Publication ethics

Yellow Point Publications (hereinafter YPP) adheres to the principles of ethics in the publication of scientific monographs in accordance with the guidelines of the COPE Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org) to prevent unfair publishing practices.

Therefore, all elements of the publishing process are carried out in accordance with the principles of maximum transparency. The aim of these activities is to publish the best possible scientific and typographic research work.

The publishing house YPP appoints a scientific council, which is an advisory body cooperating with the editorial office, helping to make decisions about accepting the text for the publishing process and selecting reviewers. The publishing house would like to point out here that it does not send the entire manuscripts for review to the members of the council, but only a general description of the text characteristics or its fragments (e.g. introduction or summary) each time selected and approved by the Author.

In line with the above-mentioned assumptions, the YPP publishing house adopts the following publishing policy:

  • The publication of a text is determined only by its scientific value, regardless of the origin, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or political beliefs of the Authors.
  • Before being accepted for the publishing process, the submitted manuscript is verified for compliance with the principles of publishing ethics. The editorial office uses all available measures to prevent plagiarism, self-plagiarism, abuse and publications based on false data, as well as counteract the publication of redundant/duplicate texts, as well as procedures referred to as ghost-writing and guest/gift authorship. For this purpose, it also uses anti-plagiarism programs. In case of justified suspicions of unfair practices at any time during the publishing process, as well as after the publication of the text, the publisher reserves the right to terminate the contract with the author and take further steps in accordance with the guidelines suggested by COPE.
  • All texts accepted for further publishing proceedings are sent for review (more in the section on reviews).
  • The publisher decides which texts will be published. When accepting texts for publication, the opinions of the Scientific Council, reviews of the scientific value of the work, reliability, and originality of the approach to the problem, transparency of the argument, and a significant contribution to the development of scholarship and science are taken into account.
  • Unpublished texts may not be used by the employees of the publishing house or by any other persons participating in the publishing process without the written consent of the authors, including reviewers, editors, translators, and members of the publishing house Scientific Council, etc.
  • The editors reserve the right to interfere with the manuscript to prepare the text that is the best in terms of content and typography. The editors undertake in each case to cooperate with the authors on any corrections and are obliged to make sure that the persons contributing to the publication accept its form after the editing.
  • The editorial office ensures the consistency of the texts, and in the case of noticed errors, publishes corrections, errata and corrections on the publisher’s website.
  • The publisher ensures the confidentiality and security of the authors’ personal data and the manuscript, tables, charts and all other graphic elements, etc.
  • The publisher has the right to withdraw the publication after its release, if:
    • there is evidence of unreliability of the results and / or falsification of data, as well as in cases of unintentional errors (e.g. methodological errors, calculation errors);
    • the work is plagiarized or violates the principles of publishing ethics.
    • each case is clearly discussed in the publishing agreement with the author.
  • The publishing house will inform the Author’s superiors or the person responsible for the supervision over the research about the situation and will publish a declaration on the withdrawal of the publication. In the case of plagiarism, the Editors will inform the editor of the second journal who was involved in the case or the publisher of the plagiarized book.

Rules for the author

  • The author is obliged to provide a reliable description of the research work carried out and an objective interpretation of the results. The papers should contain information enabling the identification of data sources. Presenting and interpreting data and research results that are inconsistent with the principles of publishing ethics is unacceptable and may result in the withdrawal of the text.

 

  • The author is obliged to list the publications in the attachment bibliography that were used by him in creating the text. The author may only submit his own original texts for publication. Research and/or information from other scientists used in the publication should be marked to indicate that it is a quotation. Plagiarism or falsification of data is unacceptable.

 

  • The authors submitting for publication vol multi-author exams are required to disclose the contribution of individual authors to its creation (including the affiliation of the authors and information about who is the author of the concept, assumptions, methods, protocol, etc. used to create the text). Host-writing, guest authorship is a manifestation of scientific misconduct and any detected cases should be exposed, including notification of relevant entities, such as institutions employing the author, scientific societies, etc.

Prepared on the basis of:

https://publicationethics.org
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book-authors/your-career/early-career-researcher-hub/peer-review-process
https://wnus.edu.pl/ais/pl/page/1513293339
http://studiastrategiczne.amu.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/PS_zasady_etyki.pdf
https://www.elsevier.com/editors/perk
https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/authors/ethics
http://www.sbp.pl/wydawnictwa/zasady_etyki