Publication Ethics


Basic criteria of journal publishing

Expertise - is an essential condition for the publication of the magazine, guaranteed by close cooperation with leading professionals, professional societies, healthcare facilities, patient organizations and other professional institutions in the healthcare segment.

Independence - prevents any pressure on the way of interpretation and objectivity or truthfulness of professional information by business or interest groups.

Correctness - is the fundamental principle of creating a publication based on factual truthfulness and balance within professional topics.

Clarity - the magazine puts a lot of emphasis on comprehensible professional topics

way while maintaining high professional quality.

Collaboration - close cooperation with leading professionals, professional societies, healthcare facilities and other institutions within the healthcare segment is and will continue to be a fundamental principle.


Publication ethics and misdemeanors

The following guidelines express the standards of ethical conduct for all components involved in publishing and publishing articles and other articles in Current Media's journals, ie author, editor, editorial board, reviewer, and publisher. These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier guidelines and the Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE's "Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors".


Responsibilities of the publisher and editorial board


Decision to publish an article

The editor of the journal Current Media, s.r.o. is responsible for deciding which of the articles accepted for the editorial office will be published. The editorial board decides on publishing the articles on the basis of independent, mutually anonymous reviews. The editor is governed by the decision of the editorial board of the journal and by the legal regulations that come into force in the case of copyright infringement, plagiarism or slander. The editor may consult the editorial board or the reviewers about his decisions.



The editor or any other member of the editorial office or publisher must comply with the confidentiality laws and must not disclose any information about the accepted manuscript to anyone other than the respective author, reviewers, editorial board and publisher.


Quality assurance

Editor should take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality of the materials that are published in the magazine, taking into account that magazines and sections in magazines may have different goals and standards. The editor should be well educated and educate himself. 


Justice and impartiality

The editor evaluates the manuscript according to its intellectual content regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship or philosophy of the authors.


Resolving possible errors

Editor is required to inform the editorial board if there is a suspicion of any irregularity in the process of creation and publication of the article. The editor, in cooperation with the editorial board, should reject documents that raise concerns about possible misconduct.


Reviewers' Duties



An anonymous peer review procedure contributes to improving the professional quality of the articles and assists the editor and the editorial board in its decision to include the article for publication. A reviewer who does not feel professionally qualified to evaluate an article should report this to the editor as soon as possible and excuse himself from the review process. The editor then addresses another reviewer.



Reviews must be conducted objectively. Reviewers should express their opinion clearly and support and, where appropriate, substantiate it with professional arguments. Personal criticism of the author is not appropriate.



Any manuscript that is accepted for review must be treated as a confidential document by the reviewer and must not be shown to non-stakeholders or discussed with others.


Disclosure and conflict of interest

Information obtained from reviews is considered confidential and may not be used for the personal benefit of the reviewer. Reviewers may not evaluate a manuscript in which there is a conflict of interest based on competing practices created in collaboration with the author, the company, or an article-linked institution.


Author's duties


Article level

Each article must contain detailed information and citations that allow readers to reproduce the data. The article based on clinical research must contain an accurate record of the presented work and objective discussion about the importance of clinical research. Clinical research publishing requires that the procedures used comply with the ethical principles of the Helsinki Declaration and are approved by the relevant ethics committee. A fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statement is unethical and unacceptable.



Only original works that have not been published (or its parts) have been published or submitted to the editorial office of another magazine are accepted for publication. In general, an author should not publish the same or similar manuscript describing the same research in more than one

magazine. If this happens, it is unethical publishing behavior and it is unacceptable.


Plagiarism and resource recognition

If the author use texts of another author, he must properly quote the works.

If the pictorial documentation published in other articles or publications is reprinted, the original source must be indicated and the written consent of the holder of the exclusive right to the publication must be substantiated.

Plagiarism is unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should quote publications that are significant and directly related to the professional essence of the work. Information obtained privately, such as in discussions with third parties, in conversation or correspondence, may not be used without the express written permission of the source.


Article authorship

The main authorship should concern only those persons who have made a significant contribution to the conception, organization and performance (or interpretation) of the presented study, research or article. All contributors to the article, study, or clinical research should be listed as co-authors. Those who have participated in some important aspects of the project (research, article) should be identified as contributors. The lead author will ensure that all contributors are listed in the article and approved the final version before the article was published.


Conflicts of interest

Authors must declare in their manuscript any financial or other important conflicts of interest that could be interpreted as affecting the results or interpretation of their ideas, and professional conclusions in the publication. All sources of financial support must be published.


Major publishing errors

If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his unpublished or already published work, he is obliged to immediately inform the editor of the journal and cooperate on withdrawing or correcting the article.