The editorial office of the Russian Otorhinolaryngology journal follows
the international ethics standards for scientific publications approved by the
scientific society under the Section VII “Exclusive rights to the results of
the intellectual activity and means of individualization” of the Russian Civil
Code and the journal Charter.
Main rules and regulations of relationships
between editors, authors and reviewers are based on recommendations developed
by the non-profit partnership “Committee on Publication Ethics” (http://publicationethics.org), following the
publication ethics standards required by SCOPUS and Web of Science (Committee
of Publication Ethics, COPE).
Professional Ethics Principles of the Editorial Office
(editorial board and editorial committee)
When taking the decision to publish an article,
the editorial office is guided by the accuracy of the information provided, as
well as the scientific value of the work under consideration.
The editorial office undertakes to evaluate
articles ready for publication based on the principle of the unbiased approach
to race, gender, ethnic origin, citizenship and political opinion of the
Unpublished information received from the
articles provided for consideration shall not be used for personal gain or
transferred to the third parties without the author’s written approval.
The editorial office undertakes to take
measures when receiving reasonable ethics claims in respect of the materials
that were submitted or published earlier, as follows: consideration, discussion
of claims with the journal management, publication of corrections, refutations
or respective announcements.
The editorial office actively investigates and
adopts positive experience of other journals and publishing offices and is
looking forward to cooperate with them. We will keep an eye on development of
the publication practice of academy editions and review our current rules in
order to comply with the leading worldwide scientific standards.
Professional Ethics Principles of the Author (Authors)
The author (authors) is personally responsible
for the novelty and accuracy of the results of the scientific research.
The content of the article shall guarantee that
the results of the research are completely original. Borrowed parts or
arguments shall mandatory include the name of the author and the original
source reference. Plagiarism in any forms, including unexecuted quotes,
rephrasing or assuming of rights for the results of the research conducted by
others, is unacceptable.
Contribution of all persons that have made an
impact on the results of work in one way or another, shall be accepted.
Articles that have been sent to other journals,
as well as materials that have been published in other journals earlier, shall
not be submitted to the editorial office.
Persons who have made a significant contribution
into the investigation process and analysis of the obtained materials shall
become co-authors of the article. Persons who have not made a personal creative
contribution into elaboration of the result of the intellectual activity,
including those who have just provided technical, consulting, organizational or
financial assistance to the author or those who have just assisted in obtaining
the rights for such result and its use, as well as persons monitoring the respective
works shall not be accepted as the authors of the intellectual activity result (article
1228 of the Russian Civil Code).
If any significant mistakes or inaccuracies are
identified in the article in the course of its consideration or after its
publication, the author shall notify the journal editorial office about that as
soon as possible.
Professional Ethics Principles of the Reviewer
All works received by the editorial office of
the Russian Otorhinolaryngology journal
are subject to the “double blind” review (the reviewer does not know who the
author is, and the author does not know who the reviewer is).
In accordance with the editorial office’s
rules, the time period for preparation of the review shall not exceed one
The manuscript received for review shall be
considered as a confidential document and shall not be transferred for
information or discussion to the third parties without prior approval of the editorial
When writing the review, the reviewer shall be
guided by the scientific objectivity principles.
The reviewer does not have the right to use the
unpublished data received from the manuscripts provided for review, for his or
her personal purposes.
The reviewers of the Russian Otorhinolaryngology journal undertake to provide reasonable
critical comments and refer to the following objective scientific assessment
criteria of the articles: compliance with the journal profile, scientific
novelty, completeness and accuracy of the research results, relevancy,
importance, correct and accurate definitions and statements, style,
conclusions, practical importance of the results.
If the reviewer believes that he or she does
not have enough qualification to assess the manuscript or cannot be objective
due to any other reasons, he or she shall request the editorial office of the journal
to retract the article provided for review.