Publication Ethics

The journals and monographs published by the Institute of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization - National Research Institute is guided by ethical issues of the Committee on Publication Ethics COPE ( guidelines can be found at:

The guidelines determine the duties and rules relating to the Editors, Reviewers and Authors.

The process of editing and reviewing the submitted manuscripts should exclude practices such as:

  • Unnecessary (duplicate) publication. Duplication of own works in submitted articles or sending to the editorial office a text published in a different language version.
  • Plagiarism. Literal copying and paraphrasing work without the author's acceptance.
  • Fabrication of data. Posting false results of work, the unfair substitution of results or posting non-existent research results.
  • Unjustified adding authors or miss authors. Unjustified additions of authors or omission of actual authors, adding authors in a situation where they did not have a significant contribution to conducting research, planning, analysis, interpretation or in creating an article. The omission authors who make a significant contribution to the published research.
  • Potential conflict of the interest, when there is a conflict between persons responsible for the review or publication preparation of the submitted article and its Author.
  • Other unethical activities. Including those indicated in the Code of Ethics of a Researcher of 1 December 2016 (

In the case of reporting activity incompatible with the ethical issues of the publication, the Editor-in-Chief, editor of the journal or Editor of the publication will consider this with the accordance the COPE procedures (

In the case of unethical practices, the editorial office will follow the recommendations of the COPE Committee on Publication Ethics, which are described at:


COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

COPE Flowcharts


the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education concerning protection against ghostwriting [writing an article, a book, etc. for another person who publishes it as their own work] and guest authorship [defined by Wager and Kleinert (2011) as authorship granted to an individual who does not meet ethical standards for authorship, because of his or her seniority, reputation or supposed influence]. Both phenomena are classified as academic negligence.

The following procedure is applied each time for each published research:

  • written agreement of all authors for the publication of the work,
  • information on the author's affiliation,
  • written statement of the author (s) that the work is original and has not been published in a scientific journal, and that after being accepted for publication it will not be printed in another journal,
  • written statement of the author (s) about their personal contribution to the publication, and that no one who made a significant contribution to the publication was not omitted.
  • We use anti-plagiarism software