Ethics of scientific publications is a system of norms of professional behavior in the relationships between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, distributing and using scientific publications. The policy of the scientific journal "International Journal of Information and Communication Technologies" of the International information technology university in the field of publication ethics is based on the recommendations and standards of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The chief editor and scientific editor of a scientific journal are independently responsible for deciding on publication, relying on cooperation with the editorial board of the journal. The scientific content of the work under consideration and its scientific significance should always underlie the decision to publish.
Unpublished data obtained from manuscripts submitted for consideration cannot be used in personal research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas received during peer review related to priority benefits should be kept confidential and cannot be used for personal gain.
Editors can reject an article independently without peer reviewers ' expert assessment if it is considered not to correspond to the subject of the journal or the required level of quality. This decision should be made impartially, based solely on the content of the article, and the criteria for making such a decision should be clearly stated to the author.
Requirements for manuscripts
The authors of the manuscript must provide reliable results of the work done, as well as an objective judgment about the significance of the research. The underlying data must be presented accurately and without errors. The work should contain sufficient details and bibliographic references for possible reproduction. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Originality and plagiarism
Authors should make sure that the work is completely original and provide appropriate bibliographic references if they use the works or statements of other authors.
Plagiarism can exist in many forms-from presenting someone else's work as an author's work to copying or paraphrasing essential parts of someone else's work without indicating authorship, as well as claiming their own rights to the results of someone else's research. Plagiarism in all forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Multiple, redundant, and simultaneous publications
In General, an author should not publish a manuscript that is mostly devoted to the same research in more than one journal as an original publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is perceived as unethical behavior and unacceptable.
The authors of the publication should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be designated as co-authors. In cases where research participants have made a significant contribution in a particular direction in a research project, they should be indicated in the footnote as persons who have made a significant contribution to this research.
The author must make sure that all participants who made significant contributions to the study are presented as co-authors, and those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-authors, and make sure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.
Significant errors in published works
If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication, the author must inform the scientific editor of the journal or the publisher and interact with them in order to withdraw the publication as soon as possible or correct the errors. If the editor or publisher has received information from a third party that the publication contains significant errors, the author must withdraw the work or correct the errors as soon as possible.