Publication Ethics

The basic principle of publications selection is the presence of their expert assessment (review). In order to be confident in assessing the quality of the article, the review process should be transparent, methodical and impartial. All stages of this process are based on ethical principles and grounded decisions. The Editorial Board will defend intellectual property and copyright, and will not tolerate such violations of ethics as plagiarism, reproduction of articles previously published in other media, and will prevent the influence of powerful financial and intellectual interests on the way of implementing this policy.

Authorship

All individuals defined as “authors” must meet the criteria for this notion. The participation of each author in the work should be sufficient in order to take responsibility for its content. The right to call the author is based on the following facts:

1) a significant contribution to the concept and design of research or to the analysis and data interpretation;

2) preparation of the text of the article or making fundamental changes to it.

Participation, which consists only in providing financing, does not justify inclusion in the author’s group. The general management of the research team is also not recognized as sufficient for the authorship.

All team members who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed with their consent in the section “Expression of gratitude”.

The order in which the authors will be indicated is determined by their joint decision. The authors are responsible for the content of the article and for the very fact of its publication. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reduce and edit the submitted articles.

The authors are required to acknowledge the contribution of others who have influenced the content of the submitted research. It is obligatory to have bibliographic references to the used works. Information received privately through conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties should not be used without obtaining an open written permission from their source.

Authors should submit only original works. When using textual or graphic information obtained from the works of others, references to the relevant publications and written permission of the copyright owner are required.

The Editorial Board asks authors to adhere to the principles of bioethics in the study of animal objects.

If the author has found a significant mistake or inaccuracy in his published work, he is obliged to immediately inform the Editor or Publisher of the journal about this and assist them in eliminating or correcting the mistake. If the Editor or Publisher finds out from a third party that the published work contains significant mistakes, the author must immediately remove them or correct them, or provide the Editorial Board with proof of the correctness of the original article.

Reviewing

The journal “Ukrainian Dental Almanac” is a peer-reviewed journal.

All materials received by the journal are subject to mandatory internal and/or external review, during which the following is assessed:

  1. Relevance of the material to the publication profile.
  2. Relevance of the topic of publication.
  3. Presence of scientific novelty.
  4. Relevance of the applied approaches and methods to the research objectives.
  5. Validity of the results.
  6. Relevance of the presentation of the material to the requirements for publications in the journal.

The review of the article reveals the relevance of the presented material, the degree of scientific novelty, determines the relevance of the presented text to the general profile of the publication and fixes the presence of plagiarism.

According to the results of the review, the article may either be rejected, or sent to the author for revision, or accepted for publication.

The Editor and all Editorial Board have no right to disclose information about the submitted work to anyone except for the authors of the article, reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher.

The Editor and Editorial Board have no right to use the unpublished material contained in the submitted manuscript.

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest regarding a particular manuscript occurs when one of the participants in the review or publication process (author, reviewer or editor) has obligations that could affect his or her opinion (even if it does not actually happen). The most common reason for conflicts of interest is financial relationships, as well as personal relationships and scientific rivalry.

Participants in the review and publication process should report a conflict of interest that may affect the results of their work. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Multiple publications

The Editorial Board does not consider manuscripts simultaneously submitted for publication in other journals, as well as works that have already been published to a greater extent in the form of an article or have become part of another work submitted or accepted for publication by any other print or electronic media. This policy does not exclude consideration of an article that is not accepted for publication by another journal or a complete description submitted after the publication of previous results, that is, abstracts or poster presentations at professional conferences.

Correspondence

Readers, if necessary, may send their comments, questions or critical remarks to published articles which will be printed in the journal. The authors of the articles may answer the comments if the wish.

Exclusion of Liability

Neither the Editors nor the Editorial Board are responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors, the views and the content of the published manuscripts in the journal. Originality, proofreading of manuscripts and mistakes are the sole responsibility of individual authors.

All manuscripts submitted for review and publication in the journal “Ukrainian Dental Almanac” are subject to double blind-reviews of authenticity, ethical issues and useful contributions. The decision of the reviewers is the only tool for publication in the journal and will be the final one.