Ethical standards of authors of scientific publications
1. The author is only a person who has significantly participated in the writing of the work, in the development of its concept, collection of material, analysis and interpretation. Co-authors are all persons who participated in the research and creation of the manuscript and are responsible for its content.
2. The responsibility for the completeness of the presentation of the composition of the author’s team and co-ordination with them of all changes made to the text of the manuscript based on the results of its review and editing lies with the person (author) who submitted the manuscript to the editorial office.
3. Authors should objectively and honestly indicate the contribution of each of them to the work, without allowing false information about the authorship. The authors undertake to recognize the contributions of persons involved in or influenced the research or publication, if any. Ensure that only those persons who meet the criteria of authorship (that is, have made a significant contribution to the work) are designated as authors in the work, and that researchers deserving of authorship have not been excluded from the list of authors.
4. The authors of the article own all the copyrights to the articles. The right to use the article the author transfers to the publisher of the journals on the basis of non-exclusive licenses, which retains exclusive rights (including the right to publish the article in other publications, but only after its first publication in the journal).
5. Authors submitting articles for publication in the journal must comply with the following principles:
‒ the originality of the research findings, facilitate the increment of scientific knowledge;
‒ providing error-free data, reliable results of the work done, the absence of false statements;
‒ objective discussion of the significance of the study;
‒ the inadmissibility of personal, critical or disparaging remarks and accusations against other researchers, the complete exclusion of plagiarism;
‒ scientific honesty;
‒ recognition of the contribution of other persons, the mandatory presence of bibliographic references to all external sources of information, all publications essential to this article (including his own previously published articles and scientific materials), avoiding self-plagiarism (repeated, duplicate publications).
The consent of all authors to the publication is mandatory.
6. Researchers are required to:
‒ present new, significant results of the work in the context of previous studies;
‒ ensure that their publications are honest, clear, accurate, complete and balanced;
‒ reflect the use of the scientific works of other researchers, their predecessors and colleagues in an appropriate way: fully and balanced, regardless of whether they support the hypotheses and interpretations of the author of the publication or not, and correctly refer to their works.
7. Authors should not to:
‒ allow the presentation of material that misleads readers, selective or ambiguous presentation of facts;
‒ paraphrase, partially copy their own/other people’s works or quote the text without specifying links. Plagiarism in all its manifestations is unacceptable;
‒ copy links from other publications to works that they have not read themselves;
‒ publish the same research in several journals.
8. Data obtained privately, for example, during a conversation, correspondence or in the process of discussion with third parties, should not be used or presented without the explicit written permission of the original source. Information obtained from confidential sources, such as the evaluation of manuscripts or the provision of grants, should not be used without the explicit written permission of the Authors of the work related to confidential sources.
9. Authors should to:
‒ guarantee that the article is original and has not been previously published or has not been submitted to another editorial office at the same time;
‒ present the results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or unfair manipulation of data, plagiarism is not allowed;
‒ avoid using data that is not intended for open printing;
‒ comply with international standards and Russian legislation in the field of copyright;
‒ accurately draw up quotes and links to other works. In all possible cases, a link to the original source must be specified;
‒ indicate the authorship of data, text, drawings and ideas that the author received from other sources. Direct quotations from the works of other researchers should be highlighted with quotation marks and a corresponding link;
‒ include in the article links only to those works that the authors themselves have read.
10. The published research must be qualitatively and thoroughly performed, and all the data presented in the article must be reliable, objective and not falsified. The authors are collectively responsible for all the data provided in the article (facts, results, conclusions, theories, hypotheses, etc.) within the framework of the relevant current legislation of the Russian Federation.
11. The authors must ensure that the published research was conducted in accordance with ethical and legal norms. If people are involved in experiments, the authors must obtain the appropriate approvals, licenses and registrations before starting the study, observing the current legislation and the provisions of the British Educational Research Association ethical guidelines, Responsible research publication: international standards for authors, International guiding principles for biomedical research involving animals ‒ developed and adopted by the Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS).
12. Authors are obliged to:
‒ indicate all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, provision of equipment or materials, and other types of support;
‒ provide information about the extent of the sponsor’s participation in the project. Research sponsors should not have the right to veto the publication of results that are negative for their products or developments;
‒ disclose any significant conflicts of interest that may affect the results or interpretation of their manuscript;
‒ inform about the absence or presence of conflicts of interest with the publisher, sponsor, co-author, printing house, etc., if any;
‒ disclose in their manuscripts financial or other existing conflicts of interest that may be perceived as having influenced the results or conclusions presented in the work;
‒ notify the Editorial Board and/or the council if the data proposed by them for publication has previously been published anywhere, or if any interpretations of this data have been sent to other publishers. In this case, the authors must provide copies of such publications or works sent for consideration to other journals;
‒ inform the Editorial Board of the journal about all their works and the works of their co-authors that overlap on the subject with the article submitted to the Editorial Board and are under consideration in other publications.
13. Mock-ups of the article should be submitted to the editorial office in accordance with the Rules for the design of the manuscript.
14. Authors, if they find inaccuracies, errors or signs of violation of publication ethics, should notify the Editorial Board as soon as possible.
15. Notify the editor if an error is found in any work submitted by them for publication, accepted for publication or already published.
16. Co-operate with editors if necessary to edit or shorten the work, including after its publication.
17. Answer the reviewer’s questions professionally and as soon as possible and provide the necessary explanations and additional information.
18. Inform the editor if they refuse to review their work or prefer not to respond to the reviewer’s comments after receiving conditional consent for publication.
19. Respond appropriately to comments after publication.
20. Researchers and authors have ethical obligations regarding the publication and dissemination of the results of scientific research.
21. The authors assume full responsibility for the opinion expressed in the article and the settlement of all disputes arising from the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript without appropriate permission.