Publication Ethics

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PREVENTION OF UNFAIR PRACTICES OF PUBLICATIONS

Authorship

All persons designated as "authors" are to meet the criteria of this concept. The contribution of each author to the work should be sufficient to take responsibility for its content. The right to be called “author” is based on the following facts:

1) substantial contribution to study conception and design or to data analysis and interpretation;

2) drafting the article or making fundamental changes.

A contribution that consists only in providing funds, does not justify inclusion in authors’ group. General management of research team is not recognized as being sufficient for authorship either.

All team’s members who do not meet criteria for authorship will be listed with their consent in

"Acknowledgements".

The order in which authors will appear is to be determined by their joint decision . Authors are responsible for the content of the article and for the fact of its publication. The editorial staff of the journal reserves the right to cut and edit submitted articles.

Authors will recognize the contribution of other persons who inluenced the content of the present study. The presence of bibliographic references used in the work is mandatory. Information obtained privately, through conversation, correspondence or discussions with third parties, will not be used without a written permission from their source.

Authors will provide only original works. The use of textual or graphical information obtained from the works of other persons needs references to relevant publications and a written permission from the copyright owner.

The editorial staff asks authors to adhere to the principles of bioethics in case of animal research.

If the author discovers a substantial error or inaccuracy in his/her published work, he/she will immediately notify the Editor or Publisher of the journal and assist them in removing or correcting a mistake. If the Editor or Publisher learns from a third party that a published work contain significant errors, the author will immediately remove or fix them, or submit to the Editor a proof of the correctness of the wording of original article.

Reviewing

Journal "The Praktitioner” is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles, reviews, lectures, clinical lectures and short communications submitted to the Editor are subject to a mandatory review. Reviewing an article reveals the relevance of the material provided, the degree of scientific novelty, determines the correspondence of the text provided to the general profile of the edition, reveals the presence of plagiarism. After reviewing, the article may be rejected, or returned to the author for revision, or accepted for publication.

The Editor and all editorial staff are not entitled to disclose information about the submitted works to anyone except the respective authors, reviewers, other editorial advisers and, where appropriate, the Publisher.

The Editor and editorial staff have no right to use in any way unpublished material cited in the manuscript submitted.

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest regarding a particular manuscript occurs when one of the participants in the review or publication process (author, reviewer, or editor) has an obligation that could influence his / her opinion (even if it really does not take place). The most common cause of a conflict of interest are financial relations, as well as personal relationships, academic competition, and intellectual predilections.

Participants in the process of reviewing and publishing will disclose any conflict of interest that could influence the results of their work. All sources of financial support for the project are to be disclosed.

Multiple publications

The Editor will not consider manuscripts that are simultaneously submitted for publication to other journals, as well as works having been mostly already published as an article, or having become part of another work presented or accepted for publication in any other printed edition or electronic media. This policy does not preclude consideration of articles that are not accepted for publication by another journal, or a full description provided after publication of the preliminary results, i.e. abstracts or poster presentations presented at professional Meetings.

Correspondence

If necessary, readers can send their comments, questions, or criticisms regarding published articles that will be printed in the journal. If desired, the authors of the articles can respond to these comments.