CODE OF ETHICS
The journals and monographs published by the Institute of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization - National Research Institute is guided by ethical issues of the Committee on Publication Ethics COPE (https://publicationethics.org/).Detailed guidelines can be found at: http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf.
The guidelines determine the duties and rules relating to the Editors, Reviewers and Authors.
The process of editing and reviewing the submitted manuscripts should exclude practices such as:
• Unnecessary (duplicate) publication. Duplication of own works in submitted articles or sending to the editorial office a text published in a different language version.
• Plagiarism. Literal copying and paraphrasing work without the author's acceptance.
• Fabrication of data. Posting false results of work, the unfair substitution of results or posting non-existent research results.
• Unjustified adding authors or miss authors. Unjustified additions of authors or omission of actual authors, adding authors in a situation where they did not have a significant contribution to conducting research, planning, analysis, interpretation or in creating an article. The omission authors who make a significant contribution to the published research.
• Potential conflict of the interest, when there is a conflict between persons responsible for the review or publication preparation of the submitted article and its Author.
• Other unethical activities. Including those indicated in the Code of Ethics of a Researcher of 1 December 2016 (https://instytucja.pan.pl/index.php/kodeks-etyki-pracownik-naukowego)
In the case of reporting activity incompatible with the ethical issues of the publication, the Editor-in-Chief, editor of the journal or Editor of the publication will consider this with the accordance the COPE procedures (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).
In the case of unethical practices, the editorial office will follow the recommendations of the COPE Committee on Publication Ethics, which are described at: https://publicationethics.org/files/Full%20set%20of%20Polish%20flowcharts.pdf
COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf
PROTECTION AGAINST "GHOSTWRITING" AND GUEST AUTHORSHIP" the recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education concerning protection against ghostwriting [writing an article, a book, etc. for another person who publishes it as their own work] and guest authorship [defined by Wager and Kleinert (2011) as authorship granted to an individual who does not meet ethical standards for authorship, because of his or her seniority, reputation or supposed influence]. Both phenomena are classified as academic negligence.
The following procedure is applied each time for each published research:
written agreement of all authors for the publication of the work,
information on the author's affiliation,
written statement of the author (s) that the work is original and has not been published in a scientific journal, and that after being accepted for publication it will not be printed in another journal,
written statement of the author (s) about their personal contribution to the publication, and that no one who made a significant contribution to the publication was not omitted.