publication ethics

The Editorial office of the journal Science & Technologies: Oil and Oil Products Pipeline Transportation (hereinafter the Editorial office) outlines the commitment and the importance of observance of ethical standards while preparing and publication of the scientific articles (Committee of Publication Ethics, COPE), and takes into account the experience of the established international magazines and publishing houses.

Ethical principles for authors

It is prohibited to present to the Editorial office an earlier published article and send the article for publication to more than one edition at the same time.
The authors of the article guarantee that the work is original and isn't a case of plagiarism.
While preparing the article the authors adhere to the scientific style and structure of the article accepted in the scientific periodical press.
It is required to present the exact and reliable data in the text of the article and to bear the collective responsibility for the compliance of the scientific article to ethical and legal standards, as well as to observe the requirements on inadmissible disclosure of the financial information or any other information that leads to the conflict of interests.
It is important to reflect the contribution of certain people to the conduction of the research study and not allow the inclusion of the persons having no relation to the research in coauthors of the article. If the person took part in the conduction of the research study, but wasn't included in the list of the authors, a special gratitude has to be expressed to that person in the article.
It is necessary to recognize the works of other researchers and give references to the publications which had an impact on and were used in the preparation of the research work. The quotes and links to other works have to be exact and accurately arranged.
The methodology published in the scientific article, calculations and the results of the research studies have to be stated accurately, clearly and unambiguously in order to provide the possibility of their repetition and the subsequent confirmation by other researchers.
It is required to answer the questions of the reviewer within the shortest possible time and to do it professionally, as well as to notify the Editorial office in case there is a refusal of reviewing of the works or no response to the comments of the reviewer.
The authors have to notify the Editorial office of the detected mistakes or inaccuracies in the work presented for the publication and take measures for their elimination. It is required to cooperate with the Editorial office while preparing for the publication of a denial or the corrected article in case the mistakes or inaccuracies are found in the earlier published article.

Ethical principles for reviewers

The reviewers have to agree and carry out the peer review of only those articles that correspond to the field of activity and knowledge of the reviewer and the articles which they can review in due time.
It is prohibited to allow the origin of the manuscript, nationality, religious affiliation, political or different views of the authors of the manuscript, administrative relation or commercial factors influence the contents of the peer review.
The information received in the process of reviewing isn't subject to disclosure, usage for personal purposes, for own benefit, interests of other persons or organizations, causing of harm to other persons or their discrediting.
The reviewer has to be objective and conscientious, abstain from the insidious statements, slanderous and humiliating comments.
While reviewing the reviewer has to:
- define compliance of the scientific article to the journals profile;
- establish relevance of the provided material and degree of scientific novelty of the research work;
- estimate completeness and reliability of the materials statement;
- give an assessment to the style of the statement, structure of the scientific article, the given graphic and illustrative material, correctness and accuracy of definitions and formulations application;
- estimate the importance and possible practical application of the research works results;
- give the valid conclusions about the article in general, remarks, if necessary recommendations on its improvement.

Ethical principles for reviewers and publisher

It is required to treat the presented works equally fairly, estimate the works according to the intellectual contents and make the decision on the publication of the article only on the basis of an expert assessment provided by independent reviewers and opinion of the Editorial boards members.
The article is not allowed to be published if there are enough reasons to believe that the publication is a case of plagiarism.
It is required to respect the right for confidentiality and secret of personal information and to give the information on the presented manuscript only to the authors and reviewers.
It is required to disqualify the presented article in the presence of the conflict of interests. In case of the detection of existence of the conflict of interests after publication of the scientific article it is necessary to publish the corrections or denials.
It is required to take the effective measures in case of the receipt of complaint of ethical character to the presented manuscript or the published scientific article (the notification of the author, discussion of the complaint by the Editorial board, the publication of corrections (explanations), a recall of unfair articles).
It is required to base the recommendations on the works citation on their scientific importance and to pursue the aim of improvement of the presented material. The compulsion of authors to quote the journal it is inadmissible.
The intellectual property and copyright are subject to protection.
It is required to promote independence of the editors and to assist the editorial office in the publication of corrections and explanations.
It is important to form the effective policy of the journal and mechanisms of its performance and to distribute information on the journals policy among all the interested parties.
It is required to provide a timely release of the journals issues.