Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Editorial Policy and Ethics
Open Access Policy
Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine is an Open Access journal: it is free to view, read, download and print. The content of the journal can be accessed immediately after the paper version is published. All articles are posted indefinitely and free of charge as soon as the issue is published. Full-text and real-time access to scientific journal articles are available on the official journal website in the Archives section.
The Editorial Board of Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine, which is published by Dnipro State Agrarian and Economic University, maintains a certain level of requirements when receiving and selecting materials submitted to the journal. The journal's ethics are based on the quality standards of scientific works, their presentation, adopted by the world scientific society, in particular, the publishing principles of the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK), the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Code of Ethics for Ukrainian Scientists, as well as experience of foreign and Ukrainian professional communities.
The Editorial policy of Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine journal is based on the principles of objectivity and impartiality in the selection of articles for publication; high demands for the quality of scientific research; compulsory peer review of manuscripts; adherence to collegiality in decision-making regarding articles publication; accessibility and efficiency in communication with authors; strict observance of copyright and related rights.
Ethical Duties of the journal's Editorial Board
- The Editorial Board is fully responsible for the content of the publication. The decision on publication is taken by the Editorial Board, guided by the journal's policy, academic values and the reviews of the reviewers. The decisions of the Editorial Board take into account current regulations on falsification, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the article or to return it for revision. The author is obliged to revise the article according to the comments.
- The Editorial Board impartially consider all received materials, assessing them properly, regardless of national, religious, racial identity, as well as the place of work of the author (authors), and makes an impartial decision on each of them. Provides an objective peer review process;
- The Editorial Board may reject the manuscript without peer review if the material does not fit the journal's profile;
- The Editorial Board opposes plagiarism and falsification, simultaneous submission of the same manuscript in several journals, repeated use of the article data in different manuscripts, as well as against misleading the public about the authors' real contribution to the publication;
- An Editorial Board has the right to remove even a published article, provided that copyright infringement or general scientific ethics have been ascertained. The Editorial Board informs the author and the organization where the work was performed about the removal of the material.
- Editor do not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript (author (s), subject, text, etc.) to anyone other than those involved in the professional evaluation of this material.
- After a positive opinion of the Editorial Board, the article is published in a journal and posted on appropriate electronic resources.
- The materials of a website, electronic journal or project, in accordance with international law regarding the observance of the copyright for electronic information resources, may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form (electronic or printed) without the prior written consent of the Editorial Board. If you use published material in the context of other documents, you must refer to the source.
- Editors, authors, and reviewers should report on their interests, which may affect the objectivity of everyone when editing and reviewing articles (conflict of interest). Such may be the interests of the intellectual plan, financial, personal, political or religious.
- Prevention of unlawful publications is the responsibility of every author, editor, reviewer, publisher, and organization.
Ethical duties of reviewers
- Manuscripts peer review is an important and obligatory step in the editorial decision making and publication process.
- The manuscript and supplementary materials submitted for review are confidential documents. They may not be displayed or discussed with third parties except as permitted by the editor.
- All members of the journal's Editorial Board are reviewers. In addition, the Editorial Board reserves the right to appoint an independent reviewer.
- If the reviewer does not have time to review the manuscript or is not sufficiently qualified in the topic of the research reported in the manuscript, he/she shall notify the Editor and withdraw from the review process.
- The reviewer is obliged:
- to give an objective assessment of the manuscript quality, to determine whether the manuscript meets the high scientific and literary standards; clearly state their views on controversial issues; not to allow personal criticism of the author.
- draw the attention of the Editor to any significant similarity between this manuscript and any other published article or manuscript; indicate relevant published articles that were not discussed/cited by the authors; any statement, conclusion or suggestion that has been previously stated must be supported by appropriate quotations.
- sufficiently convincingly substantiate his/her findings;
- provide timely peer review of the manuscript (within 10 days).
- The Editorial Board takes the reviewers' behavior seriously and considers any fact of breach of confidentiality, conflict of interest (financial and non-financial), misuse of confidential material, or delay of expert review to gain competitive advantage. Any case of the reviewer's misconduct (such as plagiarism) will be brought to the institutional level.
Ethical duties of authors
Submission of materials for publication in the Theoretical and Applied Veterinary Medicine journal is a confirmation of the authorship, as well as the agreement of the author that the materials received from him/her may be placed in the International electronic databases. The copyrights are fully retained by the authors of the published materials.
The manuscript submitted for publication or for peer review is a confidential document.
The primary responsibility of the author is to provide an accurate report of the research and an objective discussion of its importance. Authors should present their results clearly and unambiguously, without distorting or manipulating of obtained data. The document should contain enough data and references for other researchers to reproduce the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable.
Authors of articles:
- bear full responsibility not only for the article content but also for the very fact of its publication;
- are obliged to inform the Editor of any potential conflict of interest that may be affected by the publication of the results contained in the manuscript;
- should clearly indicate in the work the source of all information cited or submitted, properly referenced in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- Authors have to be sure that the submitted manuscript:
- is a completely original work;
- is not plagiarism;
- has not been published elsewhere in any language;
- complies with the applicable copyright laws and terms. Copyrighted material should only be reproduced with proper permission and confirmation. In the event that one of those facts are discovered, the authors of such materials will be responsible.
- An author cannot publish manuscripts describing essentially the same study in several journals or primary publications. Submission of the same manuscript to several journals simultaneously creates unethical publication behavior and is unacceptable.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the design, processing, execution or interpretation of the study and share responsibility for the results. All contributors should be registered as co-authors. The author submits the manuscript for publication, ensures that only those persons who meet the criteria of authorship are included in the list of co-authors, and assumes responsibility for the consent of other authors of the article for its publication in the journal.
- If the author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, he or she must immediately notify the Editorial Board and cooperate with the Editor to dismiss or correct the article.
- Each author has to disclose any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that may be interpreted as influencing the results or explaining them. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
- The Editorial Board has the right to refuse to publish the article if the requirements of the Editorial Board are not respected.