Editorial policy of the journal and order of review

Editorial policy of the magazine

The editorial policy of the magazine is formed taking into account ethical standards of work of the editors and publishers enshrined in the Code of behavior and the guidelines of the best practice for the editor of the magazine (Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors) and the Code of behavior for the publisher of the magazine (Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers) developed by Committee on printing ethics - Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Сurrently, compliance with the laws and principles of publication ethics in the scientific community plays a key role in increasing the number of high-quality scientific articles.
We consider it important to emphasize that  violation of copy and related rights will incur civil, administrative and penal liability. If the reviewing, "checking for plagiarism” and editing processes reveal instances of plagiarism or false references, the article will be rejected for reviewing, nor will this author’s other articles be accepted for further reviewing.

The articles are reviewed and accepted only after at least two positive reviews of three reviewers

The editorial board provides Оpen access to the released volumes of the journal. The electronic texts of published articles are accessible in full and free of charge for all users of our journal’s site.

The principles of professional ethics in activity of the editor and publisher

The editor is a person who bears responsibility for publication of author's works that imposes need of following to the following principles:

  • in the presence of good reasons (poor quality of article; discrepancy of subject of the magazine; violation of ethical principles; high level of plagiarism, etc.) the editor has the exclusive right to reject article at the stage preceding reviewing (technical expertize);
  • the editor can adopt article at the stage preceding reviewing in that case if he guarantees that this article meets all scientific and ethical standards and also requirements of the magazine;
  • in case of existence of the conflict of interests of the editor with the author  of article or the organization, article has to be transferred to other editor;
  • the editor have to provide double blind reviewing at which the reviewer isn't told names of authors, and to authors – names of reviewers;
  • the editor have to guarantee high quality of the materials published in the magazine and their substantial integrity and also publish corrections, explanations, apologies when there is such need;

Author's ethics of scientific publications

At a material feed in the scientific and technical magazine "Vestnik BGTU Im. V. G. Shukhova" from authors respect for the following principles is expected:

  • the fragments containing loans have to be issued with obligatory instructions of the author and the primary source, including if the author (group of authors) provides data from the earlier published works;
  • and unethical it is considered unacceptable: any forms of plagiarism; excessive loan; rephrasing; assignment of the rights to results a research which are not belonging to the author (authors) of article;
  • information representation from confidential sources has to be followed by the formal permission;
  • all persons which made an essential contribution to carrying out a research have to be specified by coauthors of article (the sequence of coauthors is defined within collective depending on a contribution which was made by each coauthor);
  • in case of availability, the author (group of authors) is obliged to specify a financing source within which scientific research was conducted (the correctness of execution of the reference to the source of financing is assigned to the author);
  • at detection material mistakes or inaccuracies in article at a stage of her consideration or after her publication, the author is obliged to notify the editorial office of the magazine as soon as possible;
  • the responsible coauthor with whom edition will have an opportunity to approve all stages of work with article (registration, availability of a complete set of documents, results of reviewing, etc.) gets out in collective;
  • the author have to adequately and be respectful to work of an editorial board and reviewers, in case of notes during processing of article to eliminate the specified defects or with deep arguments to explain them.

Reviewing ethics.

Reviewing of articles is carried out by members of editorial board, the leading scientific BGTU of V.G. Shukhov and also invited by reviewers – recognized experts in the relevant branch of knowledge. The decision on the choice of this or that reviewer for conducting examination of article is made by the editor-in-chief, the deputy chief editor. Consideration of article by reviewers takes not less than three weeks.

When conducting scientific examination of author's materials the reviewer has to be guided by the following principles:

  • reviewing has to have impartial, objective character and contain the reasoned assessment to the stated results of a research. The personal criticism of the author is unacceptable
  • or with deep arguments them to explain the specified shortcomings.

Articles submitted to the editor of the scientific-technical journal "Bulletin of BSTU named after. V. G. Shukhov" are examined and reviewed according to the editorial Board of the order.

 Policy on Conflict of Interest

A potential conflict of interest occurs when there are some financial, personal or professional conditions that may affect scientific judgment of the reviewer or the editor and, as a consequence, the decision of the editorial board regarding the publication of the article.

The journal assumes that by submitting the article to the editorial board, the author states that:

  • the text of the article lists all the sources of the research funding;
  • there are no commercial, financial, personal and professional factors that could create a conflict of interest in relation to submitted article.
  • If there is a conflict of interest the author may ask the editor to exclude any specific reviewer from the consideration of his article.

Editors and reviewers must declare a potential conflict of interest that may affect the editorial board decision.

If there is a conflict of interest between the editor or reviewer and the author of the article, the article should be transferred to another editor or reviewer.

Assessment of the article should not be biased. The presence of conflict of interest alleged by any of the participants in the review process and the review itself should not lead to rejection as the most important criterion for evaluation of a manuscript is its scientific quality.


About Duplicate Publication

1. If part of the work that the author is going to give to the journal is published or planned to be published in other journals, the author should give a detailed explanation in the cover letter. Consideration of the manuscript by the journal in this case is possible if it is obvious that the main result, conclusion, or findings were not taken from another work or if, for example, the work has been published in another language.

2. The author is responsible for obtaining permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder if the author duplicates the part of the article (e.g., drawings or numerals) published in another publication or article to which copyright is issued. The editors will consider all submissions suggesting that the authors have permission to publish every part of the submitted material including illustrations.


About Plagiarism

1. Plagiarism is the use or close imitation of the language and ideas of another author and representation of the author’s earlier work as his own original one. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can be an identical paper published in multiple journals, where authors add new data to previous work.

2. The plagiarism is obvious when you cut and paste large chunks of text. Such manuscripts will not be considered for publication. But minor plagiarism without dishonest intent is relatively frequent, for example when an author reuses parts of an earlier article. The editors will make a decision in each case (according to their knowledge in the field and other literature or if the reviewers will pay attention to it) on the basis of their assessment.

Earlier Publications

1. The following categories of materials published by the author before submitting an article to the journal are considered as earlier publication: 1) articles published anywhere, even just in the on- line format, publications that have not been reviewed;

2) articles, book chapters, and long abstracts containing original data in figures and tables, in particular, in the publication of materials of scientific events, as well as posters containing original data disseminated to the participants, for example, posted on web sites;

3) widespread, copyrighted, or archival reports, such as technical reports.

Retraction of the Published Article

Being guided by the recommendations of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), edition is guided by the following policy for withdrawal (retraction) of publications.

Article responds (retracts) in a case:

  • edition has accurate proofs of unauthenticity of the published information which has resulted or a conscious activity (for example, falsifications of data), or because of conscientious mistakes (for example, mistakes in calculations or experiments);
  • the conclusions which are contained in article have been earlier published in other edition, and at the same time there are no appropriate references, permissions and justifications of need of the repeated publication (i.e. cases of the duplicating publication);
  • in article large incorrect loans (plagiarism) are revealed;
  • material of article describes unethical researches.

The purpose of a response (retraction) of the published article.

Response is the mechanism of correction of the published information and notification of readers on the publications containing such serious shortcomings or wrong data which can't be trusted. Unauthenticity of data can be result of conscientious delusion or conscious violations.

Responses are also used for a warning of readers of cases of the duplicating publications (that is when authors present the same data in several publications), plagiarism, and concealments of the important conflicts of interests which can influence interpretation of data or the recommendation of their use.

Main objective of responses is to correct the published information and to provide its integrity, but not to punish the authors who have made violations. Articles can be withdrawn them by the author (authors) or the editor of the journal.

In case of withdrawal (retraction) of article the fee received by the publishing house for publishing services from the author(s) doesn't come back since work on their publication is performed by publishing house. 

Dear authors! By the international rules of ethics scientific publications already published article can't be completely removed from the magazine website. Be more attentive sending article for the publication!
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