1. Free access policy. The journal has free access, which means that articles can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed and referenced in their full texts with indication of authorship without any restrictions. It is permitted to share (exchange materials) – copy and distribute material on any medium and in any format; adapt (create derivative materials) – remix, modify, and create new, basing on this material for any purpose, including commercial.
2. Articles identification policy. Each article is assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
3. The policy of checking for plagiarism. All articles submitted to the editorial office of the journal are tested for plagiarism through the Text.ru system; for acceptance, an article must have at least 75% of the text’s uniqueness.
It is necessary to agree on ethical behavior for all parties involved in the publication process: the author, journal editor, reviewer, and publisher. The journal’s publication ethics complies with the requirements based on the guidelines (COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors).
1. Decision on publication. The editor decides which of the articles submitted to the editorial office should be published. The editor is entitled to be guided by the policies of the editorial board, but may be limited by applicable law. The editor may consult with other editors or reviewers about the decision.
2. Tolerance. The editor evaluates the intellectual content of the manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political views of the author.
3. Confidentiality. The editor and editorial staff are not entitled to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone except the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher. Any manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document. Materials should not be demonstrated to or discussed with other persons, with the exception of persons authorized by the editor.
4. Disclosure of information and conflict of interest. Unpublished materials used in the submitted manuscript should not be used in the editor’s own research without the written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained during the review process should be kept confidential and not used for personal interests. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they see a conflict of interest arising from competition, cooperation, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions related to the article.
5. Responsibilities of reviewers. Contribution to the editorial decision. Reviewing helps the editor in making editorial decisions, and communication between the editor and the author can help the author to improve his work.
6. Efficiency. Any selected reviewer who feels incompetent to review the study presented in the manuscript, or who believes that a speedy review of the manuscript will be impossible, should notify the editor and exclude himself from the review process.
7. Objectivity. Reviews should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their opinions clearly and reasonably.
8. Confirmation of sources. Relevant links to works of other authors are a mandatory requirement. Authors should cite publications that have had a decisive influence on the nature of the work presented. Reviewers should identify relevant published works that have not been cited by the author. Any statement, observation, conclusion or argument must be accompanied by an appropriate reference. The reviewer should also draw the attention of the editor to any significant similarities or coincidences between the manuscript in question and any other published work.
9. Obligations of the authors. The article should contain enough details to ensure verifiability of the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate information is unethical and unacceptable.
10. Originality and plagiarism. The authors of the article must ensure that they have submitted a completely original work, in the case of using work and / or quotes from other authors, bibliographic references or excerpts are required. All articles submitted to the editorial office are tested for plagiarism through the Text.ru system; for adoption, an article must have at least 75% of the text’s uniqueness.
11. Multiple, simultaneous publications. The author should not publish works that describe essentially the same study in more than one journal or primary publication. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal is at the same time unethical behavior and unacceptable.
12. Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the research presented. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If there are other participants who have contributed to the work, they should be listed as participants. The author must guarantee the objective presence of co-authors, as well as that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to submit it for publication.
13. Disclosure of information and conflict of interest. All authors should disclose in their works information on financing, as well as the presence of interests of third parties, which may be perceived as having an impact on the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
14. Errors in published works. When the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author must inform the editor of the journal or publisher and collaborate with the editor to remove or correct the article.