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Social and economic systemsInternational electronic scientific journal

Publishing ethics

Publication policy of the journal "Social and economic systems" is governed by international rules for copyright protection, statutory regulations of the Russian Federation as well as international standards of publishing.

The relations between the editorial board and the authors are based on the principles of publication ethics conforming to the Code of ethics for scientific publications Publication ethics reflects the standards of professional conduct regulating the cooperation of authors, reviewers, editors in the process of production, dissemination and use of scientific publications.

Ethical guidelines for authors

Authors bear primary responsibility for the novelty and validity of findings obtained in the process of scientific research. The author adheres to the following principles:

  • to bear responsibility for the validity and novelty of the research results;
  • to avoid plagiarism in any form; when borrowing content, to give credit to the author and the source of the copied material;
  • to acknowledge individuals who have made significant contributions to the research;
  • to exclude individuals unrelated to the research from the list of co-authors;
  • to avoid duplication of the article publication in several periodicals;
  • to prepare the manuscript in accordance with the formatting requirements of the journal;
  • to inform the editor in a timely manner of all errors and inaccuracies detected in the article in  the process of reviewing and publishing, and to correct such;
  • to provide accurate contact information and data about workplace, position, academic degree and rank.

Ethical guidelines for editors

The decision of the editorial board concerning the acceptance or rejection of publications is based on the validity of the submitted data and the scientific importance of the paper under review. The editor adheres to the following principles:

  • to provide substantiated evaluation of manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of authors;
  • to ensure confidentiality of the submitted material until it is published;
  • to exercise the right to reject manuscripts that do not conform to the requirements and the remit of the journal;
  • to exclude any use of the article’s content prior to its publication for personal purposes;
  • to reject materials containing inaccurate data or plagiarism in any form;
  • to take a neutral stance with regard to the author's viewpoint;
  • to ensure the confidentiality of the personal information of the reviewers;
  • to inform authors of the current stage of the publication process for the submitted manuscript;
  • to provide information concerning the financial support of the research specified by the author;
  • to consider claims concerning submitted manuscripts or published materials;
  • to take appropriate measures to resolve claims regarding published materials.

Ethical guidelines for reviewers

The reviewer provides unbiased and substantiated evaluation of the research findings presented in the paper. The review of the article is confidential. The aim of the review process is to improve the quality of articles submitted for publication in the journal. The reviewer adheres to the following principles:

  • to treat the submitted manuscript as intellectual property of the author (breach of confidentiality is allowed in case of the reviewer’s statement indicating unreliability or distortion of the information presented in article);
  • to give clear and substantiated recommendations for corrections;
  • to exclude any use of the unpublished data and contents of the article for personal purposes;
  • to exercise the right to withdraw from the review process because of the inability to provide proper evaluation of the submitted manuscript or to stay unbiased if conflicts of interest with the author or with the organization related to the manuscript arise;
  • to avoid personal criticism of the author;
  • to call the author’s attention to the lack of reference to primary sources or the existence of plagiarism in the paper.