Editorial ethics

Collection "Scientific research on refractories and technical ceramics. Collection of scientific papers” adheres to recognized standards of publishing ethics.

Ethical Editors' Principles

  • When deciding on publication, an editor of the collection is guided by the reliability of presented data and scientific significance of this work. The editor is guided by an editorial policy of the collection, decisions of an editorial board of the collection, being limited by current legal norms that concern libel, copyright and plagiarism.
  • The editor evaluates an intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship or political preferences of authors.
  • The editor and the editorial board of the collection are obliged not to disclose, without necessity, information about the accepted manuscripts to anyone, with the exception of persons directly involved in the process of their consideration.
  • The editor is not entitled without the written consent of the author to use in his personal research unpublished materials that are contained in the submitted manuscript. Confidential information or ideas obtained during editing should not be disclosed by the editor or used by him for personal gain.
  • The editor should not take part in the consideration of manuscripts in the event of an interest conflict due to the existence of competition relations, joint activities or other interactions and relations with any of the authors.
  • The editor should not allow information to be published if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

Ethical Authors Principles

  • Authors who submit manuscripts to the collection must submit reliable research results. Obviously erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable. Data underlying the work should not contain errors. The work should contain enough details or quotes for possible reproduction. Erroneous or knowingly erroneous statements are regarded as unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
  • The authors must ensure that the research results presented in the manuscript presented in the collection are completely original. Borrowings in the text of the manuscript should be made out with the obligatory indication of authorship and the source, with appropriate bibliographic references or citations. Plagiarism in all forms and excessive borrowing are unacceptable.
  • The authors should not submit to the collection a manuscript that has been sent to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article already published in another journal and representing the same research. This is considered as unethical behavior and unacceptable.
  • In the manuscript, it is necessary to explicitly acknowledge the contribution of all persons who, one way or another, influenced the course of the study. Persons who have made a significant contribution to a particular aspect of the study should be listed as such. Information obtained privately should not be used or disclosed without the express written consent of the source, as well as information that violates interests of a third party.

Ethical Reviewers Principles

  • An reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated research results. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
  • The manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document that cannot be transferred for review or discussion to third parties not authorized by the editors.
  • The reviewer who, in his opinion, does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript, should notify the editors with a request to exclude him from the review process of this manuscript.
  • The reviewer should draw the attention of the editor to the identification of significant similarity or coincidence between the reviewed manuscript and any other published work that is in the scientific competence of the reviewer.
  • The reviewer should not take part in the consideration of manuscripts in the event of an interest conflict due to the existence of competition relations, joint activities or other interactions and relations with any of the authors.
  • Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts for review should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes without written consent of the author.