The Editors, Editorial Board, editorial staff and Publisher of the Mining Industry Journal follow the generally accepted international standards of publishing ethics and make every effort to fully comply with them.


EDITOR'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PUBLICATION DECISION

Editor-in-Chief of the Mining Industry Journal is responsible for making decisions on publication based on the reliability of the data provided and the scientific merits of the paper in question, as well as on the current legal norms and regulations. When deciding to publish a paper, the Editor-in-Chief shall take into account the opinions of Reviewers and the Editorial staff.

IMPARTIALITY

The Editor-in-Chief (Editor) shall evaluate the papers solely on the basis of their scientific content. The Author(s)' race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality or political position shall in no way affect the decision to publish the paper.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The Editor shall not disclose the names of the Authors of the papers submitted for publication to anyone other than the members of the Editorial Board, and the contents of the paper shall not be disclosed to anyone other than members of the Editorial Board and Reviewers. The use of unpublished material contained in the papers submitted for publication is not permitted without the Authors' written consent.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST PREVENTION

If there is a conflict of interest, the Editor and members of the Editorial Board shall not participate in the paper review process. The editorial board asks the experts invited to write a review, to report a conflict of interest; in this case another Reviewer will be selected.


REVIEWER'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CONTRIBUTION TO DECISION MAKING

The Reviewer helps the Editor-in-Chief to make a decision about the publication of the paper, and the Author (through the interaction between the Reviewer with the editor) to improve the content of their research paper.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Any paper received for review shall be considered by the Reviewer as a confidential document that shall not be transferred to anyone or discussed with anyone other than the Editor. The Reviewer has no right to use unpublished materials contained in the paper delivered to him for review.

STANDARDS OF OBJECTIVITY AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The Reviewers shall consider the material objectively and express their opinions clearly and reasonably. Personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable. The Reviewers shall inform the Editor if there exists a conflict of interest due to a competing relationship or cooperation.

PLAGIARISM PREVENTION

The Reviewers shall draw the Editor's attention to any significant similarity or coincidence of the reviewed paper with any published work of which they are aware. If the paper does not contain references to research, the results of which are closely related to its content, the Reviewer shall indicate this in the review.


AUTHOR'S DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

QUESTIONS OF AUTHORSHIP

Only those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, development, implementation or interpretation of the presented research may be indicated as the Authors of the paper. All persons who have made a significant contribution shall be indicated as co-authors of the paper. The Author submitting a paper to the editorial office shall guarantee that the paper indicates all co-authors who meet these criteria, and that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

AUTHENTICITY AND PLAGIARISM

The Authors are to ensure that the paper they have produced is autonomous (original) and, if other people's work and/or statements are used, they are provided with appropriate references and quotations.

MATERIAL STANDARDS

The paper shall contain all the necessary information and references so that others can repeat the research. False or incorrect statements constitute unethical behaviour and are not acceptable.

DATA ACCESS AND STORAGE

The Authors may be asked to provide initial data when the paper is reviewed by the Editors, and they should be willing to make this data publicly available and should keep this data for one year after publication.

DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST

All the Authors shall indicate in their papers any conflict of interest that theoretically could have affected the interpretation of their work results. All sources of financial support for the research project must be disclosed.

FUNDAMENTAL ERRORS IN PUBLISHED PAPERS

If the Author discovers or learns from third parties about an essential material error or inaccuracy in the published material, they should notify the Editor as soon as possible and, in cooperation with him, withdraw or amend the article.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION AND SECONDARY PUBLICATION

Submission of papers with no significant differences in their content to different journals or magazines is both unethical and unacceptable. When submitting an already published paper to another periodical, the Author must notify the editorial office of the journal/magazine in which the paper was first published and obtain their consent for secondary publication.