2. Duties of Editors

Decision on publication

The editor of «Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy» is responsible to make the decision regarding publication of submitted articles. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the «Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy» journal’s editorial board and subjected to such legal requirements with regard to libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.


The editors make decisions about manuscripts for publication based only on the importance, originality, and clarity, and relevance of materials to the remit of the journal. An editor analyzes manuscripts for their scientific value without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editors and editorial staff of «Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy» must not disclose any information about manuscripts, including results of the review procedure, contact data, associated material to anyone other than the corresponding authors and reviewers, as appropriate.

Conflicts of interests and Disclosure Policy

Full disclosure of actual or potential conflicts that could interfere with the objectivity or integrity of a publication is a requisite from authors, reviewers, and an editor. The editors control that reviewers should keep manuscripts, personal information, and the associated material are strictly confidential. Before the manuscript is published, the editors and the reviewers must not publicly discuss the authors’ work and use the results in their own purposes.

Integrity of the published manuscripts

An editor who revealed a significant inaccuracy in the material and presented with convincing evidences about it should inform the publisher to encourage the timely publication of corrections with due prominence.

Investigating misconduct

An editor in conjunction with the publisher (or society) should make arrangements when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted or published paper. The measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due proper handling of the complaints or claims made; may also include further communication with the relevant institutions and publishing organizations.