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PUBLISHING ETHICS

 State Institution "Institute of neurology, psychiatry and narcology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine," the editorial board, the editorial staff, Scientific and Practical society of neurologists, psychiatrists and narcologists of Ukraine, as the publisher of the journal "Ukrainian Bulletin of psychoneurology" support the policy directed at the observance of the publishing ethics principles and admit that tracking of the observance of publishing ethics is one of the main components of review and publishing process.

 Responsibilities of Chief Editor

 Decision on publishing an article

 Chief Editor of the "Ukrainian Bulletin of psychoneurology" journal is responsible for choosing the submitted articles for further publication.

This decision should always be taken considering the reliability of work and its importance for researchers and readers. Chief Editor can rely on recommended practice developed by the editorial board of the journal and on legal requirements, including defamation prevention, copyright violation and plagiarism. Moreover, Chief Editor can consult with the members of the editorial board, the reviewers.

Chief Editor of the "Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology» evaluates the articles by intellectual content regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic background, citizenship and/or political opinion of the author.

  Privacy

 Chief Editor of the "Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology" and the members of the editorial board should not disclose the information about the submitted article to anybody except the author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, consultants of the editorial board and the publisher.

  Disclosure of information and conflict of interest

 The content of the submitted article may not be used in any own publication of the chief editor and the members of the editorial board without the written permission of the author. Any confidential information or ideas received during the review should be kept secret and may not be used to gain any benefit.

 Chief Editor should withdraw from the review if any conflict of interest occurs as a result of competition, collaboration or other relations with any of the authors, companies or organizations related to the article.

 Chief Editor should ask all authors to provide the information about any conflicts of interest and publish the corrections if a conflict of interest is revealed after the publication. If necessary, other appropriate actions can be taken, such as publishing a disclaimer or expression of concern.

  Analysis of ethical complaints

 Chief Editor of the "Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology" journal should respond reasonably quickly to the ethical complaints with regard to the submitted manuscript or the published article, contacting the editor’s office and the publisher.

  Responsibilities of reviewers

 Participation in decision-making process at the editor’s office

 Review process helps the chief editor take the decision on publishing the article and also helps the author to improve the article through the communication of editors office with the author.

 Efficiency

 Every chosen reviewer should notify the editor and withdraw from the review if he/she feels incompetent to review the manuscript or realizes that timely review would be impossible.

 Privacy

 Each and every manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown to or discussed with any persons except for the authorized by the editor.

 Standards of neutrality

 The reviews should be written neutrally. Personal accusations are unacceptable. The reviewer should express his/her opinion clearly and on a reasonable basis.

 Acknowledgement of sources

 If the authors have not provided the reference to any of the published works, the reviewer should mention it.

 Any statement claiming that any data, conclusions or arguments have already been published in scientific press, should be provided with the reference. The reviewer should also draw the attention of the chief editor if the reviewed manuscript largely resembles or partially matches any other manuscript that is known by the reviewer.

 Disclosure of information and conflict of interest

 Unpublished information that is disclosed in the reviewed article may not be used in any own publication of the reviewer without the written permission of the author. Any confidential information or ideas received during the review should be kept secret and may not be used to gain any benefit.

 Chief Editor should withdraw from the review if any conflict of interest occurs as a result of competition, collaboration or other relations with any of the authors, companies or organizations related to the article.

 Author responsibility

 Originality and plagiarism

 The authors of the article should guarantee full originality of the article. If the authors have used the work and/or the words of other authors, it should be highlighted in the text or marked with a reference.

 Plagiarism has many types starting from passing the work of another author for your own to copying or paraphrasing the substantial parts of other works (without providing a reference to the source) and to claiming your right for the results of another research performed by a third party. All types of plagiarism are unethical and unacceptable.

 Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at a time is unethical and unacceptable.

 The articles already published in other journals should not be submitted.

 You should properly recognize the works of other researchers. The authors should provide the references to the publications that have had impact on the contents of the article.

 Authorship of an article

 The authorship should be limited to the persons who have substantially contributed to the concept, planning, executing or interpreting the research under consideration.

 Everyone who made a significant contribution should be mentioned as co-authors. If a person contributed to any substantial part of the project, you should express appreciation to him/her or mention him/her as a co-author.

 Disclosure of information and conflict of interest

 All authors should disclose all financial or other substantial conflict of interest that can affect the evaluation of the manuscript. All financial sources of the project should be disclosed.

 Errors in published articles

 If the author discovers a serious error or inaccuracy in the published article, the author should immediately contact the chief editor and collaborate with the chief editor to publish a disclaimer or a correction. If the chief editor receives the information on a serious error in a published article from a third party, the author should timely publish a disclaimer or correction, or provide the proof of correctness for the published article.

 Revealing the plagiarism

 State Institution "Institute of neurology, psychiatry and narcology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine," the editorial board, the editorial staff, Scientific and Practical society of neurologists, psychiatrists and narcologists of Ukraine as the publisher of the journal "Ukrainian Bulletin of psychoneurology" undertake an obligation to help the scientific community to observe and practice publishing ethics, especially in cases of possible double submission or plagiarism.