authors did not grant permission
  9. The editor-in-chief, together with the publisher, should not leave unanswered claims regarding reviewed manuscripts or published materials. When a conflict situation is found, they should take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights, and, if errors are detected, they should contribute to the publication of corrections or refutations.
  10. The editor-in-chief of the staff of the editorial or editorial publishing group of the journal should ensure the confidentiality of names and other information relating to reviewers. If necessary, when deciding whether to bring in a new reviewer, the latter may be informed of the names of previous reviewers.

4. Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the publisher

The publisher is responsible for the publication of copyright works, adhering to such fundamental principles and procedures:

  1. Promote the fulfillment of ethical duties by the editors, the editorial team, the editorial board, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements.
  2. To support the editors of the journal in reviewing claims to the ethical aspects of published materials and to help interact with other journals and / or publishers, if this contributes to the duties of editors.
  3. Adhere to the position that the activities of the journal is not a commercial project and is not intended to make a profit.
  4. Facilitate the process of publishing amendments, clarifications, denials and apologies, when necessary.
  5. Provide editors with the opportunity to withdraw publications containing plagiarism and inaccurate data.
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