Publishing ethics

Potato and Vegetables is a scientific journal which intended to objectively and reliably inform the scientific community about the results of the latest research on the subject of the journal. It does not protect the interests of any scientific schools and/or researchers and is guided in its work by impartiality and responsibility.

1. Editorial staff is responsible for:

– scientific value, relevance and originality of scientific papers published;

– continuous improvement of their quality;

– freedom of expression of scientific opinions, hypotheses and conclusions;

– conflict of interest absence when publishing scientific articles.

2. The editorial decision to accept or reject an article for publication is impartial and is based only on the relevance, originality, validity and clarity of the paper itself, as well as on its compliance with the journal subject matter. Any form of discrimination is excluded.

3. The editorial staff maintains confidentiality of incoming materials and does not disclose them to anyone other than those who are directly involved in the process of their expert examination and preparation for publication: members of the editorial staff, editorial board (if there are specialists in this field within it), authors, reviewers (including potential), and expert consultants.

4. Reviewing process is an objective assessment of the quality, relevance and reliability of research results presented in the paper. The editorial staff is responsible for the objectivity of the reviewing and for the absence of conflicts of interests between the author and the reviewer. To do this, recommendations for a reviewer have been developed. The reviewer must refuse to review if such a conflict is detected and notify the editorial staff.

5. The content of advertising materials, if there are, corresponds to the journal subject and is aimed at informing readers objectively.

6. Editorial staff is ready to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org and requirements for peer-reviewed journals at www.elsevier.com (Elsevier Publishing House).