Publishing ethics

(Prepared on the basis of COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).

The Military Logistics Systems Journal conducts a policy of ethical principles based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. It is guided, among others, by the following principles: fair play, prevention of editorial members' conflicts of interest, timeliness, confidentiality, prevention of reviewers' conflicts of interest, prevention of authors' conflicts of interest, reliable presentation of research reports, originality of work, reliability of sources, elimination of errors in published works.

The Military Logistics Systems Journal has a plagiarism detection policy. Authors should submit for publication only original articles, not previously published in whole or in part in any other composition. Additionally, the Authors guarantee that the article submitted for review has not been submitted for publication in another journal, collective work, etc. The authors are obliged to indicate (quote) the publications that were used to create the article. The primary responsibility lies with the person submitting the article.

The responsibility for the use of photographs and drawings in the submitted article materials lies with the authors.

The editorial staff of Military Logistics Systems Journal implements a system of counteracting scientific unreliability such as "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship".

Ghostwriting is referred to as ghostwriting when someone has made a significant contribution to the publication, without revealing his or her participation as one of the authors or without mentioning his or her role in the acknowledgments given in the publication. With guest authorship (honorary authorship) - where the author's contribution is negligible or has not taken place at all, but is nevertheless the author/co-author of the publication.

In order to prevent ghostwriting cases, the guest authorship editorial team of Military Logistics Systems Journal introduces the following procedures:
  1. The editorial staff requires the authors of the publication to disclose the contribution of individual authors to the creation of the publication (including their affiliation and contribution, i.e. information on who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of the publication), with the main responsibility borne by the author submitting the manuscript.
  2. The editorial office may require information about the sources of financing of the publication, contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities.

Ghostwriting, guest authorship is a manifestation of scientific unreliability, and any detected cases will be disclosed, including notification to the relevant entities (institutions employing authors, scientific societies, associations of scientific editors, etc.). The editorial staff documents all manifestations of scientific unreliability, especially breaches and violations of ethics in science.
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