PROBLEMS of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (PIPD) follows the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines (

By submitting to the journal, authors confirm that their work is original, it’s not published and it’s not under review with different publisher.

It is expected of the materials to include all necessary details that would allow for the work to be replicated elsewhere.

The materials are to contain clearly defined and well-formed References section, listing the sources cited in the material.

All purposefully inaccurate, fraudulent or uninformed statements will prove obstacle to the publishing of the material.

All submitted papers are confidential. Editors will not disclose any information about the submitted manuscripts to parties, other than the ones involved in the publication process (Editors, Reviewers, Copywriters, Technical staff).

By accepting an article for review, reviewers are bound not to disclose any part of it to third parties.

Editors, reviewers and all other staff, with access to the system, should not use submitted papers for personal advantage or own research before the official publication of the material, at which point they are to be bound by the conditions of the respective publisher.

All use of work of others should be properly cited and referenced. The following are classified as plagiarism or fraudulent practice, and will not be condoned:

  • use of the work of others without proper citation or attribution;
  • use of images without permission or attribution, according to the respective licence (except for Public Domain materials);
  • copying, paraphrasing or transforming large parts of another material;
  • claiming results of others' research;
  • malicious data manipulation and data invention;

Authors are expected to avoid text recycling of large parts of the material.

Possible sanctions if any of the listed above cases come up:

  • the material will not be published until the issues are cleared;
  • the material will be rejected
  • if already published, and depending on the type and severity of the malpractice, the material could be retracted