Policy Enforcement

POL Scientific All submissions describing human and/or animal research will be preliminarily examined by journal editors to ensure that the specific requirements set out in the journal policies and guidelines are met. Submissions that do not meet the requirements may be rejected. 

POL Scientific reserves the right to decline submissions that the editors believe the described works have not been conducted to the highest possible ethical standards, despite formal ethics approval has been obtained.

If ethical concerns arise or are discovered after publication, investigations will be organized. Any evidence pointing to substantial violations of ethical codes or oversight for the research may lead to a correction (e.g., erratum, corrigendum) or retraction of the paper. Authors’ institution, ethics committee or other appropriate body in relation to the potential ethical concerns may be contacted during the investigation.