Due to the current situation, the Journal of Water and Land Development has suspended scientific cooperation with Russian and Belarusian institutions as of February 24, 2022. Unfortunately, manuscripts from these countries will not be accepted for publication in our journal until further notice.
Adherence to Community Standards
At Journal of Water and Land Development (JWLD), we make it our priority to uphold the highest integrity and ethics standards of the utmost degree. To achieve this objective, we meticulously adhere to community standards creating a reputable, transparent, and inclusive environment for our authors, reviewers, and readers.
Publication Ethic Policy: We pay attention to maintain ethical standards in scientific publications and undertake any possible measure to counteract neglecting the standards. Papers submitted for publication are evaluated with respect to reliability, conforming to ethical standards and the advancement of science. Principles given below are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, which may be found at: https://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf
Peer Review Procedure: Reviewing proceeds in the double blind process (authors and reviewers do not know each other’s names) recommended by the Ministry. Procedure of reviewing submitted papers agrees with recommendations of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education published in a booklet: „Dobre praktyki w procedurach recenzyjnych w nauce” https://www.jwld.pl/files/Dobre-praktyki-w-procedurach-recenzyjnych-w-nauce.pdf. Reviewing form may be downloaded from the Journal’s web page.
Plagiarism Policy: The Editorial Team of the JWLD is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form. According to Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) plagiarism is defined as: When somebody presents the work of others (data, words or theories) as if they were his/her own and without proper acknowledgement. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All manuscripts submitted for publication to JWLD are cross-checked for plagiarism using iThenticate software.
Conflict of Interests: Authors should disclose all sources of financing of their study, the input of scientific institutions, associations and other subjects and all important conflicts of interests that might affect results and interpretation of the study. Our Editorial Team ensures that such conflicts do not compromise the peer-review process. For more details, see DETAILED INSTRUCTION.
Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research: The editors will require that the studies involving vertebrates or higher invertebrates must only be carried out after obtaining approval from the appropriate ethics committee. Research procedures must be carried out in accordance with national and institutional regulations. Statements on animal welfare should confirm that the study complied with all relevant legislation. Clinical studies involving animals and interventions outside of routine care require ethics committee oversight as per the American Veterinary Medical Association or European Animal Research Association. For more details, see DETAILED INSTRUCTION.
Research Involving Plants: Experimental research on plants (either cultivated or wild) including collection of plant material, must comply with institutional, national, or international guidelines. We recommend that authors comply with the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. For more details, see DETAILED INSTRUCTION.
Transparency Regarding Funding: JWLD requires authors to specify any sources of funding (institutional, private, and corporate financial support) for the work reported in their paper. Any suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included if appropriate. For more details, see DETAILED INSTRUCTION.
Integrity and Honesty: All research submissions to JWLD are expected to be original and authentic, without any instances of academic dishonesty such as plagiarism or data manipulation. As a reputable publication, we take a strong stance against any such unethical practices and are committed to upholding the values of academic excellence and honesty.
The International System of Units (SI): In order to establish a more universal and effective communication and collaboration among scientific communities of diverse nationalities and fields, our Journal prefers the utilisation of SI units in its articles, as it is a widely accepted system of measurement.
In conclusion, JWLD’s adherence to community standards ensures trustworthy, high-quality research that serves the academic community with the utmost integrity and professionalism.