Publishing ethics

The editorial board and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Chemical Journal of Kazakhstan” (hereinafter - the Journal) adhere to the accepted international standards of “the Committee on Publication Ethics” (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org/about), “European Association of Science Editors – EASE” (http://www.ease.org.uk) and “Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications” (http://publicet.org/code/).

Public recognition of the scientific results obtained by the author, each member of the editorial board, author, reviewer, as well as institutions involved in the publishing process is obliged to comply with ethical standards, norms, and rules and take all measures to prevent violations thereof. This is needed to avoid unfair practice in publishing activities (plagiarism, presentation of false information, etc.) and to ensure the high quality of scientific publications. Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants in this process contributes to ensuring the rights of authors to intellectual property, improving the quality of the publication, and excluding the possibility of illegal use of copyright materials in the interests of individuals.

All scientific articles submitted to the editorial office are subject to mandatory double- blind review. The editorial board of the Journal establishes the correspondence of the article to the profile of the Journal, the requirements for registration and sends it for the first consideration to the executive secretary of the Journal, who determines the scientific value of the manuscript and appoints two independent reviewers - specialists who have scientific specializations closest to the topic of the article. Reviewing of articles is carried out by members of the editorial board and editorial board, as well as invited reviewers from other countries. The decision on choosing a reviewer for the examination of the article is made by the editor-in-chief. The review period is 2- 4 weeks, but it can be extended at the request of the reviewer.

The editorial board and the reviewer guarantee the confidentiality of unpublished materials sent for consideration. The decision on publication is made by the editorial board of the Journal after reviewing. The manuscript is sent to the authors for revision based on the  comments of reviewers and editors if necessary. After which, it is re-reviewed. The editors reserve the right to reject the publication of an article in case of a violation of the rules of ethics. The executive editor should not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism.

The authors guarantee that the submitted materials to the editorial office are new, previously unpublished, and original. Authors are responsible for the reliability and significance of scientific results, as well as adherence to the principles of scientific ethics, in particular, the prevention of violations of scientific ethics (fabrication of scientific data, falsification leading to distortion of research data, plagiarism, and false co-authorship, duplication, appropriation of other people's results, etc.).

The submission of an article to the Editorial Board means that the authors did not transmit the article (in original or translation into other languages or from other languages) to another journal (s), and this material has not been previously published. Otherwise, the article is immediately returned to the authors with a recommendation to reject the article for copyright infringement. Verbatim copying of more than 10 percent of another author's work is not allowed without indicating his authorship and links to the source. Borrowed fragments or statements must be made with the obligatory indication of the author and the source. Excessive borrowing as well as plagiarism in any form, including unofficial quotations, paraphrasing, or appropriation of rights to the results of other people's research, is unethical and unacceptable. It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons, who in one way or another influenced the course of the research in particular the article, should contain references to works that were of importance in the conduct of the research. Among the co-authors, it is inadmissible to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.

If an error is found in work, it is necessary to notify the editor and together make a decision on the correction.

The decision to refuse publication of the manuscript is made at a meeting of the editorial board by the recommendations of the reviewers. An article not recommended for publication by the decision of the editorial board is not accepted for reconsideration. The refusal to publish is sent to the author by e-mail.

After the editorial board of the Journal decides on the admission of the article for publication, the editorial board informs the author about it and indicates the terms of publication. The originals of the reviews are kept in the editorial office for three years.