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Publication Ethics

1. The annual Białorutenistyka Białostocka does not accept texts previously published.

2. The journal’s ethical policy regarding the authors of submissions and reviewers is in compliance with the requirements of COPE Committee on Publication Ethics, Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, COPE Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers.

3. The journal accepts submissions of the authors who have significantly contributed to the development of academic field in terms of ideas, research, and interpretation of the results. The names of all the authors of submissions (including their affiliations) must be clearly stated, with the indication of the degree of their contribution (ideas, assumptions, research methods, and protocols) to the content of the text. The authors must accept the final version of their submissions. Prior to the publication of the accepted texts, the authors are required to fill in the declaration form. All instances of “ghostwriting” or “guest authorship” will be made public.

4. The author is obliged to reveal the sources that have been used for financing the research, contribution and support of academic institutions, associations, and other organizations, or possible conflicts of interests that could have had an impact on the research results.

5. The author is obliged to immediately inform the Editorial Board about mistakes or inaccuracies that have been found in the submitted text.

6. The author holds unlimited copyrights to the text that is published in the journal, and gives the Editors a non-exclusive and unpaid license to benefit from the author’s property rights to the text on conditions stipulated in a formal agreement.

7. The decision whether the text is accepted or rejected depends on its compliance with the profile of the journal. The decision does not depend on the author’s affiliation, ethnic background, religious beliefs, etc.; it is made by the Editor solely on the basis of assessment stated in reviews.

8. Any instance of violation of the journal’s ethical policy can be the reason for rejecting the submitted text.

9. The Editorial Board is under obligation to comply with the operative law concerning instances of defamation, infringement of copyrights, and plagiarism.

10. In cases of violation of the journal’s ethical policy, the Editorial Board will take appropriate steps to investigate the validity of allegations.

11. The submission (or their fragments) that has not been accepted by the Editorial Board must not be used by the Board members or reviewers in their own research work without a written permission of the author of the text.

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