Editorial policy in the sphere of copyright protection
The authors of scientific articles, including of those containing original research, shall present complete information on the research, authentic results of the work performed, and objective justification of its significance. An article shall contain sufficient bibliographic references for possible representation. False of patently false statements are conceived as unethical and therefore are unacceptable. Non-processed data related to the manuscript may be requested from the authors for reviewing by the copy editors. The authors shall be ready for providing open access to such information. An article presented be an author shall be fully original work. In case of using the works of statements of other authors, the corresponding bibliographic references shall be made or quotations shall be presented.
Plagiarism may exist in multiple forms – from presenting someone else's work as the author's to copying of rephrasing of existing parts of someone else's works (without indication of the author) and claiming rights to the results of someone else's research. Plagiarism in all forms represents unethical actions and is unacceptable.
An author shall quote the publications that have determining impact on the essence of work itself and those that may quickly acquaint a reader with earlier ideas and results required for understanding the given research. Except reviews, quoting of the works that are not directly related to the given research shall be limited. An author conduct literary search to find and quote the original publications that describe investigations closely connected with the given material. It is also necessary to properly indicate the sources of principally important conclusions used in the given work, if those conclusions were not obtained by an author.
An author shall not publish a manuscript as original in more than one journal. Presentation of one and the same manuscript simultaneously to more than one journal is conceived as unethical behavior and is unacceptable. An author shall not present an article published earlier for review in a journal.
The authors of publication shall be only the persons who made considerable contribution of formation of conception of the work, to development, execution of interpretation of the research presented. All those who made considerable contribution shall be indicated as co-authors. The authors of the articles are fully responsible for the content of article and for the fact of its publication. An author shall update the article in accordance with the comments of reviewers of editorial staff. On author's request, the editorial staff may not attract certain reviewers to manuscript review, if the author sees a conflict of interests in this. However, the editorial staff may make the decision to attract one or several of those reviewers, if their comments are important for impartial review of the manuscript. Such decision may be made, for example, in the case when there are serious contradictions between this manuscript and previous work of potential reviewer.
Experimental or theoretical investigation may sometimes serve as basis for criticizing the work of another researcher. Published articles in respective cases may contain such criticism. Personal criticism, however, cannot be considered proper in any circumstances.
The authors shall inform the editorial staff on any potential conflict of interests, for example, consulting of financial interests of any company, on which the publication of results contained in the manuscript may have an impact. The authors shall guarantee the absence of contact relations of intellectual property considerations that could have an impact on publication of the information contained in the manuscript presented.