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ISSN: 2686-6706 (Print)
ISSN: 2686-6714 (Online)
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Dear authors and readers! Starting from the issue 2, 2019 the name of the scientific journal has been changed. The new name of the journal is "Science Governance and Scientometrics". From 2020 Science Governance and Scientometrics has been included in the VAK (Higher Attestation Commission List.
ISSN: 2686-6706 (Print)
ISSN: 2686-6714 (Online)
Subscription index (Russian Post Company): ПН633
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Dear authors and readers! Starting from the issue 2, 2019 the name of the scientific journal has been changed. The new name of the journal is "Science Governance and Scientometrics". From 2020 Science Governance and Scientometrics has been included in the VAK (Higher Attestation Commission List.

Editorial Policy

Authorship of an article

All researchers (co-authors, workers, consultants etc.) who have made a significant contribution to the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and are responsible for all aspects of the study, their accuracy and originality, must be listed as authors of the article. The section of the article "Declared contributions of co-authors" indicates what specific part of the work each researcher performed. Persons who have contributed to the work but whose contribution is not sufficient for the status of authorship can be indicated in the "Acknowledgments" section, having previously provided permission to mention their name. All declared authors of the study must familiarise themselves with the final manuscript and express their consent to its publication. Any absence of persons to the list of authors who have contributed to the study, or including on the list of authors those who are not related to this study, is an unacceptable violation of ethical principles. The journal's policy follows the principles of copyright law (in accordance with Articles 1257 and 1258 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation).

Appeal review process

If the author does not agree with the conclusion of the reviewers or the Editorial Board's decision to publish the article, they can appeal to the editorial office at If their complaint is not adequately addressed, the author can refer it to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and attach all available correspondences on the matter. COPE will accept complaints filed within six months after the journal has completed its own complaint process.

Conflict of interest

Editors, authors and reviewers are obliged to disclose existing conflicts of interest if they exist prior to publication or if any have arisen in the process of preparing the article (receiving royalties, employment, competition, having connections with one of the authors, companies or institutions interested in this work, the presence of shareholdings, grants etc.) that can potentially influence research results and the publication of articles.

Data exchange and reproducibility of research results

The journal strives to secure a more open research environment to accelerate the process of research and discovery, data reproducibility and verifiability, methodologies etc. To facilitate these goals, the journal encourages (but does not require) authors to share their research data, including raw and processed data, software, calculation tables with statistical data, algorithms, protocols, methods etc. Those things can, for example, be archived in corresponding repositories. Authors can inform editors about the availability of data and provide a link to the repository they used so that this message is published in their article.

Ethical oversight

In the event of suspicions regarding unscrupulous research conduct, preparation of publications or disputes between researchers (for example, concerning authorship), the COPE principles dictate that the journal's editors must contact the author's employers at the relevant institutions with a request to investigate possible violations, should prior communication with the authors not clarify the situation. The responsibility for disciplinary action against researchers rests with their institution / employer.

More on publication ethics and the responsibility of participants in the publishing process: "Publication Ethics".

Intellectual property

The authors may only submit publications that were not previously published anywhere and are not pending publication elsewhere; the authors are also responsible for the originality of their publication. If the author(s) have other published works on similar topics, the author(s) are obliged to warn the editorial office about this and provide a link to the source and explain how these works and the data presented differ in a substantial way. A single work cannot be submitted to several different publications.
All incoming articles are checked with the Antiplagiat (anti-plagiarism) system; a system report is verified by the journal's Editor. Researchers must indicate authorship of the data, figures, calculations, ideas, methods and other materials cited in their articles.

Discussion and correction of materials after publication; retraction

If errors or inaccuracies are found in the published study, the authors should promptly inform the editors. The corrected article must be published on the journal's website with appropriate comments from the editors.

If the published article contains significant errors or violations of publication ethics (for example, plagiarism, conflicts of interest or duplicate publication), the article will be retracted (withdrawn).

Grounds for retraction:

  1. plagiarism;
  2. duplication of the article across multiple publications;
  3. falsifying or fabricating data (such as research data);
  4. critical errors that call the scientific value of the publication into question;
  5. incorrect list of authors;
  6. conflict of interest (or breaches of publishing ethics);
  7. republication of the article without author's consent.

The retraction process may be initiated:

  1. by the article's author;
  2. by request of the editor's office of another publication;
  3. by request of third parties (such as those associated with the conflict of interest) supplemented with sufficient proof of scientific ethics breach on the part of the article's original author;
  4. if the publication's Editorial Board detects a breach of scientific ethics from the authors of the publication.

Retraction process:

  1. After an appeal from the author or another person who provided facts and evidence of violation of scientific ethics in the article, a meeting of the Publication Ethics Commission of the journal 'Management of Science and Scientometrics' is appointed, which conducts an investigation into the case, taking into account all the available facts. The Commission comprises of the editor-in-chief, the deputy editor-in-chief, members of the Editorial Board, editor, executive secretary and a secretary of the meeting.
  2. If it was decided to retract the article, the secretary of the meeting indicates in the minutes the date and reason for the retraction (in the case of plagiarism, indicating the sources of borrowing).
  3. An inscription RETRACTED and the date of retraction are applied to the top of the electronic version of the text; a similar label is placed next to the title of the article in the table of contents of the issue.
  4. An announcement of retraction is published on the journal's website, indicating the imprint of the article, the reason and date of retraction; the announcement also links to the meeting minutes of the Publication Ethics Commission. The Editorial Board does not remove the retracted articles from the electronic version of the issue of the journal and the archive on the journal site; the Editorial Board also does not require the removal of the article from the databases in which the journal is indexed and archived.
  5. A protocol indicating the date of the meeting, the list of those present, the results of the examination, a reasoned decision and a completed form submitted to the Council of Publication Ethics for entering that information into a unified database of retracted articles. The form lists the following information about the retracted article:
    - Author's full name and the name of the article;
    - The name of the publication that originally published the retracted text;
    - Retraction process initiator;
    - Grounds for retraction and the date of the decision to retract the article;
    - Link to the web page of the publication which provides information on retraction;
    - Imprint of the article and its DOI;
    - Subject of the article.
  6. Information on the facts of retraction is transmitted to all databases in which the journal is indexed and archived so an appropriate note can be added to the article's description. Withdrawn articles are excluded from the RSCI and do not count towards any indicator scores.
  7. In the event of a serious violation or moral damage to parties of a conflict of interest, information about the violation of scientific ethics is transmitted at the author's place of work.

Preprint and Postprint Policy

Manuscripts published as preprints can be considered for publication. The author also has the right to place their article on any of the specialised preprint servers, the organisation's website and the author's personal page (subject to the subsequent addition of a link to the final publication using DOI) before it is accepted for publication in the journal.