Publishing Ethics of Crisis Management Journal

The publishing ethics and policy of the scientific journal Crisis Management is a fundamental document that pledges to adhere to ethical principles and best practices (according to COPE) when publishing the highest quality papers. Fulfilling ethical publishing policies requires active participation and adherence to the principles by all parties involved in the act of publishing - authors, reviewers, the Editorial and Technical Board of the Journal.

Publishing policy
Papers published in the scientific journal Crisis Management (hereinafter the Journal) are focused on crisis management, security management, rescue services, crisis planning, defence planning, civil emergency planning, risk analysis, and evaluation and other areas related to the general and specific security. The Editorial and Technical Board (ETB) of the Journal is responsible for decisions on acceptance and rejection of submitted papers for publication in the journal. The ETB adheres to ETB journal principles, valid legislation, copyright, social and moral values and checks for plagiarism. All papers are double-blind peer-reviewed (the identity of authors and reviewers is hidden) in terms of content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political views of the authors. Before accepting papers, ETB members do not disclose information about the submitted manuscript but only communicate with the responsible authors and opponents of the submitted paper. Unpublished papers must not be used in an editor's research without the express written consent of the author.

Publishing ethics
Principles that authors should follow:
The author(s) submit(s) the original paper and at the same time may not submit this paper to another publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal or publication is unethical and unacceptable.
1. The submitted paper complies with the citation standards.
2. No forms of plagiarism may be present in the paper.
3. Research results are presented directly and without inappropriate manipulation. The deliberate giving of inaccurate information is unacceptable.
4. The results of the research submitted shall be obtained under the relevant legislation.
5. The presented paper contains a complete list of information sources used (literature).
6. The present paper contains a complete list of authors who contributed to the research and paper. All who contributed significantly to the concept, implementation or interpretation ofthe submitted paper are listed as co-authors. The compliance with this rule is ensured by the responsible author. Adding additional authors is not acceptable.
7. The author of the paper is fully responsible for the paper submitted.
8. If a paper contains a description of substances, chemicals, processes or devices that may be a source of danger, the author shall identify them.
9. All relevant sources of financial support are published in the paper.
10. If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the submitted and published paper, it is his responsibility to inform the Editorial and Technical Board of the Journal without delay and cooperate with them in removing the paper or publishing the errata. All fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate facts cited in the paper represent unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Opponent´s principles:
1. The opponent shall communicate with the Chairman of the Technical Board regarding the preparation of the opponent's report.
2. The opponent who feels insufficiently qualified to assess the submission or knows that he/she does not have sufficient time to assess the submission shall immediately inform the Chairman of the Technical Board.
3. The opponent has the right to refuse the assessment of the submitted paper in case of partiality or other relevant reason.
4. Any paper submitted shall be treated as a confidential document. The papers can not be published or otherwise made available to third parties.
5. The information obtained through the assessment process shall be confidential and shall not be used for personal purposes.
6. The submitted paper shall be assessed objectively, without any bias or favouritism.
7. The opponent shall always express his / her opinion only with the relevant supporting arguments.
8. The opponent shall assess the paper exclusively within his / her scientific and professional field.
9. The opponent assesses the paper with a sufficient time frame to ensure a comprehensive assessment.
10. The opponent mainly assesses the topicality of the presented problem, the level of use of scientific knowledge, citations, its formal layout and the benefits of solving the problem.
11. The opponent provides the authors with suggestions for improving the paper.
12. The opponent identifies relevant published studies that have not been reported by the authors.
13. The opponent shall notify the Technical Board of any substantial similarity or overlap between other papers and other published data he/she is aware of.
14. The peer-review provided is constructive and impartial.
15. The Technical Board shall check the grammar and style of the paper.

Principles to be followed by the Editorial and Technical Board:
1. The Editorial Board shall supervise the fulfilment of the authors' duties regarding the scientific and professional aspects of the submitted paper.
2. The Technical Board shall supervise the fulfilment of the authors' obligations regarding the formal and technical aspects of the submitted paper.
3. The Editorial and Technical Board (ETB) oversees the fulfilment of the obligations of authors and opponents to ensure the publication of the journal per this document.
4. The Editorial and Technical Board has the right to accept or reject papers based solely on their importance, originality, and contribution to the focus of the journal based onpeer reviews.
5. In assessing all papers, the Editorial and Technical Board shall act without prejudice or favouritism based on the origin of the contribution.
6. The Editorial and Technical Board has the right to reject a paper if a violation of the principles of Publishing Ethics occurs.
7. The Editorial and Technical Board maintains the opponents' anonymity.


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