Publication ethics

Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the editor-in-chief and publisher of the journal

In his activities, the editor-in-chief and publisher of the journal, which is the Moscow Witte University, is responsible for the publication of works of authorship, which imposes an obligation to comply with the following fundamental principles.

When deciding on publication, the editor-in-chief of the journal (the editor) is guided by the reliability of the data presented and the scientific significance of the considered work.

The editor should evaluate the content of the manuscript, regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. The results of scientific research, ideas or other information obtained during editing and associated with possible benefits must be kept in accordance with the principles of confidentiality and cannot be used for personal gain.

The editor should not allow the manuscript of the article to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism, or contains obvious traces of illegal borrowing - unreasonable purposes of citing borrowing from someone else's text without any indication (referencing) as to the true author and to the source of borrowing.

The editor-in-chief, together with the publisher, should not leave unanswered claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and if a conflict situation is identified, take all necessary measures to restore violated rights.

Ethics of the reviewer

The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of the author materials, as a result of which his actions should be impartial, consisting in the implementation of the following principles.

A manuscript submitted for review is considered a confidential document that cannot be transferred for review or discussion to third parties who do not have the authority to do so from the editorial board.

The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned evaluation of the stated research results. Criticism of the author's personality is unacceptable.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes.

A reviewer who, in his opinion, does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interest with the author or the organization represented by the author, should inform the editor-in-chief about this with a request to exclude him from the review process of this manuscript.

Principles that should guide the author of scientific publications

The author (collective of authors) understands that they have the initial responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies compliance with the following principles.

The authors of the article should provide reliable results of the conducted research. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.

Authors should ensure that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements should be made with the obligatory referencing to the author and the original source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unofficial quotations, paraphrasing or appropriation of rights to the results of other people's research is unethical and unacceptable.

Authors should acknowledge the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the research, in particular, the article should provide references to all materials that were of importance in the study.

Authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that was sent to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article already published in another journal.

All persons who have made a significant contribution to the research should be listed among the co-authors of the article. Among the co-authors it is inadmissible to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.

If the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he must notify the editorial board of the journal as soon as possible.