Ethical Guidelines

The Open Science Repository publishes original scientific papers in all fields of science. Every submitted paper must comply with the editorial and scientific guidelines of the repository, as described below.

Read the following sections and, please, be sure that your paper complies with the guidelines.

Paper requirements


Submitted papers must be original. The Open Science Repository may scan papers for plagiarism and other types of copyright violation.

Cite all authors and papers from which you quote in your paper.

Concurrent submissions

If you have already submitted the paper to other journals, please, submit the paper to the Open Science Repository only after receiving a final decision of refusal from the other journals. Do not submit papers concurrently under evaluation by other journals.

Do not submit to other journals papers under evaluation by the Open Science Repository. Wait for 30 days from submission date or for a note of refusal, whichever happens first, to be sure that the Open Science Repository have actually refused the work.

If the paper is accepted, although not explicitly forbidden, there is no additional need for publication in other journals. The Open Science Repository provides the necessary coding for the article to be indexed as a scientific citable paper, including journal name according to the chosen field under which the paper is published, for example, Open Science Repository Physics, DOI persistent URL and so on.


Authorship means substantial contribution for the described research or overall intellectual planning and guidance of the work.

Side collaborators must be cited as such, not as authors. Ghost, gift or guest authors are not permitted and may lead to refusal or retraction of the paper when uncovered.


Do not submit names or pictures of third-party participants without their formal authorization. Do not include content whose copyright is owned by others without their formal authorization. The corresponding author must obtain and archive all documentation related to third-party permissions.

Veracity of data

Ensure that all described data is properly documented, safely and perpetually stored. Although this is not standard process, the Open Science Repository may request additional information on the data documentation prior to the final decision of publication.

Fraudulent data may be revealed by the open review process and might even be pursued.

Funding sources and conflicts of interest

Authors should fully disclose all funding sources of the research and relevant conflicts of interest.


The Open Science Repository does not publish works based on any form of discrimination against humans nor papers containing statements that may lead to or suggest any form of discrimination or violence.

Ethical principles

Every potential ethical problem of the research must be addressed in the text.

The Open Science Repository requires compliance with recognized universal ethical principles and ethical guidelines for scientific research.

A list of some of these guidelines and statements follows:

  • Responsible research publication: International standards for authors (COPE): link
  • Singapore Statement on Research Integrity: link
  • Cooperation between research institutions and journals on research integrity cases: guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): link
  • OECD Best Practices for Ensuring Scientific Integrity and Preventing Misconduct: link
  • Unesco Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge: link
  • Unesco Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights: link
  • Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects: link
  • International Compilation of Human Research Standards: link
  • Report of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO (IBC) on Consent : link
  • Ethics of Science and Technology: Explorations of the frontiers of science and ethics: link
  • The Precautionary Principle (UNESCO): link
  • The Ethics and Principles of Nanotechnology (UNESCO): link
  • The RESPECT Code of Practice (on socio-economic research): link
  • Berlin Declaration in Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities: link
  • The Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing: link
  • Washington DC principles for Free Access to Science: link

Animal freedom

The Open Science Repository does not publish research using oppressed laboratory animals, nor any research that causes animal suffering or death (even if the research is compliant with recognized guidelines on the issue). This is a free choice of the publisher to help foster alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in science.

Next step

Information for authors, next step: the scientific review of the Open Science Repository.