Publication ethics

on copyright material published in „Materialy Budowlane”
(developed on the basis of the guidelines Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE)

Materialy Budowlane as a scientific journal is obliged to take action to comply with the rules of ethics in scientific publications, publishing high quality research papers, to ensure the highest editorial standards, as well as responding to all forms of scientific misconduct and unethical conduct in science. Any detected signs of scientific misconduct and unethical conduct, will be documented and disclosed, including notification of the entities (eg. The institutions employing the authors, scientific societies, editors of other magazines). Observance of ethical principles expected of all participants in the process of publication: authors, editors, reviewers and publishers.

Responsibilities of the Editor

1) The Editor evaluates the submitted scientific article fully, objectively and fairly without discriminating against the authors based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, ethnicity and geography. Their decisions are made solely on the basis of the content of the material analyzed, taking into account its originality, scientific value, clarity of presentation issues, the validity of studies or information for the scientific and technical progress in the field.

2) The Editor treats all materials received from authors as confidential and does not provide information about them to people who do not participate directly in the process of publication (other authors, editors, reviewers, etc.), and does not use them in their scientific activity without the written consent of authors.

3) The Editor allows you to publish negative research results.

4) Where a scientific article has been subjected to criticism in the journal, Editor allows the authors of the publication of factual controversy relating to the article subjected to criticism.

5) The Editor with the Editor pay special attention to the applicable legal requirements relating to compliance with copyright laws.

Reviewer’s Responsibilities

The process of review of a research article is intended to support the Editor in Chief and Editorial Board to decide on its publication in the journal, and any indication of the authors of these elements in their work that need to improve or supplement.

1) The reviewer should objectively assess whether he can undertake the preparation of a scientific review article, taking into account the substantive scope and identified by the editorial staff of the time frame.

2) The reviewer can not undertake to prepare the review if he finds the existence of a conflict of interest arising for example. With financial, personal or business relationships with any of the authors, company or institution.

3) The reviewer must sign a Declaration of no conflict of interest.

4) Contributor treat all materials received from the Editor as confidential and without the permission of the Editors can not pass on information about them to third parties and does not use them in their scientific activity without the written consent of the authors.

5) Review should be prepared in such a way as possible objective, clear, with a clear recommendation, without personal references and criticisms supported by concrete arguments.

6) In case of the presence of the article content with a high degree of similarity to those found in other publications, which the reviewer knows of, Editor should be informed.

Responsibilities of the Author

1) The author sends to the Editor the only original papers, previously unpublished in other journals or conference proceedings and declares that he is entitled to dispose of these materials. It is unacceptable at the same time submitting articles to several magazines.

2) An article should take into account the current state of knowledge in a particular field and be prepared taking into account the guidelines of the Editorial Board, in particular, concerning the proper citation of sources (Chicago style). Methods and results of researches should be presented in a clear and legible way, allowing tracebility of the author’s process proceeding and the possible repetition of studies by other researchers. In the case of prior publication of partial results, the author should notify the Editor and place the source information used in the article.

3) The author declares that the research data used in the publication were not manipulated or falsified, and – where appropriate, that the study was carried out with respect for ethical principles and formal, in force in the field of science (eg. The consent of the ethics committee).

4) The author should keep the source test data for possible access at the request of the Editor or authorized institutions.

5) All persons who have made significant contribution to the article (concept, assumptions, methods and research, interpretation of results, preparation of the manuscript, literature search) must be listed as co-authors, along with their affiliation. The responsibility for this lies on the author submitting the article. It is unacceptable to indicate as the author (co-author) a person whose contribution to the publication did not take place. Author submitting an article should disclose the contribution of individual authors in the creation of the publication and ensure that all co-authors agree to report to the journal article and accept its final version before printing.

6) The author should notify the Editorial Board of the observed significant errors in its publications and work with the Editor to be corrected or rectified.

7) The author should provide information on sources of financing of publication, the contribution of R&D institutions, associations and other entities (financial disclosure) and about possible conflicts of interest that may be associated with the publication of the article.

Proceedings in the case of stated scientific misconduct and unethical practices
If it is determined by the Editor, Reviewer or readers, the notified or published scientific article the possibility of unfairness, particularly related to the phenomenon of plagiarism, „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship”, editors take explanatory actions. The first asks the authors work with a request to respond to the allegations. Confirmed cases of plagiarism or of misconduct violating ethics rules entitle the Editorial Board for further action, such as, among others, publication of information about misconduct is detected and notified bodies, at which the author is affiliated.