INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS (pdf)
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Publication ethics rules in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
The quarterly "Transactions of the Foundry Research Institute" implements the principles of publication ethics in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), therefore everyone involved in the publishing process, i.e. editors, author, reviewer and publisher, should read the standards used in the publishing house of the Foundry Research Institute.
- Editorial Board is responsible for deciding, which articles submitted to the journal should be published and for everything published in the quarterly. In making these decisions, the Editor-in-Chief should be guided by the policy of the journal‘s Editorial Board, as well as by legal requirements governing the copyright infringement and plagiarism. During making decisions regarding publication, the Editor may consult other members of the Editorial Board and Reviewers. The Editor should keep the standards adopted in academic publications, exclude practices that expose ethical standards and intellectual and be ready to publish corrections, explanations and apologies when needed.
- The Editor-in-Chief should evaluate sent manuscripts for intellectual content irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political beliefs of the Author/Authors. The Editor does not reveal any information about the paper under consideration except to the Author/Authors, Reviewers or potential Reviewers and the Editorial Board members and the Editorial Committee of the quarterly.
- Editorial Board may not disclose any information about a submitted paper to anyone except the Author/Authors, Reviewers and potential Reviewers, other editorial consultants (including translator, language corrector) and the publisher.
- The Editor‘s task is to ensure a fair and substantive review. Therefore, before starting the review process, the Editor should disclose any conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, cooperation, other relationships and connections with each of the Authors, companies, institutions associated with the submitted papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose significant conflicts of interest and publish corrections when conflicting interests have been disclosed after the publication of the paper. Other actions may be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
Other terms of this phenomenon are conflict of obligations and conflict of loyalty. A conflict of interest exists when an Author or entity which represents, a Reviewer or an Editor is involved in financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence his/her actions. The potential impact on scientific judgment oscillates between negligible and very large. Examples of conflicts of interest are most often related to financial relations, such as employment, receiving wages, making paid consultations and expert opinions, as well as personal relationships or scientific competition. These types of situations carry the risk of undermining the credibility of the journal, authors, and even scientific research. Each Author and Reviewer, in whose case there is any kind of conflict of interest, is obliged to report this fact to the Editorial Board.
- An Author of the article is a person who significantly contributed to the concept of work or to the analysis and interpretation of data; prepared the original version of the text or made its critical evaluation, making a significant intellectual contribution; made a decision about the final shape of the text in the version in which it is to be published. In case of a disclosure that the Author of the publication has committed plagiarism, falsification of data or double publication, the Editorial Board of the "Transactions of the Foundry Research Institute" will ask him for an explanation and then take the steps provided for in the COPE guidelines. This may mean notification to the authorities of the Author‘s scientific unit, rejection of a given article, and refusal to publish in the journal any texts by that person.
- Before submitting the article the Editorial Board should eliminate two types of violation of publishing ethics related to authorship, defined terms ghostwriting and guest authorship. Ghostwriting refers to a situation where a person who contributed significantly to the creation of the publication, does not appear as its Author or its contribution is not described in the publication. Guest authorship is a situation in which a person is mentioned in the publication as an Author, although his contribution to the creation of the text is insufficient or none.
- The submitted statement should contain information about the nature of the Author‘s contribution in the creation of the publication. According to the COPE guidelines, any changes to the authorship information require the written consent of all Authors. The editorial staff does not undertake to participate in a dispute over authorship. If the change of information about the Authors concerns the article already published, the next issue of the journal will be published the article containing the text correction.
- A peer review assists the Editorial Committee in making editorial decisions and through the communication of the Editorial Office with the Author helps the Authors of the text in improving the paper.
- Reviews should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should clearly express their opinions, using the right arguments to support their theses. The personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable.
- Any invited reviewer who does not feel competent to review the paper or knows that it will not be able to carry out the review at the right time should immediately notify the Editorial Board.
- Every reviewed article must be treated as a confidential document.
In cases of scientific misconduct or plagiarism, the Publisher will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and make amendments to a specific article. This includes the prompt publication of errata or, in justified cases, the withdrawal of an article from the journal.