Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

All authors and co-authors were required to present original contents, not previously published in fragments or in their en-tirety. In the case of work based on own research, they were required to present in their research in detail, its time and place, justification for its implementation, and any successes and failures. In the case of a paper based on secondary research, all au-thors and co-authors were required to provide as detailed information as possible about the origin of the data, their availability and use. All work was required to be presented in detail, in a way that would allow other scientists to use it for the purposesof their future research. All dishonest practices were forbidden and it was part of the Editors’ and reviewers’ responsibility to identify and remove them with the consequences. In projects whose author was a participant and the paper was completed due to the researcher’s participation in it, they were obliged to present information about the project in the section of the paper dedicated for such a purpose.

Data access and retention

All authors who based their papers on their own research are required to store a database of such data for a period of at least 5 years from the date of publication of the paper. It is a good practice for the authors to make the database available for research and educational purposes at the request of governmental and non-governmental institutions.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors and co-authors attested the originality of their works in consideration of the protection of intellectual property,good name of science and editorial policy. The statement of originality of the paper, the quotation and presentation of any sources used in the creation of the work were provided in the bibliography together with the content of the paper and sent to the Editor. In addition, papers were selected in a random manner using the ‘random’ function and checked by a special anti-plagiarism program. Every effort was made to verify the presence of sources for citations and their correctness.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

By submitting a paper to the Editorial Board of the conference ‘Economic Sciences for Agribusiness and Rural Economy’, the author and co-authors have stated that they have not published, and are not in the process of intending to send the same paper or any part of it to any other editorial office. Publication of a paper based on the same data is considered unethical bythe editorial office and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of sources

The authors, by drawing on other publications and sources in their papers, were obliged to display their utmost diligence in ensuring the correct quotation of the works that they used to create their own papers. The use of various sources to create ownwork is the basis for the development of the world of science, which is why the entire editorial team has made every effort to prevent unethical behavior. A specially prepared review sheet was used containing detailed questions about the correctness of citations and bibliography. Thus, all reviewers were obliged to do their utmost to verify all sources on this basis.

Authorship of the paper

The author who sent the paper was obliged to present all the people who contributed to the creation of the work and list them as co-authors. All co-authors had to sign a statement attached to the paper. The statement contained information about the requirement to list all those who significantly contributed to the creation of the paper and agreed to send it to our editorialstaff. It was perceived as good editorial practice to send the collected reviews to both the authors and co-authors.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

In cases when research involved the use of chemical compounds, behaviors or equipment associated with a possible threat to the health or life of animals or people, the author was obliged to clearly identify this threat in the paper.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Financial support for creating a paper resulting from cooperation with or membership of a project group should be demon-strated in a specially prepared section of the paper. Regardless of any conflict of interest, the authors preparing the papers were obliged to present the full truth to prevent the spread of unethical behaviour in the world of science.

Fundamental errors in published works

In the case of finding any error, every author and co-author of the submitted and published paper is obliged to immediately contact the Editor-in-Chief in order to withdraw the publication and correct it. Editors also give third parties the right to report errors or any ambiguities in the published publication. Any information about a possible error has always been, is and will be considered with respect to the good of science.