Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Editorial Policies and Ethics


Open Access Policy

“Agrology” journal is an open access journal: it is free to view, read, download and print. Access to the contents of the journal is possible as soon as the paper is published.



The journal's editorial policy is based on the principles of objectivity and impartiality in the selection of articles for publication; high demand for the quality of scientific research; compulsory peer review of articles; adherence to collegiality in decision-making regarding publication of articles; accessibility and efficiency in communication with authors; strict observance of copyright and related rights.


Publication ethics

The editorial board of “Agrology” journal, published by Dnipro State University of Agriculture and Economics, maintains a certain level of requirements when selecting and receiving articles submitted to the editorial board.

The journal's ethics are based on the quality standards of scientific works, their presentation, accepted by the world scientific community, in particular the publishing principles of the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK), the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Ethics Code of Scientists of Ukraine, and also the experience of working with foreign and Ukrainian professional communities.


Ethical Obligations of the Editorial Board

  1. The Editorial Board is responsible for the publication. All materials submitted for publication are carefully selected and reviewed. Editorial Board, Editorial Board reserve the right to reject the article or return it for revision. The author is obliged to revise the article according to the comments of the reviewers, editorial board, editorial board.
  2. The editorial board, editors:
  • impartially review all manuscripts received in the journal, assessing them properly, regardless of race, religion, nationality, and the position or place of work of the author (authors), and make a fair and impartial decision on each of them. Provide an objective review process;
  • may reject the manuscript without peer review if they believe the work does not fit the journal's profile;
  • oppose falsification, plagiarism, sending the author of one work in several journals, repeated copying of the content of the article in various works, against misleading the public about the authors' real contribution to the publication;
  • have the right to remove even a published article, provided they identify a violation of one's rights or generally accepted norms of scientific ethics. The editorial board reports this fact to the author who submitted the article and the organization where the work was done.

The editor is the main creative worker in the journal, who is directly responsible for the edited original, its structural, informative, scientific and linguistic and stylistic level. The task of the editor is to professionally “hold” the original entrusted to him through all stages of the editorial and publishing process - from editing original to transforming it into a specific type of publishing production and release to the world.

  1. The editor and the editorial staff shall not provide other persons with information related to the content of the manuscript under review, other than those involved in the professional evaluation of this material. After a positive opinion of the editor, the article is published in the journal and placed on the appropriate electronic resources.
  2. The materials of a site, electronic journal or project, in accordance with international law regarding the observance of copyright for electronic information resources, may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form (electronic or printed) without the prior written consent of the editorial staff. When using published materials in the context of other documents it is necessary to make reference to the source.
  3. Editors, authors, and reviewers should report their interests, which may affect the objectivity of everyone when editing and reviewing articles (conflict of interest). Such may be the interests of the intellectual plan, financial, personal, political, religious.
  4. The prevention of unlawful publications is the responsibility of every author, editor, reviewer, publisher and organization.


Ethical obligations of authors

The sheer fact of submitting materials for publication in the journal “Agrology” confirms the authorship, as well as the agreement of the author that the materials received from him can be placed in the International electronic databases. The copyrights are fully retained by the authors of the published materials.

A manuscript submitted for publication or for review is a confidential document.

  1. The author’s primary responsibility is to provide an accurate report of the study as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Authors should present their results clearly and unambiguously, without distorting or manipulating the data obtained.
  2. Authors of articles:
  • bear full responsibility not only for their content but also for the fact of publication;
  • are required to advise the editor of any potential conflict of interest that may be affected by the publication of the results contained in the manuscript;
  • must clearly indicate all sources of the work cited or provided information, properly filling out the reference to them in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  1. It is inadmissible to submit plagiarism as an original work or offer to publish an article that has previously gone out of print, that is, has already been printed. The authors of such materials are responsible for the detection of these facts.
  2. The authors of the article should be those persons who have contributed their scientific work to the submitted work and share responsibility for the obtained results. The author submits the manuscript for publication, ensures that only those persons who meet the criteria of authorship are included in the list of co-authors, and assumes responsibility for the consent of the other authors of the article for its publication in the journal.
  3. The Editorial Board shall have the right to refuse to publish the article for non-compliance with the terms of the editorial requirements.
  4. Authors should advise the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that might be affected by the publication of the results contained in this manuscript.
  5. Authors should clearly indicate the sources of all the information cited or presented and should make proper references to the literary sources used in the work, in accordance with the requirements of DSTU GOST 7.1: 2006.
  6. The editorial board has the right to refuse to publish the article if the editorial requirements are not respected.


Ethical obligations of reviewers

  1. Reviewing manuscripts is an important step in the publishing process. Each scientist is required to do some work in the peer review process.
  2. The manuscript submitted for review is a confidential document.
  3. All members of the journal's editorial board are reviewers.
  4. The Editorial Board reserves the right to additionally appoint an independent reviewer.
  5. The reviewer must:

a) give an objective assessment of the quality of the manuscript, to determine whether the manuscript meets high scientific and literary standards; to respect the intellectual independence of the authors.

b) pay editor’s attention to any significant similarity between this manuscript and any other published article or manuscript;

c) sufficiently convincing to substantiate own conclusions;

d) provide timely feedback on the manuscript.

6. The reviewer should not use or disclose unpublished information contained in the submitted manuscript unless the author or authors consent.