B.N. Ryzhov - Sistem psychology
Partners

WWW.SYSTEMPSYCHOLOGY.RU

Ethics



ETHICS POLICY
SYSTEMS PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
MOSCOW CITY UNIVERSITY

PUBLISHING ETHICS IN A PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL


International standards established by COPE and Elsevier compose the legal basis for publication ethics ensurance scientific article publication ethics, scientific article authorship ethics, scientific article peer review ethics as well as scientific article editorial ethics.

The publication in a peer-reviewed journal is a building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. For all these reasons it is important to lay down standards of expected ethical behaviour by all parties involved in the act of publishing.

The publisher should adopt policies and procedures that support editors, reviewers and authors of the Journal in performing their ethical duties under these ethics guidelines. The publisher should ensure that the potential for advertising or reprint revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

The publisher should support the editors in the review of complaints raised concerning ethical issues and help communications with other journals or publishers where this is useful to editors.

The publisher should develop codes of practice and inculcate industry standards for best practice on ethical matters, errors and retractions.


SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE PUBLICATION ETHICS


Editors of the journal Systems psychology and sociology quarantee consideration of all submitted materials; guarantee the Editors independence and integrity in decision-making without any prejudice towards authors because of national or religious background or position, regardless of commercial interests and relations with Journal publishers and owners and basing on respect for authors personal rights and intellectual property right.

Editors implement Journals policy to ensure and maintain a high standard in the scholarly literature the Editorial ensure that all published papers make a substantial new contribution to the field; strive to ensure the quality of the material published and maintain the integrity of the published record; strive to satisfy readers and authors needs.

Editors timeliness, importance, clarity, reliability and soundness of published material are set as guiding principles of editorial activity, implement Journals policy to identify suitably qualified editorial board members who can actively contribute to the development and good management of the journal, implement Journals policy of constant improvement of review institutions, editorial process and materials expert review that ensures that peer review is fair, unbiased and timely.

Editors ensure that readers are informed about who has funded research or other scholarly work, ensure adherence of published materials; screen for plagiarism,

duplicate or redundant publication by using anti-plagiarism software, or for image manipulation.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Editors make the final decision on acceptance or nonacceptance of a paper to be published basing on all comments of peer reviewers. The final editorial decision and reasons for this are communicated to authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted article must not be used in an editors own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Editors should recuse themselves from considering article in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the articles.


SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE AUTHORSHIP ETHICS


Researchers (article authors):

- should ensure that only those individuals who meet authorship criteria (i.e. made a substantial contribution to the work) are rewarded with authorship and that deserving authors are not omitted;

- all authors should agree to be listed and should approve the submitted and accepted versions of the publication. Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors including any who have been removed from the list;

- all authors should have read and be familiar with the reported work and should ensure that publications follow the principles set out in these guidelines;

- authors should work with the editor or publisher to correct their work promptly if errors or omissions are discovered after publication;

- authors of material have a responsibility to inform the journal promptly if they become aware that the paper submitted, approved for publication or already published requires correcting;

- authors are not allowed to copy references from other publications if they have not read the cited work; authors should represent the work of others accurately in citations and quotations;

- relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible; replication of previous works and their paraphrasing are not allowed: they may be used only as foundation for new conclusions;

- data, text, figures or ideas originated by other researchers should be properly acknowledged and should not be presented as if they were the authors own.

Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations;

- applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off anothers paper as the authors own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of anothers article (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

An author should not in general publish articles describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication. Submitting the same article to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published article.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the editor of the "Psychological Science and Education www.psyedu.ru journal or the publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper, If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper.


SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE PEER REVIEW ETHICS


1. Editors guarantee independent peer review conducted the way that ensures honesty and objectivity of comment on scientific value of the paper considered for publication.

2. According to the Journals policy Editors set peer review process of materials submitted for publication.

3. Editors ensure fair and proper rocess of peer review.

4. Editors may reject a paper without peer review when it is deemed unsuitable for the journals readers or is of poor quality. This decision should be made in a fair and unbiased way. The decision should only be based on the Journals editorial policy.

5. Editors use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest

6. Peer reviewers are told what is expected of them and informed about any changes in editorial policies.

7. If serious concerns are raised by reviewers about the validity or reporting of academic work, editors allow authors to respond to the concerns.

8. Editors protect reviewers identities.

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the article.

Anyarticles received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editors attention any substantial similarity or overlap between

the article under consideration and any other published article of which they have personal knowledge.

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted article must not be used in a reviewers own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should not consider articles in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE EDITORIAL ETHICS


1. Editors are in a powerful position by making decisions on publications, which makes it very important that this process is as fair and unbiased as possible, and is in accordance with the academic vision of the particular journal.

2. All editorial processes are described in Information for authors; requirements for authors, types of materials to be published and how papers are handled by the journal.

3. When genuine errors in published work are pointed out by readers, authors, or editors, which do not render the work invalid, a correction (or erratum) should be published as soon as possible.

4. In the end of peer review process Editors take relevant measures with proper comment explaining results of the review.

5. Editors must provide authors with list of requirements. Guidelines are to be updated on regular basis.