Basic Principles of Editorial Policy and Publication Ethics
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The data storage policy is aimed at selecting, storing and providing access to the archives of the Journal and includes the following objectives: compliance of archiving materials with state standards for archiving; registration and publication of articles according to professional standards; provision of wide access to the archived material, provided for publishing practice.
All articles published in the Journal and their metadata are stored in the Russian State Library, the Russian Book Chamber, on the Publisher's server and are available on the Journal’s website for free.
The Journal is distributed by subscription, applications of higher educational institutions, scientific institutions and private persons.
The Editorial Board does not charge the authors for the preparation, download and printing of materials. Accelerated publication of articles is not available.
The Journal’s Editorial Board policy is based on modern legal requirements for copyright, supports the Code of Publication Ethics, formulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and is based on the Sarajevo Declaration on Integrity and Visibility of Scholarly Publications and the Declaration on the Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications, adopted by the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers. The requirements of compliance with publication ethics in the preparation and publication of the Journal concern all participants of the editorial and publishing process — authors, editors, reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, Founder and Publisher.
The Editorial Board of the Journal is responsible for making a decision on publication, ensuring the validity of their decision by inviting the leading scientists of the National Research Mordovia State University to discuss the submitted articles and third-party specialists as reviewers, collaborating with relevant scientific societies as collective experts.
The decision to publish is based on originality, credibility, scientific significance and relevance of the work in question.
Responsibility of Journal’s Editors
1. The Editors of the Journal are responsible to authors, reviewers, readers, scientific community, Founder and Publisher, as well as to the general public for making a final decision on the publication, the content of published materials and recognize this responsibility.
2. The Editors make fair and objective decisions, regardless of any commercial considerations and provide a fair and efficient process for the independent review.
3. The Editors evaluate manuscripts' intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality, and/or the political preferences of the authors.
4. The Editors should not disclose information about the accepted manuscript prior to its publication, with the exception of participants in the editorial and publishing process.
5. The Editors do not work with articles for which they have a conflict of interest.
6. The Editors resolve conflict situations arising during the editorial process, as well as use all available means to resolve these situations.
7. The Editors publish information concerning corrections, rebuttals, and review articles in case the need arises.
8. The Editors do not publish the final version of the article without the consent of the authors.
Responsibility of Journal’s Reviewers
1. The reviewer evaluates his or her own availability before the examination of the manuscript and accepts materials for review only if the reviewer is able to allow for sufficient time as to ensure the quality his or her work.
2. The reviewer notifies the Editorial Board of any conflict of interest (if one exists) before the start of the review of the article.
3. The reviewer does not send information about the article and or any of the data contained within the article to any third party.
4.The reviewer does not use the information obtained from the article for any personal and or commercial purposes.
5. The reviewer does not make conclusions about the quality of the article on the basis of subjective data, e.g. the personal relationship to the author, gender, age, religion, etc.
6. The reviewer uses only proper and appropriate language and explanations in respect to the articles, avoiding any personal remarks.
Responsibility of the Author of the Journal
1. The author submits materials for review, which have not been previously published. If the article is based on previously published material which are not academic articles or based on materials presented on the Internet, the author should notify the Editorial Board of the Journal.
2. The author does not submit the same article to different journals for review.
3. All co-authors consent to the submission of their articles to the journal.
4. The author informs the Editorial Board of a potential conflict of interest.
5. The author takes the necessary steps to ensure the correctness of citations in the submitted article.
6.The list of authors included only individuals who have made significant contributions to the research.
7. The author correctly cites his or her previous work as to avoid self-plagerism in the manuscript and the artificial increase of volume of publications.
8. The author, who is acting as the contact with Journal, informs all other co-authors of all changes and suggestions from the Editorial Board, and does not make decisions regarding the article alone without the written consent of all co-authors.
9. The author properly corresponds with the reviewer through contact with the editor and responds to comments and observations if they arise.
10. If necessary, the authors either adjust the data presented in the article, or refute them.
Responsibility of the Journal’s Publisher
1. The Publisher not only supports scientific communication and invests in the process, but is also responsible for complying with all current guidelines and standards for publishing work.
2. The Publisher does not affect the editorial policy of the Journal.
3. The Publisher provides legal support to the Journal if necessary.
4. The Publisher provides for the timely release of futures issues of the journal.
5. The Publisher publishes changes, explanations, and recalls articles that have been identified to contain scientific misconduct and or critical errors.