Publication Ethics

All the parties involved in the process of preparation of materials for publication in the academic periodical “Vestnik of NEFU: Earth Sciences”, namely the authors, reviewers, editorial board members, representatives of the publishers, should follow as described below standards of publication ethics.

These provisions correspond to the ethical principles adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). In the event that any of the following principles are violated, the Editorial Board will follow the instructions of COPE (
1. Authorship

Presenting the paper to the Editorial Board, the authors thereby confirm their authorship of the submitted materials. The author should ensure that all those who participated in the creation of the publication are listed as co-authors. However, each co-author must be responsible for the content of the article.

The author should point out all external sources of information, essential for this article, as quotations or references in the text of the manuscript, following the requirements of the Series.

The Editorial Board carefully considers any issue related to the possible plagiarism or falsification of the results. In the case of confirmation of plagiarism or falsification of the results, the article will be unconditionally rejected. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable.

Authors should avoid self-plagiarism (re-publication). Should such a fact be revealed, the article of the author(s) will be unconditionally rejected.

2. Fraud and slander

The author should make every effort to ensure that the materials he presents do not contain fictive data, reference absence, or false statements. If author finds substantial errors or omissions in the published work in the periodical, he should as soon as possible notify the Editor and to cooperate with him in order to withdraw the publication or to correct it.

Authors should avoid any personal, critical or derogatory remarks and accusations against other researchers.

3. Review

The Editorial Board adheres to the principle of double blind review: the authors won’t get to know the identity of the reviewers, and the reviewers won’t get to know the identity of the authors.

The reviewers should assess the intellectual content of the manuscript, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality or political opinions of its author.

Editors and editorial staff must not disclose the submitted manuscript to anyone other except the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, consultants and experts of the Editorial Board and the publisher.

There should be no conflict of interest between the reviewer and the reviewed authors.

The review should be carried out objectively. Reviewers should give a reasoned opinion on each of the material.

Reviewers must indicate the publications with no references in peer-reviewed article on the subject of submitted manuscript. Any statement, whether the findings, conclusions, or an argument made in earlier papers must be accompanied by a reference to the source. The reviewer should also pay attention of the editor to any substantial similarity or match between the manuscript under consideration and any other known publication.

Reviews of articles are stored at the Editorial at least five years. Reviews may be submitted at the request of the authors (without the name of the reviewer).

Copies of negative reviews are sent to the authors.

4. Duties of editors

Editors have the exclusive right to accept the manuscript for publication or reject it. Incoming manuscripts should be reviewed. However, the manuscript may be rejected at the stage prior to peer review, if it has a valid reason (for example, in cases where the subject of the article does not correspond to the subject of the periodical, the article is obviously of low scientific quality, the article has been previously published in another edition, and etc.). The editors accept articles for publication in accordance with its assurance in its compliance with the requirements of the periodical.

Editors should ensure the high quality of the materials published in the periodical and their substantial integrity, and to publish corrections, explanations, apologies in cases when the need arises.

Editors should not have a conflict of interest with the authors of those articles that they reject or accept.

Editors should ensure that materials published by them conform to international standards of scientific and publication ethics.