PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
Section A: Publication and authorship
Journal Klinicheskaya informatika i Telemeditsina [Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine] (Journal “KiT”) is peer reviewed journal with the participation of international experts committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with a journal of highest quality we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication.
- All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
- All manuscripts are subject to double-blind review process.
- The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
- The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
- Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
- The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
- The paper checked for research fabrication (making up research data).
- The paper checked for falsification (manipulation of existing research data, tables, or images) and improper use of humans or animals in research.
- In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.
- No research can be included in more than one publication.
- Journal “KiT” reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times.
Section B: Authors' responsibilities
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles confirm that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works without clearly citing.
- Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
- All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
- Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
- Authors must participate in the peer review process.
- Authors are also responsible for language editing before submitting the article.
- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal Editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
- All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript (financial support for the project should be disclosed).
- An author agrees to the license agreement before submitting the article.
- All articles must be submitted using on-line submission procedure and also in printed form on paper.
- Submitting a paper simultaneously to more than one publication at a time is a breach of publications ethics.
Section C: Reviewers' responsibilities
- Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors.
- Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.
- Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
- Reviewers should also call to the Editor-in-Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Section D: Editors' responsibilities
- Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
- Editors must ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication.
- Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
- Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing.
- Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
- Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
- Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.
- Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.
- They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the staff, authors, reviewers and board members.
- Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
- Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Edittors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
- Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
- Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
- Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors.