Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The SciCell’s jounals is committed to the academic community and therefore seeks to publish original work in the best possible form and to the highest possible standards.
Articles subbmitted for publication are single-blind peer-reviewed. That is mean: Reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but authors are unaware of the identity of reviewers. There are at least three or more reviewers for the total number of articles in each issue.
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing (authors, editors, peer reviewers, publisher). The SciCell’s jounals ethic statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (http://publicationethics.org/).
Open Access (OA) Policy
Articles published in the SciCell’s jounals are freely available for anyone to access and view under an open access publishing model.
SciCell’s jounals offers Green Open Access way of publishing, without payment or embargo period. Author may voluntarily re-use his own version of the article submitted to the journal (pre-print) or the version accepted for publishing (post-print) on his own personal website or institutional repository.
Licensing & Rights
All papers published in the SciCell’s jounals are published under a CC-BY licence (CC-BY 4.0). Published materials can be shared (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapted (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially) with specifying the author(s).
All articles in the JMBFS are supposed to be original. Authors submitting manuscript declared that submitted manuscript is original and has not previously been published in thereof and that no part of the article has been prepared from other published material.
SciCell s.r.o., as a publisher of scholarly/scientific publications, is a member of the Crossref – Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation.
As a member of Crossref, the Scicell participate on publishers plagiarism prevention initiative and used service Similarity Check (Turnitin – database iThenticate), which helps editors compare of own submitted content/articles for originality/similarity to other published academic and non-academic content on the web.
Screening software is applicate by editors of the SciCell’s jounals, too. Plagiarism control is a part of last evaluation process of manuscripts after paper submit and before the acceptance. Results this act are important for manuscript acceptation, or not. When plagiarism from 0 to 50 % has been detected, manuscript will be sent to author for content revision. In case of plagiarism detection >50 %, the manuscript will be rejected. The editor evaluates each article individually because the sum of minor similarities can be high and submitted article can be original.
Types of plagiarism:
- plagiarism in the sense of the „use another person’s ideas or work and pretend that it is your own“ (Cambridge Dictionary) or „the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own“ (Oxford Dictionaries),
- self-plagiarism (re-use of significant parts of one’s own copyrighted work without citing the original source).
Peer Review Process
All articles in the SciCell’s jounals are fully peer reviewed by qualified, independed reviewers, and by the Editorial Board members, too. Single-blind review is using for consideration.
Peer review process will be made as soon as possible, and review report/conclusion with comments should be return to author(s) until to 3 weeks. Paper will be published possibly in the next issue.
- The SciCell’s jounals editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
- The SciCell’s jounals editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
- Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
- Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editors own research.
- All submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication free of charge.
- Authors attest that paper is their own, original and unpublished work.
- Authors guarantee that the manuscript it has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, …) must be appropriately cited or quoted.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content. All those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors
- Affiliation (all authors/co-authors) and corresponding adress (main author) must be clearly stated.
- When an authors discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
- Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
- Privileged information/ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
- Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively.
- All suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.