The editorial board of the journal «Automation, Communications, Informatics» in its activities is guided by the principles of publication ethics, developed on the basis of international standards:
• provisions adopted at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity (Singapore, July 22-24, 2010 http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8102);
• provisions developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines);
• a code of ethics for scientific publications (Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications, http://publicet.org/code/).
Ethics of Authorship of Scientific Publications
The author (or a group of authors) realizes that he bears the initial responsibility for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies compliance with the following principles:
• The authors of the article must provide reliable results of the research. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.
• Authors must ensure that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be made with the obligatory indication of the author and the original source. In the case of using fragments of other people's works and / or borrowing statements from other authors, the article must contain appropriate bibliographic references with the obligatory indication of the author and the original source.
• It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the research, in particular, the article should contain references to works that were of importance in the conduct of the research.
• Authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that was sent to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article already published in another journal.
• All persons who have made a significant contribution to the research should be identified as co-authors of the article. Among the co-authors it is inadmissible to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.
• Authors must disclose conflicts of interest that may affect the assessment and interpretation of their manuscript, as well as sources of financial support for the project (grants, government programs, projects, etc.), which must be indicated in the manuscript.
• Authors are obliged to immediately notify the editors of the journal in case of finding an error in any submitted by them for publication, accepted for publication or already published work, as well as assist the editorial staff in correcting the error. If the editorial board learns about the error from third parties, then the authors must immediately eliminate the error or provide evidence of its absence.
• Authors must comply with copyright laws; copyrighted material (such as tables, figures or large quotes) may only be reproduced with the permission of their respective owners.
Ethics of scientific publication editing
In their activities, the editorial board, employees of the editorial and publishing group and members of the editorial board of the journal are responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which entails the need to follow the following fundamental principles:
• the editorial office places information materials for authors (a list of necessary requirements for the design of articles, the procedure for reviewing and reviewing articles) on the journal's website;
• The editorial board of the journal makes a decision on the acceptance or rejection of publications, based on the results of checking the manuscript for compliance with the design requirements and the results of peer review. The editors have the right to reject the publication of an article with signs of slander, insult, plagiarism or copyright infringement. The final decision to publish an article or to refuse it is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal;
• the editorial staff of the journal guarantees confidentiality, i.e. undertakes not to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the respective authors, reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher;
• the editorial board of the journal guarantees confidential, independent, honest and objective review of manuscripts of articles;
• the editorial board of the journal selects reviewers who are independent in relation to materials considered for publication, who have sufficient experience and have no conflicts of interest;
• The editorial office of the journal carries out work to ensure and improve the quality of published materials, to meet the needs of readers and authors, to make a significant contribution to the development of domestic and foreign science in the field of physical, chemical, biological and mathematical sciences;
• principles of editorial activity include: relevance, importance, clarity, reliability, validity of published research material;
• as the main indicators of the high quality of published research materials, the editors adopted: thoroughness, honesty, unambiguity, completeness of the submitted materials, balance, originality, transparency;
• The editorial office of the journal is working on the invitation and inclusion of highly qualified specialists in the editorial board who actively contribute to the development of the journal;
• the editors are constantly improving the processes of reviewing, editing and evaluating publications by experts;
• the editors guarantee careful consideration of publications for manipulation with images, plagiarism, duplicate or redundant publication;
• the editorial board makes a decision on the acceptance or rejection of an article for publication based on all the comments of independent reviewers in general. The final editorial decision and the reasons for it are communicated to the authors;
• The editorial board of the journal has the right to reject the manuscript without an independent peer review if it is considered of low quality or does not meet the requirements of the journal. This decision is made with fairness and impartiality;
• the editorial board of the journal guarantees that the materials of the rejected manuscript will not be used in their own research by the members of the editorial board without the written consent of the author;
• the editorial office undertakes to promptly consider each claim for unethical behavior of the authors of manuscripts and already published articles, regardless of the time of its receipt, undertakes to take adequate reasonable measures in relation to such claims. If the arguments of the claim are confirmed, the editors of the journal have the right to refuse to publish the article, terminate further cooperation with the author, publish a corresponding refutation, and also take other necessary measures to further suppress the unethical behavior of this author.
Ethics of peer review of scientific publications
The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of the copyright materials, as a result of which his actions should be impartial, consisting in the implementation of the following principles:
• the manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document that cannot be transferred for review or discussion to third parties who do not have the authority to do so from the editorial board;
• the reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated research results. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable;
• unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes;
• the reviewer is obliged to notify the journal if he discovered any conflict of interest, or any other circumstances that prevent them from forming a fair and impartial assessment of the article;
• a reviewer who believes that he is not an expert on the issues discussed in the article, or understands that he will not be able to timely submit a review of article, must immediately inform the Editorial Board about the impossibility of reviewing the submitted article;
• independent reviewers are advised what requirements are imposed on them, as well as information on any changes in editorial policy.
The editors maintain the confidentiality of the personal data of the reviewers.
Ethics of publishing scientific publications
In its activities, the publisher is responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which entails the need to follow the following fundamental principles and procedures.
• The publisher not only supports scientific communication and invests in the process, but is also responsible for adhering to all current guidelines for publication ethics in the published work.
• The publisher takes adequate action in the event of ethical claims regarding reviewed manuscripts or published materials. Such measures generally include interaction with the authors of the manuscript and the reasoning behind the complaint or claim, but may also involve interaction with relevant organizations and research centers.
• The publisher should support the editorial staff of the journal in addressing ethical claims of published material and help to interact with other journals and / or publishers if this contributes to fulfilling the duties of editors.
• Publisher to ensure timely publication of the journal's editions.
• The publisher is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprinting or other commercial interests do not influence the decisions of the editorial board.
• Publisher ensures collaboration with other publishers and industry associations, including on ethical issues, bug tracking, and disclaimer publishing.
• The editorial policy of the journal is based on respect for the personal rights of the author and the rights to intellectual property.