Editorial ethics guidelines

Editorial ethics of the journal "Bulletin of Voronezh State Technical University" is developed taking into
account the Code of Conduct and Best Practices Guidelines for Journal Editors - Committee on Publication Ethics, as well as the Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers "Ethical Principlesof Scientific Publications".

The editorial staff of the journal takes a responsible approach to the task of maintaining scientific
reputation, is guided by the principles of scientific content, objectivity, professionalism, impartiality and does everything possible to ensure the quality of scientific publications, while taking care of the author'sposition and copyrights.

In its activity, the editorial staff is responsible for the publication of copyright works, which imposes the necessity of observing the following fundamental principles:
• The editorial decisions on accepting or refusing to publish an article should be based on the importance of the article, its originality, clarity of presentation, reliability of the information contained in it and its proximity to the subject matter of the journal.
• The editorial staff is obliged to treat the authors and their works with respect, to communicate with
the authors exclusively in a kind, correct tone.
• The editorial staff should evaluate the intellectual content of the manuscripts, regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.
• Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or
transferred to third parties without written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
• The editorial staff is responsible for ensuring that all published articles are reviewed by specialists with the necessary qualifications
• The editorial staff is required to coordinate with the authors all changes made to avoid copyright infringement.
• The editorial staff should not allow publication of information, if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.
• The editorial staff passes the comments of the reviewer to the authors in full, if they do not contain
offensive or libelous remarks;
• Editors should strive to ensure that the peer review in their journal is fair, objective and timely.
• The editorial staff should not leave unanswered claims regarding the manuscripts or published materials, and should take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights in case of a conflict.
• The editorial staff should publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary.
• The editorial staff is obliged to support initiatives aimed at reducing the number of violations related to research and publication
• The editorial staff guarantees the access to the publications by storing materials in the leading libraries and repositories of scientific information of the state

The reviewer carries out scientific examination of copyright materials, whereupon his actions should beimpartial and should obey the following principles:

• The manuscript received for reviewing should be considered a confidential document that cannot be
passed on to third parties without authorization from the editorial staff.
• The reviewer is obliged to give an objective, reasoned appraisal of the results of the research, refraining from hostile, slanderous or humiliating comments.
• Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes.
• Reviewers who do not possess, in their opinion, sufficient qualification for the evaluation of the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization, should notify the editor about this, excluding them from the process of reviewing this manuscript

Principles by which the author of scientific publications should be guided

• The authors of the article should provide reliable results of the conducted studies. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.
• Authors should ensure that the results of the study given in the manuscript are completely original. Unoriginal fragments or statements must be arranged with a mandatory reference of the author and the source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism of any form, including unauthorized quotes, rephrasing or appropriating the rights to the results of other people's research, are unethical and
unacceptable. The originality of the text should be at least 75%.
• It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who somehow influenced the course of the study; in particular, the article should provide references to all the works that were important during the study.
• Authors should not submit a manuscript that has been sent to another journal and is pending, as wellas an article already published in another journal.
• All persons who have made a significant contribution to the study should be stated as co-authors of
the article. It is inadmissible to indicate as co-authors persons who did not participate in the study.
• If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or
after its publication, he should notify the editorial office as soon as possible.

The journal reserves the right to reject any manuscript submitted to the publication that does not comply with the principles listed above.

Publisher and Founder:

State educational establishment of higher professional education Voronezh state technical University

Address of the publisher and founder: 

394006, Russia, Voronezh, 20-letiya Oktyabrya str., 84,

Editorial address: 

14, Moscow Avenue, Voronezh, 394026