Publication ethics

This document has been developed by the editorial board of the journal “Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo voennogo instituta vojsk natsional’noj gvardii” as a set of ethical principles governing the behavior of the editorial board, reviewers and authors in the field of scientific publications. The text is intended to be used as a single document and each related provision must be applied in accordance with the other provisions.

Persons involved in the scientific and publishing process should follow the principles of editorial ethics.

The editorial staff of the journal “Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo voennogo instituta vojsk natsional’noj gvardii” determines its goal to form clear understanding of the publication ethics in the scientific community, as well as open and unconditional condemnation of unethical behavior and a complete rejection of any kinds of cooperation leading to the production of «junk» publications that prevent science development.

The editors of the journal “Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo voennogo instituta vojsk natsional’noj gvardii” are responsible for maintaining scientific reputation and do their best to ensure the quality of scientific publications, while respecting the position of the author and copyright, regardless of the status of the author.

In its activities, the editor is responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which imposes the need to follow the following fundamental principles:

1. Editorial ethics
The editorial board of the journal in its activities is guided by the principles of scientificity, objectivity, professionalism, impartiality. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.

2. Responsibility for ethical compliance
Researchers, authors, reviewers, and the editor have an ethical obligation to publish and disseminate research results. Making a decision on publication, the editor-in-chief of a scientific journal is guided by the reliability of the presentation of data and the scientific significance of the paper. The editors should not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism.

3. Norms of communication with authors
Interaction with authors is based on the principles of fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty and transparency.

4. Availability of a peer review institution
All journal content, except the clearly marked editorial content, is the subject of mandatory peer review (open, blind, double blind). The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of copyright materials. The reviewer’s actions must be unbiased.

5. Access to publications
The journal guarantees access to publications, providing storage of materials in the Scientific Electronic Library

6. Information transparency
The Internet site of the journal contains provisions on publication ethics and peer review, the clearly articulated journal’s policy, rules for submitting manuscripts, instructions for authors, and information on the availability of materials (free access).

7. Information about free services
All information about free services is clearly written and available on the publication’s website.

8. Compliance with ethical criteria for authorship
An author is considered to be a person who has been greatly involved in the writing of the work, in the development of its concept, in scientific design, in the collection of material, in analysis and interpretation.
The consent of all authors for publication is mandatory. All co-authors must meet these criteria.
Principles to be followed by the author of scientific publications:
a) the authors of the article must provide reliable results of the research. Obviously incorrect or falsified statements are unacceptable;
b) authors must ensure that the results of the study presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be cited with the obligatory indication of the author and source. Overloading the text with borrowings, as well as plagiarism in any form, including loose quotations, paraphrasing, or appropriation of rights of the results of other people’s researches, is unethical and unacceptable. It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the study, in particular, the article should give references to works that were important in the conduct of the study;
c) authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that has been sent to another journal and (or) is under consideration, as well as an article already published in another journal;
d) co-authors of the article should indicate all persons who have made a great contribution to the study.
The editors of the journal have the right to reject any manuscript submitted for publication that does not comply with the above-mentioned principles.

9. Approval of the final text of the article with the author
The publication of an article with the name of the author implies the emergence of copyright. The publication of a text not agreed with the author, as well as the inclusion of third parties as co-authors, is a violation of copyright.