Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Synergy is fully committed to the highest international standards of publication ethics and takes all measures against any publication malpractice. Synergy Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The editorial board of Synergy is accountable for everything published in the journal, while permanently seeking to improve the quality standards of the publication. Synergy publication policy, including guidelines for authors, deadline information for articles and a peer-reviewing form are visible on the Synergy site, ensuring a fully transparent and professional process. The blind peer-review policy in place at Synergy ensures that the peer-reviewing process is done in a timely, confidential and unbiased manner.

The editorial board of Synergy is alert to intellectual property issues, including plagiarism and copyright. All authors submitting their papers for publication in Synergy as original articles attest the originality of their work and the fact that by their articles they do not plagiarize or infringe the copyright of anyone.

The editorial board of Synergy encourages intellectual debate and is willing to consider criticism on work published in the journal, while the authors of the criticized material are offered the opportunity to respond. A mechanism of dealing with complaints is in place to ensure equal and fair treatment of all authors.