An editor is responsible for publication of author works and must follow the basic principles:
- When deciding on publishing a paper a scientific journal editor is guided by provided data reliability and scientific significance of the research.
- The editor should evaluate intellectual content of manuscript regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality, social status or political affiliation of authors.
- Unpublished data from submitted manuscripts must not be used for personal purposes or passed to third parties without written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained while editing and related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.
- An editor must not publish the information if there is a reasonable cause to believe that it is plagiarism.
- An editor and a publisher must respond to complaints regarding the accepted manuscripts or published materials and must take all necessary measures to redress for violated rights.
Provides scientific expertise of author materials whereupon his/her action must be impartial in nature and follow the basic principles:
- A manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document, which cannot be transmitted for review or discussion to third parties who do not have full powers from a publishing house.
- A reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment to study results. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
- Unpublished data from submitted manuscripts must not be used for reviewer personal purposes.
- The reviewer who, in his/her opinion, is not qualified to assess the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interest with the author or the organization, must inform the editor with a request to exclude him/her from reviewing this manuscript.