Code of Ethics

Ethical Review and Editing Principles

The editors of the "Scientific Notes of the Department of Pedagogy", authors and reviewers are guided by the ethical standards set forth.

Publication Ethics And Publication Malpractice Statement

Relationships between authors, editors and reviewers in our journal are based on academic benevolence, objectivity of ratings and priority of scientific quality. We are following the principles of Code of Conduct for Editors as defined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), in particular.

Editorial Ethics 

(is a set of rules on which the members of the Editorial Board are built with external reviewers and authors on publications)

Fair play

Manuscripts shall be evaluated for their scientific quality, regardless of author’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or political opinions.

Elimination of libel and copyright infringement

Our Journal rejects any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel and copyright infringement.



The Editor-in-chief shall be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and consults with other editors or reviewers about the decision to publish.


  • have full authority to reject or accept the article, guided by objective scientific criteria and the conclusions of reviewers;
  • guarantee the quality of materials that they publish or approve for publication;
  • contribute to the correction of errors found or reject materials in the event that such correction is impossible for one reason or another;
  • should identify any conflicts of interest;
  • should ensure the confidentiality of information relating to submitted manuscripts;
  • undertake to defend the freedom of scientific expression;
  • should provide anonymity of reviewers.

If editors have suspicions about the authenticity, originality or ethical correctness of submitted paper, its publication is postponed until all doubts are eliminated. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

See also: "Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Editors".


Authors must:

  • ensure that they have written truly original works;
  • have significant contribution to the research (if a paper has several authors);
  • guarantee obtained permission for use of copyrighted materials;
  • certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere;
  • identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript;
  • disclose in their manuscript any substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the assessment of their manuscript.

Information obtained by authors privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. By submitting an article to the editorial board, the authors agree that (in the case of publication in the paper version of the Journal) their text will be automatically published in the online version of the Journal (under open access).

See also: "Responsible Research Publication: International Standards for Authors".


Reviewers must:

  • notify Editorial staff of any conflicts of interest that may determine their findings;
  • protect the confidentiality of information relating to the manuscript;
  • be objective and constructive in their reviews.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author.

See also: COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.