Publication Ethics and Policy

Acta Mathematica Universitatis Comenianae (AMUC) journal is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published. Content published in this journal is peer reviewed. Editorial board policy of AMUC journal based on the international practice concerning the copyright guarantee, on ethical principles, supported by the community of leading publishers of scientific periodicals Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editors of AMUC are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Editorial activities are aimed at informing a wide range of scientific community about new scientific researches. Editorial work is guided by such key principles as: veracity, scientific validity and relevance of the published works. Each participant in the publishing process (publisher, editor, member of the editorial board, author, and reviewer) is required to comply with ethical standards and to avoid unfair practices in publishing activities.

Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited or quoted. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. A reviewer should also report any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors.

Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race gender, ethnic origin, or citizenship. Once the document has been reviewed and sent back to the author then its feedback, comments and suggestions become an asset of AMUC journal. Hence confidentiality is to be ensured. Peer review assists the Editor in Chief and the editorial board in making editorial decisions while editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Publication of papers is free of charge for the authors. The publisher is bearing all expenses for journal production and publication.

Sources of funding for the research reported in the article should be duly acknowledged.