Our PolicyThe Editorial Board, the Editorial Team and the Editor-in-Chief of the AVIATION ENGINES Scientific and Technical Journal adhere to the principles of publication ethics adopted by the international community and reflected in particular in recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications, as well as consider the valuable experience of recognized international journals and publishers.
In order to avoid unfair practices in publishing (plagiarism, statement of inaccurate information, etc.) and to ensure high quality of scientific publications, public recognition of the scientific results obtained by the author, each member of the Editorial Board, author, reviewer, publisher and institutions involved in the publishing process, have to comply with ethical standards, norms and rules and take all reasonable measures to prevent their violation. Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants in this process contributes to ensuring the rights of authors to intellectual property, improving the quality of publication and eliminating the possibility of unauthorized use of copyrighted materials in the interests of particular persons.
The Editorial Team reserves the right to reject publishing an article in case of violation of the rules below.
Key Terms:Ethics of Scientific Publications means a system of norms of professional behavior in the relations of authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, distributing and using scientific publications.
Editor means a representative of a scientific Journal or a publishing house engaged in the preparation of materials for publication, as well as supporting communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.
Author means a person or a group of persons (a group of authors) involved in creating a publication of scientific research results.
Reviewer means an expert acting on behalf of a scientific Journal or a publishing house and conducting a scientific examination of copyrighted materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.
Publisher means a legal entity or an individual issuing a scientific publication.
Reader means any person acquainted with the published materials.
Plagiarism means intentional appropriation of the authorship of other people’s work of science or art, other people’s ideas or inventions. Plagiarism may be a violation of copyright legislation and patent legislation and may entail legal liability as such.
Principles of Professional Ethics in the Activities of the Editor and the PublisherIn their activity, the editor is in charge for the publication of copyrighted works, which makes it necessary to follow the following fundamental principles:
- When making a decision on publication, the editor of a scientific Journal shall be guided by data presentation accuracy and scientific significance of the work reviewed.
- The editor shall evaluate the intellectual content of the manuscripts, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.
- Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts submitted for review shall not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. Any information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits shall be kept confidential and not used for getting personal gain.
- The editor shall not allow the publication of information, if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarized.
- The editor, together with the publisher, shall not leave unanswered the claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, as well as take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights when identifying a conflict situation.
Ethical Principles in the Reviewer ActivityThe reviewer carries out scientific examination of copyrighted materials, hence their actions shall be unbiased and consisting in the implementation of the following principles:
- A manuscript received for review shall be treated as a confidential document that cannot be transferred for review or discussion to any third parties not having the relevant editorial authority.
- The reviewer shall give an objective and reasoned assessment of the research results stated. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
- Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts submitted for review shall not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes.
- A reviewer who, in his opinion, is not sufficiently qualified to evaluate the manuscript or cannot be objective, for example, in the event of a conflict of interest with an author or organization, shall inform the editor about this with a request to exclude him from the process of reviewing this manuscript.
Guidelines for the Author of Scientific PublicationsThe author (or a group of authors) is aware that they are initially responsible for the novelty and reliability of the scientific research results, which implies the observance of the following principles:
- The article authors shall provide reliable research results. Admittedly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.
- The authors have to ensure that the research results set out in the manuscript provided are completely original. Any borrowed fragments or statements are to be used with the obligatory indication of the author and the original source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unindicated quotations, paraphrasing, or appropriation of rights to the results of other people’s research, is unethical and unacceptable.
- It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the research course, in particular, the article shall contain references to the works that were of importance during the research.
- The authors shall not submit a manuscript that has been sent to another journal and is under review, or an article already published in another journal, to the Journal.
- All persons who have made a significant contribution to the research shall be indicated as co-authors of the article. It is inadmissible to indicate the persons who did not participate in the research as co-authors.
- If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its review or after its publication, they shall notify the Journal editor as soon as possible.
Conflict of InterestIn order to avoid any cases of violating the publication ethics, the conflict of interests of all parties involved in the process of publishing the article shall be excluded. A conflict of interest arises if the author, reviewer, or member of the Editorial Board are involved in financial, scientific, or personal relationships that may affect their actions. Such relationships are called dual obligations, competing interests or competing loyalties.
Violations of Publication EthicsIf a situation involving violation of publication ethics on the part of the editor, author or reviewer occurs, mandatory investigation is required. This applies to both published and unpublished materials. The Editorial Board has to demand clarification without involving the persons who may have a conflict of interest with one of the parties.
The AVIATION ENGINES Journal editorial team protects the authors’ reputation and is attentive to all cases of plagiarism detected in articles. In order to ensure objectivity, the editorial team thoroughly examines each case and considers the arguments of all the parties concerned.
The editorial decision shall be impartial, objective and independent of third parties.
The AVIATION ENGINES Editorial Board reserves the right to not respond to any accusations of plagiarism, if the accuser provides false personal information, or acts in an unethical or threatening way. The editorial team does not have to submit the cases of alleged plagiarism for discussion with the persons directly unrelated to it.
The editorial policy of the AVIATION ENGINES Journal prohibits the following:
- Self-plagiarism. If any elements of a scientific article were previously published, including in the AVIATION ENGINES Journal, the author has to refer to the previously published work. Word-for-word copying of own works and their rephrasing is not allowed, as they can only be used as a basis for new findings.
- Using parts of the work of another person with no attribution, for example, a paragraph, picture or table without any reference to the source or use of quotation marks, is not allowed.