Focus and Scope
Focus and Scope
The journal is dedicated to the publication of up-to-date results of ongoing high-priority research contributed by researchers, academic staff, PhD students as well as a wide range of professionals. The journal helps to show the experience of teaching in a higher technical educational institution to a wide number of readers, the scientific community and structures of legislature and executive power.
One of the priority tasks of the editorial board of the journal is to raise the qualitative level of publication as well as awareness of it: the increase of scientific reviews related to the most relevant areas of teaching; publication of registered articles of highly cited authors according to the themes of the journal; the reaching of indexing in foreign databases in accordance with the requirements of international standards and the criteria of selection of indexes’ citation Scopus and/or Web of Science, the inclusion of the journal in these informative resources and on the platforms of aggregators of other electronic resources.
The journal is published twice a year and is distributed by subscription and address distribution throughout the territory of Republic of Belarus and abroad.
In order to increase the external attractiveness and visualization of the edition, this journal gives open access to its content in the form of bilingual journal’s site, based on the following principle: free access to the results of researches provides with the extension of connections and the exchange of experience. An electronic archive of the edition with full-text access to articles is being made.
Publisher: Higher educational institution “Belarusian State Technological University”
In accordance with the current provision of the journal "Higher Technical Education" articles that have been reviewed are accepted for publication in the journal.
The editorial policy of the journal is based on the traditional ethical principles of scientific periodicals, supports the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications and is built on the basis of ethical norms of the work of editors and publishers which are fixed in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and in the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers which were made by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications
The future of science in general and its publishing sphere depends not only on observance of legislation and normative documents, but also on the ethics of relationship between participants of the scientific and publishing community. It gives the guarantee of rise the number of qualitative scientific publications as well as successful development of mutual collaboration of their authors, publishers and readers. The experience of ethical behavior is collected in the united document - the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications (further- the Code) developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics.
The Code unites and reveals the general principles and rules by which the participants of the process of scientific publications should be guided in their mutual relationship: authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers.
Publication ethics – the system of norms of professional behavior in the relationship between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, distribution and using scientific publications.
An editor – the representative of a scientific journal or publishing house who prepares materials for publication as well as communicates with authors and readers of scientific publications.
An author – a person or a group of people (a team of authors) participating in creation of the publication of scientific research’s results.
A reviewer – an expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or publishing house and carring out a scientific examination of authors’ materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.
A publisher – a legal entity or an individual publishing a scientific publication.
A reader – any person acquainted with published materials.
Plagiarism – deliberate appropriation of authorship of somebody else's work of science or art, ideas or inventions. Plagiarism can be a violation of copyright legislation and patent legislation and may entail juridical responsibility.
Principles of professional ethics in the editor’s and publisher’s activity
In his activity the editor is responsible for the publication of authors’ works, which imposes the necessity to follow the following fundamental principles:
- Making decision about publication, the editor of a scientific journal is guided by credibility of the data and scientific value of the work.
- The editor should estimate the intellectual content of manuscripts in spite of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of authors.
- Unpublished data received from considered manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or given to third person without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not be used for personal profit.
- The editor should not permit to publish the information if there are enough reasons to think that it is plagiarism.
- The editor together with the publisher should not leave without answers the claims connected to the considered manuscripts or published materials and also in case of a conflict he should take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights.
Ethical principles in reviewer’s activity
The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of authors’ materials that’s why his actions should be unprejudiced consisting in the following principles:
- The manuscript received for reviewing should be examined as a confidential document that can not be given for acquaintance or discussion to third person without powers from the editorial office.
- The reviewer must give an objective and reasoned evaluation of the results of the research. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
- Unpublished data received from considered manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes.
- A reviewer who does not have, in his opinion, enough qualification for the evaluation of the manuscript or can not be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interests with the author or organization, should tell the editor about it, asking for expulsion him from the process of reviewing this manuscript.
Principles which should be kept by the author of scientific publications
The author (or a team of authors) realizes that he has primary responsibility for the novelty and credibility of the results of scientific research, which leads to observance of the following principles:
- The authors of the article should provide with reliable results of carried out researches. Deliberately erroneous or forged statements are unacceptable.
- Authors must guarantee that the results of the research, represented in the manuscript, are fully original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be made with a compulsory indication of the author and the source. Excessive borrowings as well as plagiarism in any form, including unstructured quotations, paraphrase or appropriation of rights to the results of somebody else’s research, are unethical and unacceptable.
- It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all people who somehow influenced on the research, in particular, the article should have references to the proceedings that were important for carring out the research.
- Authors should not give the journal the manuscript that was sent to another journal and at the moment is being considered as well as the article that has been already published in another journal.
- All people who have made a significant contribution to the research should be mentioned as co-authors of the article. Among co-authors is not allowed to mention people who did not take part in the research.
- If the author finds out significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its reviewing or after its publication, he should notify about it the editorial office as soon as possible.
Payment for publication
Publication for authors is free.
The editorial board of the journal when reviewing the article can check the material of the article with the help of the system “Antiplagiarism”. In case of detecting a big number of borrowings the editorial office will act according to the rules COPE.
In the process of presenting the article the author should confirm the article was not published or was not taken for publication by another scientific journal.