Ethical Standards

In its practice, Journal of Modern Science follows the guidelines specified by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)1.

Editors „Journal of Modern Science” have to:

1. Champion freedom of expression.

2. Maintain the integrity of the academic record.

3. Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

4. Ensuring that all published reports and reviews of research have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers (including statistical, review where appropriate).

5. Ensuring that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions (i.e. individuals who are able to judge the work and are free from disqualifying competing interests).

6. Adopting systems for detecting plagiarism, in submitted items.

Responsibilities of Editors:

1. Actively seek the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes.

2. Adopt authorship or contributorship systems that promote good practice (i.e. so that listings accurately reflect who did the work) and discourage misconduct (e.g. "ghostwritting" and "guest authorship").

3. Editors are responsible for overall quality of the publication.

4. Editors should base their decisions solely on importance of the subject, quality of the paper (including article structure and clarity of expression), depths and strengths of arguments, originality of arguments, contribution to theory-building and the body of knowledge in media and communication studies, out regardless of the author’s gender, race, ethnic background, religion, beliefs, world view, disability, age or sexual orientation.

5. Editors are responsible for the appropriate selection of reviewers and for the sound supervision of the correct review process.

6. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.

7. Editors should counter the occurrence of conflicts of interest.

8. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to the ethical guidelines.

9. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.

10. Editors shall be responsible for meeting the publication deadlines and collaborate with the publishing house at each stages of the process of publication.

11. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between, authors, reviewers and board members of the Scientific Council and Editorial Board.


1 "Core practices" - Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)