COPYRIGHT AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

ETHICS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

The Organizing Committee would like to draw your attention to the fact that the copyright for the article is transferred to Springer. The publishing house reproduces, publishes, distributes, and archives the article in printed and electronic form and protects it from misuse.

The author has the right to self-archive his/her article on his/her website or on the website of the employer’s organization marked “The original publication is available at: www.springerlink.com.” The author cannot use these articles from the PDF version of the publisher published on the site www.springerlink.com without publisher approval.

AUTHORSHIP AND COPYRIGHT

The Author means all persons (co-authors) who took part in the research and creation of the manuscript and are responsible for its content. The person (author) who submitted the manuscript to the Editorial Board is responsible for the completeness of mentioning the group of the authors and agreeing with them all changes made to the text based on the results of its review and editing.

All articles are copyrighted by the authors. When sending an article to the journal “Measurement Standards. Reference Materials”, the author agrees to its publication in the journal and transfers the rights to use the article to the Editorial Board, including its publishing in the open access on the journal’s website and to transfer the text of the article (including references, bibliographic information, etc.) to persons who are required to provide this information, or to other persons in order to provide an opportunity to cite the publication and increase the citation index of the author and the journal.

When reprinting any copyright materials published in the journal “Measurement Standards. Reference Materials”, a reference to the journal, author, and the title of the article are required. Copyright infringement for the use of materials submitted for publication and processed by the Editorial Board is punishable by law.

All copyright for the publication of the English-language version of the article is transferred to Springer, and the publishing house reproduces, publishes, distributes, and archives the article in printed and electronic form and protects it from misuse.

The author has the right to self-archive his/her article on his/her website or on the website of the employer’s organization marked “The original publication is available at: www.springerlink.com.” The author cannot use these articles from the PDF version of the publisher published on the site www.springerlink.com without publisher approval.

AUTHORIAL ETHICS

The Editorial Board expects the following principles to be observed from authors who submit their materials for a report at the Conference and subsequent publication:

  • the originality of the research;
  • the relevance of the study;
  • the provision of reliable results of the research, the absence of false statements and errors in providing data; availability of high-quality statistical processing of the submitted data;
  • the inadmissibility of personal, critical, or disparaging remarks and accusations against other researchers;
  • the plagiarism exclusion;
  • the acknowledgment of the contribution of other researchers to the development of the research topic, the mandatory availability of bibliographic references to all external sources of information and all publications relevant to this article (including previously published articles and scientific materials of the author);
  • the avoidance of repetition and duplication of previously published materials;
  • the prevention of sending the same article to other publishers before a decision is made to reject the article;
  • the obtaining authorization to use (reproduce) other people’s materials, tables, and images and the obligatory indication of the author of these materials and/or the copyright holder of these materials;
  • the provision of privately received information, i.e. by correspondence, conversation or discussion with third parties, or information from confidential sources only with their permission;
  • the presentation as co-authors of all participants who have made a significant contribution to the research and writing of the article;
  • the approval of the final version of the work by all co-authors and their full agreement with its submission for publication;
  • the expression of gratitude to other colleagues who are not the authors of this article, but who contributed to its creation;
  • the disclosure of potential conflicts of interest (provision of information on employment, consulting, joint-stock ownership, provision of expertise, patent application or patent registration, receipt of royalties);
  • the clear indication in the text of information about the grants received and/or other sources and forms of research funding (facts that can be perceived as influencing the results or conclusions presented in the work);
  • the immediate reporting of significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication and cooperation with the editor in order to error correction or deletion of the publication as soon as possible, as well as timely error correction and inaccuracies identified by the reviewer or editor.

ETHICS IN PEER REVIEW

The peer review is an important element for ensuring the exchange of scientific information, thus the Editorial Board requires the following:

  • confidentiality, in meaning not to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the executive secretary of the Editorial Board;
  • objectivity in meaning to assess the manuscript, avoiding personal criticism of the author; immediately notify about a potential conflict of interest between the reviewer and the peer reviewed work, its authors, or the organization funding this research;
  • impartiality, in meaning to assess the intellectual content of the manuscript regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political views of its author;
  • clarity and validity of an expression of opinion;
  • compliance with the principle of recognition of primary sources that means to indicate publications on the theme of the submitted manuscript that are not.

Reviewers take part in the formation of the editorial policy of the publisher. Scientific articles received by the Editorial Board are subjected to double-blind peer review. The Editorial Board reserves the right to choose a reviewer. Original articles may be accompanied by comments from members of the Editorial Board, editorial council, or renowned experts in a specific scientific field.

Reviewers are not entitled to use the information contained in the peer reviewed article in their own research or for other personal purposes before the publication of the article.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE ETHICAL POLICY

The Chairman of the Programme Committee and his/her co-chair have the prerogative to accept or reject materials for the Conference. At the same time, the observance of the following ethical principles and requirements for reported and published materials, as well as requirements related to their quality, are monitored:

  • objectivity at the stage of preliminary assessment of scientific material;
  • high quality of published materials;
  • consideration of conflicts of interest;
  • enforcement of copyright;

The article can be rejected by the Programme Committee at the stage preceding the peer review if there is a valid reason: the subject of the article is not relevant to the scope of the Journal; the article is of low scientific quality; the article was previously published in another publication; the submitted materials revealed a fundamental contradiction to the ethical principles that the Conference adheres to. The Editorial Board has the right to reject improperly formatted articles. The Editorial Board assesses compliance with the ethical standards of human and animal studies and accepts materials for publication if there is evidence of compliance with all established requirements in the field of ethical principles.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to make reductions and editorial changes in materials that do not change the essence and content of the article while the integrity of the publications is preserved. The Editorial Board should ensure that published materials comply with international standards of scientific and publication ethics. If there is a conflict of interest between the editor and the author of the article, the article should be transmitted to another editor.

The members of the Programme Committee and the Editorial Board in the process of reviewing the articles should examine in detail the original information contained in them, but they do not have the right to use it in their own research or for other personal purposes. The use of such information is allowed only after the official publication of the article, provided the correctly cited in accordance with generally accepted requirements.

The members of the Programme Committee and the Editorial Board should not force the authors to cite the articles published in the Journal “Measurement standards. Reference Materials” in order to artificially improve the scientometric indicators of the Journal.

All incoming materials not rejected for the above reasons at the first stage of consideration are referred by the executive secretary of the Editorial Board for review. Reviewers are selected from among the most competent experts on the subject of the article. The Editorial Board should maintain the confidentiality of the reviewers and not disclose the identity of the authors to the reviewers.

Members of the Programme Committee and the Editorial Board should guarantee the high quality of the materials published in the Journal and its content integrity and timely publish corrections, explanations, or apologies if necessary.

The materials published in the Journal reflect the personal views of the authors, which may differ from the views of the Editorial Board. The authors are responsible for the factual materials and data presented in the articles.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

A potential conflict of interest occurs when there are financial, personal, or professional factors that can influence the scientific judgment of the reviewer or editor and, as a result, the Editorial Board’s decision related to the publication of the article.

The Conference proceeds from the fact that by submitting an article to the Editorial Board, the author claims that:

  • all sources of research funding are indicated in the text of the article;
  • there are no commercial, financial, personal, or professional factors that could cause a conflict of interest to the submitted article.

In case of a potential conflict of interest, the author should make in the text a clear statement of a potential conflict of interest.

If there is a conflict of interest, the author has the right to ask an editor and/or reviewer to exclude an article sent by him from consideration. The editors and the reviewers should disclose potential conflicts of interest that could influence the Editorial Board’s decision.

If there is a conflict of interest between the editor or reviewer and the author of the article, the article should be transmitted to another editor or reviewer. The assessment of the article should not be biased. If any of the participants in the process of reviewing an article claims a conflict of interest, then this fact should not lead to a denial of the publishing since the most important assessment criterion for a manuscript is its scientific value.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Information about the authors (full name, name of the affiliated organization, address of the organization, e-mail, phone number for direct connection between readers and the author) provided by them for publication in the Conference materials becomes available to readers. The authors provide their written consent to the publication of these data by signing the corresponding accompanying documents to the article and a questionnaire containing full information about the authors required for indexing Russian journals in the bibliographic database of the Russian Science Citation Index (the list of the necessary information about authors is published on the Journal’s website in the section “For Authors”). The publication of this information is carried out in the interests of the authors for a complete and proper accounting of publications and their citation by the relevant bibliographic organizations and to provide the connection between the authors and the scientific community.

The personal information provided by the Conference participants besides the information listed in the requirements (including additional e-mails and telephone numbers) will be used only for communication with authors in the process of preparing an article for publication. The Editorial Board undertakes not to transfer this information to third parties who may use it for other purposes.

ARTICLE RETRACTING POLICY

In some cases, the Programme Committee may decide to withdraw an article (retraction).

Reasons for retraction of the article:

  • detection of plagiarism in the article, including detection of borrowed illustrations, graphs, tables, etc., if it became known after the publication of the article (see Plagiarism Policy);
  • detection of the article in another publication before its publication in the Journal;
  • presence of serious mistakes in the published article that cast doubt on its scientific value.

In such cases, the Editorial Board of the Journal initiates a check, according to the results of which the article can be withdrawn from publication. An act is drawn up on the withdrawal of the article from publication and signed by the Chief Editor. A copy of the act is sent to the author of the article.

At the same time, the article is not removed from the published circulation and the issue file on the website. The Editorial Board publishes a statement on the withdrawal of the article with its publishing on the corresponding page of the issue content on the official website of the Journal.

The Editorial Board of the Journal will carefully and responsibly consider all reasonable appeals regarding violations found in published materials. The Editorial Board considers it the responsibility of the author and reviewer to inform the Editorial Board as quickly as possible about the missed errors and violations that they identified after the publication of the article.

PLAGIARISM POLICY

All articles submitted to the Editorial Board are obligatorily checked for the correctness of borrowings using the plagiarism checker (www.antiplagiat.ru) at the initial stage of consideration. Articles are not accepted for further consideration in case of reasonable suspicions or detection of techniques to hide plagiarism. The authors are sent a message about the refusal to consider the article due to suspicion of plagiarism. If plagiarism is found in an already published article, such article is removed from publication without the possibility of recovery (the article is not removed from the published circulation, a statement about the plagiarism is published on the corresponding pages of the Journal’s website and the article file). If there is an incorrect borrowing in the received article, all cases of such borrowing are considered individually.

The Editorial Board includes the following forms of plagiarism:

  • use (literal citation) of any materials in any length without indicating the source;
  • use of illustrations, pictures, photographs, tables, graphs, diagrams, and any other forms of graphical presentation of information without specifying the source;
  • use of illustrations, pictures, photographs, tables, graphs, diagrams, and any other forms of graphical presentation of information published in scientific and popular publications without the consent of the copyright holder;
  • use of materials without written consent, the authors or copyright holders of which prohibit the use of their materials without special consent.

The Editorial Board identifies the following forms of incorrect borrowing:

  • lack of graphic highlighting of the verbatim cited text in the presence of references to the source; incorrect references (incomplete bibliographic description of sources that prevents their identification);
  • a reference not to the original source of the borrowed text without a clear indication of this fact (an error in the identification of the original source);
  • lack of references in the text to the sources given in the article;
  • excessive citation (if there are references to sources and graphic highlighting of the quoted text), the length of which is not justified by the genre and objectives of the article.

The permissible length of citations (correct borrowing) is no more than 30% of the total length of the article. The requirement does not apply to review articles requiring more citations. Such materials are considered by the Editorial Board on an individual basis. Articles the content of which is more than 30% consistent with other scientific materials of the author (dissertation, abstract, monograph, previous publications in journals and collections) are not accepted for publication.

CHECKING MATERIALS FOR BORROWINGS

Submitted articles are checked using the plagiarism checker (“Antiplagiat”), as well as using other network search engines. If the Editorial Board has reasons for a more detailed review, additional tools can be used to find for borrowings.

The Programme Committee strongly discourages the use of techniques that would improve the results of text checking in the plagiarism checker (“Antiplagiat”). Articles with elements of technical modifications in order to artificially increase the text uniqueness will not be published in the Journal. The Editorial Board informs the reviewer about all such facts. If the author works in an educational institution, his management is also informed.

BUSINESS MODEL. PAYMENT FOR PUBLICATIONS. ACCESS TO FULL TEXTS

The conference participants pay organizational costs for participating in the Conference. The Editorial Board does not charge authors for the preparation, publication, and printing of materials.

The Programme Committee bears all costs of production and release of the Conference materials, including peer review, web hosting, and archiving. Authors are not charged for the publication of articles. The peer review procedure is free of charge. Full-text files of all archived and current issues of the Journal are in the public domain at www.rmjournal.elpub.ru. The electronic version of the Journal is an open-access publication for readers.

When using materials, it is imperative to refer to the Journal and the authors of the articles. Free reproduction of Journal materials for personal purposes and free use for informational, scientific, educational, or cultural purposes in accordance with Art. 1273 and 1274 chap. 70 h. IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Other types of use are possible only after the establishment of appropriate written agreements with the copyright holder.

Advertising materials that are directly relevant to the scope of the Conference can be published in the materials of the Conference and on the website for a fee. Advertisers are responsible for the reliability of advertisements.

DISCLOSURE POLICY AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used in personal research without the written consent of the Author.

Information or ideas obtained during the peer review and associated with possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

Reviewers should not participate in the review of manuscripts if there is a conflict of interest due to competitive, joint and other interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies, or other organizations associated with the submitted work.

BORROWING AND PLAGIARISM

The Programme Committee can check the material using the plagiarism checker (“Antiplagiat”). If many borrowings are found, the Editorial Board acts in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

PREPRINT AND POSTPRINT PLACEMENT POLICY

The author should confirm that the article has not been published or has not been accepted for publication in another scientific journal during the article submission process.

If the author refers to a publication from the Conference materials, the Organizing Committee requests to place a reference to official sources and indicate the DOI of the article.

Articles previously published by authors on personal or public sites that are not related to other publishers are allowed for consideration.