Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Authors

  • All papers submitted to “Przegląd Mechaniczny” have been entirely original work. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism (it occurs when an author re-uses substantial parts of his/her own published work without providing the appropriate references) constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references. Presentation of inaccurate statement constitutes unethical behavior and is unacceptable. Review articles should be also accurate and objective.
  • An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Every author should specify his/her contribution in the presented work.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Information obtained privately must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
  • The authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Editors

  • The editorial staff is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • 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 publisher, as appropriate.
  • The editors and reviewers should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Editors treat the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and reviewers as confidential. Authors and reviewers must also treat communication with the journal as confidential.

Reviewers

  • All papers submitted to “Przegląd Mechaniczny” are subject to strict double-blind peer-review process by at least two independent reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. The factors that are taken into account in review process are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language correctness. The review must be in a written form and with an explicit information about allowing the article to be published in “Przegląd Mechaniczny” or rejecting it.
  • Articles may be rejected without review if they are obviously not suitable for publication.
  • 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.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s or editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
  • Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.