PUBLICATION ETHICS AND
PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
DUTIES OF EDITORS
The ethic statements of the
International Journal of Mechanics and Control,
concerning the duties of the editors, are based on
Committee on Publication Ethics, Best Practice
Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Editors actively work to
improve the quality of the Journal. Thy
are responsible for deciding which of the
articles submitted should be published and they are
guided by the policies of the Journalís
International Board and constrained by the laws in
The editors evaluate manuscripts
for their intellectual content without regard to
race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief,
ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation
of the authors.
The editors and any editorial
staff must not disclose any information about a
submitted manuscript to anyone other than the
corresponding author, reviewers, potential
reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the
Unpublished materials disclosed
in a submitted manuscript must not be used by
editors without the express written consent of the
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Peer review assists the editor in
making editorial decisions and through the editorial
communications with the author may also assist the
author in improving the paper.
Any manuscripts received for
review must be treated as confidential documents.
They must not be shown to or discussed with others
except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted
objectively. Personal criticism of the author is
inappropriate. Referees should express their views
clearly with supporting arguments.
A reviewer should call to the
editorís attention any substantial similarity or
overlap between the manuscript under consideration
and any other published paper of which they have
Privileged information or ideas
obtained through peer review must be kept
confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Any selected referee who feels
unqualified to review the research reported in a
manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be
impossible should notify the editor and excuse
himself from the review process.
Reviewers should identify
relevant published work that has not been cited by
the authors. Any statement that an observation,
derivation, or argument had been previously reported
should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
Reviewers should not consider
manuscripts which can give birth to conflicts of
interest resulting from competitive,collaborative,
or other relationships or connections with any of
the authors, companies, or institutions connected to
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Authors of reports of original
research should present an accurate account of the
work performed as well as an objective discussion of
its significance. The articles should contain
sufficient detail and references to permit others to
replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly
inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour
and are unacceptable.
Usually, authors should not
publish manuscripts presenting the same research in
more than one journal or primary publication.
The authors should ensure that
they have written entirely original works, and if
the authors have used the work and/or words of
others that this has been appropriately cited or
Proper acknowledgment of the work
of others must always be given like publications
that have been influential in determining the nature
of the reported work.
All those who have made
significant contributions should be listed as
Where there are others who have
participated in certain substantive aspects of the
research project, they should be acknowledged or
listed as contributors.
The corresponding author should
ensure that all co-authors are included on the
article, and that all co-authors have seen and
approved the final version of the article and have
agreed to its submission to the Journal for
When an author discovers a
significant error or inaccuracy in his own published
work, it is the authorís obligation to promptly
notify the Journal editor or publisher and
cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the