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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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:
The retraction process may be initiated:
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.