POLICIES, ETHICS AND REVIEWING
1. Free access policy. The journal is an open access journal which means that everybody can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles in accordance with CC License.
You are free to:
Share – copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format;
Adapt – remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
License type: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
An authors should attach to the manuscript and other documents a covering letter where he/she transfers the copyright to publish the manuscript as an open access paper.
2. Article identification policy. Each article is assigned a DOI (Digital object identifier).
3. Plagiarism detection policy. All the submitted manuscripts are checked for the plagiarism via the Text.ru system. To be accepted, the paper should contain 75% of text uniqueness.
Standards of ethical conduct should be coordinated for all the participants of the publication process (author, editor, reviewer and publisher).
The Journal publication ethics corresponds to the requirements of COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
1. Decision for publication. The Editor decides which of the manuscripts submitted to the Journal should be published. The Editor is within the right to follow the Editorial Board policy but he/she may be limited by the active legislation. The Editor may consult other editors or reviewers to make a decision.
2. Tolerance. The Editor evaluates the intellectual content of a manuscript regardless of author’s race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship and political views.
3. Confidentiality. The Editor and Editorial staff are not within the right to disclose information of a submitted manuscript to anybody but the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants and a publisher, if necessary.
Any manuscript submitted for reviewing should be considered as a confidential document. The materials should not be shown or discussed with anybody but those authorized by the Editor.
4.Disclosure of information and conflict of interests. Unpublished materials of the submitted manuscript should not be used in the investigations by the Editor without a letter of consent of the author.
The confidential information or the ideas obtained during the reviewing process should be kept secret and should not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers should not consider the manuscripts where they disclose conflicts of interests resultant from competition, cooperation or other relations with one of the authors, companies or institutions related to the paper.
5. Responsibilities of reviewers. Contribution into the editorial decision. Reviewing helps the Editor to make editorial decisions as well as communication of the Editor with an author can help the author to improve his work.
6. Efficiency. Any chosen reviewer, feeling his/her incompetence to review the investigation of a manuscript and supposing that it will be impossible to consider a manuscript promptly, should inform the Editor and exclude himself/herself from the reviewing processes.
7. Objectivity. Reviews should be objective. Personal critiсism of the author is irrelevant. Reviewers should express their opinions clearly and in a well-argued manner.
8. References. Reference to the corresponding papers of other authors is an essential requirement. Authors should refer to the publications which exercised a decisive influence on the manuscript.
Reviewers should reveal the papers which were not referred to by an author. Any statements, observations, conclusions or arguments should be accompanied by a corresponding reference.
A reviewer should also pay the Editor’s attention to any significant similarity or coincidence between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.
9. Responsibilities of authors. A manuscript should contain enough details to be verifiable. Fraudulent or deliberately incorrect information is unethical and unacceptable.
10. Originality and plagiarism. Authors of a manuscript should ensure that they submit an original work. If they apply papers and/or quotations of other authors, references or extracts are obligatory. All the submitted manuscripts are checked for the plagiarism via the Text.ru system. To be accepted, a paper should contain at least 75% of text uniqueness.
11. Multiple, simultaneous publications. An author should not publish papers describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submittion of the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is unethical and unacceptable.
12. Authorship. The authorship should be limited by those who made significant contribution into a conception, design, realization or interpretation of a described research.
They should be listed as co-authors. If there are other participants who made any contribution into the work, they should be listed as participants. An author should guarantee objective co-authors and ensure that all the co-authors have read and approved the final version of a manuscript and agreed to submit it for publication.
13. Disclosure of information and conflict of interests. In the papers, all the authors should disclose the information on funding and on third party’s interests which may be considered as having affected the results or interpretation of the manuscript.
14. Errors in published papers. If an author finds a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her published paper, the author should inform the Editor of the Journal or the publisher and cooperate with the Editor to suppress the paper or make corrections.
The Journal is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Main specialists in the area of physical and mathematical sciences make scientific assessment of manuscripts.
1. An author submits a manuscript prepared according to the «Guidelines for authors»to the Editorial Board.
2. Having received a manuscript from an author, the Senior Secretary decides whether the manuscript corresponds to the scope of the Journal and sends it to an independent reviewer for consideration.
3. Manuscripts are reviewed by leading specialists in the corresponding scientific areas. Reviewing is confidential.
4. A reviewer decides on the possibility of publication of a manuscript within three months.
5. In case of positive decision, the Editor-in-Chief determines the order of publications depending on themes of Journal issues.
6. If there are any comments, a reviewer may decide to send the manuscript back to the author for revision. After the revision the manuscript is sent to the reviewer again. If the decision of a reviewer is negative, the manuscript is rejected.
7. The Editorial Board send a message to the author with the results of reviewing; rejected manuscripts are not discussed with authors. Editor-in-Chief makes the decision in case of a conflict.
8. If requested, the Editorial Board send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation or to State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles.
9. Originals of the reviews are stored in the publishing house and in the editorial office for 5 years. Journal Executive Secretary is responsible for review storage.
10. Materials sent to the editorial office are not returned back to the authors.
11. Editorial Board does not take any obligations on the date of publication.
12. Authors are not charged for publication and are not paid any fees.