ISSN (print) 1995-2732
ISSN (online) 2412-9003


Publication Ethics of the Journal “Vestnik of NMSTU”

The editing policy of the journal is founded on traditional ethical principles adopted by Russian academic journals and observes the ethical norms of the work of editors and publishers outlined in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, which were elaborated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). When working with publications the journal’s editorial board follows international copyright protection rules, Russian Law, and international standards for publishers.

1. Responsibilities of the Journal’s Editorial Board and Editors

1.1. Editors take full responsibility for their decisions to edit and publish manuscripts submitted to the journal. The academic value of the article, its academic significance and the quality of the submitted material are the basic principles for considering if the manuscript is acceptable or not for publication.

1.2. Editors evaluate articles and make decisions on academic merit alone. All editorial decisions should be made without regard to the race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

1.3. The Editors of "Vestnik of NMSTU" wish to only consider articles which have not previously been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere, presenting original research or a detailed review of themes relating to the journal's core interests. The editors of the journal "Vestnik of NMSTU" reserve the right to reject a manuscript if the research has been published previously and represents more than 50% of the research results of the submitted work.

1.4. Editorial Board Members are required to maintain confidentiality about the submitted manuscripts and must not divulge any information to any third party other than people relevant to the article and the process of its preparation for publication.

1.5. Editors thoroughly review the original information contained in manuscripts during the peer review process, but may not use it for their own research or for personal advantage. The use of such information is only permitted after official publication of the article and using the correct citation in accordance with standard requirements.

1.6. The editors should not force authors to include references to the journal’s articles that have been published in ‘Vestnik of NMSTU’ in order to influence the journal’s ranking by artificially increasing the journal’s metric.

1.7. Editors are required to ensure that citations and quotations given in the article that was approved for publication are accurate and correct.

2. Responsibilities of the authors

2.1. Authors assume responsibility for the content of their publications. Only original research should be used in the articles. If the authors used material taken directly from other researchers, it must be appropriately cited or quoted. Results discussed in the article should meet the criteria of reproducibility by other researchers. All methods of data processing, as well as their interpretation, should be absolutely transparent.

2.2. Authors take responsibility for voluntary or involuntary plagiarism. Unauthorized reproduction of any article content (text, graphics, raw data, etc.) is absolutely unacceptable. Borrowed elements that are reproduced with the copyright owner's permission should be presented in the correct form and accompanied by a corresponding reference.

2.3. When submitting an article to the editor, the authors declare that this article has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

2.4. Information obtained privately, as in correspondence, conversation or discussion with third parties, or obtained under confidential services, may be used or reported only with the written permission of the source of such information.

2.5. Authors should alert the editor or publisher promptly if they discover a significant error or inaccurate data in the published article. Authors should cooperate with editors in order to withdraw the publication or to correct errors in this publication. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that there is a significant error in the published work and notify the author of such defect, errors must be corrected promptly and the author is obliged to provide the editorial office with evidence of data accuracy in his/her article.

2.6. The author may request that the article that was published in his/her native language be also published in the foreign language. Such cases are subject to special consideration by the Editorial Board and all participating parties should strictly adhere to high ethical standards.

2.7. Authors shall be liable for disclosing all sources of financial support for the project, the results of which are described in the manuscript submitted for consideration, as well as for indicating all co-authors who facilitated the research.

3. Responsibilities of reviewers

3.1. During the manuscript review process referees should strive for maximum objectivity. Manuscripts are evaluated only according to their scientific significance. Any decisions made on the basis of the reviewer’s personal preferences are not permitted. If a conflict of interest exists in any form between the reviewer and the author, the reviewer shall immediately notify the editorial office of such conflict of interest and retreat from the peer-review process.

3.2. Reviewers are expected to review and submit reviews within the time agreed by the Editorial Board (one month). If the manuscript cannot be reviewed within the specified period, the reviewer must immediately notify the editorial office accordingly.

3.3. Reviewers must not reveal information about manuscripts submitted for review to anyone other than the authors and reviewers.

3.4. The journal ‘Vestnik of NMSTU’ relies on a blind peer review process. The names of the reviewers are hidden from the authors. At the same time, at the reviewer’s will and upon the reviewer’s written consent the name of the reviewer can be disclosed to the author.

3.5. Before the manuscript is published, under no circumstances the reviewers may use the information they were given access to as part of the review process for the their own academic purposes or other personal use.

4. Conflict of interest

All interested parties are encouraged to avoid conflict of interest in any form at all stages of the publication preparation process. If a conflict of interest of any form arises, the individual who was the first to identify such conflict is obliged to immediately notify the editorial office correspondingly. The same refers to any cases when the generally accepted ethical norms and rules happen to have been disregarded.