The journal’s publication ethics is composed based on the international standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Declaration of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers of Russia “Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications” (2016 edition).
PUBLICATION AND AUTHORSHIP
– There is a continuous monitoring and safeguarding ethics by the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is guided by the principles of scientific character, objectivity, professionalism and impartiality.
– The Editorial Board uses double-blind review process (when both authors and reviewers are unaware of each other’s identities). Based on the findings of the reviewers, the journal’s editorial policy and copyright legislation, the Editorial Board will decide whether the manuscript is to be published. The Editorial Board is fully responsible for the decision on the publication of material.
– The Editorial Board doesn’t accept the manuscripts which have been submitted to more than one printing or electronic (on-line) journal. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism and fraudulent and incorrect data by the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the publication made by dishonest authors.
– The Editorial Board precludes business needs from intellectual and ethical standards. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. All participants of the peer-review process and authors should disclose any conflict of interest.
– Each fact of non-compliance with the editorial ethics has no temporary qualification and will be considered. The Editorial Board is always willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
– When the article is accepted for publication, it is offered open access in main libraries and scientific repositories, all rights are reserved by the author. All the articles are placed permanently and free of charge immediately after the issuance of the journal. Online full-text access to scientific journal articles is presented on the official website of the journal and in other aggregators.
– Interaction with authors is based on the principles of equity, politeness, objectivity, honesty and transparency.
– The authors should submit entirely original works. They should indicate that their article is published for the first time and state that all data in the article are real and authentic. Word-for-word reproduction of one’s own copyrighted works is not allowed; it can be used only as a base for new conclusions (the primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication). Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is unacceptable.
– Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Fraudulent and inaccurate statements are unacceptable.
– Proper acknowledgement of the works of others must be given. Authors should appropriately cite or quote publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
– The author should ensure that all co-authors and those who have made a significant contribution to the conception are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission and publication.
– If there are significant errors and inaccuracies in the published work, all authors are obliged to provide retractions and corrections of mistakes.
PEER REVIEW AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE REVIEWERS
– The journal uses double-blind peer review process. Everyone should get a similar and unbiased review. Reviewers’ judgments should be objective; they should formulate and express supporting arguments about urgency of research, its novelty and authenticity.
– The review is carried out by external reviewers and members of the editorial board, leading specialists in their scientific spheres and problems of the article.
– Reviewers’ recommendations are important for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
– All reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate. The Editorial Board evaluates the manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to social and political philosophy and views of the authors.
– Reviewers should point out relevant published work which has not been yet cited.
– Information or ideas obtained through peer-review must not be used for personal advantage.
– Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others as authorized by the editor.