Principles of Publication Ethics

The National Security Bureau Publishing House makes every effort to maintain the highest ethical standards in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Therefore, it uses all possible means to ensure that the publications submitted to the Publishing House are reviewed for compliance with the principles of publishing ethics, integrity and scientific value. The adopted rules of conduct apply to authors, reviewers, the Scientific and Programme Board and the Editorial Team.

Rules for Authors

  1. Authors are responsible for the content presented in articles and the proper citation of the work of other authors.
  2. Authors should confirm that the work submitted for publication is original, has not been published nor is subject to a review/evaluation process in another publishing house.
  3. The cited content should be properly cited. Plagiarism, on the other hand, is regarded as unethical and unacceptable behaviour.
  4. Each author should disclose potential conflicts of interest in advance.
  5. Authorship should be limited to those who have had significantly contributed to the creation, execution and interpretation of the work.
  6. The phenomena of ghostwriting (omission from the list of authorship of persons who created the publication) and guest authorship (attribution of authorship to persons who did not participate in the creation of the work) are considered unethical and are unacceptable.
  7. The author is obliged to identify all co-authors who contributed to the publication, and to obtain their permission for publication.
  8. The author should immediately notify the Publishing House if they notice significant errors in their publication and then, in cooperation with the Editorial Board, publish an erratum, an appendix, a correction or withdraw the publication.
  9. If readers raise objections relating to the published content, the authors are obliged to respond through the Editorial Team.
  10. In the event of an author's failure to comply with the principles of publication ethics, the National Security Bureau Publishing House reserves the right to reject the text.

Responsibility of Reviewers

  1. Reviewers shall accept an article for review only if they consider to have sufficient knowledge and competence in the field to reliably assess it.
  2. Reviewers are obliged to inform the editor-in-chief of all possible conflicts of interest with regard to the authors, the research presented in the article and the institutions funding it.
  3. Reviewers are obliged to maintain objectivity and confidentiality and to refrain from personal criticism.
  4. Reviews should be completed by the deadline.
  5. In the event of a high level of convergence of the content of the reviewed manuscript with other published materials or suspicion of other manifestations of scientific dishonesty, reviewers are obliged to inform the editorial team.
  6. Reviewers may not use the data or concepts contained in the reviewed articles without the author's consent.

Publisher's Responsibility

  1. The materials published in the "National Security" quarterly are protected by copyright.
  2. The editors of the journal shall implement the principles adopted in the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI).
  3. The publisher shall make the full content of all articles available online in open access mode. Users may read, download, copy, print and use for other purposes the articles posted online in accordance with the relevant fair use provisions, provided the source of the article is indicated. Any other use of the content of articles published in the “National Security” quarterly requires the permission of the publisher.
  4. All articles are made available under licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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