The chairman of an editorial board, the chief scientific editor, associate editors and the publisher of the journal “The State Cousellor” adheres to the international ethics of scientific publications following recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics,Publishing Ethics Resource Kit by the Elsevier, and recommendations of the Declaration of Association of scholarly editors and publishers (Russia) “Ethical principles of scholarly publications” .
Duties of the Chairman of the Editorial Board
Decision on article publication: The chairman of the editorial colleague of the journal “The State Counsellor” is responsible for making decision on publication of the works presented to editorial office of the journal. This decision always has to be made on the basis of check of article’s relevance, scientific importance and reliability for researchers and readers. The chairman of the editorial colleague of the journal “The State Counsellor” is guided by methodical recommendations of the journal and such legislative bases as absence of slander, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. To make the decision on article publication the chairman of the editorial colleague can consult with the scientific editor and members of editorial council.
Lack of discrimination: The chairman of the editorial colleague of the journal “The State Counsellor” estimates intellectual contents of the presented works, despite of race, a floor, sexual orientation, religion, an ethnic origin, nationality or political views of the author.
Confidentiality: The chairman and members of editorial council of the journal “The State Counsellor” doesn’t provide information on the presented manuscript to anyone, except for the author, reviewers and the publisher.
Disclosure of data and conflict of interests: The information which contains in the presented article must not be used in any own work of the chairman and members of editorial council without written permission of the author.
The confidential information or ideas received while reviewing have to be kept in a secret and not be used for obtaining personal benefit. The chairman of the editorial colleague of the journal have to withdraw from participation in reviewing in case of interests conflict resulting from the competition, cooperation or other relations with any of the authors, the companies or establishments which relates to the article. The chairman of the editorial colleague of the journal “The State Counsellor” should require from all authors of the journal to provide the information on the competing interests and to publish corrections if the conflict of interests was found after the article publication. In case of need, the following actions can be carried out, such as the publication of a denial or expression of concern.
Investigation of complaints of ethical character: The chairman of the editorial colleague of the journal “The State Counsellor” has to take reasonably fast measures regarding complaints of ethical character concerning the presented manuscript or the published article, by contact with edition, the publisher (or scientific and pedagogical collective).
Obligations of members of the editorial board
Participation of editorial council. Reviewing helps the chairman to make the decision on work publication. Communication with the Publishing house can also help author to improve his work.
Competence. Each selected reviewer, which feels the incompetence for reviewing of the scientific research described in the manuscript, has to inform the chairman and exclude himself from reviewing process.
Confidentiality. Each manuscript received for reviewing has to be considered as the confidential document. It must not be shown or discussed with other persons except for the persons authorized by the chairman.
Objectivity. Reviews have to be made objectively. Personal attacks to the author are inadmissible. The reviewer should express the point of view clearly and reasonably.
Recognition of sources. If to any published work authors didn’t made a reference, the reviewer should note this fact. Any statement, information, a conclusion or arguments, which were already reported in the scientific press, has to be followed by the corresponding link. The reviewer should also focus an attention of the secretary, chairman and scientific editor of the journal in case of detection of any considerable similarity or partial coincidence between the considered manuscript and any other, known him personally, published work.
Disclosure of data and conflict of interests. The unpublished information disclosed in the presented article shouldn’t be used in any own work of the reviewer without written permission of the author. The confidential information or ideas received while reviewing have to be kept in a secret and not be used for obtaining personal benefit. The reviewer have to withdraw from participation in reviewing in case of interests conflict resulting from the competition, cooperation or other relations with any of the authors, the companies or establishments which relates to the article.
Obligations of authors
Originality and plagiarism. By sending articles, authors guarantee that they are original works and if authors used work and/or words of other authors, it has to be noted by the reference or specified in the text according to technical requirements. Plagiarism has many forms: stealing another author’s work, copying, rephrasing the parts of others works without reference to the source, claiming the rights for the results received by other persons, etc. Plagiarism in all the forms is unethical behavior and is unacceptable. Providing by the author the article which has been already published in other journal is inadmissible and is a sign of unethical behavior. It is necessary to acknowledge works of other researchers. Authors have to give references on publications which had impact on the content of the described work.
Authorship of work. The authorship has to be limited by those persons who have made the considerable contribution to the concept, planning, performance or interpretation of the described research. All persons which have made the considerable contribution have to be specified as coauthors. If any person took part in any essential part of the project, he or she has to have the gratitude or has to be included in the list of coauthors.
Divulge of information and conflict of interests. All authors have to open financial or any other essential conflict of interests which could be interpreted as influencing factor on results of manuscript estimation. All sources of financial support of the project have to be disclosed.
Mistakes in the published works. If the author finds a considerable mistake or inaccuracy in the published work, his should urgently inform the secretary of the journal about it and cooperate with the secretary to publish a denial or correction of the article. If the secretary receives the information from the third party that the published work contains a considerable mistake, the author should make the urgent denial or correction of article, or represent to the secretary the proof of correctness of the published work.
Plagiarism detection. The chairman and members of editorial council of the journal “The State Counsellor” assume the obligation to help scientific community with all aspects of implementation of policy on observance of publishing ethics, especially with suspicion cases on the duplicating representation of article or plagiarism.