The legal basis for the publication ethics is stated in the International standards (position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010; International standards established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)) and regulations of the Chapter 70 «Copyright» of the Civil Code of the Russian compose the legal basis for publication ethics insurance.

The journal follows the general rules of publication ethics.

1. Publications

  • should match the aim and scope of the journal
  • should be an independent investigation. The uninformative materials mostly repeated earlier published data are not accepted
  • should base on the papers of Russian and foreign scientists listed in references
  • should contain some novel aspects of science, technique and information
  • should match the technical requirements of the journal to manuscript preparation
  • should contain full list of references
  • should contain an information about the financial supporting (if any)
  • should not be submitted to other journals
  • should not contain plagiarism or fraudulent data

2. Author responsibility

  • Clear and precise style of reporting
  • Statement that the data submitted are original
  • Statement that all data in article are real and authentic
  • Statement that the data were not published earlier and not submitted to other journal
  • Statement that the manuscript does not contain plagiarism
  • Manuscript preparation in accordance with the requirements of Editorial Board
  • Authors obliged to participate in peer review process
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes
  • Statement that all authors have significantly contributed to the research

3. Reviewing

  • The journal uses the method of single-blind peer-review.
  • The review contains a set of formal criteria of manuscript evaluation (scientific novelty, investigation relevance, level of research and so on) and recommendation to author about further reviewing (if it is necessary)
  • Editorial Board requires from reviewers objective judgments on manuscript
  • Reviewers are obliged to reveal in submitted manuscript the fragments of papers published earlier without referring
  • Editorial Board organizes the review process in such a way that to avoid conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research founders
  • Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited
  • Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially

4. Editorial Board responsibility

  • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article
  • Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept
  • Editors only accept a paper when reasonably certain
  • Editorial Board notifies authors about external reviewing of manuscripts
  • Editors preserve anonymity of reviewers
  • If errors are found, then the Editorial Board promotes publication of correction or retraction in the next issue of the journal
  • The paper should be published in 1-2 months after accepting

5. General questions

  • Editorial Board monitors the following the publication ethics
  • Editorial Board provides guidelines for retracting articles
  • Editors follow common principles when deciding to reject/accept an article
  • Editorial Board provides high level of published articles
  • Editorial Board maintains the integrity of the academic record
  • Editorial Board precludes business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards
  • Editorial Board publishes corrections, clarifications, apologies and rebuttals, if any
  • Editorial Board avoids plagiarism and using fraudulent data

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