The principles of publishing ethics

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The principles of publication ethics apply to all reviewed scientific monographs or monographs published by the Publishing House, as well as scientific journals and reviewed materials from international conferences. All parties involved in the publication process (the publisher, editor of a peer-reviewed scientific monograph or a monograph edited by scientists, editor of a scientific journal, reviewer and author) are required to familiarize themselves with the standards of publishing ethics used in the Publishing House.

In the publishing process, the Publishing House of the State Vocational University in Włocławek (PUZ) applies the principles of publication ethics resulting from the Code of Conduct adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Ethical behavior standards are applied to all entities involved in the publication process, at every stage. The Authors submit statements regarding the originality of the submitted text, their economic copyrights, the absence of negative phenomena in the academic literature, such as ghostwriting or guest authorship. If it is revealed that the Author of the publication has committed unethical behavior (e.g. plagiarism or republication of a previously published work or part of it as an original work) - before taking the steps provided for in the COPE guidelines, the Editor-in-Chief asks the Author to give explanations. In the event of plagiarism or any other phenomenon contrary to the ethics of publishing research papers, the Publishing House of PUZ has the right to withdraw the submitted text from the publishing plan.

In the case of two or more Authors of one monograph or chapter in a monograph, they are required to specify the percentage or content of the Author's contribution. The publishing procedure includes the compulsory checking of the content of submitted works by the commercial anti-plagiarism system, and this report is one of the tools of the Editorial Board and reviewers to decide whether to accept or reject the monograph.

The Publishing House adopts and supports the principles of honest conduct in science described in documents such as: Reliability in scientific research and respect for intellectual property or academic ethics codes. Each of the parties involved in the publishing process (in particular authors, reviewers and editors) is obliged to abide by these rules.
If the monograph relates to research financed by an institution, association or other external public or private entity, the Author is required to provide this information.

Each monographic publication must have at least one reviewer who is a person with recognized scientific authority in a given field. Reviewers prepare reviews in a way that significantly supports the editorial process in terms of making decisions about publishing a paper or rejecting it. Reviews should be made objectively, criticism may only concern substantive and formal issues, not personal. Reviewers are obliged to clearly express their opinions. The theses formulated by reviewers should be supported by arguments. Before undertaking the review, the reviewers assess whether, due to the subject of the paper and the proposed review time, they are able to properly fulfill their obligations.

All entities involved in the editorial process are required to report any conflict of interest of any kind.

The Editor-in-Chief or any of the Publisher's employees shall not disclose any information about the submitted work to any person who is not related to the editorial procedure. The editorial office ensures confidentiality and protection of personal data, in accordance with applicable law.