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Editorial Board of the Journal «Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series Physics» adheres to the Publishing Ethics of the Journal «Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series».

Publishing Ethics of Journal
«Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series»

Adopted at the University Academic Council sitting

 July, 1, 2014

Minutes № 8.

Approved by the Rector  of SSU

July, 14, 2014

Editorial Board of the Journal «Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series» commits to

maintaining good scientific reputation. Our journals publish scholarly works

and we bear responsibility for keeping high standards of the publications. Editorial Board strives

to uphold ethical norms accepted by the international research community and prevent any violation of such norms.

The present document is compiled in accord with the Committee of Publishing Ethics[1] recommendations.

It also considers the experience of the leading international Publishing Houses[2] and Journal Editorial Boards.

1. Duties of Editor in Chief and Editorial Board Members

1.1. Publication decision

Editor in Chief (Editor) of the journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles

submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its

importance to researchers and readers must always underwrite such decisions. The Editor is guided by the policies

of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as

shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may consult other editors

or reviewers in making this decision.

1.2. Unbiasedness

Editorial Board members should carry out proper assessment of the manuscripts for their intellectual content

without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship,

or political philosophy of the authors.

1.3. Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone

other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers,

and the publisher, as appropriate.

 

1.4. Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest

1.4.1 Unpublished materials of a submitted manuscript must not be used in the

editor's own research

without the author’s express written consent. Privileged information or ideas

obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

1.4.2 Editorial Board members should recuse themselves from considering

the manuscripts (i.e. ask the Editor, Deputy Editor or other

members of the editorial board to

review and consider the materials instead)

in  case of the conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,

collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors,

companies, or (possibly) institutions related to the papers.

1.5. Vigilance over published record

The Editorial Board member presenting convincing evidence of the invalidity of the paper research assumptions or

conclusions should report about it to the Editor (and/or Editorial Board)

with the purpose of prompt notification about the necessity of correction, paper retraction, expression of concern,

or other note, as may be relevant.

1.6. Involvement and cooperation in investigations

Editorial Board must take appropriate responsive measures in case of ethical complaints concerning a submitted

manuscript or published paper. Such measures will generally

include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint

or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies.

2. Duties of Reviewers

2.1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists in making editorial decisions and through communications with the author may also assist the

author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential

component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Editorial Board shares

the view that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

2.2. Promptness

Selected reviewers who feel they do not have the expertise to assess all aspects of the manuscript or if

circumstances arise that will prevent them from submitting a timely

review should notify the editor and recuse themselves from the review process.

2.3. Confidentiality

Any manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document. It must not be shown to

or discussed with any other person except as authorised by the editor.

2.4. Standard and objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

2.5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should be alert to failure of authors to cite relevant published work of other scholars. Any previously

reported statement in an observation, derivation, or

argument should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention

any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under

consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

2.6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

32.6.1 Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own

research without the express of written consent of the author. Privileged

information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

2.6.2. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts if there is a conflict of interest resulting from competitive,

collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the

authors, companies, or institutions related to the papers.

3. Duties of Authors

3.1. Reporting standards

Authors of scientific articles describing the original research should present an accurate account of the work performed

as well as an objective assessment of its

significance. Underlying data should be accurately represented in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and

references for possible replication. Fraudulent or wittingly

inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

3.2. Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data related to the paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide free

access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases),

if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

3.3. Originality and Plagiarism

3.3.1 The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and

if they have used the works and/or assertions of other authors, this has been appropriately

cited or quoted.

3.3.2 Plagiarism takes many forms, from presenting other scholar’s work as the author's

own paper, to copying or paraphrasing

substantial parts of other scholars ' papers (without references),

to claiming results of research conducted by other authors. Plagiarism in all its forms

constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

3.4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

3.4.1 An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same

research in more than one journal of

primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more

than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

3.4.2. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

3.4.3. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable,

provided certain conditions are met. The authors and

editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation

of the primary document. The primary reference must be

cited in the secondary publication. Further detail on acceptable forms of secondary publication can be found at www.icmje.org.

3.5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of other scholars must always be given.

Authors should cite publications that have been

influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties,

must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts

or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author

of the work involved in these services.

3.6. Authorship of the Paper

3.6.1 Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution

to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made

significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive

aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

3.6.2. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included

on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the

final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

3.7. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

3.7.1 If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the

author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

3.7.2 If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains

a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance

with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them.

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed

consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

3.8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

3.8.1 All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be

construed as influencing the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

3.8.2 Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership,

honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or

other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.

3.9. Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a published work, it is the

author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor

to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from

a third party that a published paper contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to

promptly retract or correct the paper.

4. Duties of the Publisher

4.1 The publisher should adopt policies and procedures that support editors, reviewers and authors

in performing their ethical duties under these ethics guidelines. The publisher should ensure that

the potential revenue for advertising or reprint has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

4.2. The publisher should support journal editors in the review of complaints raised concerning ethical issues and help communications

with other journals and/or publishers where this contributes to performing the duties of Editorial Boards.

4.3. The publisher should develop codes of practice and inculcate industry standards for best practice on ethical matters, errors and retractions.

4.4 The publisher should provide specialised legal review and counsel if necessary.

[1] http://publicationethics.org

[2] http://health.elsevier.ru/about/news/?id=990, http://www.elsevier.com/editors/perk

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