THE JOURNAL POLICY

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD AND AUTHORS

 

             MAIN CONTACT PERSON

             Churpiy Igor Kostiantynovych

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            SUPPORT

             Kostashchuk Tetiana Zinovijivna

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1. BRANCH AND PROBLEMS

Art of Medicine contains original scientific articles dealing with the results of experimental and theoretical studies and are not under consideration for publication in other publications.

The journal covers current issues of theoretical and practical medicine, biology, rehabilitation, physical education and sports.

The journal publishes original scientific articles, review articles, book reviews.

The journal is based on the principle of open access to its contents, which makes the presented studies freely available to the public, and supports the idea of global knowledge sharing.

The category of readers - scientists,  general practitioners and teachers of higher educational institutions, students.

 

2. OPEN ACCESS POLICY

The journal practises a policy of immediate open access to published contents, supporting the principles of free scientific information sharing and the global exchange of knowledge for universal social progress.

 

3. ARCHIVING

This journal uses the LOCKSS system for distributed archival storage of published contents in numerous libraries and information centers. The LOCKSS project libraries guarantee long-term storage of exhaustive journal archives and automatic restoration of corrupted information.

 

4. CONFLICT OF INTERESTS, APPLICATION FOR PUBLICATION

The editorial board provides the authors with the highest quality of review services by a group of reviewers who are able to evaluate its quality, being completely independent from the disqualifying conflict of interest. All authors are requested to report any conflicts of interest, including any financial, personal or other relations with people or organizations that might have an inadequate impact on their work.

The journal editors respect and supports the authors' request not to review some manuscripts if these requests are reasonable. If there is a suspicion about the bias of the reviewers, we adhere to the COPE guidelines and cease to cooperate with reviewers who provided a faulty and untimely review.

All conflicts of interest must be specified by the authors in the "Comments for Editor" section when submitting the manuscript. If there is no conflict of interest, please indicate this: "Conflicts of Interest: None" in "Comments for the Editor" when submitting the manuscript.

 

5. PRIVACY POLICY

Patients and participants in the study: patients have the right to privacy, which should not be violated without informed consent. Providing the information,such as names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or genealogic facts, if this information is not important for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written consent to the publication. The informed consent is needed to identify the patient when the manuscript is published.

Authors should inform these patients that any identifiable material can be available on the Internet, as well as in printed form of publication. The consent of the patient must be recorded and archived with the journal.

The journal requires that all authors receive written consent from the patient, this information must be archived by the author and available for verification at least during three years. A written statement must be included in the manuscript, which indicates that the authors received and archived the written consent of the patient.

Manuscripts containing human research should include a written informed consent form. Each person should give written consent for the study, in accordance with the recommendations of the ethical committees on biomedical research, the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association on the ethical principles of carrying out scientific human medical research involving humans (1964-2008), European Community Directives 86/609 concerning participation of people in medical-biological research, as well as the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 690 dated September 23, 2009.

When submitting a manuscript containing experimental animals, authors should indicate compliance with the provisions of the "European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experiments and Other Scientific Purposes" (Strasbourg, 2005), "General Ethical Principles of Animal Experiments" , approved by the Fifth National Congress on Bioethics (Kyiv, 2013). The use of laboratory animals must conform to the standards established by the NIH Animal Care and Use Management (OACU ARAC guidelines) and the Animal Research Laboratory, published in the Manual on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (1996). Manuscripts will be treated with due respect for the authors and confidentiality of reviewers.

Editors do not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, contents, review process stage, criticism from reviewers, or final decision) to other people except authors and reviewers. Therefore, reviewers and editors should respect the rights, do not discuss the authors of the work publicly, not poach their ideas before the manuscript is published.

Reviewers can not make copies of manuscripts for their files and will not share them with others, except with the permission of the editor. Reviewers must return or delete copies of manuscripts after sending a retraction.

 

6. STATEMENT ABOUT HUMAN AND ANIMALS RIGHTS

Manuscripts containing research on humans should include information on whether ethical standards are met according to ethical committees on biomedical research, the Helsinki Declaration of the World Medical Association on the ethical principles of conducting human medical research (1964-2008) ), European Society Directive 86/609 on the participation of people in medical-biological research, as well as the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 690 dated September 23, 2009. If there are any doubts as for the accordance of research to the Helsinki Declaration, the authors should explain their approach and demonstrate that the institutional authority allowed questionable aspects of the study. When submitting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals have been followed. ["European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experiments and Other Scientific Purposes" (Strasbourg, 2005), "General Ethical Principles of Experiments on Animals", adopted by the Fifth National Congress on Bioethics (Kyiv, 2013)].

 

7. PUBLICATION ETHICS

The editorial board of the scientific - practical journal "Art of Medicine" is guided in its work by international ethical rules of scientific publications, which include rules of decency, confidentiality, publications review, possible conflicts of interest monitoring, etc.The editorial board follows the recommendations of the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications (Committee on Publication Ethics). Ethical norms for journal publishing (in accordance with current Elsevier publication principles).

The Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University as the publisher of "Art of Medicine" assumes the responsibility to guarantee a serious approach to all stages of publication and recognizes its responsibility. Advertising, reprinting and / or any commercial gain do not have any impact on editorial decisions. Compliance with ethical norms is expected from all members involved in the publication process: authors, editors, reviewers, publishers.

 

8. EDITORIAL BOARD DUTIES

8.1. The decision of publication the article

Submission of the article for consideration implies that it contains new non-trivial scientific results received by the author that have never been published anywhere before. Each article is reviewed. The review takes place in a "blind" scheme, when reviewers know the author, but the author does not know the reviewer. Experts have every opportunity to freely express motivated critical remarks regarding the level and quality of presentation of the submitted material, its relevance to the journal profile, the novelty and reliability of the results. The recommendations of the reviewers are the basis for the final decision on the publication of the article. The responsibility for the decision to publish is entirely on the editorial board. The editorial board decides to publish, guided by the policy of the journal, taking into account current legislation in the field of copyright. The editorial staff evaluates the manuscripts solely on the basis of their scientific contents, without consideration of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship, and political views of the authors. Article, in case of acceptance for publication, is placed in open access; copyrights are kept by the authors.

8.2. Confidentiality

The editor and all editorial staff have no right to disclose information about the work provided to anyone except authors, reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher. The editor and editors do not have the right to use unpublished materials used in the manuscript, within their research without the written consent of the author.

 

8.3. Conflict of interest and the solution of ethical conflicts

In case of a conflict of interest as a result of competitive relationships, cooperation with one of the authors, companies or institutions associated with the manuscripts submitted, the editor shall hand over the manuscript for consideration to another member of the editorial board. Editors should ask all participants in the process of disclosing existing competing interests. If a competition of interests is discovered after publication of the article, the editorial board is obliged to ensure the publication of amendments. When submitting an ethical complaint regarding a given manuscript or published article, the editor must take reasonable steps in co-operation with the publisher (or society). Each case of unethical behavior will be considered, even if it comes a year after publication of the article. If the complaint is supported, the publication of the relevant corrections, refutations or apologies will be followed.

 

8.4. Ensure integral participation and cooperation

"Art of Medicine" will respond to all claims or doubts, research or publication of illegal actions of readers, reviewers or others. If concerns about the behavior or actions of academic work are raised, the editorial board with the involvement of relevant experts will, if necessary, evaluate possible cases of plagiarism or duplication / redundancy. The editor will also ask the author(s) to respond to the remarks.

"Art of Medicine" will accept it at the institutional level: the journal may require an investigation by the institution or other relevant authorities if this answer is irrelevant.

 

9. REVIEWER OBLIGATIONS

9.1. Contribution to editorial decisions

An expert assessment helps the editor to make editorial decisions and, with the help of the editor and author, can help the author improve his work.

9.2. Efficiency

A reviewer who considers that his qualifications are not sufficient to consider a research presented in a scientific paper or who knows that the speed of consideration is too low, should inform the editor and refuse the review process.

9.3 Confidentiality

Any manuscript given for reviewing should be considered as a confidential document. It is unacceptable to show it to other reviewers or to discuss with other experts without the prior permission of the editor-in-chief.

9.4. Standards of objectivity

Reviews of scientific works should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers are required to express their views clearly and reasonably.

9.5 Confirmation of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published works in the reviewed material that were not quoted by the authors. Any statements, conclusions or arguments that have been used previously in any publication should be duly documented as quotes. The reviewer is also required to draw the attention of the editor to substantial or partial similarity with any other work with which the reviewer is directly acquainted.

9.6. Information presentation and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials used in these manuscripts should not be used in their own research by a reviewer without the written consent of the author. Closed information or ideas received during a review must remain confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not participate in the review and evaluation of manuscripts which they personally are interested in.

9.7. Illegal activity of the reviewer

The editors take the reviewer’s fault seriously and investigate any evidence of privacy breach, non-disclosure of conflicts of interest (both financial and non-financial), improper use of confidential materials, or delays in peer review of competitive advantage. Allegations of illegal actions (e.g. plagiarism) will be taken at the institutional level.

 

10. AUTHOR OBLIGATIONS

10.1. Reporting Standards

We expect from the authors the presentation of reliable results of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the study. The data based on research should be clearly stated in written form. The article should contain enough information to test and repeat experiments by other researchers. Fraudulent or false statements are considered to be unethical behavior and are inappropriate.

10.2 Data Access and Storage

Authors may be asked to provide input data for editorial review. They should be prepared to provide open access to such data, if possible, and in any case should be prepared to store the basic material within a reasonable period of time after their publication.

10.3 Originality and plagiarism

Authors should ensure that the submitted manuscript:

  • • describes completely original work;
  • • is not plagiarized;
  • • has not been published elsewhere in any language;
  • • indicates corresponding quotations if the authors use the work and / or the words of others.

Existing copyright laws and conventions should be respected. Copyright material (for example, tables, figures or large quotes) can only be reproduced with permission and confirmation.

10.4 Multiple, repetitive and competing publications

Authors should indicate that their work is published for the first time. If the elements of the manuscript were previously published in another article, the authors are obliged to refer to earlier work and indicate what is a significant difference between the new work and the previous one. Word for word copying of their own works and their paraphrasing are unacceptable, they can only be used as a basis for new findings. Submitting an article to more than one magazine at the same time is regarded as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

10.5 Reference Confirmation

The authors are obliged to acknowledge the contribution of other people who have influenced the submitted research. Bibliographic references are necesary to use. Information received in private conversation, correspondence or discussion should not be used without obtaining an open written permission.

10.6 Paper Authorship

The authorship should be limited to those who made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution or interpretation of the claimed research. All those who have made a significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. Those who participated in some essential aspects of the research project should be included in the list of project participants. The author must ensure that the names of all collaborators and project participants are placed on the co-authors and participants lists and that all collaborators have read and approved the final version of the scientific paper, as well as have agreed to publish it.

10.7. Dangers

If the work involves chemicals, procedures and equipment having any unusual risks inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify them in the manuscript.

10.8. Submission of studies involving people or animals participation

The principles of bioethics must be respected during the study. The appropriate statement, licensing or registration must be obtained prior to the start of the study, and information must be provided (for example, ethical committees, approval of the ethics committee or national animal licensing authorities). At the request of the editors, the authors must provide evidence that the research has received appropriate permission and was conducted from an ethical point of view (for example, copies of permit documents, licenses, forms of consent). Researchers should not generally publish or disclose identifiable personal data collected during the study without the special consent of the individual (or their official representative). The authors must submit the research reports to the editorial staff, if necessary (for example, to conduct clinical trials) so that reviewers and the editors were able to compare the report with the protocol to check that it was done properly and that no relevant details were missing.

10.9. Information Presentation and Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose in their work information on any financial and other significant conflicts of interest that may affect the results of the research or their interpretation. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

10.10 Significant errors in published papers

If the author discovers a material error or inaccuracy in his published work, he is required to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and assist them in removing or correcting the error. If an editor or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains errors, the author must immediately remove or fix them, or provide proof of correctness of the original article to the editorial staff.

10.11 Refusal

Neither the editors nor the editorial board are responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors, the presentation and contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. Originality, proofreading of manuscripts and errors are the exclusive responsibility of individual authors. All manuscripts submitted for review and publication in "Art of Medicine" are reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues, and a useful contribution. The decision of the reviewers is the only tool for publication in the journal and is final.

10.12. Recommendations

Publication Ethics Committee (COPE). (2011, March 7th). Code of Conduct and Best Practices Guide for Journal Editor. Received from (pdf)

 

11. JOURNAL INDEXING

"Art of Medicine" has been added to the scientometrical databases of Google Scholar, "Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine" of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

 

12. COPYRIGHT LAW POLICY

The authors retain the copyright to provide the journal with the right of first publication simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution, which allows others to share work with the recognition of the authorship of this work and the first publication in this journal.

When submitting materials to the editor, the author guarantees that he has copyrights for the manuscript and agrees to publish the text and article metadata (including the authors' surnames and initials, place of work and e-mail of the author for correspondence) in the journal, which means their distribution in printed version, the placement of electronic copies on the Internet on journal websites and specialized scientific databases (including scientometrical), translation into foreign languages (see Open Access Effect). In this case, the author retains the right to use the material published in the journal for personal (scientific, teaching) purposes. The printing of published information by third parties in any form, including translation into other languages, is possible only with the written permission of the agency with the obligatory indication of the full bibliographic reference. When submitting the manuscript to the editor, the authors guarantee the absence of previously published or submitted to consideration in other scientific publications of materials with similar contents. Otherwise, authors must provide the editor with information about the previous publication of the data contained in the article.

Addition. Author's agreement (the document must be signed by the author responsible for the publication). The authors, referring to the manuscript to the editorial board of "Art of Medicine", agree that the editorial board transfer the rights to the protection and use of the manuscript (materials transmitted to the editor of the journal, including such protected objects as copyrights as author's photographs , drawings, diagrams, tables, etc.), including for copying in the press and on the Internet; for distribution; to translate the manuscript into any language; export and import of copies of the journal articles of the authors for the purpose of distribution, to bring to the public knowledge. The mentioned above rights are given by the authors to the editorial board without limitation of their term of validity and on the territory of all countries of the world without restriction, including in the territory of Ukraine. The authors guarantee that they have exclusive rights to use the edited material.

The editorial staff is not liable to third parties for breach by the authors of the warranties. The authors reserve the right to use the published material, its fragments and parts in the personal, including scientific and educational purposes. Rights on the manuscript are considered to be transmitted by the authors of the editorial staff from the moment of signing to the publication of the journal issue, in which it is published. Copying of materials published in the journal, by others is possible only with the consent of the editorial office, with mandatory indication of the issue of the journal in which the material was published.

 

Copyright Agreement Sample

 

I __________________ (responsible author) guarantee that this manuscript is an original work submitted for consideration only in this "Journal", and which has not been published before. I confirm that I have been sufficiently involved in the development of the concept / design of this work, the analysis of data, as well as the writing of the manuscript. I became acquainted with the final version of the manuscript and approved it for publication. No manuscript with similar content was published under my authorship and is not considered for publication in other editions. I guarantee that the manuscript does not contain materials or instructions that may harm third parties and their publication will not result in disclosure of sensitive or confidential information (including state secrets). I am also acquainted with the above terms of publishing the manuscript and accept them.

          Date, signature.

 

13. PRIVACY POLICY

Names and emails specified by users of this journal will only be used to perform the internal technical tasks of this journal; they will not be distributed and transferred to third parties.

 

Regards,

Journal editorial board