Responsibilities of authors
Authors should be aware that they have a personal responsibility for the content of the submitted manuscript.
Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, reliable results, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the work. The manuscript should contain sufficient details and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are considered as unethical behavior and unacceptable.
Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data of their study for editorial expertise and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. These data should be retained for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they submit only entirely original works. If they have used the work and/or statements of others, this must be appropriately cited or referenced. Plagiarism in any forms, including quotations or paraphrasing of substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own or claiming results from research conducted by others, constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Articles that are a compilation of published previously materials of other authors (without their own creative and authoring interpretation) are not accepted for publication.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication/submission
Usually authors should not publish in more than one primary publication materials describing essentially the same research. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable.
Authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. It is sometimes justifiable the publication of some kinds of articles (such as translations) in more than one journal provided that certain conditions are met: the authors and editors of the journal must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.
Complete detailed information on acceptable secondary publication you can find here: www.icmje.org
Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors must properly acknowledge the contribution of all persons who relevant to the research or determining the nature of the reported work. Publications that have been influential in the course of research must be properly referenced in the paper. Information obtained privately (from conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of providing confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, should not be used without the explicit written permission of the author(s) of the work involved in these services.
Only persons who have made substantive intellectual contributions to the conception, design, execution, or analysis of the study should be listed as authors. All co-authors who have made significant contributions to execution, data acquisition or interpretation of the work should be included in the author list. Other participants, who provide technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support, should be acknowledged in the “Acknowledgments” section. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. All persons named in the paper as authors are responsible for content of the work. If the article is a multi-disciplinary work, co-author may be responsible for his/her personal contribution, reserving a collective responsibility for the general result. Person who has not participated in research must not be listed as an author.
Potential Hazard and Human or Animal Experimentation
If the work involves chemicals, hazardous procedures or equipment that have any risk inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animals or human participants, the authors should include a statement in the manuscript that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee has approved them. Authors should also include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human participants.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interests
Authors should disclose in the manuscript all research funding, any conflicts of interest that may influence the results, their interpretation or reviewers’ opinion. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include: employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria payment, paid expert testimony, patent arrangements, educational grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed as soon as possible.
Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their submitted or published work, they must promptly notify the journal’s editor and cooperate with them either to nullify or to correct the paper as soon as possible. If the Editorial Board learns from a third party that a published work contains significant errors, the authors must promptly correct the paper or provide evidence to the journal editor of the correctness of the paper.
Journal «ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF TRANSPORT MEDICINE» takes responsibility to assist a scientific community in all aspects of publication ethics policy, particularly in case of multiple submission/publication and plagiarism.