Responsibilities of Editors’ Boards and Authors

 Publishing Solutions

Editors ensure that all manuscripts that are considered for publication are subject to review by experts (at least two reviewers who are experts in the industry). The editor-in-chief is responsible for selecting the manuscripts to be published based on the confirmation of the work’s importance for researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments and the legal requirements relating to libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may support other editors or reviewers in making this decision;
The editor assesses the published work regardless of personal preferences, interests, race, ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author (s).

Confidentiality

The editors and editorial staff do not disclose any information about the received article to anyone except the respective author, reviewers and potential reviewers.

Resolution and Conflict of Interest

Editors or reviewers are not allowed to use unpublished information provided in the submitted manuscript without the written consent of the author (s). Information or ideas received by editors as a result of the manuscript processing  should be kept confidential and will not be used for personal gain or third parties’ gain.

The editor and any editorial board member must refuse to revise the manuscripts in the event of any conflicts of interest resulting from general, competitive or other ties with any of the authors, company or institution associated with the publication. In these cases, you should ask for help from another editorial board member with a request to work on the manuscript.

 

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions

Based on volunteer principles expert review (review) is an obligatory step in making editorial decisions .It helps to improve the manuscripts  in close collaboration with the authors. The editors of the “Grain Crops” journal share the popular opinion that every scientist who conscientiously relates to his scientific work is obliged to review the proposed manuscript thoroughly and in detail.

Confidentiality

The scientific article and other additional materials received at the review stage are confidential documents and are not allowed to be made publicor discussed with other persons;

Standards of objectivity

The review  should be objective, with a clear formulation of comments and suggestions for the design, so that the author can use them to improve the manuscript. Criticism of the author’s/(s’)  personal qualities is unacceptable;

Confirmation of sources

Peer reviewers should:
- indicate the relevant published articles on the subject of the manuscript, which the author (s) does not mention in his work;
- each statement that is an observation or  a conclusion that has been reported in previous publications must be accompanied  with a corresponding quote;
- report to the editor about any significant similarity or possible plagiarism between the manuscript reviewed and any previously published scientific work (theses, reports, articles, theses) of another author (s).

Resolution and Conflict of Interest

A reviewer who has a conflict of interest in accordance with general or competitive claims, with any of the authors, institution or company associated with a scientific article, should immediately   notify the editor about the conflict of interest and refuse  to review the proposed manuscript. This will give the editor an opportunity and time to involve other

experts in reviewing.

 

Unethical reviewers’ behavior

Editors are serious about peer reviewers’ behavior  and are considering any evidence of a breach of confidentiality, a conflict of interest (both financial and non-financial), misuse of confidential material or a delay in peer review to gain a competitive advantage. The statement about the serious misconduct of the reviewer (for example, about plagiarism) will be  studied at the institutional level.
The reviewer is prohibited  to use unpublished material in his own research without the written consent of the author (s) of the publication. Information, hypotheses, conclusions obtained during the peer review   should stay confidential and should not be used for personal research.

 

Responsibilities of the authors

Reporting Standards

While reporting on the originality of the study, the author (s) should provide information about the performed work (results, conclusions), as well as an objective discussion about its importance. A scientific publication should contain enough details and references to help others repeat the work. Wittingly untrue or inaccurate statements, any fraudulent manipulations are considered as unethical and unacceptable behavior.

Access to data and data storage

The editors may ask the author (s) to provide for confirmation primary research documentation along with a manuscript for the editorial review. On his part, the author (s) should be ready to provide open access to this information for the public and to keep it for at least 5 years after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The author’s duty  is to ensure that he provides completely original material, in writing of which other authors’  drawings, tables, thoughts, quotations were appropriately indicated. The author should also provide a literature review  of scientific publications that have had an impact on the definition of the manuscript’s subject matter .

The editors of the "Grain Crops" journal  reserve the right to use special software in order to identify signs of plagiarism in the received author's article.

Confirmation of sources

The authors provide the relevant recognition of other scientists’ work , as well as the correct and appropriate designation of references to publications that have had a significant impact in determining the final subject matter of the submitted manuscript. Authors should not use information obtained privately while providing confidential services, and the like.

Authorship of the manuscript

The list of authors of the manuscript must include  persons who meet the criteria for authorship in order from the greatest to the smallest contribution of each of them and who, for their part, assume public responsibility for the information provided. The duty of the respective author is to ensure that all relevant co-authors, as well as independent authors, not included in the list of authors, approve the final version of the manuscript and agree to submit it for publication.

Danger

In case the research  was conducted using chemicals (reagents), procedures or equipment work with which can be dangerous, the author should clearly indicate this in his publication.

Resolution and Conflict of Interest

Each author must disclose in a submitted manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest, considered  a conflict; which have effect on the results or their interpretation in a scientific article. With the material support of the project, all financial sources should be disclosed.

Major mistakes in published papers

If the author identifies a significant number of errors or inaccuracies in his own manuscript, the author’s duty is  to inform the editorial office about it  and cooperate with the editor to correct the future publication.

Responsibility Waiver

The editorial board and editor of the "Grain Crops" journal are not responsible for the opinions expressed by the authors, views and content of published manuscripts. Authenticity , correction of manuscripts is the sole responsibility of individual authors. The decision of the reviewers is the only tool for publication in the journal and this decision will be final.