– The publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal serves many purposes outside of simple communication. For this and other reasons, it is important to set standards for the expected ethical behavior by all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and Scientific Society for the “PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALLY ABOUT OIL” journal
– Publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process but is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practice is followed in its publications.
– Publisher takes its duties of guardianship over the scholarly record extremely seriously. We recognize our responsibilities in all our policies not least the ethical guidelines that we have here adopted.
Duties of Editors
– Publication decision. The scientific editor “PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALLY ABOUT OIL” journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working on conjunction with the editorial board and the relevant society Science and Technology Center (Publisher of the journal). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always underwrite such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may consult with other editors or reviewers or with The Scientific and Technical Center that owns the journal when making this decision.
– Honest. 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 office employees, members of the editorial board and reviewers undertake not to disclose any information received in the course of interaction with authors, which is or may be marked as confidential.
– Vigilance over published record. An editor presented with convincing evidence that the substance or conclusions of a published paper are erroneous should coordinate with the publisher to promote the prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant.
– 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. 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.
Duties of Reviewers
– 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. Publisher shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.
– Trust. 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 of “PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALLY ABOUT OIL” journal and excuse himself from the review process.
– Confidentiality. Any manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential documents. They should not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
– Standard and objectivity. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers 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.
Duties of Authors
“PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALLY ABOUT OIL” journal by default believes that authors:
– are familiar with the current laws of the Russian Federation on copyright and do not violate them;
– in no way infringe on any rights of any third parties;
– respect the opinion of editors and reviewers;
– accept the decisions made by the editorial office;
– are aware of the possible consequences and do not commit any of the following violations:
– use of somebody else’s intellectual property without the required permission (plagiarism);
– fabrication of data;
– submitting false research results.
The journal believes that the author is innocent of the violations until proven guilty.
– 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 (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), 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, 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 of primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior 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 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.
– 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.
Duties of the Publisher
– Publisher should adopt policies and procedures that support editors, reviewers and authors of “PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALLY ABOUT OIL” journal performing their ethical duties under these ethics guidelines. The publisher should ensure that the potential for advertising or reprint revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.
– The publisher must follow the principles and procedures that facilitate the fulfillment of ethical obligations by the editors, reviewers and authors of «PRONEFT. PROFESSIONALLY ABOUT OIL» journal in accordance with these requirements. The publisher must be confident that potential revenue from advertising or reprints does not influence the editors' decisions.
– Publisher should provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.
The section is prepared according to the files from Committee on Publication Ethics COPE – https://publicationethics.org/