The ethics of scientific publications in

Crimean Therapeutic Journal

In its activities, the editorial board, editorial board and publisher of the magazine rely on the recommendations and standards of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications - the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and also take into account the valuable experience of authoritative international journals and publishers.

The principles of ethical behavior presented below are mandatory for all parties involved in the process of reviewing and publishing a scientific article: author (s), reviewers, editorial staff, editorial and publishing group, editorial board of the journal and publisher.

Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants of this process contributes to ensuring the authors' rights to intellectual property, improving the quality of the publication in the eyes of the world scientific community and excluding the possibility of misuse of copyright materials in the interests of individuals.

This Regulation corresponds to the policy of the journal and is one of the main components of the review and publication of the journal.

The following basic concepts are used in this Regulation:

The author is a person or a group of persons (a team of authors) participating in the creation of an article based on the results of a scientific study.

The editor-in-chief is the person who heads the editorial board and makes final decisions regarding the production and release of the journal.

The publisher is a legal entity or an individual who publishes a scientific publication.

Compilation - an article consisting of materials published before by other authors, without creative processing and own author's interpretation. An article consisting of a set of references and citations, without author's comments, assessments or analysis, is also equated to compilation.

The original text is not a borrowed and not translated text, which the author submits to the periodical for the first time (it does not matter whether his own work or the work of another author is used).

Plagiarism is the deliberate appropriation of authorship of someone else's work of science or art, other people's ideas or inventions. Plagiarism can be a violation of copyright law, patent law and as such may entail legal liability.

Editor - a representative of a scientific journal or publisher, preparing materials for publication, as well as supporting communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.

The editorial board is an advisory body from a group of authoritative persons who assist the editor-in-chief in the selection, preparation and evaluation of works for publication.

The editorial and publishing group is a group of persons headed by the editor-in-chief and is engaged in the preparation and production of a scientific journal.

Reviewer - an expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or publishing house and conducting scientific examination of copyright materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.

Reader - any person who has read the published materials.

Ethics of scientific publications is a system of norms of professional conduct in the relationship of authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, disseminating and using scientific publications.

Ethical principles, which should guide the author of a scientific publication

Submission of the article for consideration by the editorial staff implies that it contains new scientific results obtained by the author (team of authors), which have not been published anywhere before.

Authors should be aware that they bear personal responsibility for the provided text of the manuscript, which implies observance of the following principles:

1. Provide reliable results of the work or research done. Knowingly untrue, fraudulent or falsified statements are equated with unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

2. Participate in the peer review process. The editor-in-chief can ask the authors for the background of the scientific article for the editorial review, and the authors should be ready to provide open access to such data, if possible, and in any case should be prepared to keep the source materials within a reasonable period of time after their publication.

3. Ensure that the results of the research described in the manuscript represent an independent and original work. In the case of using fragments of others' works and / or borrowing the statements of other authors, the article should contain appropriate bibliographic references with the obligatory indication of the author and the source. According to clause 3.4 "Regulations on the review of scientific articles in the journal" Crimean Therapeutic Journal ": All articles undergo mandatory testing for plagiarism. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unformulated quotes, paraphrasing or assigning rights to the results of other people's studies, are unethical and unacceptable actions. Articles that are compilations from materials published before by other authors, without their creative processing and their own author's comprehension for publication by the magazine's editorial staff, are not accepted.

4. To realize that they bear the initial responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research.

5. Recognize the contribution of all persons who somehow influenced the course of the study or determined the nature of the scientific work presented. In particular, the article should make bibliographic references to Russian-language and foreign publications, which were of importance during the research. Information obtained privately through conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties should not be used without obtaining open written permission from their source. All sources must be disclosed. Even if written or illustrative materials of a large number of people are used, permission must be obtained and submitted to the editorial office.

6. Submit to the journal an original manuscript that was not sent to another journal and is not currently under consideration, as well as an article that was not previously published in another journal. Non-observance of this principle is regarded as a gross violation of the ethics of publications and gives grounds for withdrawing the article from review. The text of the article should be original, that is, it should be published in the presented form in a periodical printed publication for the first time. If the elements of the manuscript were previously published in another article, the authors are obliged to refer to earlier work and indicate what a significant difference the new work from the previous one. Verbatim copying of own works and their paraphrasing are unacceptable, they can be used only as a basis for new conclusions.

7. Ensure the correct composition of the list of co-authors of the work. Among the co-authors of the article, all persons who have made a significant intellectual contribution to its concept, structure, as well as to the conduct or interpretation of the results of the submitted work should be indicated. Other people who participated in some aspects of the work should be thanked. The author must also ensure that all co-authors are familiar with the final version of the article, approved it and agree with its submission for publication. All authors mentioned in the article must bear public responsibility for the content of the article. If the article is a multidisciplinary work, the co-authors may be responsible for their personal contribution, leaving the collective responsibility for the overall result. Among the co-authors it is inadmissible to specify the persons who did not participate in the study.

8. In case of detecting significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, immediately notify the editorial office and take a joint decision on recognizing the error and / or correcting it as soon as possible. If the editorial board finds out from a third party that the published work contains significant errors, the author is obliged to immediately remove or correct them, or to provide the editors with proof of the correctness of the information presented to them.

9. To indicate in their manuscripts all sources of work funding, to declare possible conflicts of interest that may affect the results of the study, their interpretation, as well as the judgment of reviewers.

Ethical principles in the activity of the reviewer

The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of copyright materials, as a result of which his actions should be impartial in nature, consisting in observing the following principles:

1. The expert evaluation should help the author improve the quality of the text of the article, and the editor-in-chief - decide on the publication.

2. A reviewer who does not consider himself an expert in the field of the subject matter of the article or knows that he can not submit a review of the article in a timely manner must notify the editor-in-chief and withdraw from the review process.

3. The reviewer can not be the author or co-author of the peer-reviewed work, as well as the scientific supervisors of the candidates for the degree and / or the staff of the subdivision in which the author works.

4. Any manuscript received from the editorial office for review is a confidential document. It can not be discussed with other persons, except for the persons indicated by the editor-in-chief.

5. The reviewer must be objective. Personal comments are inadmissible to the author. The reviewer should express his opinion clearly and reasonably.

6. The referee, if possible, should identify published articles relevant to the article under review and not quoted by the author. Any statement in the review that some observation, conclusion or argument from the article under review has already been encountered in the literature must be accompanied by an accurate bibliographic reference. The reviewer should also pay attention of the editor-in-chief to the significant similarity or partial coincidence of the article under review from any other previously published.

7. The reviewer should not use the information and ideas from the article submitted to him for a review of the article for personal gain, respecting the confidentiality of this information and ideas.

8. The reviewer should not accept manuscripts for consideration if there is a conflict of interest caused by competition, cooperation or other relations with any authors or organizations associated with the article.

Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the editorial staff, the editorial and publishing group and the editorial board

In its activities, the editorial board, publishing house and members of the editorial board of the journal are responsible for the publication of the author's works, which implies the necessity of following the following fundamental principles:

1. When deciding on publication, the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal is guided by the reliability of the data presented and the scientific significance of the work in question.

2. The editor-in-chief should not have any conflict of interest with respect to articles he rejects or accepts.

3. The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles sent to the journal will be accepted for publication and which ones are rejected. At the same time he follows the policy of the magazine and respects legal restrictions, avoiding libel, infringement of copyrights and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief of the journal can consult with members of the editorial board and reviewers when making a decision.

4. The editor-in-chief evaluates the manuscript solely on its scientific content - regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social status or political views of the authors of the manuscript.

5. The editor-in-chief, editorial staff, editorial team and members of the editorial board of the journal should not disclose any information on the article submitted to the journal to anyone other than the author (s), designated and potential reviewers, other editorial staff and, if necessary, the publisher.

6. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the editor-in-chief, editorial staff, editorial team or members of the editorial board for personal purposes or transferred to third parties (without the written consent of the author).

7. The editor-in-chief should not allow publication of information, if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

8. The article, if accepted for publication, shall be publicly available; copyrights are reserved for authors.

9. The editor in chief, together with the publisher, must not leave unanswered claims concerning the manuscripts or published materials. In identifying a conflict situation, they must take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights, and, if errors are found, facilitate the publication of corrections or refutations.

10. The editor-in-chief, staff of the editorial office, editorial and publishing group and members of the editorial board of the journal should ensure the confidentiality of names and other information relating to reviewers. If this is necessary, when deciding whether to recruit a new reviewer, the latter may be informed of the names of previous reviewers.

Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the publisher

In its activities, the publisher is responsible for the publication of copyright works, which entails the need to follow the following basic principles and procedures:

1. To promote the fulfillment of ethical duties by the editorial staff, the editorial and publishing group, the editorial board, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements.

2. To support the editorial staff of the journal in reviewing claims to the ethical aspects of published materials and to help interact with other journals and / or publishers, if this contributes to the fulfillment of the duties of editors.

3. Ensure the confidentiality of the information received from the authors of any information before it is published.

4. Recognize that the activity of the magazine is not a commercial project and does not carry with it the goal of making profit.

5. Be sure that the potential profit from the placement of advertising does not affect the editorial decision on the acceptance of the article for publication.

6. To be always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, refutations and apologies when it is necessary.

7. Provide editorial staff with the possibility of excluding publications containing plagiarism and inaccurate data.

The Regulations on the Ethics of Scientific Publications have been approved by the editor-in-chief of the Crimean Therapeutic Journal, Klyaritskaya IL. 03/17/2014