Publication Ethics

The Editorial Policy of Technobius 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 manuscripts (Articles, Reviews) to the Editorial office constitutes the authors' consent to the right of the Publisher, Technobius, LLP, to publish manuscripts 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 data, 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 the Publisher to store and process personal data without time limitation (name, surname, patronymic, educational information, information about place of work, and position held, etc.). Personal data is provided for their storage and processing in various databases and information systems, their inclusion in analytical and statistical reports, and the creation of reasonable relationships between the objects of works of science, literature, art, personal data, etc.;
  • The author(s) are fully liable for the unauthorized use of intellectual property, and copyright objects in their manuscripts following 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, containing general information about the journal, the procedure for reviewing manuscripts, Author Guidelines, and Publication Ethics.

Requirements for submissions:

  • Must be written following the Author Guidelines;
  • Must not have been published or be under consideration by another editorial office at the time of submission;
  • Must include only the results of the author/author's team (no other persons can be included). It is assumed that at the time of sending the manuscript, all authors agree with the publication in the given journal and do not object to the order of the authors in the manuscript;
  • Must cite only those sources that were used in the course of the study;
  • Must 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 content. Only the obtained research results should be the object of review for the reviewer.

  • Each manuscript received for review is treated as a confidential document. The reviewer may not use any content of the submitted manuscript elsewhere. 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 manuscripts, always express their reasoned decision on the agreement (or disagreement) with the decisions of reviewers on the manuscripts, 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;
  • Do not consider manuscripts in the case of interest due to competitive, collaborative, and other interactions and relationships with authors and organizations associated with the manuscript.


  • Assigns reviewers (scientists or specialists in the relevant field) for each received manuscript 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 with the Editorial Board.

Editorial Office:

The editorial office deals directly with the authors of manuscripts 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 content, their falsification and fabrication, manipulation of citations, unauthorized borrowing (plagiarism), and parallel submission of the manuscript to other journals.

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 manuscript (detection of parallel publication, copyright violation, plagiarism, etc.) the editorial office has the right to decide to retract the manuscript from the journal website and from the archive, as well as from the scientific indexing databases, notifying other journals (in which the manuscript 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 the journal includes sending the manuscripts or their parts to other journals without the agreement of the author(s), the violation of copyright and principle of confidentiality of editorial processes, supporting or impeding of manuscripts due to interests of competitive and collaborative character, or other interactions and relationships with authors and organizations associated with a manuscript.

In the case of complaints concerning reviewed manuscripts or published content, the editorial office undertakes to respond adequately: first, the author of the manuscript 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 based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The editorial office enables the Editorial Board and Reviewers to publish manuscripts in the journal without using their privileges if they pass the Similarity Check and rigorous peer review.

In the case of detection of errors (misprints in formulas, in indicators due to technical reasons) in published manuscripts, 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 considered manuscripts. 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 manuscript publishing process to disclose the conflicts of interest.

The responsible editor, members of the editorial board, and reviewers must disclose potential conflicts of interest that may somehow affect the editorial board's decision. 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 interest.

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 about the submitted manuscript. The author(s) 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 process 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 the content, publishing corrections, apologies, and retractions

Editors of the journal are responsible for all published manuscripts and undertake to ensure their high quality and reliability. Editors are always ready to publish corrections, explanations, apologies, and denials concerning the manuscripts published in the journal 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 content 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 manuscript turns out to be plagiarized, or it is found that the author has published the same manuscript later in another journal, corrections will be considered. Corrections will be printed at the end of the journal. The manuscript comment itself will cite the original phrase from the manuscript and post a comment on it. The online version of the manuscript will be corrected with the date of the correction and a link to the printed list of typos. The Editorial Board does not guarantee correction of content in indexing databases and repositories but will make every effort to do so.

Appeals for rejection

Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions. Appeals should be emailed to the editor at 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 process, and the manuscript 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.