Scientific journal «Customs Scientific Journal» is responsible for the Ethics of Publication based on the COPE Code of Conduct and Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Magazine Editors to ensure the quality of the publication.

Duties and rights of authors:

  1. The authors are responsible for the originality of the text of the scientific paper, the accuracy of the facts, citations, statistics, proper names, geographical names and other information, as well as for the fact that the materials do not contain data that is not open for publication.
  2. When an author finds a material error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, the author's obligation is to immediately notify the editor of the journal or publisher and cooperate with the editor to reject or correct the article.
  3. Neither editors nor the editorial board are responsible for the views, views, and content of the manuscripts published in the journal. The originality, correction of the manuscripts and errors are the sole responsibility of the individual authors.

Duties and editorial rights:

  1. The editorial board decides on the publication of submitted papers, based on the policy of the journal and based on the academic values and conclusions of the reviewers.
  2. The editor evaluates manuscripts regardless of previous merit, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, citizenship, sexual orientation, or political philosophy of the authors.
  3. The editorial staff of the journal guarantees that personal data other than that which is publicly provided in the article will be used solely for the purpose of internal editorial tasks and will not be disseminated and transmitted to third parties.

Duties and rights of reviewers:

  1. Any manuscripts and supporting material received for review should be treated as confidential documents. They cannot be demonstrated and discussed with third parties.
  2. A reviewer who is aware in advance of a lack of review time or of facts that make it impossible to review at the appointed time must notify the editor and release himself / herself from the review process.
  3. Reviews should be objective. Reviewers should clearly and reasonably express their views on conflicting points. Personal criticism of the reviewer is inadmissible.


Conflict of interest

The editorial board of Customs Scientific Journal does not exclude a potential conflict of interests during the publication process.

A conflict of interests involves factors which have a negative impact on neutrality or can be interpreted as interference in the process of reviewing, making editorial decisions, publication, and presentation of a manuscript.

A conflict of interest may arise in relation to individuals or organizations and is divided into the following categories (but not limited to the below):

Personal conflict of interest

Personal relationships (e.g., friends, family members, actual or previous supervisors, opponents) with individuals involved in submitting or reviewing manuscripts (authors, reviewers, editors, or editorial board members);

personal beliefs (political, religious, ideological, and others) related to the manuscript’s topic may interfere with the objective process of publication (at the stage of submission, review, editorial decision-making, or publication).

Professional conflict of interest

A reviewer or editor is a colleague of the author who participated in or observed the conduct of the specific study.

Membership in organizations lobbying the author’s interests.

Financial conflict of interest

Research grants from various organizations funding governmental, non-governmental, research or charitable institutions.

Patent applications (existing or pending), including applications from institutions the author is affiliated with and from which one may profit.

Fees, gifts, and rewards of any kind.

All persons related to the manuscript, including authors, editors, reviewers, and readers, who comment on or evaluate the relevant paper, must report any conflict of interest.

If, according to the editors, there are circumstances that may affect an unbiased review, the editors will not engage such a reviewer into the peer-review process.

The editors reserve the right not to publish the manuscript if a conflict of interests declared by the author jeopardizes the objectivity and reliability of the research evaluation.

If the editorial office detects a conflict of interest that was not declared when submitting the manuscript, the manuscript may be rejected.