Publication Ethics

"National university of architecture and construction of Armenia" in its publishing activities adheres to the principles of publication ethics accepted by the international community, as reflected in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, ) and the Singapore Statement on the Integrity of Research Work ( ).

Editorial board of the journal is committed to upholding the standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Editor of the journal have a full right to reject the work from publication in case of revealing any such malpractices.

The authors: that submit their articles, should guarantee that their articles and its essential substance have not previously been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Also they must confirm that have disclosed any conflicts of interest regarding authorship and publication of the work and must inform the publisher against any breach of such warranty. 

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 Journal editor to retract or correct the paper.

 Authors should present a written permission to use any content that has not been created by them in their works if required.

Authorship of the manuscript

Only persons who meet these authorship criteria should be listed as authors in the manuscript as they must be able to take public responsibility for the content:

(i) made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation of the study; 

(ii) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically for important intellectual content; 

(iii) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication.

All persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance, general support) but who do not meet the criteria for authorship must not be listed as an author, but should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section after their written permission to be named as been obtained. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list and verify that all coauthors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors should—at the earliest stage possible (generally by submitting a disclosure form at the time of submission and including a statement in the manuscript)—disclose any conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed include financial ones such as honoraria, educational grants or other funding, participation in speakers’ bureaus, membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest, and paid expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements, as well as non-financial ones such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the work should be disclosed (including the grant number or other reference number if any).

Fundamental errors in published works

When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper. If the editors or publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error or inaccuracy, then it is the authors’ obligation to promptly correct or retract the paper or provide evidence to the journal editors of the correctness of the paper.

Editorial board: will not submit for publication any article containing data that the author is not authorized to use. The required rights are as follows:

  • Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the article.
  • Print and electronic rights
  • Unlimited use of materials (i.e. there should be no restrictions on the reuse of material)

The reuse of tables, figures or paragraphs of another person’s work is permitted if the author gives a full attribution of sources and refers to the source in the reference list. If the other source undergoes any changes, it is incumbent on the author to cite the source.

It is not allowed:

  • Using of another person’s work, or part of it without citing the author.
  • Non-accurate paraphrasing of another person’s work where more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of a text has been altered or sentences have been rearranged without an appropriate attribution. Non accurate paraphrasing is a verbatim copying.
  • Using of parts of other person’s work (e.g. the use of a paragraph, table or a figure without acknowledgments, references or the use of quotation marks) without citing the author.
  • Self-plagiarism: Authors must guarantee that his work, or part of it has not been previously published. If the elements of a work have been published before in any other publication, it is important that the author identifies his earlier work and shows how the new work differs and builds on the results and conclusions of the earlier work. Verbatim copying of your own work and paraphrasing is unacceptable, they could become a basis for new conclusions.
  • Materials used by authors in advance in the course of research related to another article, conference reports and seminar presentations should be included in the reference list.

About plagiarism

The editorial board: follows the standards of academic ethics, protects the rights of authors and seriously monitors cases of plagiarism. In such cases, a special system is used that deals with the alleged cases of plagiarism.

Every submitted paper undergoes plagiarism detection by Grammarly Plagiarism Checker (Premium) and Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate, only after which the paper is assigned for further consideration and review.

For an objective approach, the editors of the journal must carefully examine each case and study the arguments of all parties. Before taking further measures, the editors should try to obtain more accurate information from the original author or copyright holder. The editorial board's decision must be impartial, objective and not dependent on third parties.

Editorial board have every right to ignore cases of alleged plagiarism if the applicant acts anonymously, provides false personal information (for example, posing as a nickname), or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner.

Editors are not required to discuss alleged plagiarism with third parties.