Publishing ethics and policies

Open Access Policy

This journal is practicing a Policy of immediate open access to published content, supporting the principles of the free flow of scientific information and global knowledge sharing for the common social progress. The current issue and full text archive of this journal is available at ‘Archive’ page.


«Bulletin of КNUТD» accepts articles based on scientific validity and degree of usefulness to the scientific community, with particular emphasis placed on the ability to provide detailed information on how a given research procedure is performed.


Copyright on any open access article in this journal is retained by the author(s). Authors grant «Bulletin of КNUТD» a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. Manuscripts will not be published until each author has completed a copyright transfer agreement. The journal «Bulletin of КNUТD» publishes research papers on terms: Creative Commons Attribution License International CC-BY.

All materials and information derived from other sources should be properly cited in the manuscript and included in the list of references.

Data and information presented in the manuscript should be original. Data should not be fabricated, falsified or plagiarized.

Manuscript Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are subject to review by suitably qualified reviewers. Authors are obliged to adhere strictly to editorial policies throughout the review process. «Bulletin of КNUТD» relies on a strong editorial and peer review process to select manuscripts for publication. Only those articles that fit within the aim and scope of this journal will be considered for publication.

Reviewers should contribute to the decision-making process, and assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner.


The Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a manuscript for publication should be based on the importance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the paper. Editors should have no potential conflicts of interest with regard to the manuscript. Editors should be open to opinions expressed by authors, reviewers and editorial board members relating to ways of improving any aspects of the journal, with particular regard to publishing ethics.

Ethical Guidelines to Publication

Editorial Board of Bulletin of КNUТD, published by the State University “Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design”, maintains a certain level of Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria for articles. These rules are defined in scientific directions of Bulletin, which identified by the Certificate of the state registration.  Editions contain articles that have been peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal’s standards of quality, and scientific validity.

Editorial Board is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of ethical behavior for publication in its journal and guided by the above principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Ethical code of the scientist of Ukraine and the operating experience of Ukrainian and foreign professional societies, research organizations and editorial publications. We believe that as defined below can provide substantial help to experienced scientists, graduate students and young scientists.


Ethical Guidelines

Ethical Obligations of Editors of Journal

  • The Editor-in-Chief directs and supervises the policies of a journal and is responsible for maintaining its scientific and literary quality.
  • An editor should give unbiased consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on its merits without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
  • The editor and members of the editorial team should not disclose information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than those from whom professional advice is sought. After a decision the editor may disclose manuscript titles and authors’ names of papers that have been accepted for publication.
  • An editor should consider manuscripts submitted for publication with all reasonable speed and attention.
  • The sole responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript rests with the editor. Manuscripts may be rejected without review if considered inappropriate for the journal.
  • If an editor is presented with convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of a report published in an editor’s journal are erroneous, the editor should facilitate publication of an appropriate report or note pointing out the error and, if possible, correcting it.
  • Editorial responsibility and authority for any manuscript authored by an editor and submitted to the editor’s journal should be delegated to some other qualified person. Editorial consideration of the manuscript in any way or form by the author-editor would constitute a conflict of interest.
  • Unpublished information, or interpretations disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor’s own research except with the consent of the author. When a manuscript is so closely related to the research of an editor as to create a conflict of interest, the editor should arrange for some other qualified person to take editorial responsibility for that manuscript.


Ethical Obligations of Authors

  • An author presents a concise and accurate report of their research and an objective discussion of its significance.
  • A primary research report should contain sufficient detail and reference to public sources of information to permit the author’s peers to repeat the work.
  • An author should cite those publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work and that will guide the reader quickly to the earlier work that is essential for understanding the present investigation.
  • Fragmentation of research reports must be avoided.
  • It is improper for an author to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal of primary publication, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected for or withdrawn from publication.
  • All sources should be disclosed, and if a significant amount of other people’s material is to be used, permission must be sought by the author in accordance with copyright law. An author should not use privately obtained information (for example information obtained through conversation), or information obtained through the performance of a confidential service (for example the refereeing of a manuscript), without permission from the person from whom the information originated.
  • In submitting a manuscript for publication, an author should inform the editor of related manuscripts that the author has under editorial consideration or in press.
  • An author should identify the source of all information quoted or offered, except that which is common knowledge. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or reported in the author’s work.
  • At no time is personal criticism ever considered to be appropriate in a written piece of work.
  • To give due acknowledgement to all workers contributing to the work. Those who have contributed significantly to the research should be listed as co-authors. On submission of the manuscript, the corresponding author attests to the fact that those named as co-authors have agreed to its submission for publication and accepts the responsibility for having properly included all (and only) co-authors. Any change in authorship after initial submission must be approved by all authors and justified to the Editor.
  • The authors should reveal to the editor any potential conflict of interest that might be affected by publication of the results contained in a manuscript.


Ethical Obligations of Reviewers

  • A reviewer should respect the intellectual independence of the authors.
  • A reviewer should treat a manuscript as a confidential document.
  • A reviewer should judge objectively the quality of the manuscript.
  • Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
  • A reviewer should be sensitive to the appearance of a conflict of interest when the manuscript under review is related to the reviewer’s work in progress or published.
  • A reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript authored or co-authored by a person with whom the reviewer has a personal or professional connection if the relationship would bias judgment of the manuscript.
  • A reviewer should call to the editor’s attention any significant similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any published paper or any manuscript submitted concurrently to another journal.
  • A reviewer should act promptly, submitting a report in a timely manner.
  • Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in a manuscript under consideration, except with the consent of the author.
  • At no time is personal criticism of the author ever considered to be appropriate when reviewing their work.
  • A reviewer should retain or copy the submitted manuscript in any form; to comply with data protection regulations, as appropriate.