Editorial Ethics

Editorial ethical principles

The policy of the “Shipping & Navigation” research journal  is based on the international practice in guarantying copyright and ethical principles supported by the community of leading publishers of scientific periodicals Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) і Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Editorial staff is guided by the following ethical principles:

  • impartiality;
  • compliance with scientific ethics during articles reviewing, promotion of fair scholarly discussion between authors and reviewers;
  • rejection of a manuscript in case of direct borrowing of information of other authors without references to the primary source (plagiarism);
  • confidentiality of personal data of authors and reviewers and information acquired in the course of professional cooperation;
  • prevention of conflicts of interests between a publisher, members of the editorial board, reviewers and authors.

Ethical principles of the peer reviewers

The editorial board guides the reviewers to contribute to improving the quality of the article through its scientific editing.

Reviewers should be guided by the following ethical principles:

  • reviewing the manuscripts for which they have a relevant competence;
  • timeliness;
  • confidentiality of expert review;
  • objectivity and constructiveness during reviewing;
  • reviewers should not use the information obtained during reviewing for personal purposes or for the benefit of others.

Ethical principles of the authors

Anyone who has made a significant contribution to the research and/or elaboration of the article’s text should be marked as authors. The sequence of names in the team of authors is determined by the authors.

Authors should be guided by the following ethical principles:

  • originality and scientific novelty of research;
  • reliability of the results;
  • recognition of the contribution of other persons, the obligatory availability of bibliographic references to used papers;
  • informing about significant mistakes or inaccuracies found in the publication and interaction with the editors in order to improve the mistakes or delete the paper;
  • inadmissibility of any manifestations of plagiarism.