Publication Ethics

The scientific publication "Bulletin of the Karaganda University" is committed to strictly adhere to the ethical principles established by various international organizations, such as the Committee on publication ethics (COPE), the international Committee of medical journal editors (ICJME) and maintain high publication standards, setting standards and norms for best practice compliance with these requirements.

The editorial Board of the journal "Bulletin of the Karaganda University" is responsible for making a decision on the choice of articles for publication in the journal. Editors ' evaluation of submitted works should be limited to intellectual content only. The editorial Board may, at its sole discretion, reject any material that violates the legal requirements for libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editorial Board is obliged to ensure the confidentiality of submitted works before their publication. Publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an important block in the development of a logical and valuable knowledge network. This is a direct indication of the quality of the work of authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and serve as an example of the scientific method. Therefore, it is important to agree on standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publication act: the author, the journal editor, the reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

Responsibilities of authors

Authors of scientific papers of the original research should provide an accurate report on the work done, as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The main data must be presented correctly in the document. The document should contain enough details and references to allow others to repeat the work.

Fake or deliberately inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism

Authors should make sure that their work is original, and if the authors used the work and / or words of other authors, that it is appropriately cited. Plagiarism takes various forms: from publishing someone else's article as the author's own article to copying or paraphrasing essential parts of someone else's article (without confirmation) to approving the results of research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, duplicate, or parallel publications

The author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. As a rule, the author should not submit a previously published article for consideration in another journal.

Confirmation of sources

Authors should be given proper recognition of the work of another author. Authors should refer to publications that have played an important role in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, should not be used or communicated without the explicit written permission of the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as reviewing manuscripts or grant applications, should not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work related to these services.

Authorship of the article

Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If there are others who have participated in certain essential aspects of the research project, they should be recognized or listed as participants. The author must ensure that all co-authors are included in the document without including inappropriate individuals. The final version of the document must be reviewed and approved by all co-authors, followed by an agreement and its submission for publication.

Risks and people or animals as a subject of research

If the work uses chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any hazards inherent in their use, the author should clearly indicate them in the manuscript. If items of animal or human origin are used in the work, the author must ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures have been carried out in accordance with the relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the relevant institutional committees have approved them. Authors should include in the manuscript a statement that informed consent has been obtained for experiments with humans. The right to inviolability of private life of people should always be respected.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

All authors must disclose in their manuscript any financial or other significant conflict of interest that may be interpreted as affecting the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

If the author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author must immediately notify the editor of the journal or publisher and cooperate with the editor to withdraw or correct the article. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that the published work contains a significant error, the author must immediately withdraw or correct the article or provide the editor with proof of the correctness of the original article.

Editorial responsibilities

These guidelines are based on existing COPE best practice guidelines for journal editors.

Publication of decisions

The journal editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Confirmation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always determine such decisions. The editor may be guided by the editorial policy of the journal and be limited to such legal requirements, which then come into force in relation to libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.


The editor must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the authors ' race, gender, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.


The editor and any editorial staff should not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the relevant author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in the submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor's own research without the written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained in the course of reviewing should be kept confidential and not used for personal purposes. Editors should disavow themselves (i.e. ask a co-editor, associate editor, or other member of the editorial Board instead of reviewing and reviewing) to review manuscripts in which they encounter a conflict of interest as a result of a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or Association with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions related to securities. Editors should require all authors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are discovered after publication. If necessary, other appropriate actions should be taken, such as publishing a review or expressing concern.

This section is based on the materials of the publishing house of scientific literature Elsevier ( and materials of the international Committee on publication ethics COPE (