Code of Ethics for authors communicating in the PLYN journal

Authorship and/or co-authorship of a contribution published in the PLYN journal inures to the person who meets at least one of the following conditions:

  • The person has authored at least a part of the manuscript of the article;
  • The person has, through his or her intellectual activity, materially contributed to the creative process conducive to the resulting work;
  • The person has, through his or her own effort, collected the input materials on which the development of the issue communicated in the article is in principle based;
  • The person has combined various theoretical assumptions, thereby materially influencing the quality of the results published in the article;
  • The person has participated in an analysis of the obtained data, or an interpretation of the results, that have significantly contributed to the technical value of the article.

Authors and co-authors of contributions published in the PLYN journal:

  • • Shall not commit plagiarism (for example, submitting a third party article as their own; presenting third party results as their own; etc.); whenever citing other authors, they shall reference the source of information. When summarising other authors’ findings collected from such sources, they shall express the original ideas in good faith and without knowingly distorting them. All forms of plagiarism are impermissible and constitute grounds for rejecting the article;
  • • Shall guarantee that they have supplied the editorial offices with a manuscript that has not yet been published and that the manuscript is being offered for the first publication; offering the manuscript to a different periodical between the submission of the article to the PLYN editorial offices and the appearance of the article will be regarded as unethical;
  • • In the event that an error is detected in published results, they shall take adequate steps to remedy the mistake (for example, the publication of an erratum or some other correction, withdrawal of the article, etc.);
  • • Shall be the exclusive holders of any copyright to photographs and other materials and shall grant such copyright to the full extent to the PLYN editorial offices as of the moment when the PLYN editorial offices accept the manuscript for publishing. Should a third party hold copyright to the material, they shall obtain that third party’s written consent to publication;
  • • Shall guarantee that the reportage photography pictures that they have supplied to the PLYN editorial offices have been made in compliance with Act No 89/2012 as amended (the New Civil Code) and the publisher of the PLYN journal will not suffer any nuisance by publishing them;
  • • Shall not unnecessarily break down results of research into multiple publications at the expense of their quality and clarity;
  • • Shall not include information of a commercial and/or advertising nature in a technical article to be published.

The PLYN editorial board adopted this Code of Ethics on 12 June 2012; the editorial board approved the paragraph concerning Act No 89/2012 on 10 February 2016.

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