Editorial ethics

1. Introduction

The editions of the journals "Regional Geosystems" are guided in their activities by the provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation in the part of the fourth chapter 70 "Copyright" and follow the rules of publishing ethics ( according to the recommendations of the International Committee on Ethics of Publications-Commitment on the Ethics Pipeline).

The consent of the author to publish an article in the journal means consent to the use of personal data in the open press, as well as to post the full version of the article on the Internet: on the journal's website in free access, on the official website of the Scientific Electronic Library LIBRARY.RU and other electronic libraries and databases.

All publications of the journal are protected by the license CC-BY (this license allows you to distribute, edit, correct and take a work with attribution).

2. Duties of editors

Decision on publication

The editor of the scientific journal is personally and independently responsible for the decision to publish, in cooperation with the Editorial Board of the journal. The reliability of the work in question and its scientific significance should always be the basis for the decision to publish. The editor can be guided by the Regulations of the scientific periodical scientific publication, the Regulations on Periodical Scientific Publications of the Belgorod State National Research University. The editor can confer with other editors and reviewers during the decision to publish.

Decency

The editor must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, origin, citizenship or political preferences of the Authors.

Confidentiality

The Editor and the Editorial Board are obligated, without the need to not disclose information on the accepted manuscript to all persons, except for Authors, Reviewers, possible Reviewers, other Scientific Advisors and the Publisher.

Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest

Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts submitted for consideration cannot be used in personal research without the written consent of the Author. Information or ideas received during the review and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

Editors should withdraw from consideration of manuscripts (namely, to ask the deputy editor or cooperate with other members of the Editorial Board when reviewing the work instead of self-reviewing and making a decision) in the event of conflicts of interest due to competitive, joint and other interactions and relations with authors, companies and, possibly by other organizations associated with the manuscript.

Supervision of publications

The editor, who provided convincing evidence that the allegations or conclusions presented in the publication are erroneous, must notify the Publisher of this in order to notify promptly of the changes, the removal of the publication, the expression of concern and other relevant situations and statements.

Involvement and cooperation in research

The editor, together with the publisher, shall take adequate response in the event of ethical claims concerning the manuscripts or published materials. Similar measures in general terms include the interaction with the authors of the manuscript and the argumentation of the corresponding complaints or claims, but may also imply interactions with relevant organizations and research centers.

3. Responsibilities of reviewers

Impact on the decisions of the Editorial Board

Reviewing helps the editor to make a decision to publish and, through appropriate interaction with the Authors, can also help the Author improve the quality of the work. Reviewing is the necessary link in formal scientific communications.

Exercise

Any selected Reviewer who does not have enough qualifications to review the manuscript or who does not have enough time to do the work quickly must notify the Editor and ask him to be excluded from the process of reviewing the corresponding manuscript.

Confidentiality

Any manuscript received for review should be considered a confidential document. This work cannot be opened and discussed with any persons not authorized by the Editor.

Requirements for the manuscript and objectivity

The reviewer must give an objective assessment. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Reviewers should clearly and reasonably express their views.

Recognition of primary sources

Reviewers should identify meaningful published works relevant to the topic and not included in the bibliography of the manuscript. Any statement (observation, conclusion or argument) published earlier in the manuscript should have a corresponding bibliographic reference. The reviewer should also draw the Editor's attention to the discovery of a significant similarity or coincidence between the manuscript in question and any other published work that is in the scientific competence of the Reviewer.

Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest

Unpublished data obtained from manuscripts submitted for review can not be used in personal research without the written consent of the Author. Information or ideas obtained during the review and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

Reviewers should not participate in the examination of manuscripts in the event of conflicts of interest due to competitive, joint and other interactions and relationships with any of the Authors, companies or other organizations associated with the submitted work.

4. Obligations of the authors

Requirements for manuscripts

Requirements for manuscripts are placed in the Regulations of the periodical scientific publication "Scientific Bulletins of BelSU".

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that the original work is submitted in its entirety and, in the case of using the works or statements of other Authors, should provide relevant bibliographic references or excerpts.

Plagiarism can exist in many forms, about presenting someone else's work as an author's before copying or paraphrasing the essential parts of other people's works (without attribution) and before claiming their own rights to the results of other people's studies. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical and unacceptable.

Multiplicity, redundancy and simultaneity of publications

In the general case, the Author should not publish a manuscript, mostly devoted to the same research, in more than one journal as an original publication. The submission of the same manuscript to more than one magazine at the same time is perceived as unethical behaviour and is unacceptable.

In the general case, the Author should not submit a previously published article to another journal.

Recognition of primary sources

It is always necessary to recognize the contribution of others. Authors should refer to publications that are relevant to the performance of the submitted work. Data obtained privately, for example during a conversation, correspondence or during discussion with third parties, should not be used or presented without the explicit written permission of the source. Information received from confidential sources, such as assessing manuscripts or granting grants, should not be used without the express written permission of the Author of the work, which is related to confidential sources.

Authorship of publication

Authors of the publication can be only persons who have made a significant contribution to the formation of the concept of work, the development, implementation or interpretation of the presented study. All those who have made a significant contribution must be identified as Co-authors. In those cases where the study participants made a significant contribution to a particular area in the research project, they should be listed as persons who have made a significant contribution to this study.

The author must make sure that all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are represented as Co-authors and those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-authors, that all Co-authors saw and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.

Risks, as well as people and animals that act as objects of research

If the work involves the use of chemical products, procedures or equipment, in the operation of which any unusual risk is possible, the Author must clearly indicate this in the manuscript.

If the work involves the participation of animals or people as objects of research, the authors must make sure that the manuscript states that all stages of the study are in compliance with the law and regulatory documents of research organizations, and approved by the relevant committees. The manuscript should clearly reflect that all people who have become the objects of research received informed consent. It is always necessary to monitor the observance of the rights to privacy.

Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest

All Authors are required to disclose in their manuscripts financial or other existing conflicts of interest that may be perceived as having affected the results or conclusions presented in the work.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest that are necessarily subject to disclosure include work for hire, counselling, the availability of shareholder property, the receipt of fees, the provision of expert opinion, patent application or patent registration, grants and other financial security. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as early as possible.

Significant errors in published works

If the Author finds material errors or inaccuracies in the publication, the Author must inform the Editor of the journal or the Publisher and interact with the Editor in order to remove the publication or correct errors as soon as possible. If the Editor or Publisher has received information from a third party that the publication contains material errors, the Author must withdraw the work or rectify the errors as soon as possible.

5. Obligations of the publisher

The publisher must follow the principles and procedures that facilitate the implementation of ethical duties by Editors, Reviewers and Authors in accordance with these requirements. The publisher should be sure that the potential profit from the placement of advertising or the production of reprints did not affect the decisions of the Editors.

The publisher should support the Journal's editors in reviewing claims to the ethical aspects of published materials and help to interact with other journals and / or Publishers, if this contributes to the performance of duties by the Editors.

The publisher should promote good practice in conducting research and implement industry standards in order to improve ethical recommendations, procedures for removing and correcting errors.

The publisher must provide appropriate specialized legal support (opinion or advice) if necessary.

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