The Editors of the journal " Environmental Problems ", published by the Lviv Polytechnic National University, support the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) when selecting and accepting papers.
The Editors of the journal set a list of ethical standards below. These standards should be considered by the persons (editors, authors and reviewers) involved in the publication of research results in the scientific fields covered in the journal. The fields are regulated by the Certificate on State Registration.
Duties of Editor
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Authors
All authors submitting their manuscripts to the Environmental problems journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.
Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated. Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
In the same manner, the journal is committed to objective and fair single-blind peer-review of the submitted manuscripts and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.
Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings. Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
The manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If it includes already published figures or images, it is necessary to obtain permission from the copyright holder.
If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study's design or the manuscript's structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the journal may publish a correction or retract the paper.
Duties of Reviews
To ensure the objectivity of evaluation of manuscripts the editor board follows the "blind" review.
If a chosen reviewer feels inadequately qualified to judge the research which is described in a manuscript he should return it promptly to the editor.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should explain and support their judgments adequately so that editors and authors may understand the basis of their comments. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation or reference.
A reviewer should call to the editor’s attention to any substantial similarity between the reviewed manuscript and any published paper or any manuscript submitted concurrently to another journal.
A reviewer should act promptly, submitting a report in a timely manner.
Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in a reviewed manuscript, except with the consent of the author.