Publication ethics

«Journal of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science» editorial board adheres to the international standards for the ethics of scientific publications, developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), as well as recognizes valuable expertise of authoritative international journals.

In order to ensure high quality of scientific publications, to avoid malpractice (such as publishing of false information, falsification of data, plagiarism, etc.) and ensure public recognition of scientific advances, the editorial board and individuals involved in the publication process are obliged to respect and comply with the ethical values and standards of the international community, as well as take all reasonable measures to prevent the above-mentioned violations.

The editorial board in no way encourages unlawful conduct (plagiarism, manipulation, falsification) and will not tolerate such behavior.  In the event that the editorial board learns of any misconduct or violation of the ethics concerning articles, published in the journal, editorial stuff must follow the recommendations of COPE (or its equivalent).

Liabilities of Editors

Editors should work actively to improve the quality of the journal. Editors are responsible for deciding which of the submitted manuscripts should be published. The editors are guided by the policy of the International Editorial Board of the journal and are limited by the current legislation. Editors evaluate manuscripts in accordance with their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political orientation of the authors. The editor-in-chief and the editors should not disclose any information about the submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the relevant author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other members of the editorial board and the publisher. Unpublished materials should not be used by editors without the written consent of the author. Liabilities are based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and are applied at every stage of the processing of manuscripts.

Liabilities of Reviewers

An expert review helps editors to make editorial decisions and helps the author to improve the manuscript. Any manuscript received should be treated as a confidential document. Manuscripts should not be displayed or discussed with an unauthorized person without the editor’s permission. Feedback communication should be carried out objectively. Personal criticism of the author's address is considered inappropriate. The reviewer should give arguments to his own remarks. The reviewer should draw the editor's attention to a substantial similarity or coincidence in the manuscript in question and any other published work. Privileged information or idea should be confidential and not used for personal interests. In the event that the reviewer is incompetent in the research submitted to him, he should notify the editor immediately. Reviewers should determine relevant published works, which the author did not refer to. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts, which may be the cause of conflict of interest.

Liabilities of Authors

The author of the original research should present an objective discussion of his results in the article. The author(s) is aware that he is responsible for the reliability of the provided research results. The author(s) should not allow falsified and incorrect data to be published. The borrowed materials should be drawn with the specification of the author and the original source. As a rule, authors should not publish articles with the same research in more than one journal. The co-authors should be the persons who directly contributed to the research. The author should ensure that the co-authors’ reliable data is included in the article and receive a positive response from all co-authors on the publication of the article in the journal. The author should immediately notify the editor or the publisher of a significant error or inaccuracy found in his peer-reviewed or published work for its correction or refutation.

Methods of Handling Complaints and Appeals

Any appeals and complaints of authors, reviewers and readers are received by the scientific editor of the journal. After consideration by the editor, the degree of objectivity of the appeal or complaint is determined. Anonymous complaints are not subject to review. When submitting an appeal or complaint, the applicant should indicate the contact information (surname, name, patronymic, phone number), the nature of the problem, other materials, and information proving the presence of the problem, the email address for feedback. The answer on the results of consideration of the appeal or complaint shall be sent to the applicant within 10 (ten) working days from the date of receipt. The editorial board of the journal warns authors about responsibility for filing deliberately false information.

Journal’s Policy on Conflict of Interest

If the reviewer finds a conflict of interest, the reviewer informs the scientific editor. Scientific editor reports on the inspection. If a conflict of interest is discovered by the reader, he can also notify the scientific editor by the e-mail address indicated on the site. In the response letter, the scientific editor informs about the inspection. Further, the scientific editor or the executive secretary of the journal contacts the author(s) to explain the situation. The scientific editor informs the reviewer or the reader about the results of the inspection within 10 (ten) working days. Detailed inspection stages are carried out according to the COPE flowcharts (https://publicationethics.org/files/COI%20submitted.pdf and https://publicationethics.org/files/COI%20published.pdf).

Policy on Data Exchange

The submission of the manuscript on the journal's website is made on the basis of the OJS system. Any other information is sent to the e-mail address of the scientific editor or the executive secretary indicated on the journal's website.

Journal’s Policy in the Field of Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights belong to the authors of the article and to the journal that published it.

Methods of the Editorial Board for Discussion and Correction of Errors after Publication

If errors are found in the published article, the editorial board of the journal appeals to the author of this article to clarify the situation. The errors of stylistic nature are corrected within 10 (ten) working days; then they are published in the new version with an explanation. The errors of an ethical nature are considered by the Ethics Committee of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University and according to the journal's publication ethics; then the article is either rejected or published in the new version with an explanation. All other situations are considered according to the COPE flowcharts (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts).

Journal's Policy on Violation of the Publication Ethics

The author (s) is responsible for the manuscript. If the publication ethics is violated, the editorial staff of the journal has the right to reject the manuscript.

Author’s Dues and Fees

No fee is charged for the publication of research results in the journal.

The fee for articles published in the journal is not paid to authors.

Persons who have reviewed the articles sent to the journal do not receive compensation.

Revenue Sources

The source of the journal's revenue is institutional support.

Anti-plagiarism

In the submitted manuscript, the authors report that they bear full personal responsibility for the reliability of the contents of the articles. The submitted manuscript is processed by specialized programs in order to determine the presence of borrowed text without specifying the original source.