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The policy of ethical standards in the publication and malpractice statement of the scientific journal PNRPU Construction and Architecture Bulletin


1.1. This policy sets standards of ethical behavior for the parties involved in the publication process: authors, editorial board, reviewer, and publisher. The following standards are based on generally accepted and existing policies of the Journal and Publisher.

1.2. Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Perm National Research Polytechnic University”, as the founder and editor of the scientific journal PNRPU Construction and Architecture Bulletin, assumes obligations to control all stages of the publication process of articles and recognizes its ethical and other obligations related to the publication of articles.


2.1. Standard for access to the source research data and its storage
The author is obliged to present the source materials (data) of the research at the request of the editorial board, if the article does not show the original data, and must be prepared to provide public access to them. The author should store this data in a reasonable time after the publication to allow their reproduction and verification.

2.2. Standard for originality (inadmissibility of plagiarism)
The author presents the article containing the results of original research to the editorial board for reviewing. If the author of the article used or includes an article excerpts from other works (citations), such use must be properly executed by specifying the original source in the references to the article. Plagiarism in any form is an unethical and unacceptable behavior of an author.

2.3. Standard for semelincident publication
The author is to present manuscript, unpublished, and not given to the editorial board of any other journal to the editorial board. The manuscript which is submitted simultaneously in several journals is unethical and unacceptable. The same applies to translation of an article into a foreign language.

2.4. Standard for sources confirmation
The author undertakes to specify the correct scientific and other sources that were used in the research and which have had a significant impact on the results of a research in the references. The information obtained from informal (private) sources should not be used when making a scientific article.

2.5. Standard for manuscript authorships
All persons who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as co-authors of the article. The list of authors should be limited to only those persons.
The author, who presents a manuscript to the editorial board, ensures that it has all co-authors, and they all have seen and approved the final manuscript and agreed to its submission to the editorial board of the scientific journal PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin for publication.

2.6. Conflict of interest policy
Authors must disclose conflicts of interest that may affect the evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the article (grants, state programs, projects, etc.) should be disclosed and necessarily listed in the manuscript.

2.7. Standard for error correction in the published literature
If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the article already published, the author is to immediately notify the editorial board and assist it in correcting the error. If the editorial board or third parties recognize an error in the article, the author is obliged to immediately correct the error or provide evidence of its absence.


3.1. Standard for decision to publish articles
The editorial board takes a decision based for submitted articles to be published, based on the results of test for the requirements and the results of peer review. When making the decision to publish the manuscript, the editorial board will be guided by the policy of ethical standards and will not permit the publication of articles with signs of libel, slander, plagiarism, copyright violations or conflict of interest. The final decision on publication of an article or its refusal will be made by the editor-in-chief of the journal.

3.2. Standard for all authors’ equality
The editorial board evaluates submitted manuscripts regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, citizenship, occupation, affiliation and residence, as well as its political, philosophical, religious or other views.

3.3. Privacy standards
Editorial board will not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, the reviewer (with single-blind review), and if necessary - the publisher.

3.4. Conflict of interest policy
The editorial board ensures that the refused manuscripts will not be used in another study of the editorial staff, without the written consent of the author. The editorial board will refuse to review manuscripts, if they are under competitive relationships between the author or organization associated with the results of the study, or if there is a conflict of interest. Editors shall require that all participants in the publication will process the disclosure of competing interests.

3.5. Standard for the author unethical behavior claims consideration
The editorial board promptly reviews each claim of unethical behavior of an author’s manuscript regardless of the time of receipt. Editors will take appropriate reasonable steps in respect of such claims. If the arguments of the claims are true, then the editorial board will have the right to refuse from publication of the article, to cease further cooperation with the author, to publish a rebuttal, and take other necessary steps to prevent further unethical conduct by the person.


4.1. Standard for reviewer contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review of the manuscript provided by the reviewer promotes the adoption of editorial decisions, and helps authors to improve the manuscript. The decisions to accept the manuscript for publication, return the manuscript for revision, or reject a publication are accepted by the editorial board based on peer review results.

4.2. Standard for reviewing deadlines
The reviewer must provide a review in time for a date specified by the editorial board. If the review and preparation of the manuscript reviews is not possible within these dates, then the reviewer should notify the Editor.

4.3. Standard for privacy by the reviewer
A manuscript submitted for review should be treated as a confidential document, regardless of the form of peer-review chosen by the journal. The reviewer may show it or discuss it with others only with the agreement of the editor-in-chief.

4.4. Standard for review objective
The reviewer shall carry out peer review of the manuscript objectively. Reviewer's personal criticism is not valid. All reviewer conclusions should be strictly based and supplied with references to authoritative sources.

4.5. Standard for sources confirmation
Reviewers should indicate the presence of sources that have influenced the results of the research, but were not given by the author. The reviewer must pay attention to the substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and the other previously published work, which is known by the reviewer.

4.6. Conflict of interest policy
The reviewer must not use the materials in an unpublished manuscript for his own researches without the written agreement of the author. The reviewer must refrain from reviewing the manuscript, in connection with which he has a conflict of interest because of the competitive, cooperative or other relationships with the authors or organizations related to the manuscript. 



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