The proceedings of NJF Congress provides its’ policies, which include detailed information about submission, editorial and publishing processes and guidelines for authors and reviewers. All parties are being introduced with their rights and responsibilities to ensure smooth and ethical publishing process. Visit following subsections for more details on each policy.
Anyone identified as an author must have made a substantial intellectual contribution to the research and to the writing of the article. They must be willing to take a shared responsibility in the research and in the article and approve the final version to be published. Anyone who does not fulfil these criteria but has contributed to either the research or the writing of the article should be acknowledged and thanked in the "Acknowledgements" section at the end of the article.
Any changes to authorship either during the peer review process or after acceptance must be confirmed by all named authors, and a reason for any addition/removal provided to the Editor-in-Chief.
Ideally, the contribution of each named author should be given in a "Contributor list" at the end of each article (e.g. "TS and SS conceived the study and were responsible for the design and development of the data analysis. TS, MG and SS were responsible for data collection and analysis. TS and SS were responsible for data interpretation. MG wrote the first draft of the article.").
All authors are responsible for ensuring that:
- the manuscript is their own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including their own previously published work;
- the manuscript has been submitted only to this issue of proceedings; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere;
- the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.
Non-compliance with any of the above conditions will be considered misconduct and dealt with accordingly. Equally, if authors are found guilty of infringing any of the above, the publisher reserves the right to charge the authors with costs which the proceedings incur for their manuscript at the discretion of the Proceedings Editors and the publisher.
If an author considers that a decision of Rejection was incorrectly made, they may appeal the decision. To appeal a decision the author must email the Editor-in-Chief or the publisher, giving reasons why they think the decision was wrong. The appeal will be considered by a member of the Editorial Board who was not involved in the original decision (nominated jointly by the Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher). There is only one chance to appeal, so it is very important that authors clearly explain the justification for making an appeal.
Plagiarism and copyright infringement
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their works are unique, and that they fully acknowledge the source of any content which is not entirely the authors’ own.
The confirmation of correctness and the copyright transfer shall be done by signing the printed version of the Author's Guarantee Form.
The editors have a right to select which articles to consider for publication and which to accept and/or reject without influence from the publisher or other external bodies.
The proceedings editors have a duty to treat all submissions confidentially, and to ensure that judgements are made free of bias, and in a timely manner. Decisions on which articles to be published are the responsibility of the editors who also have a responsibility not to bring the proceedings into disrepute (by knowingly accepting bad quality or unethical articles or by failing to comply with the proceedings policies). The appointment of the Editorial Board is the duty of the Editor-in-Chief.
Fees and charges
The proceedings of NJF Congress is owned by Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU) who support the proceedings and the publishing operation of ASU publishing.
The price for publishing of an article is 40 Euros per article and is applied only in case author payed the Congress participation fee and submitted no more than 2 articles.
The proceedings of NJF Congress are published allowing Open Access under a CC-BY 4.0 licence which allows readers to reuse the content without restriction. Open Access allows for unrestricted sharing of scholarly information and helps to promote knowledge throughout the world.
ASU and the proceedings follow the recommendations and core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, https://publicationethics.org/core-practices) regarding ethical policies and dealing with misconduct. Misconduct includes falsifying data, plagiarising others' works, and breach of confidentiality. Each case will be considered by the publisher and Editor-in-Chief, and in all cases the author (or reviewer) will be contacted directly. However, the publisher reserves the right to speak directly to the author's or reviewer's institution or other appropriate organization if severe misconduct is suspected.
Note that if misconduct is suspected during the review process the manuscript will be held until any concerns have been resolved. If misconduct is confirmed during the review process the manuscript will be immediately rejected. If misconduct is proved after publication then the article will be retracted.