Problems of Contemporary Science and Practice
Vernadsky University

Publishing ethics and journal policy
Journal Policy

The journal "Problems of Contemporary Science and Practice. Vernadsky University" publishes all articles free of charge and is not commercial. The only criterion for publishing a scientific article in a journal is the relevance of the issues considered in it and the compliance of the article with the journal's subject matter. The editors of the journal cannot be persuaded to publish an article that does not carry new knowledge. The journal is open to authors from all over the world, and censorship is carried out only to the extent that it ensures compliance with Russia's national media legislation. The journal is focused on providing the opportunity for the authors to publish their research, subject to their originality and undoubted novelty. In terms of its content, the journal is absolutely independent from government structures, from academic science and other persons, since it is not funded by the above mentioned groups.

Journal Ethics

The founders and publisher of the journal Tambov State Technical University", the board of editors and the editorial team support the policy aimed at observing the principles of publishing ethics accepted by the international community, reflected, in particular, in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code ethics of scientific publications), and recognize that monitoring compliance with the principles of publishing (editorial) ethics is one of the main components of peer review and publication.

1. Principles of professional ethics of the publisher.
The publisher is responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which entails the need to follow the following fundamental principles and procedures:
1.1. Contribute to the fulfillment of ethical responsibilities by the editorial office, the editorial and publishing group, the board of editors, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements.
1.2. Provide support to the editors of the journal in addressing claims to the ethical aspects of published materials and help interact with other journals and / or publishers, if this contributes to the performance of the duties of editors.
1.3. Be ready to publish corrections, clarifications, rebuttals and apologies when necessary.
1.4. Provide the editors of the journal with the opportunity to exclude publications containing plagiarism and inaccurate data.
1.5. The publishing house (editor) has the right to reject the manuscript or require the author to improve it if it is framed in violation of the Rules adopted in this journal and agreed with the publishing house.
1.6. The authors have the right to papers published in the journal. No one can use them without prior notice and permission from the author.
1.7. Each manuscript received for publication/review is treated as a confidential document. It is not shown or discussed with anyone except those authorized by the editor.
1.8. Post information about financial support for the study, if the author provides such information for the article.
1.9. Upon detection of substantive, grammatical, stylistic and other errors, the editors undertake to take all measures to eliminate them.
1.10. Coordinate with the author the editorial corrections made to the article.
1.11. Do not delay the release of the journal.
2. The author's guide.
When submitting materials to a scientific journal, the authors (or a team of authors) are aware that they are primarily responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of a scientific study, which implies compliance with the following principles:
2.1. The authors of the article must provide reliable results of the research. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.
2.2. Authors must ensure that the results of the study presented in the manuscript are original. In case of borrowing fragments or statements, the authors should provide links to publications that have influenced the content of the described work.
2.3. All persons who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. If any person was involved in any significant part of the project, then he should be acknowledged, or he should be included in the list of co-authors.
2.4. The author must be responsible that this work is published for the first time, and avoid duplication. If fragments of previous studies are mentioned in the work, then it is obligatory to indicate a link to an earlier work, indicating differences from the new one.
2.5. Authors should not submit to a journal a manuscript that has been submitted to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article that has already been published in another journal.
2.6. Authors must comply with ethical standards when criticizing or commenting on third party research.
2.7. If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published paper, it is their responsibility to promptly notify the editor-in-chief of the journal about this and cooperate with the editor-in-chief in order to publish a retraction or correction of the article.
3. Ethical principles for the reviewers.
Reviewers conduct scientific examination of copyright materials, as a result of which their actions must be unbiased, consisting in the implementation of the following principles:
3.1. The manuscript received for review must be treated as a confidential document, which cannot be transferred for review or discussion to third parties who do not have permission from the editors.
3.2. The reviewers are obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the presented research results and clearly justified recommendations. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
3.3. Reviewers' comments and suggestions should be objective and principled, aimed at improving the scientific level of the manuscript.
3.4. Unpublished information disclosed in the submitted article may not be used in any of the reviewers' own work without the written permission of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained from peer review are kept confidential and are not used for personal gain.
4. Principles of professional ethics for the editor-in-chief.
The editor-in-chief is responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which imposes the need to follow the following fundamental principles:
4.1. When making a decision on publication, the editor-in-chief of a scientific journal is guided by the reliability of the presentation of data and the scientific significance of the work in question.
4.2. The editor-in-chief must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts, regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.
4.3. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
4.4. The editor-in-chief should not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism.
4.5. The Editor-in-Chief undertakes to:
- constantly improve the journal;
- follow the principle of freedom of opinion;
- strive to meet the needs of readers and authors of the journal;
- exclude the influence of business interests or politics on the decision to publish materials;
- make a decision on the publication of materials, guided by the following main criteria: compliance of the manuscript with the subject of the journal; relevance, novelty and scientific significance of the presented article; clarity of presentation; reliability of results and completeness of conclusions. The quality of the study and its relevance are the basis for the publication decision;
- take all reasonable measures to ensure the high quality of published materials and protect the confidentiality of personal information;
- take into account the recommendations of the reviewers when making the final decision on the publication of the article. Responsibility for the decision to publish lies entirely with the board of editors of the journal;
- justify your decision in case of acceptance or rejection of the article;
- provide the author of the material under review with an opportunity to substantiate his research position;
- when changing the composition of the board of editors, do not cancel the decisions of the previous composition on the publication of the material.
4.6. The editor-in-chief, together with the publisher, should not leave unanswered claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and also, if a conflict situation is identified, take all necessary measures to restore violated rights.
5. Guidelines on publication of articles
5.1. Compliance with the publishing ethics of the board of editors.
5.2. Compliance with guidelines when rejecting articles.
5.3. Maintenance of the integrity of academic writing.
5.4. Prevention of damage to intellectual and ethical standards in the presence of commercial interests.
5.5. Willingness to publish corrections, clarifications, deviations and apologies when necessary.
5.6. Prevention of plagiarism and fraudulent data.

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