Publication Ethics Statement

1. All submissions to ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy must be original and free of unethical practices.

2. Unethical practices include plagiarism, data falsification, data fabrication, paper slicing, paper written by someone else for the authors, and other practices that violate the generally accepted research ethics principles.

3. The Editor-in-chief is responsible for investigating all alleged unethical practices.

4. In case of an alleged unethical practice, the Editor-in-chief informs the authors of the manuscript, provides the necessary evidence, and invites the authors to provide an explanation.

5. Concerns about unethical practices can be expressed by the Editor-in-chief, the associate editors, Advisory and Editorial board members, manuscript reviewers, authors, readers, and other people who have encountered such practices.

6. All submissions to the ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy are checked for the presence of unethical practices with Turnitin or another software package before being sent to reviewers.

7. If an unethical practice is identified during the review process, the review process is stopped until the case is clarified. The review process continues if the alleged unethical practice is not substantiated.

8. If an alleged unethical practice is substantiated for a manuscript that has not been yet sent for review, is currently under review, or has been accepted but not published yet, the manuscript is rejected.

9. If an alleged unethical practice is substantiated for a manuscript that has already been published, the manuscript is retracted and a retraction notice is published in the next available volume of the journal. For completeness of the bibliographic records, the text of the retracted paper remains online, but with a watermark “Retracted”.

10. Reviewers and editors are obliged to keep the confidentiality of the review process and any submitted material. They should not take advantage of any submitted material to advance their own or someone else's research without the explicit consent of the authors.

11. Editors, including the Editor-in-chief, Special issue editors and Coordinating editors of manuscripts, reviewers and authors should disclose any conflict of interest arising in the submitted manuscripts and/or their review process.

12. ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy adheres to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (