1. General Provisions
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.