Publication Ethics

International Conference is committed to maintaining high standards of ethical conduct and expects
all participants of the publication process – the publisher, editors, authors and reviewers – to comply
with ethical research practices. The ethical standards we adhere to are in agreement with the
bars set up by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): and issued in the form of various guidelines.
The ethical principles below are concerned with ethical expectations on the part of participants in
the publication process and procedures for dealing with misconduct or unethical conduct.
Publishing articles in the International Conference Vallis Aurea proceedings with a double-blind
review is the essential publication model. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure the application of
standards of ethical conduct by all parties involved in the publishing process: editors, authors,
reviewers and publishers.

1. Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board
Deciding on publication
The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision on whether or not to accept an article for publication in
the conference proceedings. A decision is based on the relevance of the topic, the article's originality
and importance, and the clarity of expression and presentation of data in the report.
In making the final decision, the Editor-in-Chief may consult with other editors and be guided by the
opinion of the reviewers and the recommendations of the Editorial Board. Its publishing decisions
follow applicable law regarding protecting honour and reputation, copyright infringement and
- Review and fair play
The Editor-in-Chief shall ensure a double-blind review of all articles published in the proceedings and
ensure that peer reviews of the manuscripts received are conducted fairly, impartially and within a
reasonable time frame.
The editor-in-chief ensures that articles are evaluated based on their intellectual content without
discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship,
or the author's political philosophy.
- Disclosure and confidentiality of data and information
The editor-in-chief and members of the narrower and broader editorial team may not disclose
information about the manuscript received by anyone other than the author, reviewers, potential
reviewers, assistant editors, and, as appropriate, the publisher. The Editor-in-Chief ensures the
confidentiality of data or ideas obtained from reviews and prevents misuse.
- Conflict of interest
The editor-in-chief and members of the editorial team may not use unpublished materials in their
research work without the author's express written consent.
In a particular case, when the editor-in-chief wants to publish an article in the collection, the
members of the Editorial Board take care of his work, and the work is evaluated objectively and

2. Obligations of the author
- Paper/article design standards
Authors of articles report on work carried out by academic, scientific and ethical standards.
Authors should provide a piece of credible, accurate and complete information on their research in their scientific
and professional articles. The description of the methodology and the presentation of the results
should be clear and detailed enough for other researchers to replicate the same. The discussion of
the results and the explanation of their importance should be thorough and objective. Forging,
falsifying and inappropriately manipulating data (e.g. omitting inadequate, inconsistent or
inexplicable results) and making knowingly inaccurate statements are not ethical and acceptable.
An author should not, in principle, publish articles describing the same research in multiple publications. Simultaneous submission of the same research in several publications is unethical and
unacceptable. After accepting an article for publication in the proceedings, the author may publish
the same article in another journal only with the consent of the Editorial Board.
- Originality and plagiarism
Authors submit articles for a publication whose original work is presented and which have not
already been published or submitted for publication in some other journals in the same or
another language.
Authors should comply with relevant copyright regulations and conventions. The words of other
authors taken from their publications should be cited appropriately. They must state it correctly if they have used someone else's
work (text or ideas, data, tables and pictures from the job).
Plagiarism is using someone else's ideas, words, data or other material they have
produced without recognition. We do not tolerate plagiarism and reserve the right to
verify all submitted articles through appropriate plagiarism testing tools. Plagiarism can occur concerning sources and media, including text,
images, illustrations, and mathematical formulas...
- Data availability
If necessary, editors may request research data from the author to conduct an editorial review to
make such data publicly available. Authors should therefore be prepared to retain such data for a
specified period and after the article's publication.
- Article authorship
Authorship is limited to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the conception,
methodological design, implementation, and interpretation of research results. Such individuals
should be listed as co-authors of the article.
The author who communicates with the editors of the journal guarantees that the author's data of all
individuals who participated in the article's creation are accurate, and all co-authors saw the
the latest version of the paper and gave their consent for its publication.
- Conflict of interest
Authors should list all sources of financial support for their research work and take care that there
are no potential financial or other conflicts of interest in their position that could influence research
results and their interpretation.
- Significant errors in published articles
Suppose the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published article. In that case, he
is obliged to immediately inform the editor-in-chief and cooperate with him to publish the erratum,
appendix or correction, or withdraw the paper from the publication when necessary.

3. Obligations of the reviewer

- Contribution to editorial decisions
Reviewers assist the editor-in-chief in deciding to publish. In addition, through the editor's
communication with the author, they can help improve the quality of the work.
- Standards of objectivity
Reviewers should review articles objectively. They should express their opinion clearly and
argumentatively. The personal criticism of the author of the article is inappropriate.
A reviewer who considers that he is not professional enough to evaluate a particular article
objectively or if he is convinced that he cannot review an article by a specific deadline should inform
the editor-in-chief.
Reviewers should identify relevant published papers not cited by the authors. The reviewer should
warn the editor of any significant similarities or overlaps between the text of the article in question
or the text of published articles that are familiar to him. Any statement in a report that represents a
review or argument that has been previously issued must include a citation.
- Disclosure and confidentiality of data and information
Reviewers must ensure that articles and all other information they receive in the review process are
confidential and may not be shown or passed on to others without the author's authority.
Reviewers may not use unpublished articles and their attachments in their research or other
personal purposes without the author's written consent.

- Conflict of interest
Privileged information or ideas learned by reviewers in the review process must be confidential and
may not be used for the personal benefit of reviewers. Reviewers should not accept articles for peer
review if they know that they are entering into a conflict of interest arising from financial,
collaborative or other relationships with the author of the article or the institution from which the
the report was sent.

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