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Publication Ethics

General Terms

This Regulation has been developed in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity, and also taking into account the experience of Russian and foreign publishers.

The Regulation formalizes the basic principles of good faith and ethical behavior, which should guide the activities of the parties involved in the publication of the scientific research results.

The Journal Editorial Board respects the right of Authors to choose their own style and form of paper presentation, but does not necessarily share the ideas of Authors. The Journal Editorial Board respects the opinions of Reviewers, but does not necessarily share the assessments and conclusions of Reviewers regarding the papers.


Responsibility. Editors are responsible for everything the Journal publishes. Editors should apply an editorial policy that encourages maximum transparency, completeness and authenticity of publications; provide an effective process for independent reviewing of works received for publication.

Honesty. Editors must make fair and objective decisions on publishing works regardless of the Author identity and commercial considerations; protect the reliability of publishing materials by making corrections and retractions when necessary; fight biased behavior while reviewing and editing papers.

Consideration of claims. ditors, in cooperation with the founder, should take appropriate actions in the event of ethical claims regarding reviewed manuscripts or published materials. In general, such actions include interaction with the manuscript Authors and argumentation of the corresponding complaint or requirement, as well as possible interactions with relevant institutions and research organizations. Based on the results of consideration, the submitted manuscript can be changed or withdrawn, and the already published paper can be retracted.

Confidentiality. Editors, members of the Editorial Board and Editorial staff must provide the confidentiality of information about manuscripts and inform Reviewers and other persons involved in the Journal publication of the need to maintain such confidentiality. Editors, members of the Editorial Board and Editorial staff should not use unpublished materials in their own research.

Conflict of interest. Editors should make every effort to prevent conflicts of interest of all parties involved in the Journal publication.


Competence. The Reviewer should agree to review only those papers for evaluation of which he has sufficient qualifications and experience, and which he can review on time. The Reviewer who feels insufficiently qualified to review the proposed manuscript or does not have enough time to complete the work quickly should notify the Editor about this with a request to exclude him from reviewing of the manuscript.

Objectivity. The reviewer is obliged to give an objective assessment of the manuscript. The manuscript origin, nationality, religious affiliation, political and other views of its Authors, or commercial considerations should not affect the review content.

Transparency of reviewing. The reviewer must express his opinion on the work concretely and clearly, citing reasonable conclusions and references and not allowing personal criticism of Authors.

Timeliness. The Reviewer must submit his conclusions to the Editorial Office within the established time limits, as well as evaluate the corrections made to the paper or its new version as soon as possible.

Citation. Reviewers should check the manuscript for plagiarism, excessive citation and self-citation (textual and referential), as well as indicate the most significant published works that are relevant to the topic and not included in the manuscript bibliography. For any statement (observation, conclusion or argument) published earlier, the corresponding bibliographic reference should be made in the manuscript.

Identification of violations. The Reviewer should pay attention of the Editor to the discovery of a significant similarity or coincidence between the considered manuscript and any other published work that is in the field of his scientific competence. In cases where false statements, errors or signs of results’ falsification, bad faith of Authors are found in the manuscript, the Reviewer must immediately notify the Journal Editor and Editorial Office.

Confidentiality. The Reviewer is obliged to maintain the confidentiality of information about the reviewed manuscripts, not to discuss reviews and unpublished manuscripts with colleagues, not to use unpublished data in his own research or for obtaining personal gain.

Conflict of interest. The Reviewer is obliged to notify the Editor of any conflicts of interest that may affect his work. The Reviewer must refuse to review the submitted manuscript in the presence of competitive, mutual and other interactions and relationships with any of Authors, companies or organizations associated with the manuscript.


Authorship. Authors (Co-authors) of the paper can only be persons who have made a significant contribution to formation of the work concept, implementation of the study, description and interpretation of the results. Authors should not forget to express gratitude to persons who contributed to the results, but do not meet the criteria for authorship.

Originality of work. Authors must guarantee that the submitted manuscript is original, not published previously, and not submitted for publication elsewhere and in any other language. Submissions should contain verified results of the completed research, an objective discussion of their significance, and a sufficient number of bibliographic references. New results should be described in the context of precedent studies.

Reliability of results. Authors should clearly and precisely describe the course and methods of the study for verification and reproducibility of the results. This applies in particular to the origin of source materials and datasets. False or knowingly erroneous statements, falsification of data, results, illustrations or graphs are unacceptable and perceived as unethical behavior.

Citation. Authors should accurately and fully cite the works they use, both their own and those of other authors. All forms of plagiarism, including incorrect borrowing, are unacceptable and perceived as unethical actions.

Openness. Authors should reveal the sources of funding for the work, possible conflicts of interest. Authors should guarantee that the paper does not contain copyright infringement, closed and secret materials, and does not threaten the safety of society and environment.

Fairness. Authors bear full personal and collective responsibility for a reliability of the presented results and conclusions without concealing possible shortcomings, inconsistencies and inaccuracies, as well as for the fact that the implementation of the published study complies with accepted ethical and legal standards. In cases where errors are found in the work submitted for publication, accepted for publication or already published, Authors must immediately notify the Editor and collaborate with Editorial Office to correct the errors as soon as possible or delete the paper.