Ethical considerations

«The Ukrainian Radiological Journal» maintains the ethical standards of scientific publications and takes all possible steps to prevent fraudulent publications. All articles submitted for publication in the Ukrainian Radiological Journal are reviewed for originality, ethics and relevance. We assure that no advertising revenue, print copy, or other commercial revenue generate pressure or influence editorial decisions.

Strict following ethical standards is obligatory for all parties involved in the publication: authors, journal editors, reviewers, and publishers.

These provisions are based on the Best Practices Guidelines of the Scientific Publications Ethics Committee.

The Editorial Board Duties

Publication decision

The Editor of the peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which articles from the journal to be included in the journal should be published.

The Editor should follow the journal’s editorial policy and act within the legal requirements, as he/she may be held liable in the case of deffamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. An editor may consult with other editors or reviewers to make a decision.

Impartiality

The editor always evaluates the intellectual content of the manuscripts, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

Privacy

The editor or any other member of the editorial board should not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher since it is private.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished material identified in the submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor’s own research without the written express of the author’s consent .

Duties of Authors

Publication standards

The authors of the original research material should provide a detailed report on the work being performed and an objective discussion of its significance. The original data must be documented. The document should contain enough details and links to allow others to reproduce the work. False or deliberately inaccurate statements imply unethical behaviour and become inadmissible.

Data access and storage

We ask the authors to be prepared to provide access to data related to the published material, if it is possible. The authors should be ready to retain such data within a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they presented completely original works. If the authors have used the work and / or words of other authors, they should be cited or quoted accordingly.

Repeated, redundant or competing publications

The author should not publish papers describing essentially the same study more than once or in more than one journal. Submitting one manuscript to more than one journal at the same time means unethical publishing behaviour and becomes unacceptable.

Confirmation of sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of other authors must be provided. Authors should cite publications that were relevant when creating the claimed work.

Authorship of the material

Authorship should be restricted to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, project, execution or interpretation of the claimed work. Anyone who has made significant contributions should be included in the list of contributors. Other persons who have participated in particular parts of the research project should be listed in the paper or listed as assistants.

The author must ensure that the list of authors contains only the actual contributors and those who are not related to this work have been not included in the list, as well as that all the authors have read and approved the final version of the material and have agreed to its publication.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All authors should be advised if there are any financial or other conflicts of interest in their work that may affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be indicated.

Errors in published works

If the authors considers a material error or inaccuracy in his or her published journal, they must cooperate with the editor in a justified manner.

Duties of the reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions

Reviewers help the editor in making editorial decisions and also help the author to improve his work.

Efficiency

Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the manuscript, or who knows that a quick review will be impossible, should notify the editor and relieve himself of the reviewer’s responsibility.

Privacy

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They should not be shown or discussed with anyone other than those authorized by the editor.

Objectivity standards

The review should be objective. The author’s criticism is inadmissible. Reviewers should express their reasoning with arguments.

Confirmation of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any claim that an observation, origin, or argument has been previously reported must be accompanied by a citation. The reviewer must also make known to the editor any significant similarity or partial coincidence between the peer-reviewed manuscript and other work already published that he or she is personally aware of.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Private information or ideas received during the review must be kept confidential and may not be used in personal interest. The reviewer should not review the manuscript if there is a conflict of interest as a result of its competitive, affiliate or other relations or relations with any of the authors, companies or institutions associated with the publication material.

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