Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice

Publishing Ethics and the prevention of ethics abuse concluded with publication guidelines Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) and in accordance with the recommendations of Elsevier

General duties and responsibilities of the Editor of the Journal “Electronics and Control Systems“

The publication of a written scientific work (article) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the work quality of the authors and the institutions that support them.

Editorial Board of the Journal “Electronics and Control Systems” is responsible for making the decision which articles will be published in the Journal.

The Editorial Board:

• strives to meet the needs of readers and authors;

• constantly improves the Journal;

• ensures the quality of the material it publishes;

•ensures transparency and openness of the research issues presented by the University research departments and other research and education establishments in the aviation industry of Ukraine and other countries;

• maintains the integrity of the academic record;

• precludes the compromising of intellectual standards;

• always is willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Relations with Readers of the Journal “Electronics and Control Systems”

The Journal “Electronics and Control Systems” informs the readers about the research results conducted in research and academic institutions of Ukraine and other countries.

Checking of materials on originality, relevance to the topic and its importance for researchers and readers should be always the main factors that influence on the decision to publishing.

Relations with the Authors of the Journal “Electronics and Control Systems”

When submitting a written scientific work (article) to Editorial Board the authors transfer the copy rights to the Editor.

In the period the submited written scientific work (article) is under review please read the terms of a copyright agreement (reference to the agreement). Accordingly, after the written scientific work (article) has been approved for publication the copyright agreement is signed.

When registering a written scientific work (article) on the website of the Journal “Electronics and Control Systems” the authors may be requested to load their personal information (surname, first and patronymic names, date of birth, academic degree, scientific degree, research interests, place of employment, occupation, town, country, e-mail, etc.)

According to the Law of Ukraine “On Protection of Personal Data” the authors of a written scientific work (article) should give the permission to the Editor to discover their personal information (reference to the agreement).

The author of a written scientific work (article) shall:

– be responsible for accuracy of the facts, names, photos, and other content of the article not to violate effective legislation of Ukrainian plagiarism;

– not violate the copyright agreement;

– eliminate drawbacks of a written scientific work (article);

– not grant the right to locate the works by other people;

The author of a written scientific work (article) should be ready to report on the original research results and their significance, and the source of finance.

Research data must be clearly stated in writing. The article should contain sufficient information and references to primary sources that allow others to use the work.

Fraudulent or inaccurate statements are equivalent to unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

The authors of a written scientific work (article) should be ready to provide free access to the source data, if it is possible, and should keep the data within a reasonable time after their publication.

The author of a written scientific work (article) should not submit the same article or the article based on the same research results in other journals. An article submitted to more than one journal simultaneously regarded as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

The author of a written scientific work (article) should not submit previously published articles to other journals.

It is required to use quotations in a proper way. The authors of a written scientific work (article) must make reference to the publication that made ​​a fundamental impact on the determination of the character and nature of the submitted work. Information obtained privately through private conversations, correspondence or discussion with third parties should not be used without written permission.

Information obtained privately through the private conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties should not be used without written permission from its source.

Information obtained within providing / receiving confidential services or grant applications must not be used without written permission from the provider of such services in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Protection of Personal Data.”

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.

Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The author of a written scientific work (article) should ensure that the names of all co-authors are listed, and no name which is not a co-author is not included into the list.

The articles review and special publications should be accurate and objective.

A written work (article) should meet submission requirements of the Journal “Electronics and Control Systems”.

The decision concerning publication is made by the Editorial Board of the Journal after the work has been reviewed blindly by acknowledged experts in the reseach area and with the focus on the work’s scientific novelty and relevance to the issue.

Copy right is transferred to the Editor, as the editor of the Journal, on the basis of the copyright agreement signed between an author or authors of a written scientific work (article) and the Journal.

The author of a a written scientific work (article) ensures that:

1) the content of the article is original without loans and all references and quotations are accurate;

2) the article was not published previously anywhere;

3) the article contains new material or new research results;

4) the article does not contain materials which are prohibited for open publications according to current legislation of Ukraine;

5) the names of all co-authors of the work (article) are listed and no person which is not a co-author is included into the list, and all authors agreed with the work publication;

The author of a written scientific work (article) shall:

1) make corrections in the text of the article mentioned by reviewers and approved by the editorial board of the Journal and / or revise the article if necessary;

2) comply with the terms of the concluded author agreement;

3) submit a report on the completed work and funding sources;

4) provide free access to the original data, if it is possible, and keep these data within a reasonable time after the publication of the article;

5) give permission to use their personal data (surname, first name, middle name, scientific degree, academic degree, job, position, communications) according to the Law of Ukraine “On Personal Data Protection”.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” takes special actions to ensure the quality of the published scientific works (articles).

The decision of the Editorial Board of the Journal”Electronics and Control Systems”on acceptance or rejection of a a written scientific work (article) is based on the importance, originality, clarity, scientific level, the availability of research results, design, journal topics.

The Editorial Board has the right:

– to refuse to publish the submitted work article if its content is not agreed between the author of the a written scientific work (article) and the Editorial Board;

– to use copy right for own purposes;

– in its sole discretion to post on the journal website the article published in the Journal.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”publishes the submission requirements which are regularly revised.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” does not change the decision concerning the accepted materials unless there is a serious argument.

Materials and articles are not returned.

The articles are published in the Journal on a grant basis. Royalty is not paid.

Relations with the Reviewers of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

The decision of the Editorial Board of the publication of the articles should be based on the provisions of the Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights” that prohibits the copyright infringement and plagiarism.

All articles published in the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” are reviewed by the Editorial Board.

The articles are reviewed by acknowledged experts in the relevant field of science and highly qualified practitioners.

An appointed reviewer who believes that their qualification is not sufficient to review the submitted materials or is aware of their enability to provide the review in time must inform the Executive Secretary of the Editorial Board and refuse from the review process.

The Reviewers can not be supervisors of the authors and/or co-authors of the a written scientific work (article), Rectors and/or Pro-Rectors of high educational establishments, heads of organizations and their deputies, personnel of the departments, laboratories and units where the authors and/or co-authers are employed or personnel of the research work which was ordered, supervised or accomplished by the authors and/or co-authors of the a written scientific work (article) submitted.

The terms of review are set by the Executive Secretary of the Editorial Board.

The article is passed to the reviewer in an electronic and (or) a printed form.

The names of reviewers are not disclosed by the Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”.

The Peer-Review Process of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” has the systems to ensure that the materials submitted to its Journal remain confidential while under review.

Any statements, conclusions or arguments which have been used previously in any publications must be properly formulated.

A Reviewer must pay attention to full or partial similarity with any other work which is known to the reviewer.

Complaints concerning the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” 

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” follows the Complaintsprocedure set out at Editor regarding the Publishing Ethics.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” responds promptly to the complaints and ensurеs a way to avoid situations with dissatisfied complainants.

The authors of a written scientific work (article) send the complaints in writing to the Editorial Board, which considers them in time.

Encouraging Academic Integrity of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems ensures that the research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems recognises that there is no guarantee that the research materials are ethical.

Protecting Personal Data

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems keeps confidentiality of any personal information.

The personal data of authors of submitted works are used by the Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems according to the Law of Ukraine “On Personal Data Protection”.

The personal data of the authors are used to reasonably support operation and maintenance of the Journal website and to contribute into development of the International scientometric database.

The Editorial Board and other staff of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems are not allowed to disclose information about publishing status to anyone but a submitter.

Pursuing Misconduct in the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” has a duty to act if it suspects misconduct.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems does not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. It is ethically obliged to pursue alleged cases.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” follows the Publishing Ethics and makes all reasonable efforts to ensure the solution of problems concerning ethical character between the authors of a written scientific work (article) and the Editor as the editor of the Journal.

Ensuring the Integrity of the Academic Record of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

Whenever it is recognized that a signifcant inaccuracy misleading statement or distorted report has been published, it is corrected promptly and with due prominence.

If the author of a written scientific work (article) reveals a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, he shall immediately notice about it the publisher of the journal and assist in removing or correcting mistakes.

If the publisher is informed by a third party that the published work contains inaccurate data, the author should correct it promptly and with a due prominence.

Relations of the Editorial Board with the Publisher of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

The relations of the Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”with the publisher in each case are based firmly on the principle of Editorial independence.

Commercial Considerations

Due to research character of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” any kind of advertisments is not published.

The Editorial Board will seek assistance in establishing cooperation with other journals and / or publishers when required.

Conflict of Interest

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” has the systems for managing its own conflicts of interest by its staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial Board members.

All authors of the a written scientific work (article) must disclose any financial or other conflicts of interest which may affect the research results or their interpretation.

All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest:

– Information about the employer;

– Information consultations;

– Fees;

– Stipendiary expert testimonies;

– Patent applications / registrations;

– Grants;

– Other types of financing.

All potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed at the earliest stage.

Unpublished materials used in the article should not be used without the written permission of the author.

Non-public information or ideas obtained during the review must be kept confidential and not used for personal purposes.

The Reviewers should not participate in the review and evaluation of the articles which they are personally interested in.

The Editorial Board should require from all participants the disclosure of relevant competing interests and the publication corrections if the conflict of interest was detected after the publication.

If need the other appropriate actions should be undertaken (e.g., cancellation of the publication or apology).

Process for Dealing with Complaints

A complaint is submitted by an author of a written scientific work (article), reader, reviewer in writing to the Editorial Board.

If required the complaint is transferred for consideration by the Chief editor of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”.

When submitting of an ethics complaint about the given or published article, the Chief editor shall:

– directly contact with the author of a written scientific work (article);

– provide an appropriate consideration of the relevant complaints or claims;

– send appeal to the relevant research institutions.

The Chief editor of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems does not deal with complaints concerning editorial judgment or the criticism about the editorial materials.

Publishing Ethics of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems”

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of the science of Ukraine. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them.

It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author of a written scientific work (article), the reviewer, the Editorial Board.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” pays a great attention to the scientific materials and is responsible for them according to the principles and ethics standards.

The Editorial Board of the Journal”Electronics and Control Systemsplays a leading role in establishing the publishing standards and policies that contribute into effective sharing of research results, promotion of business ethics and the growth of scholarly publications.

Ethics Resource Kit

Examples of the publishing ethics issues the Editorial Board might face to, are as follows:

– an author copying of a substantial part of another’s work without acknowledgment;

– passing another’s work off as her or his own;

– fraudulent research;

– and authorship disputes.

Editor as the Editor of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” considers that Publishing Ethics is one of the main aspects of the publishing and review processes and therefore it applies to obligations of the Chief editor and the Editorial Board.

The Editor of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” recognizes that the university track of the principles adherence of publishing ethics is one of the main components of the review of such edition and it is in the responsibility of the Chief editor.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” follows such legal requirements as to prevent libel, copyright infringement, plagiarism.

The Editor of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” undertakes actions to assist the scientific community in all aspects of implementing policies to comply Publishing Ethics, especially in the cases of suspected overlapping of the article submission or plagiarism.

The Editorial Board of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” is also active in other publishing ethics initiatives.

The Editor of the Journal ”Electronics and Control Systems” is ready to sign up to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), a charitable organization that provides a forum for scientific journal editors and publishers to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Open Access Policy

Electronics and Control Systems is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal. The journal contents and abstracts are accessible online. Print versions includes full articles.