The ethics of scientific publications

The observance of the publishing ethics principles is the main task of editing, reviewing, publishing and authorship of scientific publications. The editorial Board is doing everything necessary to uphold ethical norms accepted by the international scientific community, and the law of the Russian Federation on copyright (Chapter 70 of the civil code) to prevent violations of these norms both in own activities and in relations with all participants of the scientific publication process (authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers).


The editorial Board follow the ethical principles:

  • performs independent policy of selection and publication of materials of scientific research;

  • ensures conformity of the published materials to the accepted international standards and ethical principles;

  • carries out work on improvement of the journal to best meet the needs of readers and authors;

  • purposefully collaborates with authors and reviewers to ensure high quality of published material;

  • founds the acceptance or rejection of a work for publication on its importance, originality, clarity and relevance of the study only for intellectual content;

  • do not allow personal criticism of the authors;

  • provides the publication of materials reflecting different scientific point of view, reserving the right to reduce published materials, editorial revision, to adapt them to the rubrics of the magazine;

  • acknowledges mistakes and, if necessary, publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies.

The decision on article publication

The decision to publish the manuscripts submitted for consideration, made by the editorial Board by majority vote. The editorial Board shall be collectively responsible for all content published in the journal. The solution lies the assessment of the credibility of the content and scientific significance of the proposed work. The editorial Board follow by the policy of the journal in the field of the research and the applicable legal norms in relation to copyright, plagiarism and defamatory statements. Reject manuscripts due to the low scientific content is the exclusive competence of the editorial Board of the journal.

Meeting of the editorial Board are held four times a year; meetings open to all members of the editorial Board and editorial Council. At these meetings decides on the acceptance or rejection of submitted articles. Decisions based on previously conducted examination by specialists in the subject of the article, undertaken on the principle of blind reviewing. Examination of materials produced by a number of reviewers from among the members of the editorial Board and the editorial Board and invited external experts. The decision to publish or reject articles, reviews, etc. is accepted on the basis of no less than three reviews. If the meeting discusses the article of a member of the editorial Board or the editorial Board, including editor, author in the discussion does not participate and leaves the room.

The results of the review articles in this case, the author is informed on a General basis. About accepted by the editorial Board the decision is reported by the responsible Secretary of the journal. If necessary, the author sent the anonymous reviewers reviews and it is invited to consider the comments made. If these comments have been incorporated, rejected earlier article can be submitted for repeated consideration by the editorial Board; in this case, a review of the new version held again.

Privacy policy

Manuscript accepted for consideration is treated as a confidential document. The editorial Board does not disclose information about manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, other scientific consultants and the publisher. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts may not be used in any form in other studies without the written consent of the author. The information contained in the published article, should not be used in any own work of editors or editorial Board without the written permission of the author. Confidential scientific information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. The editorial Board is obliged to take appropriate measures in case of ethical or legal claims concerning considered manuscripts or published materials, including the publication of a clarification, explanation or apology