Ethical principles – firewall „ghostwriting”

  • Reliability of science is one of its qualitative foundations. Readers should be guaranteed that authors of publications present the results of their work in a clear, reliable and honest manner regardless of the fact whether they are the direct authors of publication or they took benefit of specialized help.
  • While submitting their manuscripts to Civitas et lex, the authors declare in writing if there are any financial and scientific contribution of other persons or institutions to the preparation of their publication. Main responsibility to disclose full information remains on submitting authors.
  • The editorial office explains that „ghostwriting” and „guest authorship” are indication of scientific dishonesty and all cases will be documented and exposed, and adequate institutions will be informed (employers, scientific societies, scientific editors associations, etc.).