PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

The guidelines for ethical behavior of the Kinesiologia Slovenica for editors, editorial board, reviewers and authors 

 

Duties of the editor, section editor and editorial board

Publication decisions. A publication decision about manuscripts submitted to the Kinesiologia Slovenica is made by the editor and editorial board in accordance to the reviewer's evaluation. The editor is guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Fair play. An editor should evaluate a submitted manuscript for their intellectual content whatever gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors might be.

Confidentiality. Any information should not be disclosed by editor, editorial board and staff about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interests. Unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscripts must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

 

Duties of reviewers

Contribution to editorial decisions. Reviewers' assists the editor and editorial board in making publication decisions about submitted manuscripts.

Promptness and confidentiality. Any reviewers who feel unqualified to review submitted manuscripts or know that its prompt response will not be possible should exclude him/her from the evaluation process. Submitted manuscript must be treated as confidential. They must not be shown to or discussed with others, except by the editor or section editor.

Standards of objectivity. Reviews of the submitted manuscripts should be performed objectively. Reviewers should express their views with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the author.

Disclosure and conflict of interest. Results, information, ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and must not be used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not evaluate manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest or other connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Duties of authors

Reporting standards. Results of original research should be presented clearly, accurately and they should be supported with an objective discussion. Methods should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unethical and are not acceptable.

Originality and plagiarism. The submitted manuscripts should be written completely by the persons who claimed the authorship. The authors should ensure that they have written original works. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical and it is not acceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication. An author should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal before the final editors' decision (rejection). The same research should not be published twice.

Acknowledgement of sources. Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds etc. must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

Authorship of the paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the idea, concept, design, realization or interpretation of the written manuscripts. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged in acknowledge section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included and no inappropriate co-authors are excluded from the paper. All co-authors have to see and approve the final version of the paper and have to agree with its submission.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest. Authors shall disclose financial interests, potential conflicts of interest and contract information.

Fundamental errors in published works. The authors should immediately notify the Kinesiologia Slovenica editor, if he/she discovers error or inaccuracy in his/her published manuscript.