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, https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Guidelines ), Publishing Ethics Resource Kit published by Elsevier ( https://www.elsevier.com/editors/perk ), the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications (http://www.publicet.org/code ), the Singapore Statement on the Integrity of Research Work (https://wcrif.org/documents/326-singapore-statement-lettersize/file ), Declaration of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers "Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications" ( http://rasep.ru/sovet-po-etike/deklaratsiya ).

Editorial board each of the journal is committed to upholding the standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Editors of the journals 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.

Editors: 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.

Manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using applications such as: eTXT (https://www.etxt.ru/antiplagiat/), Advego (https://advego.com/antiplagiat/#plagiatus-programma-proverki-unikalnosti) or other applications.

For an objective approach, the editors of each 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.

Editors 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.