Publication Ethics

The editorial policy of the journal "Technobius Physics" is guided by the traditional ethical principles of scientific periodicals, set out in the Guidelines on the principles of scientific publication ethics for journal editors of the Committee on Publication Ethics (Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE, Promoting integrity in scholarly research and its publication | COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics), containing the following requirements:

For authors:

Submitting articles to the Editorial office constitutes the authors' consent to the right of the Publisher, Technobius, LLP, to publish articles in the journal and to republish them in any foreign language. By sending the manuscript to the editorial office, the author(s) guarantee that they do not violate anyone's copyright. The authors grant the publisher of the journal, Technobius, LLP, exclusive rights in perpetuity:

  • The right to reproduce the work (to publish, duplicate, replicate or reproduce it otherwise) without limitation of the number of copies, and the right to distribute the work by any means. In this case, each copy of the work will contain the name of the author(s) of the work;
  • The right to incorporate the work into a composite work;
  • The right to disseminate the work to the public;
  • The right to use the metadata (title, author's (right holder's) name, abstract, bibliographic materials, full text of the work, etc.) of the work through distribution and dissemination to the public, processing, and systematization, and inclusion in various databases and information systems, including full-text versions of the published work.
  • The authors agree that the territory in which the rights to the works are allowed to be used is unlimited.
  • The author(s) also grant the right to journal publisher to store and process their personal data without time limitation (name, surname, patronymic, educational information, information about place of work, and position held). Personal data is provided for their storage and processing in various databases and information systems, their inclusion in analytical and statistical reports, the creation of reasonable relationships between the objects of works of science, literature, and art and personal data, etc.
  • The author(s) are fully liable for the unauthorized use of intellectual property, copyright objects in a scientific article in accordance with the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • The author(s) consent to have the work checked for plagiarism by the journal publisher.
  • The author(s) confirm that the work to be submitted has not been published anywhere else, has not been submitted, and will not be submitted for publication in other scientific journals.
  • The author is acquainted with the editorial policy of the journal, containing general information about the journal, the procedure for reviewing articles, guidelines for authors, publication ethics.

Requirements for submitted articles. An article:

  • must be written in accordance with the requirements of the editorial office,
  • must not have been published or be under consideration by another editorial office at the time of submission,
  • must contain the results of original research,
  • must include only results of the author/author's team (no other persons can be included). It is assumed that at the time of sending the article all authors agree with the publication in the given journal and do not object to the order of the authors in the article,
  • should contain in the citation list only those peer-reviewed sources that have been used in the course of the study,
  • the article should indicate all the sources used (including the works of the author/author's team).

For reviewers:

The journal uses a double-blind peer-review procedure to ensure the quality of published articles. Only the obtained research results should be the object of reviewing for the reviewer.

  • Each manuscript received for review is treated as a confidential document. The reviewer may not use any materials contained in the submitted manuscript in his/her publication. The reviewer may forward the manuscript to third parties only with the permission of the Editor-in-Chief;
  • The reviewer should provide the editorial office with an objective assessment of the work and, if necessary, suggest options for improving the submitted work;
  • The reviewer is obliged to refuse to review the manuscript by notifying the editorial office if he is not an expert on the subject of the manuscript.

For editors:

The Editor-in-Chief and members of the Editorial Board undertake to:

  • pay special attention to the quality of articles, participate in the meetings of the Editorial Board, always express their reasoned decision on the agreement (or disagreement) with the decisions of reviewers on the article, make decisions on determining the content of journal issues;
  • work to increase the geographical diversity of authors, and invite experts from different organizations and countries for publication;
  • assess the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of gender, nationality, religion, and other personal attributes of the author/authors;
  • not consider manuscripts in the case of interests due to competitive, collaborative, and other interactions and relationships with authors and organizations associated with the manuscript.

Editor-in-Chief:

  • Assigns reviewers (scientists or specialists in the relevant field) for each received article that has passed the initial selection for compliance with technical requirements;
  • To determine the content of the current issue, makes the final decision on the publication of the submitted manuscript based on the reviewers' feedback and discussion of the manuscript at the meeting of the Editorial Board.

Editorial Office:

The editorial office deals directly with the authors of articles and does not work with agencies to provide services to authors for the publication of their research results.

The editorial office is obliged to make decisions as soon as possible when unethical behavior of authors, editors and reviewers is detected. Unethical behavior of authors includes falsification of the composition of authors, publication of pseudoscientific texts, their falsification and fabrication, manipulation of citations, unauthorized borrowing (plagiarism), parallel submission of material to other publications.

If unethical behavior of the author(s) is detected in the process of reviewing a manuscript or its pre-printing preparation, the editorial office has the right to withdraw the manuscript from further review and terminate cooperation with the author. In the case of unethical behavior of the author after the publication of his/her article (detection of parallel publication, copyright violation, plagiarism, etc.) the editorial office has the right to decide to retract the article from the journal site and from the archive and scientific indexing databases, notifying other journals (in which the article has been published in the same period) about the unethical behavior of the author(s). The editorial office undertakes not to make unjustified decisions to cancel the publication (retraction), unless significant problems are found in connection with their publication (unethical behavior of the author, errors, etc.).

The unethical behavior of the reviewers and editors of a journal includes the submission of texts of articles to other journals without the agreement of the authors, the submission of articles by authors to third parties, the violation of copyright, the principle of confidentiality of editorial processes, and the support of articles due to interests due to competitive, collaborative, and other interactions and relationships with authors and organizations associated with a manuscript.

In the case of complaints concerning reviewed manuscripts or published material, the editorial office undertakes to respond adequately: first, the author of the article is asked for clarification. An investigation is carried out only in the case of an unsatisfactory response from the author.

Potential situations of ethical behavior violations of authors, editors and reviewers not mentioned above will be resolved on the basis of the Committee on Publication Ethics (Committee on Publication Ethics: COPE, Promoting integrity in scholarly research and its publication | COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics).

The editorial office makes it possible for the Editor-in-Chief, members of the Editorial Board and the Editorial Council, and reviewers to publish articles in the journal, but they are not allowed to use their privileges. All articles, including articles of responsible editors of special issues, also undergo a reviewing procedure and are considered at the meeting of the Editorial Board of the journal.

In the case of detection of errors (misprints in formulas, in indicators due to technical reasons) in published articles, information about the corrections can be placed in subsequent issues.

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest is a conflict situation in which authors, reviewers, or members of the editorial board have implicit interests that can influence their judgments about the published material. A conflict of interest appears when there are financial, personal, or professional conditions that may affect the scientific judgment of the reviewer and the members of the editorial board, and, as a result, the decision of the editorial board regarding the publication of the manuscript.

The responsible editor of the journal should require all participants in the process of publishing the manuscript to disclose the conflict of interest.

The responsible editor, a member of the editorial board, and reviewers should notify about a potential conflict of interests that may somehow affect the decision of the editorial board. Members of the editorial board should refuse to consider the manuscript if they are in any competitive relations related to the results of the research of the author (s) of the manuscript, or if there is another conflict of interests.

When submitting a manuscript for consideration to the journal, the author (s) declares that all sources of research funding are indicated in the content of the manuscript; they also indicate what commercial, financial, personal, or professional factors exist that could create a conflict of interest in relation to the submitted manuscript. The author (s), in the cover letter, if there is a conflict of interests, can indicate scientists who, in their opinion, will not be able to objectively evaluate their manuscript.

The reviewer should not consider manuscripts that may cause a conflict of interest arising from competition, cooperation, or other relations with any of the authors related to the manuscript.

If there is a conflict of interest with the content of the manuscript, the responsible editor must notify the editor-in-chief about this, after which he will delegate the review and review of the manuscript to another editor/reviewer.

The existence of a conflict of interest between the participants in the review process does not mean that the manuscript will be rejected.

All interested parties should, as far as possible, avoid the occurrence of a conflict of interest in any variations at all stages of publication. In the event of any conflict of interest, the person who discovered this conflict should immediately notify the editorial office. The same applies to any other violations of the principles, standards, and norms of publication and scientific ethics.

Instructions for withdrawing or correcting articles, publishing corrections, apologies, retractions.

The editors of the journal are responsible for all published materials and undertake to ensure their high quality and reliability.
Editors are always ready to publish corrections, explanations, apologies and denials concerning the material published in the journal issues if it is necessary.
The Journal does not leave unanswered the claims concerning the reviewed manuscripts.
If a conflict situation is detected, the editorial board will take all measures to restore the violated rights.
Journal editors should consider withdrawing a publication.
If errors are found in a published article that do not invalidate the work, but a small part of the publication turns out to be inaccurate, or there are errors in the list of authors or sponsors, or some small part of the article turns out to be plagiarized, or it is found that the author has published the same article later in another journal, corrections will be considered.
Corrections will be printed at the end of the journal. The article comment itself will cite the original phrase from the article and post a comment on it. The online version of the article will be corrected with the date of the correction and a link to the printed list of typos.

Appeals for rejection

Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions. Appeals should be emailed to the editor at technobiusphysics@gmail.com with a letter of appeal containing a detailed explanation along with brief supporting arguments to justify the request. Appeals are then sent to a member of the editorial board for review. If successful, the appeal may lead to a reopening of the review of the article, and the article may eventually be published after any changes deemed necessary by the editorial board. However, if the appeal is rejected, the original decision to reject must be reviewed.