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Publishing Ethics

Publishing Ethics

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Editorial Board and the editorial staff of the periodical "Bulletin of Higher Educational Institution. Lesnoy Zhurnal (Forestry Journal)” carry out their activity within the current legislation of the Russian Federation, are guided by the set of rules "Code of Ethics of Scientific Publications", developed and approved by the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications, which is based on VINITI by Russian Academy of Science. Ethical standards and regulations are required for all stakeholders of publishing scientific papers: authors, reviewers, and members of Editorial Board and the editorial staff.

The right of authorship belongs to the authors. All copyrights to use the materials of the periodical “Lesnoy Zhurnal (Forestry Journal)” belong to Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after MV Lomonosov – the founder and publisher. Reprinting in whole or in part is possible only with reference to the site and the name of the periodical with the obligatory indication of the copyright holder and the names of authors of articles.

While development new creatively independent works based on articles published in the periodical new creatively, quote or translate fragments of articles in order of their citation, the original source materials must be referred to according to the rules of citation.

Our Code of Ethics

  1. The editorial staff should assist authors to improve the manuscripts by the means of scientific reviewing and editing the submitted articles, as well as to establish contacts with other periodicals and publishing houses.

  2. The editorial staff is obliged to respect the author to conduct a conversation with him only in a favorable tone, to use the correct phrase in correspondence.

  3. The editorial staff should not disclose information pertaining submitted manuscripts to anyone else, except the author and/or the referee.

  4. The content of the negative referee report on the submitted article should not be reported to anyone but the author.

  5. Confidential information obtained in the course of correspondence with the author and / or reviewers should not be released.

Code of Ethics of the Editor-in-Chief

  1. The editor-in-Chief makes decision on publishing an article on the basis of an expert assessment by independent reviewers and the opinions of the editorial board. The assessment of works has to be based solely on the validation of results, the relevance of the theme and its significance for researchers and readers.

  2. The editor-in-Chief should not disclose information on presented manuscript to anyone else, except the author, reviewers. He or she cannot use unpublished data contained in the article submitted for consideration without the written consent of the author.

  3. Confidential information obtained in the review process, shall not be disclosed or used for personal gain.

  4. It is a duty of the Editor-in-chief to waive the consideration of the presented article in the presence of conflict of interest.

  5. Having received the complaint of the ethical character on the presented manuscript or published article the editor-in-chief has to accept reasonable counter measures. These measures typically include notification of the author, discussion of a complaint and, in case of need, publication of corrections. Each case of violations of scientific ethics should be investigated, even if it is discovered many years after publication.

  6. The editor-in-Chief shouldn’t compel authors to quote the periodical. It cannot be a necessary condition for acceptance of the manuscript to publishing. Any recommendations for work citing should be based on their scientific merit and aim to improve the presented material.