National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan


We present recommendations for authors in this “guide to publication ethics” based on accepted international guidelines, in order to avoid the problems in publication processes.

Plagiarism is a form of scientific misconduct and in all its forms is unacceptable. “Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, data or text without permission or acknowledgment”. PPOR may blacklist authors who do this form of plagiarism.

Duplicate publication is also a form of plagiarism. It occurs when an author uses text or material from a paper that author has already published, without acknowledging the source.


Citation Multiplication

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.


Data Fabrication and Falsification

Fabrication refers to the recording or reporting of data or results that have been made up by the author. Falsification, refers to the intentional alteration of research materials, images, equipment, or processes, or the selective reporting of data or results. Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.



In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above-mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in this journal, the following sanctions will be applied:


Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.

The prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions this journal. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 12 months.

The prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board this journal.

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