Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

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Current Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is developed in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, Constitution of Russian Federation, Civil code of Russian Federation, Law of Russian Federation № 2124-1 of December 27, 1991 "About mass media" and other legal acts.

Publication Review Process and Questions of Authorship

  1. All articles should be submitted in the Word format and should contain abstract of 100-200 words, key words in the amount of 7-12 words. All references must be properly reflected in accordance to the GOST of the Russian Federation 7.0.5.-2008. Article may be in Russian or English, for translation and/of proofreading we recommend Bureau of Notary Translations.
  2. All submitted articles are subject to strict review. Review is conducted in two steps. First step is the technical review process, during which text is analyzed for plagiarism and sources quality is checked. Second step is the double-blend peer-review, which is conducted by at least three reviewers that are experts in the field of the reviewed article. At least one reviewer must be international (to make sure of the paper quality by international reviewing) and at least one must be from Russia.
  3. Factors that are taken into account during the review are relevance and significance, originality, quality of language, readability.
  4. Possible reviewer recommendation include, but are not limited to: accept an article, accept an article with revisions, reject an article.
  5. Rejected articles are reviewed again and may be: accepted, accepted with revisions, rejected. 
  6. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism, publication of the article in another source.


Responsibilities of Authors

  1. All persons, indicated in papers must have significantly contributed to the research. All authors must certify that submitted papers are their original work by signing the related form in Russian or English.
  2. All authors must certify that material has not previously been anywhere published and that the manuscript is not submitted for publication elsewhere by signing the related form in Russian or English.
  3. Authors must state that all and any information in any paper submitted, included sources and references, is true and correct by signing the related form in Russian or English.
  4. Authors must immediately notify Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  5. Authors must immediately report to the Editors of any errors and mistakes they discover in their published or unpublished paper.


Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
  2. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have any knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest, which may result from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers, or is working in the institution author(s) are affiliated with.


Responsibilities of Editors

  1. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and editorial board members.
  2. Editors should preserve reviewer’s anonymity at all time, unless otherwise is prohibited by Law, or special decision of the editorial board exist.
  3. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject or accept a paper submitted. Decision must be taken in strict regard to this statement and should be based solely on the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.
  4. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication and should always consider the needs of the authors and readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  5. Editors should guarantee quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  6. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  7. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.