Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


1. Editorial Board



    Prof. Zbigniew Leonowicz, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

    Prof. Luigi Martirano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

    Prof. Rodolfo Araneo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

    Prof. Maria Carmen Falvo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

    Doc. Radomir Gono, VSB-TUO Ostrava, Czech Republic

    Prof. Alessandro Burgio, University of Calabria, Italy

    Prof. Jacek Rezmer, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

    Dr. Przemyslaw Janik, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland



2. Authors and Authors responsibilities

- All fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and  publishing materials in the journal are clearly stated on under Author Fees Section

- Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.

- All authors must have significantly contribute to the research.

-All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, as well as list of references and disclose any financial support.

- Forbidden to publish the same research in more than one journal.


3. Peer-review process

- All of the journal’s content is subjected to peer-review.

- Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field. - Peer-review process is described on:

- Judgments must be objective.

- Reviewers should have no conflict of interest.

- Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

- Reviewed articles are treated confidentially.


4. Publication ethics

- Publishers and editors take all possible measures to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.

- In no case the journal or its editors do not encourage any misconduct, nor knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

- In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor deal with these allegations appropriately.

- The journal has clear guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed:


The journal takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. We place great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practice in the academic publishing community.


An Erratum is a statement by the authors of the original paper that briefly describes any correction(s) resulting from errors or omissions. Any effects on the conclusions of the paper should be noted. The corrected article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of erratum is given. The Erratum is made freely available to all readers and is linked to the corrected article.


A Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, this can be as a result of misconduct or honest error; if the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission or justification; if the work is plagiarized; or if the work reports unethical research.


To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of retraction is given, is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. Retractions can be published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the Editors or Publisher may conclude that retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, that is also noted.


In rare and extreme cases involving legal infringement, the Publisher may redact or remove an article. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the integrity of the scientific record.

- Publishers and editors always do publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.


5. Copyright and Access

- Copyright and licensing information is available here:


- Individual articles are available to readers without any subscription or payment.


6. Archiving

- The journal contents is preserved INDEFINITELY by the National Library of Poland and Jagiellonian Library , both as legal deposits.



Further principles of transparency and best practice:


7. Ownership and management

Ownership and management information is available on: