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and the quality of the submitted material are the basic principles for considering if the manuscript is acceptable or not for publication.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 consider only 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 permitted only after official publication of the article using the correct citation in accordance with standard requirements.

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

1.7. Editors are required to ensure that citations and quotations in the article 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 have 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 initiate the publication of the article that was published in his/her native language, in translation. Such cases are subject to special consideration by the Editorial Board and all participating parties should adhere strictly to high ethical standards.

2.7. Authors should disclose all sources of financial support for the project, the results of which are described in the manuscript submitted for consideration, as well as all co-authors facilitating the completion of 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 on the basis of personal reviewer preferences are not permitted. Reviewers should declare their conflict of interest and remove themselves from the peer-review process if a conflict exists.

3.2. Reviewers are expected to review and to submit reviews within the time agreed by the Editorial Board (one month). If it is not possible to review the manuscript within the specified period, the reviewer should immediately notify the editorial office.

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

3.4. The manuscript review process in the journal ‘Vestnik of NMSTU’ is carried out in four stages.

3.5. Before the manuscript is published reviewers should keep manuscripts and the information they contain strictly confidential and must not use it for their personal research.

4. Conflict of interest

All interested parties are encouraged to avoid conflict of interest in any form at all stages of the manuscript’s preparation process for publication. We kindly request editors of any potential conflicts that might be perceived as relevant to inform us as early as possible, as well as any violations of generally accepted ethical standards and rules.