ETHICS OF EDITING, REVIEWING, PUBLISHING AND AUTHORSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS OF THE PERIODICAL "MODERN SCIENCE"
Editorial activity of the periodical "Modern Science" is based on the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics, (COPE). The editorial staff of the journal makes every effort to comply with the ethical standards adopted by the international scientific community and to prevent any deviation from these provisions, and therefore recommends that all parties involved in the publication process: authors, editors of the journal, reviewers, publishers, be guided by the following principles:
1. General obligations and responsibilities of editors:
1. Be responsible for everything that they publish;
2. Make fair and objective decisions, regardless commercial considerations, and ensure an honest and effective independent review process;
3. Apply editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency, as well as maximum completeness and reliability of publications, as well as to resolve editorial conflicts of interest;
4. Protect the authenticity of published materials by introducing changes and refutations (when necessary), as well as to pay attention on cases of alleged misconduct in research and publication of the results of such cases;
5. Struggle with misconduct in reviewing and editing;
6. Critically assess the ethical conduct of research on humans and animals;
7. Inform independent reviewers and authors about all requirements imposed on them;
8. Decisions on acceptance or refusal to publish articles should be based on the importance of the article, its originality, clarity of presentation, the reliability of the information contained in it and its proximity to the subject matter of the journal.
2. Principles to be followed by reviewers:
1. Agree to review only those manuscripts for which they have sufficient knowledge and which they can review in time;
2. Respect the confidentiality of the review and not disclose any details of the manuscript or reviews during or after the review to anyone other than those authorized by the periodical;
3. Not to use the information obtained during the review for own benefit or benefit of other persons or organizations, or to cause harm to others or to discredit others;
4. Declare all possible conflicts of interest and seek advice in the periodical if they are not sure whether the current situation constitutes a conflict of interest or not;
5. Do not allow the content of their review to be affected by the origin of the manuscript, nationality, religious affiliation, political or other views of its authors, or commercial considerations;
6. Write a review objectively and constructively, refraining from hostile or inflammatory statements, as well as from slanderous or humiliating comments;
7. Realize that, as researchers, they themselves need the honest reviews of their colleagues, and therefore perform the review in good faith;
8. Provide journals with accurate and truthful information about their personal and professional knowledge and experience;
9. Realize that attempts to impersonate another person during review are a serious violation of proper behavior.
3. General obligations and responsibility of authors:
1. Authors are responsible for their work and the content of the publication;
2. The published research should be conducted in accordance with ethical and legal norms;
3. Researchers should state the results of their work clearly, honestly, without falsification and data juggling;
4. Researchers should make efforts to describe the methodology for the performance of the work clearly and unambiguously, so that their results can be confirmed by others;
5. Researchers must comply with the requirements for publications, that the proposed work contains original material, is not plagiarized and has not been published before;
6. Authorship of research work should accurately reflect the contribution of individuals to its implementation and description;
7. The authors should immediately notify the editor if an error is found in any work, submitted by them for a publication, accepted for publication or already published work. Authors should cooperate with editors if it is necessary to edit or reduce the work;
8. Quotations and references to other works should be accurate and neatly arranged;
9. Authors should not copy references from other publications to works that they themselves have not read;
10. Authors must comply with the requirements of publishers that the work should not be simultaneously offered for publication in more than one publishing house;
11. Authors should inform the editor if they refuse to review their work or prefer not to respond to the comments of the reviewer after receiving a conditional consent to the publication;
12. Authors should answer questions of the reviewer professionally and in the shortest possible time;
13. Authors should respect the request of the publisher to restrict publications in the media and should not allow reporting of their findings in the media if their article was accepted for publication (but not yet published) in a scientific publication. Authors and their research centers should liaise and interact with publishers to coordinate media activities (for example, press releases or press conferences) in connection with the publication. Press releases should accurately reflect the content of the work and should not include data that goes beyond the results of the study.
4. Principles of the journal activity (code of ethics of the publisher):
1. Respect the right to confidentiality and the secrecy of personal information (for example, for research participants, authors, reviewers);
2. Protect intellectual property and copyright (copyright);
3. Promote the independence of editors;
4. In cooperation with the editors of journals to form an effective journal policy and mechanisms for its implementation;
5. Disseminate information about the policy of the journal, bring it to the attention of all interested persons (authors, readers, reviewers);
6. Periodically review the journal's policy, in particular, in connection with the emergence of new recommendations from COPE;
7. Remain faithful to the principles of scientific honesty;
8. Provide assistance to parties (for example, institutions, grantors, government agencies) responsible for investigating cases of unfair research and publications and, if possible, assist in resolving these issues;
9. Publish edits, explanations and withdraw unfair articles;
10. Ensure timely publication of the journal's editions.
When preparing the text of these rules, translations from the source are used: Preparation and publication of a scientific journal. International practice on the ethics of editing, reviewing, publishing and authorship of scientific publications: Collection of translations / Comp. O.V. Kirillov. Moscow: Financial University, 2013. 140 p.