Publication Ethics Statement

«Trudy MAI» is a peer reviewed electronic journal, which publishes scientific papers. The journal strives to abide by the high standards of publication ethics.

The journal publisher has established the following rules of ethical conduct. The authors, the reviewers and the Editorial Board should guarantee and ensure the compliance with these rules.

The publisher prohibits the publication (placement) of materials of advertising nature in the journal to eliminate the possible conflict of interest concerning the ethics of scientific papers.

Rules of ethical conduct for paper authors

The paper authors should present the research results, which contain academic novelty.

The presented scientific results and conclusions should be valid. They should be adduced in both sufficiently comprehensive, correct and objective manner.

The authors should only submit the papers, which are entirely original. If the paper uses results or citations from other scientific materials, the original sources of these results or citations should be indicated with precise bibliographical references. In the submitted paper the authors should not present the results, which are virtually the same as those already published or supposed to be published in other papers.

The authors should reflect the existing state of the issues, which are considered in the paper, in a comprehensive and objective manner. The authors are obliged to make bibliographically correct references to the publications, which determine the existing state of the issues that are considered in the paper (and cite such publications, if necessary). The paper should include the appropriate bibliographic reference to the source of each statement (observation, reasoning or conclusion), which was published previously. The data, which was acquired privately (for example, during a conversation or correspondence), should not be used without a written permission of the source and without reflecting the availability of such permission in the paper text.

All individuals, who made a significant contribution towards obtaining the scientific results, which are reflected in the paper, should be included into the composition of the paper authoring team. The composition of the authoring team should be limited to include only those, who made a significant contribution towards obtaining the scientific results and conclusions that are presented in the paper. The individuals, who made a lesser auxiliary contribution towards obtaining the scientific results that are presented in the paper, may be acknowledged by expressing gratitude in the paper text.

If there is a conflict of interests, which can call the scientific objectivity of the paper authors into question, such conflict of interests should be disclosed in the paper text along with the explanations of the authors concerning this issue.

The authors, who identified significant inaccuracies or errors in the paper that was submitted to the journal or already published in the journal, should notify the Editorial Board about this immediately to make a joint decision concerning the form of presentation of the objective information.

During submission of the paper to the journal its authors should confirm that they have familiarized themselves with the present rules of ethical conduct and have not violated these rules in any way.

Rules of ethical conduct for paper peer reviewers

The reviewer, who does not regard himself as a specialist in the field considered in the paper or understands that he would not be able to provide a review of the paper within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, should inform the Editorial Board about his inability to review the submitted paper as soon as possible.

The reviewer should evaluate the paper manuscript only by its scientific content irrespective of race, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, citizenship or political beliefs of the paper manuscript authors.

The reviewer should be objective towards the scientific content and scientific merit of the paper. If there is a conflict of interests, which can call the scientific objectivity of the reviewer into question, the reviewer should inform the Editorial Board about his inability to review the submitted paper as soon as possible

Personal derogatory criticism of the paper authors is not allowed.

The reviewer should evaluate the completeness and objectivity of the way the existing condition of the considered issues is reflected in the paper. If necessary, the reviewer should point out the lack of such completeness and objectivity (with precise bibliographical references as much as possible).

The paper manuscript, which was submitted to the Editorial Board, is a confidential document. The reviewer can discuss the contents of the submitted paper manuscript only with those individuals, who were approved by the Editorial Board. The reviewer is obliged to not use the ideas and information, which are adduced in the submitted paper, in any way prior to the publication of this paper.

Rules of ethical conduct for the Journal Editorial Board

The journal Editor-in-Chief takes into account all the opinions, which were stated by the members of the journal Editorial Board and the reviewers, during making the decision concerning the paper publication.

The journal Editorial Board does not allow publication of the papers, concerning which there is information about the presence of plagiarism, copyright violation, defamation etc.

The journal Editorial Board does not allow publication of the papers, concerning which the non-conformance with the accepted rules of publication ethics was established.

The members of the Editorial Board are obliged to ensure confidentiality of the contents of the submitted paper (this includes not using the ideas and information, which are adduced in the submitted paper, in any way prior to the publication of this paper).

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