Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The EUROGEN 2021 Organizers are committed to ensuring the highest quality of the Conference proceedings. The EUROGEN 2021 Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement follows COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as applied to Conference Proceedings’ editors:

Responsibilities of the author:

The author of original research contribution should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

* Originality and Plagiarism

The author must ensure that he/she has written original work, and if he/she has used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

* Multiple or Concurrent Publications

The author must make sure to submit material with original elements for publication. An author should not publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same research material to more than one primary publication concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

* Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment and citation of the publications of others that have been influential in the submitted work must be always given.

* Authorship

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. 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 appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

* Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

*Errors in Published Works

When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is his/her obligation to promptly notify the publication editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Responsibilities of the editor/publisher:

The editor is responsible to decide among the manuscripts submitted to the Conference proceedings, the ones that should be published. The editor may consult other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

* Editorial decision & fair play

An editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editorial decision is based on the manuscript’s originality, clarity, and scientific importance.

* Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest

The editor 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 and under no circumstance is allowed to use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

Responsibilities of the reviewer:

The EUROGEN 2021 proceedings are peer reviewed. The peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.

* Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest

The manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. The information and ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the personal advantage of the reviewer. The reviewer must inform the editor if he/she becomes aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s part.

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.

* Editorial decision & fair play

The review should be performed objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper.

Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to the authors’ race, age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, citizenship, political orientation or social class.