Publishing Ethics


Publishing Ethics, Copyrights

Editors of CSUP assume that:

  • a submitted manuscript is an original work, i.e. it has not been published yet and is not simultaneously offered for publication elsewhere (except publications as part of a dissertation or other academic work, reviews or lectures);

  • an author (or a team of authors) offering a manuscript CSUP is the sole copyright holder of a relevant manuscript;

  • if the manuscript contains material to which a third party has copyrights (e.g. pictorial enclosure ), the author has a permission for full use in CSUP before offering the manuscript to CSUP;

  • an author by offering CSUP declares his/her serious concern to publish the article only in CSUP and respect the terms of the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Do not apply 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


Editors of CSUP expect that the authors will inform about the fact that the entire manuscript, its part or some important results have already been published elsewhere (except publications as part of a dissertation or other academic work, reviews or lectures).

Editors of CSUP assume that the offered text, including the title and abstract, is sufficiently different from other texts issued or to be issued in a peer-reviewed journal or monograph. The findings about the opposite may lead to the end of the review process.

Reprints and Sharing of the Published Article

An article published in CSUP can be re-shared by anyone, i.e. to reproduce and distribute the material via any medium in any format, under a Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, i.e.:

  • Attribution - it is your responsibility to specify authorship, provide a link to a license and mark your changes. This can be done in any reasonable way, but never by a manner implying that the provider of a license approved or supported you or your way of the use of the work.

  • Noncommercial - it is prohibited to use the work for commercial purposes.

  • No derivative works - if you process the work, process it with other works, supplement it or change it otherwise, you may not redistribute this modified work (the author, however, in accordance with copyright law, continues to have the right to create an adaptation of the original work).

  • No other restrictions - you are not allowed to apply legal restrictions or effective technical means of protection, which would limit the others in possibilities provided in this license. 

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The whole or partial imitation (copies) of older works and presentations, issued for the original work, shall be considered as plagiarism. The authors are not allowed to use the method of "copy and paste", so to have published more pieces of work in multiple publications, although they only added only minimal or no new information / knowledge. The authors who use significant parts of their own, already published works, without having to provide a proper reference are guilty of self-plagiarism.

The authors should try to avoid even minor plagiarism by providing appropriate references to the used works as well as by obtaining the necessary permission to use them.

If plagiarism is proved, the members of the organizing committee or the editorial board will officially contact the institutions of the authors and their grant agencies to inform them about violations of the academic ethics. In addition, the article will be either publicly (online) labeled as plagiarism and supplemented with references to unquoted materials or it will be removed from the website.

More information on plagiarism can be found on the website of the Central Library.


Dealing with Complaints

If an ethical objection concerning a submitted manuscript or a published article is raised, the editors of CSUP ensure proper and fair examination. The part of this process may be contacting its author or his/her institutions, so that the objection has been clarified. If the objection is found to be justified, other appropriate actions will be taken (correction of the published article, its removal from the website etc.). Each raised objection or unethical behavior will be investigated, even if it was discovered years after the publication.

The editors may reject the manuscript without reviewing it, for example, if they find that its content does not follow the focus of CSUP, the quality of the manuscript is poor, or criteria for the publication are not met. Regarding received and unacknowledged articles, editors may not be in a conflict of interests.

Rules of Reviewing

Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts critically but constructively so that detailed comments on the research and the manuscript might help the authors improve their work.

The reviewers are recommended that they read and follow the Guidelines for Reviewers to ensure the quality and objectivity of a review.

Reviewers will be asked to choose one of the following recommendations: (a) accept the manuscript as it is, (b) accept with minor observations, (c) return with more extensive comments on reprocessing and a new review, (d) refuse.