Editorial Board Ethics
Ethics of a scientific publication is a guarantee for improvement in quality of scientific papers as well as successful development of cooperation among participants of the scientific publication process.
Aviation Industry journal is committed to observe ethic standards adopted by the scientific community.
The journal takes objective to maintain scientific reputation very seriously and bears responsibility for conformity of the published papers to the high standards required.
In their activity the editorial board and the editorial staff follow the Code of ethics of scientific publications developed and recommended by the Committee on Publications Ethics (www.publicet.org).
The journal’s editorial board does not allow publication of papers that are known to contain plagiarism, copyright infringement, defamation, etc, non-conformity to the adopted publication ethics.
Code of ethics of scientific publications combines and shows general principles and rules that should be followed by the participants of the scientific publication process: authors, editors, reviewers, publishers, distributors and readers, in their mutual relations.
The actual text of the Code can be accessed at the fixed address: www.publicet.org/code.
Author (team of authors) should follow the rules of presentation of scientific papers and is responsible for the relevance, novelty and reliability of results given in the article.
All persons, who made a significant contribution in obtaining scientific results and conclusions, presented in a scientific paper should be included as members in the composite author. Acknowledgement in the article text can be made to persons, who made concomitant contribution in obtaining scientific results presented in the scientific paper.
Investigation results should be presented in the article honestly, clearly and unambiguously without fabrications and adulterations.
Presentation of deliberately false facts is unacceptable and is considered violation of the code of ethics.
Author (team of authors) bears responsibility for the content of the publication; he must guarantee that all methods and results are exactly stated, all figures, presented data and proofs are carefully checked.
Author (team of authors) must observe requirements to publications. The offered paper should be original and not published before.
The article cannot be simultaneously sent to be published in other editions.
The article should include objective arguments, necessary details and references to support the obtained results. Adoptions should be properly drawn and contain attributions; plagiarism is not allowed for publication.
Plagiarism in all its forms is considered as non-ethic behavior; it is inadmissible for publication.
In all possible cases there should be an attribution to the original source. It is essential to state the authorship of the given data, text, figures and ideas, which the author has got from other sources, and they should not be presented as belonging to the author of publication. Direct citations from the works of other researches should be in inverted commas and have a corresponding reference.
The authors should adhere to requirements of the journal.
If the author has found mistakes in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he should immediately notify the editorial staff.
The author is recommended to indicate the sources of the investigation financial support in materials submitted for publication.
The editor-in-chief determines the style of work for the journal publication; he takes into account and harmonizes interests of participating parties including members of the editorial board, contributors, reviewers, publishing partners, authors and readers.
All scientific papers received come under preliminary independent reviewing, therewith kept confidential.
The editor-in-chief must ensure an appropriate procedure of reviewing articles submitted for consideration to the journal. Reviewing procedure helps the editor-in-chief to make a decision on the publication of scientific articles.
The editor-in-chief decides either to publish or to refuse to publish papers purely on the basis of their level, significance, originality, intellectual content, clarity of presentation and correspondence of the research issue to the journal line.
When making a decision about publishing papers in the journal the editor-in-chief should advise with the editorial board members and take consideration for the reviewers’ opinion.
This decision is made on the basis of checking paper reliability and importance for researches and readers, and the editor-in-chief follows such legal requirements as non-admission of defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
When working with any papers submitted to the journal, it needs to show especially favorable attitude towards investigations, where contested are statements of articles previously published in the journal. Investigation materials where negative results have been obtained should not be rejected.
If some serious shortcomings have been found in the article already published, the journal is to publish corrections as soon as possible and draw the readers’ attention to a respective explanation.
Upon receipt of complaints of ethic nature having relation to the submitted manuscript or the published article, the editor-in-chief should take reasonably quick measures being in touch with the editorial staff and the editorial board.
Any scientific paper accepted to be considered for publication in the journal is reckoned as a confidential document, not subjected to demonstration and discussion with other persons. The editor-in-chief, editorial board, reviewers and editorial staff should not disclose information on the submitted manuscript to anybody else except persons authorized by the editor.
The incoming scientific articles are reviewed by experts, whose team is appointed by the editor-in-chief. Reviewers have all opportunities to freely express reasonable critical remarks about the level and clarity of presentation of the submitted material.
Reviews should be unbiased as to the scientific content and scientific significance of the article, personal criticism of the author is unacceptable; reviewers must clearly express their opinion and sustain it with appropriate arguments.
If conflict of interest exists, which may question the scientific objectivity of a review, the reviewer should immediately report to the editor-in-chief that it is impossible for him to review the submitted paper.
The reviewer must
- Determine the correspondence of the information presented in the paper to the journal profile,
- Evaluate the article timeliness and conformity of the level of the stated material to modern progress of science and technology,
- Judge the novelty, relevance of the obtained scientific and practical results of the investigation, completeness and accuracy of information presented in the article,
- Assess qualitatively the article conformity to requirements of the journal on its preparation: volume, figures, formulas and tables; presence of abstracts, key words, references list and citations in the text, information about authors in Russian and English.
- Evaluate the correctness and accuracy of the used (or introduced) definitions and wordings, assess quality of the submitted article manuscript as to presentation and preparation, make valid conclusions about the article in whole, remarks and recommendations on its improvement, if necessary.