Ethical rules for authors

The published research results must be obtained in accordance with the ethical standards without violation any laws and rights.

The authors should use the reliable and well-tried methods of data analysis and processing, as well as methods of rendering results (they should consult with specialists if necessary).

The researchers are collectively responsible for the content of their publications. At each stage of the work they should carefully check their publications in order that all methods and the results were correctly described. The authors should check the calculations, formulae, tabular and graphic materials.

The researchers should publish their results honestly, without falsifications or distortion of results. Images obtained in the course of studies ( X-ray images, photos, etc.) should not be modified.

The researchers should seek to the fullest and unambiguous description of methods used and the results. The authors ought to use the adopted style of exposition. Publications are to contain the sufficient information in order that other researchers were able to retry the experiments described. The restrictions applied in studies are to be described in the publication.

The authors should not use references to the literature from other publications, if they themselves did not work with this literature.

The authors are responsible for the originality of the work presented and ensure that this work was not published in other publishing house in any language.

The authors should follow the accepted laws and conventions. The copyright material can be used only with permission of the copyright holder and appropriate indication.

Data, text, images or ideas created and developed by other authors must be submitted with the appropriate references. The original text taken from the third party works is to be cited in quotes. For more detail, see Anti-plagiarism policy.

The authors should inform publishers that the submitted results have been previously published or there are works dedicated to another type of analysis of the same data, etc., which are at present under consideration in other journals. Copies of these works shall be attached to the article.

Publications being a continuation of any work must refer to this work. The existence of different translations of work or its adaptations for different audiences, which must have a reference to the original work, must be also indicated. If the author is in doubt, then the best way is to apply to the author of the original work for permission.

All sources of funding for research, equipment and materials must be specified in the work. The authors should also indicate the role of sponsors in the development of study of its execution, analysis and publication of results.

The researchers have to ensure that the list of sponsors includes only those, who contributed much to the development of work, and to ensure that people, who have earned this right, are not deprived of it.

All authors must give their consent to inclusion in the list of authors, as well as compliance with the latest version of the published work. Any changes in the list of authors are to be approved by all authors both included in the list and excluded. The responsible author is an only intermediary between the editorial staff of journal and the rest of the authors, and he should support the other co-authors informing them about the main stages of publication.

The authors need to work in collaboration with the journal’s editorial staff to correct errors or omissions, if there are found in the article.

The authors must satisfy requirement that at the same time the work is to be considered only in one journal (publishing house).

The authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments correctly and in due time.