Editorial ethics

The publishing ethics of Contemporary Higher Education: Innovative Aspects is based on the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications developed by the Committee for the Ethics of Scientific Publications as well as the experiences of established international journals and publishing houses.

The authors would:

  • be responsible for the topical character, scientific novelty and authenticity of the provided materials;
  • take into account the works by other researchers, provide correct references and citation;
  • guarantee the original character of the research without any form of plagiarism (extensive citation, hidden citation, retelling etc.);
  • mention all contributors to the research as co-authors;
  • guarantee exclusive character of the submitted materials (the article cant be published before or submitted to other journals);be open for co-operation with the Editors when preparing the article for publication a t all stages;
  • mention information on the sources of financial support described in the article.

Peers would:

  • observe the peering terms set by the editors;
  • treat the peered article as a confidential document not sharing it with third parties and not using the information mentioned in it; the review is also to be treated confidentially;
  • provide substantiated and correct assessment of the described research outcomes;
  • inform the Editors in the cases of inadequate scientific and professional competence for the assessment of the proposed materials;
  • have no conflict of interest with regard to the assessed material and its author/authors.

Chief and executive editors would:

  • give no preference to authors as to gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, politics and other factors not related to research;
  • bare responsibility for accepting or rejecting the article; reject the materials that have no scientific value, do not answer the journal profile or contrary to its policy and ethics;
  • have no conflict of interest as to the accepted or rejected articles;
  • engage competent peers in double (blind) reviewing;
  • observe copyright, be respectful and correct to the authors, their scientific strive, do not impose scientific opinions, be careful in working with the materials and agree the amendments with the authors;
  • collaborate with authors and readers, publish the amendments, comments as well as retractions and apologies;
  • keep the professional secrecy, do not disclose information on the presented articles to third parties, except for peers, members of Editorial Board and Council.