Regulations on the Ethics of Scientific Publications of "Industrial Safety"

1. General Provisions

1.1. The editorial board of the scientific and technical journal Industrial Safety adheres to the principles of ethics adopted by the international community, reflected, in particular, in the recommendations of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (COPE), the Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications), and also takes into account the valuable experience of authoritative International journals and publishing houses.

To avoid unfair practices in publishing activities (plagiarism, misrepresentation, etc.), in order to ensure the high quality of scientific publications, the recognition by the public of the scientific results obtained by the author, each member of the editorial board, the author, reviewer, publisher, must comply with ethical standards, norms And rules and take all reasonable measures to prevent their violations. Compliance with the rules of the ethics of scientific publications by all participants in this process contributes to ensuring the authors' rights to intellectual property, improving the quality of the publication and excluding the possibility of misuse of copyrighted materials in the interests of individuals.

This Regulation corresponds to the policy of the journal and is one of the main components of the review and publication of the journal.

1.2. The following basic concepts are used in this Regulation:

Ethics of scientific publications is a system of norms of professional conduct in the relationship of authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, disseminating and using scientific publications.

The author - a person or a group of persons (a team of authors) involved in creating a publication of the results of a scientific study.

The editor-in-chief - the person who heads the editorial board and makes final decisions regarding the production and release of the journal.

The publisher - a legal entity or an individual who publishes a scientific publication.

A scientific article - a completed and published author's work.

Plagiarism - the deliberate appropriation of authorship of someone else's work of science or art, other people's ideas or inventions. Plagiarism can be a violation of copyright law and patent law and, as such, may entail legal liability.

Editor - a representative of a scientific journal or publisher, preparing materials for publication, as well as supporting communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.

The editorial board - an advisory body from a group of authoritative persons who assist the editor-in-chief in the selection, preparation and evaluation of works for publication.

The reviewer -  an expert acting on behalf of a scientific journal or publisher and conducting scientific expertise of copyright materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.

Manuscript - submitted for publication in the author's work author's work, but not published.

Reader - any person who has read the published materials.


2. Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the publisher

In its activities, the publisher is responsible for the publication of copyright works, which implies the need to follow the following fundamental principles and procedures:

2.1. Promote the fulfillment of ethical duties by the editorial staff, the editorial board, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements.

2.2. To support the editorial staff of the journal in reviewing claims to the ethical aspects of published materials and to help interact with other journals and / or publishers, if this contributes to the fulfillment of the duties of editors.

2.3. Ensure the confidentiality of the publication received from authors and any information before it is published.

2.4. To realize that the activity of the Journal is not a commercial project and does not carry with it the goal of making profit.

2.5. Be always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, refutations and apologies when necessary.

2.6. Provide editorial staff with the possibility of excluding publications containing plagiarism and inaccurate data.

2.7. The article, if accepted for publication, is placed in the public domain; Copyrights are reserved for authors.


3. Ethical principles, which should guide the author of a scientific publication

The author, when submitting materials to the scientific and technical journal "Industrial Safety", realizes that it bears primary responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies observance of the following principles:

3.1. The authors of the article should provide reliable results of the conducted studies. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.

3.2. The authors must ensure that the results of the study, as described in the manuscript provided, are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be made with a mandatory indication of the author and the source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unformulated quotes, paraphrasing or assigning rights to the results of other people's research, are unethical and unacceptable. The existence of borrowing without reference will be considered as plagiarism.

3.3. Authors should only provide genuine facts and information in the manuscript, prevent fabrication and falsification of data. To realize that they bear the initial responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research.

3.4. Authors should not allow duplication of publications (in the cover letter the author should indicate that the work is published for the first time). If individual elements of the manuscript were previously published, the author must refer to earlier work and indicate the differences between the new work and the previous one.

3.5. Authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that was sent to another journal and is pending, as well as an article already published in another journal.

3.6. It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who somehow influenced the course of the study, in particular, the article should contain references to the work that was important in the study.

3.7. Authors must comply with ethical standards by criticizing or commenting on third-party research.

3.8. The co-authors of the article should indicate all persons who have made a significant contribution to the study. Among co-authors, it is inadmissible to identify persons who did not participate in the study.

3.9. Authors should respect the work of the editorial board and reviewers and eliminate these shortcomings or explain them reasonably.

3.10. Authors should submit and issue the manuscript in accordance with the requirements, conditions and procedure for providing manuscripts in the journal.

3.11. If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he must immediately notify the editorial office of this.

3.12. In case of detecting significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, immediately notify the editorial office of this and make a joint decision on recognizing the error and / or correcting it as soon as possible. If the editorial board finds out from a third party that the published work contains significant errors, the author is obliged to immediately remove or correct them, or to provide the editors with proof of the correctness of the information presented to them.


4. Ethical principles in the activity of the reviewer

The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of the author's materials, as a result of which his actions should be impartial in nature, consisting in the fulfillment of the following principles:

4.1. The manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document that can not be passed on for review or discussion to third parties without authorization from the editorial office. The reviewer should not use the information and ideas from the article submitted to him for a review of the article for personal gain, while respecting the confidentiality of this information and ideas.

4.2. Reviewers are obliged to know that the manuscripts sent to them are the intellectual property of the authors and refer to information that is not subject to disclosure. Violation of confidentiality is possible only in the case of a referee's statement about unreliability or falsification of the materials stated in the article.

4.3. The reviewer, if possible, should identify published articles relevant to the article being reviewed and not cited by the author. Any statement in the review that some observation, conclusion or argument from the article under review has already been encountered in the literature must be accompanied by an accurate bibliographic reference. The reviewer should also draw the attention of the editor-in-chief to the considerable similarity or partial coincidence of the article under review from any other previously published.

4.4. The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the results of the research and clearly grounded recommendations. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

4.5. The comments and wishes of the reviewer should be objective and principled, aimed at raising the scientific level of the manuscript.

4.6. The reviewer must make decisions on the basis of concrete facts and give evidence of his decision.

4.7. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of manuscripts for their own needs.

4.8. Reviewers do not have the right to take advantage of knowledge about the content of the work before it is published.

4.9. The reviewer, who does not, in his opinion, possess sufficient qualification for the evaluation of the manuscript, or can not be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization, should notify the editor of this request to exclude him from the process of reviewing this manuscript.


5. Principles of professional ethics in the activities of the editorial board, editor-in-chief, editors

In its activities, the editorial staff, the editor-in-chief, members of the editorial board are responsible for the publication of the author's works, which imposes the necessity of following the following fundamental principles:

5.1. When deciding on publication, the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal is guided by the reliability of the data presentation and the scientific significance of the work in question.

5.2. The editor-in-chief must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.

5.3. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.

5.4. The editor-in-chief should not have any conflict of interest with respect to articles that he rejects or accepts.

5.5. The editor-in-chief should not allow the publication of information, if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

5.6. The editor-in-chief undertakes:

- constantly improve the journal;

- follow the principle of freedom of opinion;

- strive to meet the needs of readers and authors of the Journal;

- exclude the influence of business or policy interests on the decision to publish materials;

- decide on the publication of materials, guided by the following main criteria: the correspondence of the manuscript to the subject matter of the journal, the relevance, novelty and scientific significance of the manuscript presented, the clarity of the presentation, the reliability of the results and the completeness of the conclusions. The quality of the research and its relevance are the basis for the decision to publish;

- take all reasonable measures to ensure the high quality of published materials and protect the confidentiality of personal information;

- take into account the recommendations of reviewers in making a final decision on the publication of the article. Responsibility for the decision to publish is entirely on the editorial board of the Journal;

- justify your decision in case of acceptance or rejection of the article;

5.7. The editor-in-chief, together with the publisher, must not leave unanswered claims concerning the manuscripts or published materials. In identifying a conflict situation, they must take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights, and, if errors are found, facilitate the publication of corrections or refutations.

5.8. The editor-in-chief, together with the editorial board, should conduct an appropriate policy in the field of regulation of editorial conflicts of interest.

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