Publication Ethics

The editorial policy of the journal Modern Gastroenterology is based on the traditional principles of ethics in scientific periodicals and is carried out in accordance with the ethical standards of the work of editors and publishers recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

In its publishing activities, the Editorial Board of the journal is guided by norms of the current legislation of Ukraine, international rules of copyright protection and international publishing standards.

The decision on publication is taken by the Chief editor with the consent of the Editorial Board on the basis of an objective and independent review. Each issue of the journal is approved for publication by the decision of the Academic Council of the Scientific Research Institute of Psychiatry Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

The Editorial Board conducts the policy of prevention and regulation of editorial conflicts.

Ethical Obligations of the Editorial Board

  1. The Editorial Board, headed by the Chief Editor, is responsible for the publication.
  2. All submissions to the editorial board are subject to careful selection and internal (or external) anonymous peer review.
  3. The editorial board with the justification of its decision reserves the right to reject the article or return it to the author(s) for revision.
  4. The editorial board shall objectively and impartially review all manuscripts submitted for publication, evaluating each article appropriately, regardless of race, religion, nationality, and the position or place of work of the author(s).
  5. The Editorial Board is obliged to make fair and impartial decision and to ensure a transparent review process.
  6. The editorial board may reject the manuscript if it concludes that the work does not fit the journal’s profile.
  7. The editorial board of the journal proposes falsification, plagiarism, simultaneous submission by the author of one work in several journals, repeated copying of the content of the article in different works, misleading the public about the real contribution of the author (authors) to the publication.
  8. The Editorial Board shall have the right to remove a published article if it is in violation of copyright or generally accepted norms of scientific ethics. The editorial board shall inform the author who submitted the article and the organization where the work was done about the fact of the article being deleted.
  9. The editor-in-chief and the editorial staff shall not provide other persons with information related to the content of the manuscript under review other than those involved in the professional evaluation of the manuscript. After a positive decision by the editor, the article is published in a journal and published on the appropriate electronic resources.
  10. In accordance with international law, the copyright of electronic information resources, materials of a site, electronic journal or project may not be reproduced in full or in part in any form (electronic or printed) without the prior written consent of the editorial staff. When using published material in the context of other documents, a reference to the source is required.

Ethical obligations of authors

  1. The authors of the articles bear full responsibility for the content of the articles and for the very fact of their publication.
  2. The author should cite publications that have influenced the nature of the work.
  3. The author must properly indicate the sources of the materials used in the work, unless these materials were obtained by the author himself.
  4. It is inadmissible to present plagiarism as an original work and submit it to a previously published article. The authors of the submitted materials are responsible for the detection of these facts.
  5. The author who submits the manuscript to a publication is responsible for ensuring that only those persons who meet the criteria of authorship are included in the list of contributors and take responsibility for the consent of other authors of the article to its publication in the journal.
  6. Authors should advise the Editorial Board of any potential conflict of interest that might be affected by the publication of the results contained in this manuscript.
  7. In case of return of the article for revision, the author is obliged to revise it according to the comments for the reviewers or editorial board otherwise the editorial board has the right to reject the article.

Ethical obligations of reviewers

  1. The Editorial Board, for the purpose of improving the quality of scientific articles published in the journal, designates an internal (or external) double-blind reviewing.
  2. All member of the Editorial Board are reviewers.
  3. The reviewer, on the basis of the peer review, must give an objective assessment of the quality of the article, its presentation, and determine whether it meets high scientific and literary standards.
  4. The manuscript submitted for review is a confidential document.
  5. The reviewer must substantiate his or her own conclusions.
  6. The reviewer should draw the editor’s attention to any significant similarity between this manuscript and any other published article or manuscript.
  7. The reviewer must provide timely feedback on the manuscript.
  8. The reviewer should not use or disclose unpublished information contained in the submitted manuscript unless the author or authors consent.