Focus and Scope

The "Izvestiya of Altai State University" journal is a periodic scientific publication that cover the issues of education technology , the research results in the field of science and technology, social sciences and humanities of the Russian and foreign experts and scholars. The founder of the journal is Altai State University.
The journal is published in thematic series, including:

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Legal Sciences
  • Historical Sciences and Archaeology

Peer Review Process

Regulations on reviewing research papers

 

Regulations on reviewing research papers submitted for publication in Izvestiya of Altai State  University Journal

1. BasicProvisions
1.1. The journal «The Izvestiya of Altai State University» reviews all incoming materials appropriate to the subject, with a view to peer review.
1.2. All reviewers are acknowledged experts on the subject of peer-reviewed materials and for 3 recent years have publications on the subject of peer-reviewed articles.
1.3. The paper must contain only unrestricted information. Papers with classification designation may not be considered for publication.
1.4. In case the referee’s general positive evaluation is accompanied with many critical comments the paper may be considered disputable and published ad a matter of scholarly discussion.
1.5. The Editorial Board of the journal "The Izvestiya of Altai State University" sends to the authors of submissions copies of reviews or reasoned refusal.
1.6. Reviews are stored in the publishing and editorial office for 5 years.
1.7. The journal «The Izvestiya of Altai State University" is obliged to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science when the relevant request is received by the publishing office.

2. Paper evaluation aspects
2.1.The referee must pay due regard to the importance and significance of the issue addressed by the author in the paper.
2.2. The review must give a definite evaluation of the theoretical and/or applied value of the research, the relevance of the author’s conclusions to recent theories in the studied area.
2.3. The evaluation of the author’s contribution to the research under investigation must constitute the essential element of the review.
2.4. The review needs to point out the relevance of the paper style, organization structure and clarity to its contents, and make a conclusion about accuracy and validity of the author’s conclusions.

3. Paper overall evaluation
3.1. The review must provide the paper overall evaluation and on the basis of this recommend the paper to be a) accepted for publication b) revised  c) rejected.
3.2. The review must  express in clear language the paper correspondence to the specified requirements.
3.3. In case there are policy considerations suppressing the publication the paper is rejected as not meeting the requirements of the Higher Attestation Committee at the RF Ministry of Education and Science.

Open Access Policy

Izvestiya of Altai State University provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. However please also see our copyright statement.

The author(s) of a manuscript agree that if the manuscript is accepted for publication in ABS, the published article will be copyrighted using a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. This license allows full use, and reuse rights to everyone, as long as the work is attributed to the original authors

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

A publication ethics and publication malpractice statement 
(composed using the Publishing ethics resource kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations)

Ethical guidelines for journal publication 
(These guidelines are based on existing Elsevier policies).

ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR JOURNAL PUBLICATION

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal Izvestiya of Altai State University is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Altai State University as publisher of the journal Izvestiya of Altai State University takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Altai State University, Editor-in-chief, Editorial Staff, and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

REPORTING STANDARDS

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial “opinion” works should be clearly identified as such.

DATA ACCESS AND RETENTION

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

ORIGINALITY AND PLAGIARISM

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from “passing off” another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

MULTIPLE, REDUNDANT OR CONCURRENT PUBLICATION

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SOURCES

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

AUTHORSHIP OF THE PAPER

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

HAZARDS AND HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBJECTS

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

FUNDAMENTAL ERRORS IN PUBLISHED WORKS

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

DUTIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
(based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

PUBLICATION DECISIONS

The editors of a peer-reviewed journal Izvestiya of Altai State University are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

FAIR PLAY

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

DISCLOSURE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

  • Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.
  • Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.
  • It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations.
  • Non-peer reviewed sections of their journal should be clearly identified.

JOURNAL SELF CITATION

An editor should never conduct any practice that obliges authors to cite his or her journal either as an implied or explicit condition of acceptance for publication. Any recommendation regarding articles to be cited in a paper should be made on the basis of direct relevance to the author’s article, with the objective of improving the final published research. Editors should direct authors to relevant literature as part of the peer review process; however this should never extend to blanket instructions to cite individual journals.

INVOLVEMENT AND COOPERATION IN INVESTIGATIONS

An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS 
(based on existing Elsevier policies and COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

CONTRIBUTION TO EDITORIAL DECISIONS

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Elsevier shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

PROMPTNESS

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Based on the Publishing ethics resource kit of Elsevier 
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/editorshome.editors/Introduction 
http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Zemlyukov S.V., Doctor of Law, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) Tel. (3852) 291-291, e-mail: rector@asu.ru


Deputy Editors-in-Chief

Polyakov V.V., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 367-059, e-mail: pvv@asu.ru

Chernyshov Yu.G., Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 291-274, e-mail: ashpi@hist.asu.ru

Matsyura A.V.Doctor of Biology, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia)
Tel. (3852) 367-600, e-mail: amatsyura@gmail.com

Executive Secretaries

Poltavets T.A. 
Tel. (3852) 291-252, e-mail: izvestiya.asu@email.asu.ru

 
Responsible for Issue

Lipinskaya I.N. 
Tel. (3852) 366-361, e-mail: lipinskaya@mc.asu.ru

 

Editorial Review Board

Anichkin Ye.S., Doctor of Law, Assistant Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).
тел. (3852) 296-538, e-mail: anichkin@email.asu.ru

Budkin A.I.
, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 367-067, e-mail: budkin@math.asu.ru

Vasiliev A.A., Doctor of Law, Assistant Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 366-458, e-mail: anton_vasiliev@mail.ru

Vladimirov V.N.
, Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia)
Tel. (3852) 291-272, e-mail: vlad@hist.asu.ru

Davydov S.I., Doctor of Law, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 366-492, e-mail: davidov_ord@mail.ru

Detkov A.P., Doctor of Law, Assistant Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 262-091, e-mail: kafUPiK@law.asu.ru

Kiryushin Yu.F., Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 291-273, e-mail: president@asu.ru

Oskorbin N.M., Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 367-018, e-mail: oskorbin@math.asu.ru

Plotnikov V.A., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 350-968, e-mail: plotnikov@phys.asu.ru

Razgon V.N., Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 291-270, e-mail: vrazgon@rambler.ru

Rodionov E.D., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 367-067, e-mail: eugene.rodionov@mail.ru

Tishkin A.A., Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia) 
Tel. (3852) 291-204, e-mail: tishkin@email.asu.ru

 

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

Alexandrov I.V., Doctor of Law, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia).

Beznosyuk S.A., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Borodkin L.I., Doctor of History, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia).

Vaygant V.A., Professor, University of Bonn (Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany).

Goncharova O.N., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Dairbekov N.A.,  Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Kazakh-British Technical University (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

Dashkovskiy P.K., Doctor of History, Assistant Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Derevyanko A.P., Academician of the RAS, Doctor of History, Professor, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Siberian Branch RAS  (Novosibirsk, Russia).

Dolzhikov V.A., Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Zhanbosinova A.S., Doctor of History, Professor, S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University (Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan).

Zinoviev V.P., Doctor of History, Professor, National Research Tomsk State University (Tomsk, Russia).

Karlova N.V., Candidate of Law, Assistant Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Klimov O. Ju., Doctor of History, Professor, Saint Petersburg University (Saint Petersburg, Russia).

Kodan S.V., Doctor of Law, Professor, Ural State Law University (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

Kozachenko I.Ya., Doctor of Law, Professor, Ural State Law University (University  (Ekaterinburg, Russia).

Korobkin A.A., Professor, University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK).

Kradin  N.N., Corresponding member of RAS, Doctor of History, Professor, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far-East, Far Eastern Branch RAS (Vladivostok, Russia).

Lagutin A.A., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Leeuwen van M.H.D., PhD, Full Professor, Utrecht University (Utrecht, Netherlands).

Lugovik V.F., Doctor of Law, Professor, Omsk Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia (Omsk, Russia).

Mironov V.L., Corresponding member of RAS, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Krasnoyarsk Research Center of the Siberian Branch RAS, Academician  Reshetnev Siberian State Aerospace University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia).

Mallory J.P., PhD, Professor, Queen’s  University Belfast (Belfast, UK).

Nasirov Kh.T.,  Doctor of Law, Assistant Professor, Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University (Dushanbe, Tajikistan).

Naumov I.I., Research Scientist, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Carnegie Institution of Washington (Washington, USA).

Oganesyan V.A., Doctor of Law, Professor, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (Yerevan, Armenia).

Papin A.A., Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Portyakov V.Ya., Doctor of Economics, Candidate of History, Professor, Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the RAS (Moscow, Russia).

Psakhie S.G.,  Corresponding member of RAS, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science of the Siberian Branch RAS (Tomsk, Russia).

Pukhnachev V.V., Corresponding member of RAS, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Siberian Branch RAS, Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia).

Skubnevsky V.A., Doctor of History, Professor, Altai State University (Barnaul, Russia).

Tlepina Sh.V., Doctor of Law, Professor, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

Tomsinov V.A., Doctor of Law, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia).

TrakhimenokS.A.,Doctor of Law, Professor, Institute of the National Security  of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus).

Khanov T.A., Doctor of Law, Assistant Professor, Karaganda Economic University  (Karaganda, Kazakhstan).

Zhang L., Doctor, Professor, Nanjing University (Nanjing, China).

Shepitko V.Yu., Academician of the Ukraine National Academy of Legal Science, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Science, Doctor of Law, Professor, National University Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine (Kharkov, Ukraine).

Article Submission and Processing Charges

Izvestiya of Altai State University has no article submission and processing charges.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement for Publications

Send the form electronically to all contributing authors.

Each author must complete their own form on screen.

In order for the Editors to make the best decision on how to handle a manuscript it is important that any conflicts of interest that the authors or reviewers of a paper may have are disclosed on submission.

A conflict of interest exists when professional judgement concerning such primary interests as patients’ welfare or validity of research may be influenced by possible financial gain or personal rivalry. It may arise for the authors of an article when they have a financial interest that may influence their interpretation of their results or those of others.

When completing the form below, authors should be aware that questions 1–4 relate to the present article, and that questions 5–7 relate to both the present article and to possible conflicts of interest that the author themselves may have, beyond the bounds of this study.

The Editors will not reject papers simply because of a conflict of interest but believe that any competing interests should be acknowledged and openly stated; therefore, a declaration of interest will be published alongside the final published article.

Name: ______________________________

Manuscript title: _________________________________

Manuscript number (if known): _____________

Publication title: __________________________

1. Have you, in the past 5 years, accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial or letter? Please mark ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Reimbursement for attending a symposium – Yes   No

A fee for speaking – Yes   No

A fee for organising education – Yes   No

Funds for research – Yes   No

Funds for a member of staff – Yes   No

Fees for consulting – Yes   No

Gifts exceeding €200 per year – Yes   No

2. Have you, in the past 5 years, been employed by an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial or letter? Please mark the ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you answer yes, please give details in the appropriate section later in this form.

Yes  No

3. Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial or letter? Please mark ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you answer yes, please give details in the appropriate section later in this form.

Yes   No

4. Have you acted as an expert witness on the subject of your study, review, editorial or letter? Please mark ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you answer yes, please give details in the appropriate section later in this form.

Yes   No

5. Do you have any competing financial interests? Please mark ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you answer yes, please give details in the appropriate section later in this form.

Yes   No

6. Are you or have you ever been in any relationship with or in receipt of any benefit (financial or other) from the tobacco industry or corporate affiliates? Please mark ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you answer yes, please give details in the appropriate section later in this form.

Yes   No

7. Do you or your spouse knowingly hold stocks or shares in companies in the tobacco industry or companies involved in the tobacco industry? Please mark ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you answer yes, please give details in the appropriate section later in this form.

Yes   No

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, the Biosystems Diversity considers that you or your institution may have a conflict of interest, which, in the spirit of openness, should be declared. Please draft and add to this form a statement detailing these interests. This statement will be published alongside your article in the event of acceptance. An example of such a statement is given below:

Conflict of interests: ________ has received an educational grant from ________ Pharmaceutical industries; has stocks in excess of £_____ in _________; and travel to the ________ congress was funded by _____________________.

Please add your statement here: _____________________________

If you did not answer "yes" to any of the questions above, we will publish "Competing interests: None declared."

The above questions are limited to financial interests; however, you might want to disclose another sort of conflict of interest that would embarrass you if it became generally known after publication. The following list gives some examples:

A close relationship with, or a strong antipathy to, a person whose interests may be affected by publication of your paper.

An academic link or rivalry with somebody whose interests may be affected by publication of your paper.

Membership of a political party or special interest group whose interests may be affected by publication of your paper.

A deep personal or religious conviction that may have affected what you wrote and that readers should be aware of when reading your paper.

If you want to declare such a competing interest then please add it to your statement above. 

Informed Consent, Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

Patients and Study Participants: Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication. Informed consent for this purpose requires that an identifiable patient be shown the manuscript to be published. Authors should disclose to these patients whether any potential identifiable material might be available via the Internet as well as in print after publication. Patient consent should be written and archived with the journal, the authors, or both, as dictated by local regulations or laws. The Journal requires that all authors obtain written patient consent and that this be archived by the author and available for inspection for a period of at least three years. A written statement should be included in the manuscript that attests that the authors have obtained and archived written patient consent. Nonessential identifying details should be omitted. Informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt that anonymity can be maintained. For example, masking the eye region in photographs of patients is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic pedigrees, authors should provide assurance, and editors should so note, that such alterations do not distort scientific meaning.

Manuscripts that include human subjects must include a statement that written informed consent was obtained. If materials or records derived from humans are included, the statement that approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Committee was obtained prior to initiation of the study, if it is required by the institution. When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

The use of laboratory animals must follow the standards established by the NIH Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU ARAC guidelines) and Institute for Laboratory Animal Research as published in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (1996).

Manuscripts will be reviewed with due respect for authors’ and reviewers’ confidentiality. Our editors have been instructed to not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. Manuscripts sent for review are privileged communications. Therefore, reviewers and members of the editorial staff must respect the authors’ rights by not publicly discussing the authors’ work or appropriating their ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers may not make copies of the manuscript for their files and will not share it with others, except with the editor’s permission. Reviewers should return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting reviews. 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Izvestiya of Altai State University follows the Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice based on COPE's Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors to ensure ethics and quality in publication. 

Altai State University(DNU) as a publisher of Izvestiya of Altai State University takes its duties to guarantee serious approach to all stages of publishing and recognizes the responsibilities. Advertising, reprint and/or any commercial revenue have no influence on editorial decisions.

Compliance with standards of ethical behaviour is therefore expected of all parties involved in the publishing process: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

Duties of the Editor and the Editorial Board

Publication decisions

The Editor makes a decision on publication of the submitted papers. It is guided by the journal’s policy and is based absolutely on the academic value and the conclusion of the reviewers. The Editor clings to the contemporary regulations regarding defamation, copyright violation and plagiarism. He is entitled to carry out decision-making in consultation with reviewers or members of the editorial board.

An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning the submitted manuscript or published paper.

An editor evaluates manuscripts without regard to previous merits, race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, citizenship, sexual orientation, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The Editor and Editorial Board do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript (author(s), topic, text, etc.) to anyone other than the corresponding author, (potential) reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in any research of the editor, reviewers or any other informed person without the written consent of the authors. Privileged information or arguments obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal or third party advantage. Editor and any member of the editorial board should release themselves from the duties of considering manuscripts in case of any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies/institutions having relevance to the manuscripts. Editor should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests. In case of revealing the competing interests after publication, the corrections should be published. A retraction or expression of concern may be published if needed.

Ensuring the integrity: involvement and cooperation.

Izvestiya of Altai State University will respond to all claims or doubt of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or others. If concerns about the conduct or validity of academic work are raised, the Editorial Board with an involvement of relevant experts, as appropriate, will assess cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication. The editor will also ask the author(s) about responding to the affairs. 

Izvestiya of Altai State University will take this to the institutional level: the journal may request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies, if that response is unsatisfactory.

In cases when concerns are very serious and the published work is likely to influence the scientific knowledge or practical applications, Izvestiya of Altai State University may consider informing readers about these concerns, by issuing an “expression of concern”, and then publish explanations the findings of the investigation. Otherwise Izvestiya of Altai State University may decide to retract a paper if the Editorial Board is persuaded that severe misconduct has happened. Retracted papers will be retained online, and conspicuously marked as a retraction for the readers’ benefit.

Duties of the Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review is an obligatory step in making editorial decisions and, if necessary, in improving the paper through the editorial communications with the author.

Efficiency

The reviewer, asked for peer review, who feels the shortage of qualification in the research reported in a manuscript or knows about the lack of time that makes his/her review impossible at the appointed time should notify the editor and relieve himself from the review process.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts and supplementary materials received for review must be processed as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with third parties except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unsuitable. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should indicate relevant published papers that has not been discussed/cited by the author(s). Any assertion that an observation, conclusion, or suggestion had been previously reported should be supported by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also inform about any important similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or arguments obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal or third party advantage. Reviewers should release themselves from the duties of manuscripts consideration in case of any conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), companies/institutions having relevance to the manuscripts.

Reviewer misconduct

Editors will take reviewer’s misconduct seriously and investigate any evidence of confidentiality breach, non-declaration of conflicts of interest (both financial and non-financial), inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of severe reviewer misconduct (e.g. plagiarism) will be taken to the institutional level.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data if practicable. Authors should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication. The confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that submitted manuscript:

  • describes entirely original work;
  • is not plagiarized;
  • has not been published elsewhere in any language;
  • indicates appropriate citation or quotation, if the authors have used the work and/or words of others.

Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently creates unethical publishing conduct and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Authors will submit only entirely original works, and proper acknowledgment of other works must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of a manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section.

The corresponding author should ensure that all contributing co-authors (according to the above definition) and no uninvolved co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Reporting of research involving humans or animals

Bioethics principles should be adhered while carrying out the research. Appropriate approval, licensing or registration should be obtained before the research begins and details should be provided (e.g. Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Committee approval, or national licensing authorities for the use of animals).

If requested by editors, authors should supply evidence that reported research received the appropriate approval and was carried out ethically (e.g. copies of approvals, licences, participant consent forms).

Researchers should not generally publish or disclose identifiable individual data collected in the course of research without specific consent from the individual (or their official representative).

Authors should submit research protocols to the editors if requested (e.g. for clinical trials) so that reviewers and editors can compare the research report to the protocol to check that it was carried out properly and that no relevant details have been missed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor or publisher promptly and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Disclaimer

Neither the editors nor the Editorial Board are responsible for authors’ expressed opinions, views, and the contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. The originality, proofreading of manuscripts and errors are the sole responsibility of the individual authors.

All manuscripts submitted for review and publication in Izvestiya of Altai State University go under double-blind reviews for authenticity, ethical issues, and useful contributions. Decisions of the reviewers are the only tool for publication in the journal and will be final.

References

Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_Mar11.pdf