Publication Ethics Statement

Advances in Systems Science and Applications  (ASSA) is a quarterly open-source peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on systems science and its applications in different industries. The editorial board of ASSA includes recognized experts in the field. The full names and affiliations of all Editors are provided on the journal’s official Web site along with the contact information for the editorial office.

The review and publication process is free for authors. The authors transfer the copyright on their article to ASSA before publication according to the standard copyright agreement. The articles are published online and can be read and downloaded for free from the official web site of ASSA and/or from partner electronic libraries and archives (eLIBRARY, MathNet, Cyberleninka).

Manuscripts submitted to ASSA are reviewed by the experts in the fields. The reviewers evaluate the manuscripts entirely on the basis of their scientific content, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors. The reviewers are obliged to disclose to the editorial staff the possible conflict of intersets (according to the definitions and guidelines for conflict of interest detection by Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE). ASSA adopts the blind review process. In most cases, the decision on the mansucript is based on two or more reviews.

The editorial staff of ASSA will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, the publisher, and the state regulatory authorities.

Authors of articles submitted to ASSA are required to present an accurate account of their work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate or knowingly incomplete statements are considered unethical and are unacceptable. The authors should communicate entirely original works, and if they have used the work of others, this has to be appropriately cited or quoted. In case the author(s) would like to achnowledge the financial support, they should mention the financing authority in the appropriate section of the manuscript.

The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are included on the article, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its publication. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the Editor and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

Authors of articles submitted to ASSA are required that the same or similar article has not been published previously and is not simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere. Authors of articles published in ASSA should not publish the same or similar article elsewhere, unless an agreement from ASSA Editor-in-chief is obtained. In this latter case a statement must be given in the newly published article about the place where it has been published for the first time. Authors who violate these requirements will be denied to publish in ASSA in the future.

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the works of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. If plagiarism is detected, the respective article will be retracted, and the respective author(s) denied to publish in ASSA in the future. If the plagiarised article has already been published, in the next available issue of ASSA an appropriate statement will be given, and the electronic version of the article appropriately marked.