Publication ethics

Ethical Principles of the Conference
The Conference is organized and its proceedings are  published in accordance with the highest ethical standards of the  academic environment, the VŠPJ Code of Ethical Principles, the VŠPJ  Directive for the Prevention of Plagiarism and the Committee on  Publication Ethics (COPE).
All participants in the review process of the conference  (authors, editors, reviewers) are obliged to observe the following  ethical principles:
In case of any questions about the review procedure, the rules stated  in this code or the publication within the proceedings of the  competition conference, please do not hesitate to contact the editor (
Author responsibilities:

  • All papers submitted to the conference review process must be  original and must not be published in any way before, during or after  the conference. The author(s) should not submit similar papers (or  papers essentially describing the same subject) at multiple meetings or  in other journals.
  • Authors are obliged to properly cite all sources and other authors in the submitted papers.
  • The author may not change, distort or otherwise modify the research  data in the paper if this could significantly affect the conclusions  resulting from the research results.
  • The author of the paper is obliged to state only valid and true affiliations of all co-authors (name, institution, contacts).
  • In the event of a serious error resulting from a breach of the  ethical principles of the  conference, the published paper  will be withdrawn. The author and co-authors may be excluded from any  future participation and publication of papers in the proceedings of the conference.
  • The author of the paper must inform the editor without undue delay of  any obvious error in his / her accepted paper. The author is obliged to  cooperate with the editor in withdrawing or correcting the paper.

Editor responsibilities:

  • The editor clearly identify contributions that are fully with the scope and aim of the conference and authorise for review and publication content of the highest quality.
  • The editor is obliged to choose the reviewers of papers solely so  that the reviewer is always only a competent and qualified person in the  given topic.
  • The editor is obliged to act in the review procedure only in such a  way that the highest ethical standard of the conference is  always maintained.
  • All papers submitted for the review process can be checked with plagiarism  detection software to verify their originality. Entries that do not meet  the criteria of originality will be excluded from the review process  without compensation.

Reviewer responsibilities:

  • If the reviewer does not feel qualified for an objective review of the paper, he/she must immediately inform the editor.
  • Reviewers must oppose the papers objectively and constructively from  the point of view of the content and formal aspects of the peer-reviewed  paper.
  • The reviewer should treat the paper as confidential and also avoid any conflicts of interest in the review process.
  • The reviewer should immediately inform the editor of any similarities  between the peer-reviewed paper and another paper or article published  at another conference or journal.