Rules of ethics in publications
Rules of ethics in publications
  • Journal Constructions of Optimized Energy Potential takes actions to comply with ethical rules in scientific publications in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Ethics in Science and Committee on Publication Ethics.
  • The Editorial Board work in accordance with a code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal Editors.
  • In accordance with the procedure for submitting, reviewing and publishing scientific papers in journals, the Editorial Board require that Authors and Reviewers follow the guidelines for best practices related to ethical behaviour in scientific publications.
  • The Editorial Board oblige the Authors to include in the article information on the substantive, factual or financial contribution of individual entities that contributed to the creation of the article and implemented projects under which the article was created.
  • If there is a suspicion that submitted article is the result of scientific misconduct such as: plagiarism, ghostwriting or guest authorship, the Editorial Board will take action to clarify the problem, and first ask the Author/Authors to respond to the allegations.
  • In case of confirmation of scientific misconduct, the Editorial Board will take further actions related to its disclosure, including notifying the relevant institutions.

Duties of Authors
  • The Authors should ensure that the submitted article is original and does not infringe on the copyrights of other people, and if they used the work of other people, it was properly cited.
  • Authors should make sure that they correctly recognize the work of others and should also cite publications that have influenced the nature of the submitted work.
  • Information obtained privately by the Authors from a conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties cannot be used or reported without explicit written permission from the source.
  • Authors should not use information obtained during the provision of confidential services, such as peer review or issuing opinions to applications for co-financing of works, unless they obtained the express written consent of their authors.
  • The authors should ensure that the submitted article has not been published and is not foreseen for publication in another journal.
  • The authors should guarantee that they have appropriate authorizations from their employers and/or funding institutions to publish the research results.
  • Authors should disclose all sources of financial support for work, including the grant number or other reference number, if there is one.
  • Only persons who meet authorship criteria should be listed as authors of the article, i.e. those who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, execution, data collection or analysis or interpretation of the study, have edited the article or corrected it for important intellectual content, seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.
  • The authors are responsible for the substantive content of the presented study.
  • All those who have made a significant contribution to the work reported in the article, such as technical assistance, help in writing and editing, general support, but do not meet the criteria for authorship, cannot be listed as the author, but can be listed in the section " Acknowledgments "after their written acceptance to reveal their name and surname.
  • Authors are required to cooperate in the process of evaluating the presented content, immediately responding to the requests and comments of the Editors or Reviewers.
  • Authors should be prepared, if necessary, to provide all data related to their work.
  • If the Authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their duty to promptly notify the Editor of the magazine and cooperate to correct errata or to apply for withdrawal of work.
  • If the Editorial Board receive information from a third party that the published material contains a significant error or inaccuracy, it is the responsibility of the Authors to correct it immediately or to request the withdrawal of work.
  • If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, authors must clearly identify these in the article.

Duties of Reviewers
  • If the Reviewer cannot, for various reasons, carry out the evaluation process of the article or knows that its quick verification will be impossible, he should reject the invitation to the review and immediately inform the Editorial Board so that the alternative Reviewers can be contacted efficiently.
  • Any invited Reviewer who has a conflict of interest with any of the authors or an institution related to the creation of the work should immediately notify the Editorial Board and refuse to carry out the review.
  • The Reviewer should keep all information contained in the reviewed article confidential, should not show it or discuss it with other people unless authorized by the Editor-in-Chief. This also applies to Reviewers who rejected the invitation to participate in the review of the work.
  • Reviewer must ensure that the Authors reveal all sources of data used in the study, any similarity between the content of the article and other published works should immediately report to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • The reviewer should evaluate the presented work in an objective manner and present the formulated comments in a clear manner along with supporting arguments, so that the Authors can use them to improve the submitted material.

Duties of Editors
  • Editors are required to evaluate submitted articles irrespective of race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious beliefs, political philosophy or institutional affiliation of the authors, publication decisions cannot be determined by government policy or any other agency beside the magazine itself.
  • The Editors guarantee that each article is initially evaluated only on the basis of criteria such as compliance with the subject matter of the journal, editorial preparation based on the instructions for Authors, required volume, work originality, information about duplicate work, information about non-infringement of third party copyright and the value the content of the article.
  • After obtaining the initial acceptance, the Editors are obliged to refer the article to at least two Reviewers who are experts in a given field.
  • Editors have the right to reject an article inconsistent with the subject matter of the journal, duplicate, prepared not in accordance with the instructions for Authors or a volume greater than required and an article that has not received positive reviews.
  • If an article receives one positive and one negative review, the Editors are obliged to obtain an additional opinion.
  • The Editor-in-Chief has a decisive voice regarding the editorial content of the journal and the date of publication.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is ultimately responsible for making a decision which of the articles sent to the journal will be published, basing on approval of a given work, its relevance for researchers and readers, Reviewers' comments and legal requirements that are currently applied to defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • Editors in the process of accepting and preparing work for publication cannot disclose information about the submitted article to anyone, except for the relevant Authors and Reviewers.
  • Editors guarantee that they will not use unpublished information disclosed in the submitted material for their own research purposes without the express written consent of the author, the privileged information or ideas obtained by the Editors as a result of handling the manuscript are treated as confidential.
  • In the case of a conflict of interest between one of the Editors and the Author of the article, the work will be evaluated initially by another Editor with whom there is no conflict of interest.
  • The Editors will take appropriate actions when there are ethical concerns about the submitted material or published article, and any reported act of unethical publication behaviour will be considered and disclosed.

Duties of Publisher
  • In the case of alleged or proven fraud, deceptive publication or plagiarism, the Publisher is obliged, in close cooperation with the Editors, to take action to clarify the situation and change the article, this includes prompt publication of errata, clarification or withdrawal of the work.
  • The Publisher, together with the Editorial Board, is obliged to take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers in which scientific misconduct has occurred.