Publishing Ethics

Journal of Siberian Federal University is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the recommendations of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices.

Сonflict of interest

All authors, reviewers, and members of Editorial Board are required to disclose any actual and potential conflicts of interest at submission or upon accepting an editorial or review assignment.

A conflict of interest can be anything potentially interfering with objective peer review, decision-making or publication of articles submitted to the journal. Personal, financial and professional affiliations or relationships can be perceived as conflicts of interest.


Plagiarism is unacknowledged copying or an attempt to misattribute original authorship, whether of ideas, text or results. Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted without appropriate and unambiguous attribution. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in Journal of Siberian Federal University. Aside from wholesale verbatim reuse of text, due care must be taken to ensure appropriate attribution and citation when paraphrasing and summarising the work of others. "Text recycling" or reuse of parts of text from an author's previous research publication is a form of self-plagiarism. Here too, due caution must be exercised. When reusing text, whether from the author's own publication or that of others, appropriate attribution and citation is necessary to avoid creating a misleading perception of unique contribution for the reader.

Duplicate publication occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from publishing an identical paper in multiple journals, to only adding a small amount of new data to a previously published paper.

Manuscripts are routinely subjected to check for incorrect borrowing and plagiarism. Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. When plagiarism becomes evident post-publication, we may correct or retract the original publication depending on the degree of plagiarism, context within the published article and its impact on the overall integrity of the published study.

Article retraction

The publisher is retracting articles according to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ guidance. A published article is subject to retraction if:

  • editors have clear evidence that the article’s findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant/duplicate publication)
  • article publication constitutes plagiarism
  • the article reports unethical research

Retraction does not mean deletion of the article from the journal, publisher’s website (the journal’s website) or the bibliography database. The article remains in all aforementioned resources with a clear notice of retraction, while retaining its DOI number and published URL. This is necessary, as other researchers may have already referenced this article and need to be notified of its retraction.

The main goal of retraction is to correct published information and insure its validity, rather than punish the authors who committed a violation.

An article can be retracted by the author(s), publisher or editor of the journal.

In the event that the author or authors refuse to retract the article, the publisher has the right to retract the article without their consent, since publisher bears the responsibility for the contents of the journal.

Responsibilities of the parties


  • heed generally accepted standards of scientific reporting
  • provide access to the obtained data
  • submit original works, avoid plagiarism and parallel publications in other periodicals
  • provide reliable sources of data and references
  • do not publish the research results that pose hazards to humans or animals
  • avoid a conflict of interests
  • if necessary, correct significant errors in the publications


  • are responsible for all the content published in the journal
  • make fair and unbiased decisions not influenced by commercial interests
  • organize impartial reviewing of articles
  • ensure maximum transparency and accountability to the author
  • protect the wholeness of publications, make corrections if necessary, and issue justified refusals to authors who happened to ignore research and publication ethics
  • protect the rights of third parties from unauthorized use of their materials
  • resolve conflicts of interests in the publishing process
  • critically evaluate the ethics of research involving humans and animals
  • inform the authors and reviewers of their rights and responsibilities

Peer Reviewers:

  • take part in shaping editorial policy
  • meet reviewing deadlines and insure confidentiality of reviewing
  • provide an objective and impartial review, support their opinion with reference to reliable sources
  • monitor and expose likely conflicts of interests


  • ensures that advertising, reprinting or other commercial interests do not influence decisions of the editorial board
  • cooperates with other publishers and associations on various issues aiming to ensure reliability of publication, including ethical issues, error detection and repudiation of published information