Code of Conduct


The Security Theory and Practice journal is governed by the rules of publication ethics according to COPE and is fully compliant with them. We follow their Code of Conduct as well as their Best Practice Guidelines.

The publishers/editors of the journal undertake to accept full responsibility for all content that will be published on the pages of the Security Theory and Practice journal. To create as valuable content as possible, every effort is made to achieve the relevant needs of our readers and authors. The editors’ effort is to constantly move the journal forward and ensure the ever-increasing quality of the published articles. The publishers respect academic values and advocate for freedom of expression in their work. Therefore, they ensure that ethical and intellectual standards are prioritised over business interests. If necessary, they are willing to publish any required changes and modifications, apologies or appeals.

Readers are informed about all methods of financial or other support related to the outputs of scientific research activities by means of a statement/acknowledgement, which is part of the article.

In relation to authors, the publishers undertake that the decision to accept or reject the paper will be based on the contribution and comprehensibility of the paper as well as its validity and benefit to the development of the journal. The publishers change their decision on accepting a paper only if severe problems with such a paper are identified. The evaluation of papers must comply with the rules adopted by the Editorial Board of the journal.

The Editorial Office publishes guidelines that authors are obliged to follow. These guidelines are consistent with the Code of Conduct as referred to herein.

In relation to reviewers, the publishers/editors undertake to ensure that reviewers are clearly informed of the nature of the tasks expected of them. It is considered imperative that the information provided must be treated confidentially. Reviewers are obliged to disclose their potential conflicts of interest. The identity of reviewers and authors is kept mutually secret.

The members of the Editorial Board shall be governed by the Statute of the Editorial Board in force, which, inter alia, regulates their rights and obligations.

The Editorial Office of the journal shall ensure that the review procedure is fair, impartial, and completed without unnecessary delays. All materials submitted for review are treated as confidential before the publication of the final paper.

The Editorial Board undertakes to take all reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the published materials.

Unethical behaviour

In the event of suspicion of violating the principles of publication ethics –identified or alleged – the Editorial Office shall be obliged to respond. This applies to both previously published papers and still unpublished manuscripts. In the event of legitimate concerns about violating this policy, the paper will not be published. The Editorial Office undertakes to address any problems first with those directly affected. The Editorial Office should make every effort, proportionate to the seriousness of the situation, to ensure that the suspected misconduct is appropriately investigated.

Errors and inaccurate or misleading data must be corrected promptly and with due consideration.

The editors are very sensitive to intellectual property protection issues and are committed to cooperating with the publisher to address any violations of intellectual property laws or legal conventions.

The Editorial Office undertakes to respond promptly to relevant complaints and to ensure that dissatisfied complainants have the opportunity to pursue their complaints further. Complainants have the right to contact the editors of the journal. In the event of dissatisfaction with the solution of the situation on the part of the editors, the complainants are entitled to approach the Vice-Chairman or the Chairman of the Editorial Board.

The members of the Editorial Board and the members of the Editorial Office undertake to communicate their potential conflict of interest in a relevant form to others in such a way that it is undoubtedly clear how this conflict of interest could affect their role in the production of the content of the journal.