Editorial Ethics

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Editorial board policy is based on the international practice concerning the copyright guarantee, on ethical principles, supported by the community of leading publishers of scientific periodicals Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editorial activities are aimed at informing a wide range of scientific community about new scientific developments and engineering solutions. Editorial work is guided by such key principles as: veracity, scientific validity and relevance of the published works.

The procedure for admission, evaluation and publication of scientific papers is open.

The editors do not allow publishing materials, the contents of which are prohibited by the Russian Federation legislation.

Editorial staff is responsible for the quality of published scientific papers, as well as provides support for initiatives aimed at reducing the number of incorrect actions by researchers and ethics violations.

Getting the negative results by the authors in the research process is not an obstacle for their publication in the journal. Editorial staff encourages scientific discussions and the exchange of experience within the journal issues.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR JOURNAL EDITORS

Editorial staff is guided by the following COPE ethic rules:

  • editorial neutrality;
  • confidentiality obligation (of researchers, authors, reviewers);
  • compliance with scientific ethics while paper reviewing, ensurance of outspoken scientific discussion between authors and reviewers;
  • privity of contract existence between the publisher, editors and authors;
  • protection of intellectual property and copyright guarantee;
  • manuscript rejection in case of revealing the other authors' previously published materials without reference to the original source (plagiarism);
  • non-disclosure of  the authors' and reviews' personal data and another information obtained in professional cooperation;
  • making amendments, editorial corrections in coordination with the authors.

ETHICAL RULES FOR PEER REVIEWING

Editorial staff strives for the following  Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere.

Peer reviewers should:

  • agree to review onlymanuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment; 
  • strive for a timely manner of peer reviewing;
  • respect the confidentiality of peer review;
  • be objective and constructive in their reviews;
  • declare all potential conflicting interests to the editors;
  • not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors;
  • not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s advantage.

ETHICAL RULES FOR THE AUTHORS

The authors presenting the materials to the editors are fully responsible for the veracity of the information contained therein, for compliance of materials to norms of legislation, morality and ethics.

Editorial staff expects the authors to comply with the following principles:

  • the research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation;
  • researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work possesses scientific novelty and originality of research;
  • veracity of the results, researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others;
  • objective discussion of the research relevance;
  • recognizing the contribution of others, availability of bibliographic references to used works is mandatory;
  • representation of all participants who have made a significant contribution to research  as co-authors and approving the final version with all co-authors and their full agreement with the submission of the manuscript for publication;
  • instant report about finding significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication by the author and interaction with the editorial staff for the speedy correction of errors or publication removal; timely correction of errors and inaccuracies identified by the editors;
  • no borrowing without reference to the original source (plagiarism).
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