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Editorial ethics

1. General Provisions
Editorial Board of scientific and technical journal “Food technology “ work in accordance with the international publication ethics principles, including but not limited to privacy policy, vigilance over the scholarly publications, consideration of possible conflict of interests, etc. The editorial board follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and valuable practice of world-leading journals and publishers.

2. Rights and responsibilities of editors
Editors are responsible for all content of the journal. Editors have a responsibility to uphold the principles of ethics in relation to: readers; authors; studies objects; sponsors of research and publications, reviewers;

Editorial responsibility to readers
Editors guarantee that the information published in journals, reliable, unbiased, and not engaged by the interests of advertisers, or other organizations
Editors provide readers with information about the authors of the papers published in journals and the institutions in which the study was conducted
Editors inform readers about the participation of commercial organizations and their role in the research or the preparation of publications and any other conflicts of interest that may affect the results of studies
Editors receive comments and suggestions from readers to improve the quality of journals
Editors review complaints received from readers regarding materials published in journals and inform them about the measures taken
Editors publish clarifications and apologies to the readers if necessary
If errors are found, editors take steps to correct or remove them
Editors do everything possible to avoid compromising the intellectual and ethical standards by business interests

Editorial responsibility to authors
Editors have the right to accept or reject an article for publication in the journal, based on the opinion of the reviewers on the relevance, originality and authenticity of the information contained in the article and its consideration to the publication ethics principles adopted in the journal
Peer-review is conducted according to the procedure of reviewing of articles adopted in the journal (double-blind peer review)
Decision of the editorial shall be in writing and may be given to the author upon his request
Editors must not be interested in accepting or rejecting an article. In case of an abuse of editor’s position on the editorial board, the person will be suspended from work in the editorial board and author will be apologized to in writing
Articles are accepted only if there is sufficient evidence in favor of the publication and rejected only if there is sufficient evidence in favor of rejecting
Authors are notified of the reasons for rejection of articles and receive recommendations to correct deficiencies
Authors have the opportunity to appeal editorial decisions to adopt or reject articles.
Authors are provided with information on the rules of preparation and submission of articles for publication in the journal
Editors ensure copyright compliance when considering an application for publication of articles
Editors have the right to remove already published article in case of opening of facts that were not known in the course of reviewing.

Editorial responsibility to sponsors of research and publication
Editors undertake duties to publish information about sponsors of research and publications

Editorial responsibility to reviewers
Editors provide reviewers with guidelines on conclusions on publications and a list of questions that must be answered in the process of reviewing articles
Editors ensure objectivity and impartiality of reviewers, promptly identifying violations and taking steps to address them
Editors write conclusion to accept or reject an article based on the judgment of reviewers
Editors provide anonymity of reviewers’ personalities
Reviewers are required to inform the editors if they reveal conflicts of interest

3. Rights and responsibilities of authors
While submitting an article in the journal, the authors confirm that the article is issued in accordance with the requirements published on a home page of the journal
Authors must comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation
Authors should understand that the article will be rejected if the following facts are found:
- article does not meet the requirements published on the home page of the journal on the Internet;
- an article contains incorrect borrowings or false data;
- results of the study have been published in another publication.
Authors are required to provide information about commercial organizations supported research or publication, and any other conflicts of interest that may have an influence on the content of the manuscript
Authors have the opportunity to appeal editorial decisions to adopt or reject articles.

4. Disclosure of conflicts of interests
The event of any possible conflict of interest of at least one of the authors of the article must be indicated in the form of an application.
Editorial board has a Committee on Conflict Resolution to resolve issues and complaints related to possible violations of the principles of publication ethics indicated in current Statement. The Chairman and members of the Committee are selected among the members of the editorial board by the voting of all members. The Committee investigates complaints from authors, readers, reviewers, editors, and publishers.

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