1. Introduction

The academic peer-reviewed journal «Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy» in its editorial policy follows the principles of the publication integrity in scientific journals, the relevant statements of international associations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Association of Medical Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME),establishing ethical standards for all parties involved in the publication (authors, editors, reviewers, publishers and the scientific community). The section Publishing Ethics is developed according to the Publishing Ethics of Elsevier publisher, and «Guidelines on good publication practice».