Publication ethics

Donetsk National Technical University as a publisher of the “Journal of Donetsk Mining Institute” in its work adheres to the international ethical rules of scientific publications in order to avoid violations of ethical norms in the settlement of relations between the main participants in the scientific and editorial process – authors, editorial board, editors, and reviewers. Each member of the editorial board, author, reviewer, publisher, as well as institutions participating in the publishing process, are obliged to adhere to ethical standards, norms, and rules to prevent unfair practices in publishing activities, and to ensure the high quality of scientific publications, public recognition of scientific results obtained by the author, and take all possible measures to comply with them.

The main provisions of the publication ethics of the journal are based on the above.

The duties of the editors

The editorial board of the “Journal of Donetsk Mining Institute” consists of leading domestic and foreign scientists who are specialists in the fields of science that correspond to the thematic focus of the journal.

When deciding on the publication of scientific papers, the editor-in-chief takes into account all the conclusions of the members of the editorial board of the journal and reviewers regarding the article.

The editorial board of the journal does not allow the publication of articles, whose authors violated the norms of publication ethics.

Members of the Editorial Board are obliged to ensure the confidentiality of the content of the submitted manuscript (including not using the ideas and information presented in the article before its publication), except for those directly involved in the process of its consideration.

The Editor has no right without the written consent of the Author to use unpublished materials presented in the submitted manuscript in his own research.

The editorial board evaluates the content-related quality of manuscripts, regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, citizenship or political preferences of the authors.

The editor should not participate in the manuscript review in case of conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors.

The editor should not allow the publication of information if there is reason to assert that it contains plagiarism.

In the event of non-compliance with the recommendations for publication on the part of the authors, the editor sends substantiated comments and suggestions to the authors under the condition of confidentiality of the manuscript quality.

Ethical Principles of Reviewers’ Activities

Manuscript reviewing is an obligatory element of the process of accepting materials submitted for publication.

Reviewing helps the editor to make an adequate decision about publishing and through appropriate interaction with authors can also help the author improve the quality of the manuscript.

If a reviewer feels unqualified to review the research presented in a manuscript or within proposed time-frame, he/she should notify the editor and excuse himself/herself from the review process.

Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document that cannot be passed on to third parties without authority.

The reviewer, in the process of double blind review, in the absence of any information about the author of the manuscript, should ensure impartial, objective assessment of the scientific merit of materials submitted for review. The reviewer must respect the intellectual independence of the authors and respect the results of their research.

If the author does not agree with the comments and suggestions of the reviewer, the final decision is made by the editorial board meeting, which is subsequently presented to the author.

Responsibility of the authors

Authors in the course of preparation of materials should follow the recommendations presented on the site of the journal.

The authors of the article should provide accurate and original results of their research. Fabricated or false statements are unacceptable.

Authors should guarantee the originality of their research presented in the manuscript. They should acknowledge all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have influenced their research. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, they have to ensure that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Excessive citations, as well as plagiarism in any form, are considered unethical and unacceptable.

The authors should not submit a manuscript that has been sent to any other journal and is under reviewing, as well as an article that has already been published in another journal. All authors who have made a personal contribution to the research should be included in the co-authorship of the article. It is unacceptable to indicate among co-authors those who are not related to the research.

If the author finds important errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its review by the editor or after its publication, he/she should inform the editor of the journal as soon as possible.

Ethical principles of the publisher

The publisher must work in full compliance with the editorial policy of the journal, taking into account relevant legal requirements for defamation, copyright, legality and plagiarism.

The publisher may authorize the publication of the journal to disclaim authors in the publication if the manuscript revealed plagiarism and false information.

The activity of the journal is not aimed at profit making.


Authors and the journal retain the copyright of the article. Authors grant the Editor rights to produce hardcopy volumes of the journal from the moment of its acceptance for publication. After being printed, the article is available in open access.


The archive keeps full versions of the journal electronically beginning from 2005. The electronic version of the journal is transmitted to the electronic database of the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine and posted on the website of the journal after issuing the printed edition. Electronic versions of the journal can be transferred to other bibliographic and abstract databases under the agreements on indexing the “Journal of Donetsk Mining Institute”.