Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
Editors of Proceedings of ISP RAS endeavor to support high ethical standards of scientific publications. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden and papers found to be plagiarized will be removed or not published. Any manuscript, or substantial parts of it, submitted to Proceedings of ISP RAS must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights, or the rights of a third party.
In respect of the COPE's Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, the publication ethics of Proceedings of ISP RAS includes the most important ethical standards for editors, peer reviewers, and authors. Any potential or emerging conflicts of interests are to be prevented and – in case of deviations therefrom – to be reported directly to the editor.
- The editor must maintain the confidentiality of any information related to submitted manuscripts by not disclosing such materials to any non-corresponding authors or reviewers.
- The evaluation of the manuscripts must be accomplished in an objective and nondiscriminatory way.
- The editor must not use unpublished materials of submitted manuscripts for own research purposes without written consents of the author(s).
- The final decision about the selection of the articles to be included is taken by the editor of Proceedings of ISP RAS – if necessary – in combination with the Editorial Board.
- The reviewers' tasks are to support the editor in editorial decision making and the improvement of received manuscripts.
- Submitted manuscripts must be treated confidentially (in agreement with the editor), not used for personal benefit and reviewed objectively on the basis of supporting arguments and without personal criticism.
- The reviewers must track any uncited sources or materials that have been published before.
- The authors are committed to submit only original work and use citations for any already reported material.
- The authors should report precisely the originality and significance of their research.
- Concurrently submitted manuscript and already published research are unethical and unacceptable.
- The manuscripts should include sufficient details and references for replication purposes.
- Only significantly contributing authors should be listed in the manuscripts.
- The corresponding authors take full responsibility for the content, scientific context and legal aspects of their manuscripts.
- Statements and sources with deceptive, dishonest or inaccurate content are unethical and therefore intolerable.
- The authors should communicate any applicable funding or financial support of the research and the funder's relation to the contribution as well as acknowledge the research of others by citing their work.
- The authors are obliged to inform the editor about discovered errors in their already published manuscripts.
Copyright and License Policy
Proceedings of ISPRAS applies the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license to its articles. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree (see the Agreement) to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited. The license ensures that the authors' article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive.