Code of ethics of scientific publications of the electronic edition "Corporate governance and innovative economic development of the North" is designed to meet international standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This document is required to be executed and consolidates and reveals the general principles and rules that should govern the relations of the participants in the process of scientific publications: authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers.

Key terms:

Ethics of scientific publications is a system of standards of professional behavior in relations between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in creation, distribution and use of scientific publications.

Editor is a representative of a scientific journal or a publishing house, who provides material adaptation for publication and keeps on communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.

Author is a person or a group of persons (group of authors) involved in publishing research findings.

Reviewer is an expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or a publishing house and carrying out a scientific expertise of author materials to determine feasibility of their publication.
Publisher is a legal or natural person publishing a scientific publication.

Reader is any person familiarized with published materials.

Plagiarism is an intentional appropriation of authorship of somebody’s science or art works, ideas or inventions. Plagiarism may be a violation of copyright law and patent law and may entail legal liability.


Principles’ guidance for the author of scientific publications


The author (or a group of authors) realizes his primary responsibility for the novelty and validity of the results of research, which assumes compliance with following principles:

- The authors should provide valid research results. Wittingly wrong or forged statements are unacceptable.

- The authors should ensure the complete originality of the research results outlined in the submitted manuscript. The borrowed fragments or statements must be issued with the obligatory indication of an author and a source. The excessive borrowings as well as plagiarism in any form, including unregistered quotes, paraphrasing or assignment of rights to the results of other people's research are unethical and unacceptable.

- It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all people influenced somehow the research; the article must be provided with the references to the works that were significant when carrying out the research.

- The authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript, which has been submitted to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article already published in another journal.

- All people made significant contributions to the research should be included as co-authors of the article. It is unacceptable to mention people who did not participate in the research.

- The author must notify the Editorial board of the journal if he/she finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article while it is considered or after its publication.