Publication Ethics

The Journal ‘Metallurgical and Ore Mining Industry’ adheres to recognized standards of publishing ethics. The editorial board follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and valuable practice of world-leading journals and publishers.

Ethical principles of editors

  • When deciding on a publication, the journal editor is guided by the accuracy of the data submitted and the scientific relevance of the work. The Editor is guided by the Editorial Policy of the Journal, the decisions of the Editorial Board of the Journal, being restricted by the current legal rules regarding defamation, copyright and plagiarism.
  • The editor evaluates the intellectual content of the manuscripts, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, origin, nationality, or political preferences of the authors.
  • The editor and the editorial board of the journal are not obliged to divulge information about the accepted manuscript to anyone, except for the persons directly involved in the process of its review.
  • The Editor may not use the unpublished material contained in the submitted manuscripts without the written consent of the Author. Confidential information or ideas received during the review should not be disclosed to the Editor or used for personal gain.
  • The Editor should not be involved in reviewing the manuscripts in the event of a conflict of interest due to competition, joint activity, or other interactions and relationships with any of the Authors.
  • The editor should not allow publication of information if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

Ethical principles of the authors

  • Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should provide reliable research results. Clearly false or falsified statements are inadmissible. The underlying data should not contain errors. The work should contain enough details or quotes for possible reproduction. False or deliberately false statements are regarded as unethical behavior and unacceptable.
  • Authors must ensure that the results of the study presented in the manuscript submitted are completely original. Borrowings in the text of the manuscript must be completed with the obligatory indication of authorship and source, with appropriate bibliographic references or citations. Plagiarism in all forms and excessive borrowing are unacceptable.
  • Authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that has been submitted to another journal and is under review, as well as an article already published in another journal that represents the same research. This is considered unethical behavior and unacceptable.
  • The contribution of all persons who have influenced the course of the study should be explicitly acknowledged in the manuscript. Persons who have made a significant contribution to a particular aspect of the study should be listed as such. Private information should not be used or disclosed without the express written permission of the source, as well as information that violates the interests of a third party.

Ethical principles of reviewers

  • The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the results of the research. The author's personal criticism is unacceptable.
  • The manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document that cannot be transmitted for review or discussion to third parties who do not have editorial authority.
  • A reviewer who does not believe he or she has sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript should advise the editor to exclude him / her from the process of reviewing the manuscript.
  • The reviewer should draw the editor's attention to identify a significant similarity or coincidence between the manuscript under review and any other published work that falls within the scientific competence of the reviewer.
  • The reviewer should not be involved in the review of the manuscripts in the event of a conflict of interest due to the existence of competition relations, joint activities or other interactions and relationships with any of the Authors.
  • Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes without the written consent of the Author.