Policy of the editorial Council and editorial board of the «International journal» is based on еру international practice relating to support of the copyright and ethical principles encouraged by the community of leading publishers of scientific periodicals Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org) and the Budapest Open Access Initiative (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read).
The editorship is responsible for the quality of published scientific articles and also supports initiatives aimed at reducing of the number of incorrect actions on the part of researchers and ethics rules breaking.
It provides observation of the publishing ethics by the editorial board members / board, reviewers and authors.
In its work the editorship is guided by such key principles as trustworthiness, academic significance and relevance of the published works. Receiving by the authors negative results during the research do not preclude their publication in the journal. The editorship encourages scientific debate and exchange of experiences on the pages of the publication.
The editorship does not allow publishing materials which content is prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Ethical principles of the editorship "International scientific journal"
- Editorial impartiality;
- Clarity of combination of the working process with confidentiality maintenance of the research participants, authors, reviewers;
- Maintenance of the scientific ethics during reviewing of articles, encouraging of the honest scientific discussion between authors and reviewers;
- Existence of contractual relationships between the publisher, editors and authors;
- The journal keeps the authors exclusive copyright without any restrictions;
- Publication of all materials of the journal with the license CC-BY-NC ("with affiliation — Noncommercial");
- Rejection of a manuscript if it is in cases of direct borrowing of the materials from the other authors without reference to the original source (plagiarism);
- Confidentiality of personal data of the authors and reviewers and other information obtained in the course of professional interaction (according to the rules of the "blind" reviewing and the law "Personal data protection" 152-Federal law);
- Making the editorial corrections in the article with the agreement of the authors;
- Prevention of the conflicts of interest between the publisher, members of editorial board / editorial board, reviewers and authors.
Ethical principles of articles reviewing
The editorial board has regard that the article’s reviewing is not only a necessary condition for their publication, but also the opportunity to improve their quality that guarantees the high scientific level of the journal. The editorial Board directs the reviewers to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the article by its scientific editing.
Ethical principles for reviewers
- Reviewing of only those manuscripts which assessment requires the sufficient knowledge;
- Reviewing actuality;
- Maintenance of confidentiality of the scientific assessment;
- Objectivity and constructivity during the review drafting;
- Informing of the editorship about potential conflicts of interest;
- The content of the review have not to be influenced by the origin of the manuscript, nationality, gender, religious or political beliefs of the authors (if they do not affect the scientific value of the article);
- Reviewers have not to use the information obtained during the reviewing for personal purposes or interests of other persons.
Ethical rules for authors of the journal
Definition of the authorship. All who have made a significant substantive contribution to the study and/or preparing the text of the article have to be listed as the authors. The order of surnames of the authors’ group is defined by the authors themselves.
Unacceptable forms of the authors’ participation include:
- "Guest authors" (famous scientists who actually did not work on the article, but whose participation could potentially increase the chances for publication);
- "Honorary authors" (those who actually did not work on the article, but have power over the real authors, for example, Heads of departments, administrative staff);
- "Invisible authors" - the exclusion of people who actually worked on the study/ articles from the list of the authors. If people or organizations have made the contributions in preparation of this article that do not fall under the definition of authorship, this contribution should be mentioned in the "Acknowledgments" section.
Authors have to be guided by the following ethical principles:
- The publication accordance to the ethical and legal standards;
- Originality and novelty of the research;
- Validity of the received results (the authors have to expend their effort to describe the methodology of execution of works clearly and categorical so that their results could be confirmed by other studies);
- Objective discussion of the significance of the research;
- Recognition of contribution of other people;
- Compulsive existence of the bibliographic references to the used works;
- Presentation of all the participants who contributed to the study as the co-authors;
- Informing about the detection of any significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication and cooperation with the editors in order to correct identified errors or exceptions of the publication;
- Inadmissibility of any types of plagiarism.