Procedure to protect the originality of the publication

In accordance with the standards set for scientific journals by the Ministry of Education and Science, the editors ask authors to disclose information about entities contributing to the creation of the publication (substantive, material, financial contribution, etc.). The authors of the studies should present the results of their work in a transparent and reliable manner, regardless of whether they are their direct authors or whether they used the assistance of a specialized entity (natural or legal person).

"Ghostwriting" - this is a situation where someone contributed to the creation of a publication without disclosing their participation as one of the authors or without mentioning their 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/she 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 creation of the publication (with affiliation and contribution, i.e. information about who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used in the preparation of the publication), with the main responsibility for disclosing the indicated data is borne by the submitter of the study.
2. In the case of phenomena such as "ghostwriting" and "guest authorship" the editorial office documents these cases and notifies the institution employing the author and associations, teams and scientific societies of which he is a member.
3. In the case of financing research used in the publication, the author is obliged to provide the source of funding.
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