Procedure to protect the originality of the publication
According to the standards set for scientific journals by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the editorial board asks the Authors to disclose information about entities contributing to the publication (substantive, material, financial contribution, etc.). Authors of studies should present the results of their work in a transparent and reliable manner, regardless of whether they are its direct authors or have used the help of a specialized entity (natural or legal person).

"Ghostwriting" - this is a situation in which someone contributed to the publication, without disclosing his participation as one of the authors or without mentioning his role in the acknowledgments included in the publication).

"Guest authorship" - this is a situation in which the author's participation is negligible or did not take place at all, and yet he is the author / co-author of the publication).

To prevent these undesirable phenomena, the editorial office adopts the following rules:

1. The authors of the publication should disclose the contribution of individual persons to the publication (including affiliation and contribution, i.e. the information who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of the publication), with the applicant being primarily responsible for the disclosure of the indicated data development.

2. In the event of finding "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship", the editorial office documents these cases and notifies the institution employing the author, as well as associations, teams and scientific societies of which it is a member.

3. In the case of financing the research used in the publication, the author is obliged to state the source of financing.