Publishing ethics

Principles of Publishing Ethics

ORGANON follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPEFlowcharts, and The Committee on Publication Ethics, DOAJ, the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association, the World Association of Medical Editors Principles of transparency and best practice in scholarly publishing


In order to maintain the highest quality of the journal the editorial team of ORGANON monitors publishing ethics standards concerning all stages of the reviewing and publishing process. The ethical standards to be obeyed by all parties involved in reviewing and publishing process are as follows.


The ORGANON editing team ensures:



  •   the decision concerning publication of a submitted manuscript is objective and based exclusively on its intellectual merit, without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation;



  • the manuscript under reviewing process will be treated in confidence and will not be used in any way until it has been published;
  • the full text of the manuscript to be reviewed will be sent to the reviewer only after his/her agreement for reviewing;


Investigating suspected publishing ethics problems

  • the editor will take steps to clarify every instance of suspected publishing ethics standards violation, namely suspected: plagiarism, redundant publication, fabricated data or ethical problem concerning the article.
    Plagiarism is understood as quoting or paraphrasing another author’s words or ideas without proper attribution;
  • in justified cases the unpublished manuscript will be withdrawn and already published article will be retracted;
  • the editor will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications and apologies when needed;


Investigating suspected authorship malpractices

  • in order to avoid malpractices such as ghost, guest or gift authorship all changes in authorship will be agreed with all authors;
  • basing on the agreement of all authors the editor will be willing to publish corrections, clarifications;
  • in case of lack of agreement concerning the authorship of an unpublished manuscript the review or publication of the manuscript will be suspended until authorship has been agreed;
  • in case of lack of agreement concerning the authorship of a published manuscript the editor will be willing to publish corrections and clarifications when needed.


In case of suspected misconduct ORGANON editorial team will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPEFlowcharts.


The author/s submitting an article for publication in ORGANON ipso facto ensure(s) that:

  • the manuscript submitted is original and has not been published elsewhere (translations are acceptable but must reference the original);
  • the manuscript submitted has not and will not be submitted to any other journal while still under consideration for ORGANON;
  • all authors have significantly contributed to the research;
  • the manuscript submitted is based on authentic data;
  • the author/s has/have obtained consent for the publication of other copyrighted elements of the manuscript (e.g. illustrations, photos).


The author/s is/are also obliged to:

  • disclose information on any potential conflict of interest that may occur during the reviewing process;
  • provide information on financial support;
  • provide retractions or corrections of mistakes in case of detected misconduct


The reviewer is obliged to:

  • disclose to the editor every suspected undisclosed conflict of interest;
  • disclose to the editor every suspected publishing ethics problems;
  • treat the entrusted manuscript confidentially;
  • evaluate the manuscript basing exclusively on objective criteria.