Publication ethics statement

This ethics statement is designed to provide a set of minimum standards to which authors, reviewers and editors of BUT adhere.

In order to promote integrity in research publication, our journals adhere to all the standards promoted by COPE COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION ETHICS (http://publicationethics.org).

Standards for authors

The COPE International Standards for Authors recommend:

Publication is the final stage of research and therefore a responsibility for all researchers. Scholarly publications are expected to provide a detailed and permanent record of research. Because publications form the basis for both new research and the application of findings, they can affect not only the research community but also, indirectly, the society at large. Researchers therefore have a responsibility to ensure that their publications are honest, clear, accurate, complete and balanced, and should avoid misleading, selective or ambiguous reporting. Journal editors also have responsibilities for ensuring the integrity of the research literature and these are set out in companion guidelines (Kleinert & Wage, 2011).

The following is a summary of COPEís international standards for authors of scholarly research publications and describes responsible research reporting practice:

Standards for reviewers

Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere:

References and further readings

Hames, I. (2013). COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Peer%20review%20guidelines_0.pdf

Kleiner, S. & Wager, E. (2011). Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in T. Mayer & N. Steneck (Eds.) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp. 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7). Retrieved from http://www.oeawi.at/downloads/International%20standard_editors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf

Ritter, S. K. (2001). Publication ethics: rights and wrongs. Balancing obligations and interests surrounding dissemination of research is an arduous task. Science & Technology, 79(46), 24-31, ISSN 0009-2347. Retrieved from http://pubs.acs.org/cen/topstory/7946/7946sci1.html

Wager, E. & Kleiner, S. (2011). Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in T. Mayer & N. Steneck (Eds.) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp. 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7). Retrieved from  http://publicationethics.org/files/International%20standards_authors_for%20website_11_Nov_2011.pdf

*** COPE Council (2011). Code of conduct and best practice guidlines for journal editors.   Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf

*** COPE Council (2011). Text Recycling Guidelines. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/text-recycling-guidelines