Vibrations in Physical Systems leads to join the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and subscribes to its principles on handling any acts of misconduct.
Almost every step in the publishing process is connected with important ethical issues. On the one hand, authors should conduct their publication according to best policies and practices developed by relevant professional and regulatory bodies. On the other hand, the journal need to reach the highest standards in publication ethics by consistent implementation of the key rules and publication practices.
Vibrations in Physical Systems adhere to the principles of COPE. In particular, the following policies are fulfilled in our day-to-day practice:
- submission of works that are under consideration elsewhere or have been published before is not acceptable
- authors need to provide full information about authorship and contributorship to their work
- the peer review process is transparent and well managed
- authors are expected to declare any conflicts of interest
- policies on intellectual property, including copyright and publishing licenses, are clearly described
- peer reviewers are aware of their role in the responsible publication process, and are encouraged to flag potential misconduct at an early stage
- the journal take seriously any allegations of misconduct pre-publication and post-publication