TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY - SOFIA
III International youth conference with participation of renowned scientists- "Engineering infrastructure and competitive businesses"
Ethical norms for publishing at
PAPERS IN THE PROCEEDINGS OF SCIENTIFIC PAPERS OF
III INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE WITH PARTICIPATION OF RENOWNED SCIENTISTS- "ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMPETITIVE BUSINESSES"
Ethical norms for publishing papers in the Proceedings with scientific papers of the International Youth Conference with the participation of renowned scientists - "Engineering Infrastructure and
competitive businesses" (IYCPAS "EICB") must be complied with by the authors, reviewers and members of the International Scientific Committee.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE AUTHORS
Requirements for publishing
The authors of the scientific reports, which imply original scientific research, applied scientific research or applied research must present evidently the accomplished work. Fraudulent or deliberately allegations are unethical and unacceptable.
Access to research data and it's safe-keeping
The authors must publish the results of the original research. If they've used results of other authors, then they must quote it in appropriate manner. Plagiarism in all it's different forms- copying or paraphrasing of major part of other publications (without merits). Announcing results of the research must allow other users to quote them.
Originality and plagiarism
Authors must publish the results of their original research. If they're using others authors scientific research, then they're obligated to quote it. Plagiarism in all it's different forms- from copying or paraphrasing a major part of other scientific report, to announcing other scientists's research results as yours. Plagiarism in all it's forms is strictly prohibited.
Authors must not present the same scientific report in other conferences! The authors must not present the same scientific data and results from the conducted research in more than one scientific report. Repeated publication its unethical and unacceptable.
The authors must quote the publications they've used during the conduction of the research. Information, which is obtained during a conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties, must not be used without proper written permission from the author.
Authorship of the report
Research data from group research should not be presented as individual.
Danger for humans and animals
If the research is connected with the usage of humans or animals, the author should guarantee the abidance of the law and institutional safety requirements.
Conceded mistakes in the presented reports
The author is obligated to inform the scientific committee immediately if he finds major inaccuracies in the report. The report must be amended shortly after.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE REVIEWERS
Every reviewer, who's proven to be incompetent in reviewing the presented research or can't check it on time, must inform the scientific committee and exclude himself of the process.
All scientific reports, which are presented for reviewing must be treated as confidential documents. The documents must not be discussed with other persons, excluding authorization from the scientific committee
Assessment must be done objectively. Personal criticism is inappropriate. The reviewers must justify their opinion clearly and with argumentation.
Every citing of information or argument must be cited properly. The reviewer must inform the author(s) if therse's any simulatiy or overlap in the information of the scientific reports.
Disclosure and prevention of conflict of interests
Unpublished scientific reports must not be used by the reviewers in their own research, without their written permission. Confidential information or ideas, recieved in the process of reviewing must not be used for personal advantage. The revi must not involve in conflict of interests with the authors of the scientific reports.
OBLIGATIONS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Resolution for publishing
Publication of scientific reports in the Repertory of scientific works of NYCPAS "EICB" must be performed after mandatory review with positive resolution from the scientific committee of the conference. In such a way the quality and scientific value of the scientific reports in the Repertory of scientific works is assured. The main objective is to establish compilance regarding the expected ethical behavior of all participants, involved in the act of publishing: author, reviewer, publisher and community.
All presented scientific report are assesed by their intellectual value regardless of authors race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, nationality or political views of the author. The assessment of the reviewed scientific report must be justified. In case of an unjustified assessment the scientific committee could review the report again.
Every member of the scientific committee must not reveal information, regarding the presented scientific report except to the author, potential reviewers and publisher only if it's necessery.
Disclosure and prevention of conflict of interests
Every member of the scientific committee of NYCPAS "EICB" must not use unpublished scientific reports and data for his own publications and research, without proper written permission from the authors. Member of the scientific committee of NYCPAS "EICB" must not be in conflict of interests with the authors and the reviewers.
Participaton and partnership in inevstigation of complains.
When therse's a complaint of ethical nature, regarding a presented or published report, the scientific committee and the publisher must take actions immediately. The required actions include: debating with the author of the report, apprizing the liable authorities and scientific organizations and if the complaint is found to be justified, to take actions for it's adjustments.. Every act of unethical behavior regarding publishing, must be e assesed, even it's stated years after the publication.