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Code of Ethics while Arranging for Scientific Publications

The “Justice of Belarus” journal editorial staff is being governed in its activities by the principles of scientific character, objectivity, professionalism and impartiality.

A scientific article is a result of intellectual activity and a subject matter of copyright. According to the Belarusian and international legislation on the copyright (intellectual property rights) protection, scientific articles are being provided with legal safeguard.

  1. The authors are held responsible for the content of the article. Only original scientific data should be used in articles. Borrowed fragments or affirmations are meant to be arranged with obligatory reference to the relevant author and the original source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any of its forms, including non-formalized quotations, paraphrasing or appropriation of rights to the results of borrowed researches, are unethical and unacceptable. Unauthorized borrowing and reproduction of any elements of the article (wording, diagrams, primary data, etc.) are inadmissible. The authors must ensure that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original.
  2. The article writers should produce trustworthy results of the carried research possessive of scientific novelty. Knowingly erroneous or falsified assertions are unacceptable.
  3. Insofar as the author discovers substantial errors or inaccuracies in an entry at the stage of its approval or upon its issuance, he is supposed to notify thereabout the editorial staff of the journal as the earliest convenience.
  4. Contributions of all persons having anyhow affected the research process, in particular, the article should contain references to works that were of importance to the conduct of the research
  5. All persons having played an important role in carrying out of the research should be stated as co-authors of the article. It is inadmissible to mention individuals among the co-authors having not been involved in the study. The consent of all authors for publication is obligatory.
  6. When sending an article to the editors office, the authors thereby confirm that the said article is not under advisement in the editorial office of another journal and has not been published before
  7. Should disconnected elements of the manuscript have been previously published, the author is obligated to refer to the earlier work and point out differences between the new work and the previous one
  8. The authors should comply with ethical norms when criticizing or commenting the researches of third parties.
  9. The authors should be deferential to the work of the editorial board and readers, and eliminate the pointed out shortcomings or elucidate them in a well-argued manner.
  10. The authors must submit and process the manuscript in accordance with the regulations adopted in the journal (Memo to authors)

The observance of the rules of ethics by authors, readers and editors in the process of reviewing and publishing articles favors safeguarding for the rights of authors to intellectual property, improving quality of the edition, heightening its authority among members of the professional community and excluding any possibility of unlawful use of copyright materials for the benefit of individuals.