General Editorial Policies

Shapovalov Scientific Publishing OÜ: General Editorial Policies

  1. Mission Statement: Shapovalov Scientific Publishing OÜ is dedicated to advancing science, technology, and medicine by promoting the dissemination of high-quality research.

  2. Scope: Our journals cover a diverse range of scientific, technical, and medical disciplines, aiming to serve the global research community.

  3. Peer Review:

    • All submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer review process.
    • The process is double-blind, ensuring both the reviewers and authors remain anonymous.
    • Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and previous experience in the subject matter.
  4. Publication Ethics:

    • We adhere to the guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
    • Any allegations of misconduct, including plagiarism, data falsification, or duplicate submission, will be thoroughly investigated.
  5. Open Access:

    • Our journals follow an open access policy, ensuring that published research is freely accessible to anyone globally.
  6. Copyright & Licensing:

    • Authors retain the copyright of their work.
    • All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution License, allowing for reuse and citation of the work, provided the original authors and source are credited.
  7. Authorship Criteria:

    • Only individuals who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study should be listed as authors.
    • All co-authors must approve the final version of the manuscript and agree to its submission.
  8. Conflicts of Interest:

    • Authors, reviewers, and editors are required to declare any conflicts of interest that might influence the outcomes of research or the review process.
  9. Data Sharing & Reproducibility:

    • Authors are encouraged to share their raw data, methodologies, and software to enhance the reproducibility of their studies.
    • Any supplementary materials, datasets, or protocols should be submitted alongside the manuscript where possible.
  10. Corrections & Retractions:

    • We are committed to upholding the integrity of our publications.
    • Corrections will be made when minor errors do not affect the study's conclusion.
    • Retractions will be issued for publications where misconduct or major errors compromise the integrity of the research.
  11. Diversity & Inclusion:

    • We encourage submissions from authors of all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or geographic location.
    • Our editorial team and board are selected to reflect the diversity of the scientific community.
  12. Feedback & Appeals:

    • Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions. Appeals will be considered by a panel distinct from the original reviewers.
    • If authors feel any inconvenience in the publication process, they may submit their complaints to The Editorial Office will address complaints regarding the journal’s policies and procedures and may forward the complaint to the respective journal’s Editorial Board, if required.
  13. Continuous Improvement:

    • We are committed to continually refining our editorial policies and practices in response to feedback from authors, reviewers, editors, and the wider community.