The Statistics in Transition new series`s ethic statements concerning Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice are based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We expect all parties commit to these publication ethics, including ourselves and our devotion to maintain the integrity of the academic record, and always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed. We do not tolerate plagiarism nor fraudulent data, or other unethical behavior and will remove any manuscript that does not meet these standards.
The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors are set out below:
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere, in any form.
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
- Authors must report any errors they discover in their manuscript.
- Authors must notify us of any conflicts of interest.
- Reviewers must notify us of any conflicts of interest.
- Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
- Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
- Reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify us and excuse himself from the review process.
- Reviewers must at any time evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content – in spite of using double-blind policy, we emphasize the requirement of full objectivity and no reference to be made to (even supposed) race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Editorial Board Responsibilities
- The Editorial Board must keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
- The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.
- The Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.