Publication Ethics

Ethical principles

The ethical principles for the participants of the publication process in Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies are developed in compliance with the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE, and the Code on Publication Ethics.

Publication of a paper in the peer-reviewed Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies clearly indicates high professionalism of its authors and a high scientific level of the research institution where they work. Single blind peer review and selection of papers is limited to only those that fall within the research fields included in the scope of the journal. It is therefore crucially important for everyone involved in the publication process (author, editor, reviewer, and publisher) to develop and to agree to certain ethics principles. Below are the ethics principles established and followed by Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies Editorial Board:


follow universally accepted scientific reporting standards;
make their data available;
make sure that their papers are original, that no plagiarism exists, and that their submitted papers have not been published elsewhere;
characterize materials used for their studies;
make sure that the research study intended to be published in the journal threatens neither people, nor animals;
avoid conflict of interests;
follow reviewer’s recommendations as to how their paper might be fundamentally improved.


are responsible for all materials published in the journal;
make impartial decisions independent of commercial interests and ensure reviewing is objective;
maximally protect authors’ reputations, rights, and interests;
protect papers’ integrity, suggest changes in papers when needed, and notify authors of rejection if their papers fall out of the journal’s subject scope or do not meet the journal ethic principles;
protect other entities fr om unauthorized use of their materials;
resolve situations where a conflict of interest may exist;
follow ethical norms involving use of people or animals for experiments;
inform authors and reviewers about what they are expected to do, see to that no conflicts of interests occur.


participate in the journal editorial policy development;
follow reviewing timeline and ensure confidentiality of opinions;
make reviews in an impartial manner, reveal and deter plagiarism and parallel publications, and, wh ere needed, confirm their opinions by references to literature sources.

Publisher: Novosibirsk State University Press:

strive to remove advertising, reprinting, and other commercial influences from the journal editorial board decision-making;
promote cooperation with publishing houses and trade publishers in many fields.

From the very beginning of its online presence, «Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies» has adhered to the principle of open access. This means that access to all abstracts and full-text articles is free.

Dear Authors!

Please note the requirements applicable to Russian and international legislation in the field of intellectual property rights for the use of copyrighted material published in scientific journals. In order to comply with current legislation, as well as the generally accepted norms of publishing ethics, standard forms of publishing contracts with authors, as well as a number of other documents were developed and approved for further use, such as: «Declaration on Publication Ethics and Unacceptable Practices», Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE and the «Code of Scientific Publication Ethics», developed by the Russian Committee on Scientific Publications’ Ethics, which are based on generally accepted international scientific community guidelines. These documents are freely available on the Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies website in the «Ethical principles» section, and on the MAIK «Nauka/Interperiodica» website in Russian and English.

The compliance with legal and ethical standards of scientific publications is now quite a burning question and is discussed in many forums. However, violations of legal and ethical standards continue to occur.

In this regard, we consider it necessary to remind the authors of the basic principles that must be followed in the preparation of scientific publications:

1. Each research paper must be accompanied by the «License Agreement» for the right to use the research paper in «Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies», signed by the Author (s) and Publisher. Signing the License Agreement with the Author (s) should be the basis not only for the transmission of the paper in production (as is customary with the Publisher), but also for the adoption of its editorial staff to consider, as the Author (s) by the License Agreement guarantees, not only the provision of certain rights to use the paper, but also its originality, transfer only original paper to the Publisher, as well as compliance with rules for the use of unoriginal materials and data.

2. Any use by the Author(s) of previously published materials (tables, figures, parts of the text, including its own, which granted the right to use) must be accompanied by written permission of the right-holder.

3. In addition, as we have listed below, the Author (s) should not use unacceptable practices and editors should ensure maximum checking that such practices are not implemented:

Fabrication and falsification of data: fabrication of data means that the Author (s) did not carry out the referenced research, and made up (fabricated) data. Falsification of data means that the Author (s) has changed some of the data without research to justify the change;

Plagiarism: the misuse of other author(s)” ideas and works without a corresponding documentation of source and permission for their use; intentional appropriation of authorship of another person’s publications or parts of publications;

Repeated publication: submitting papers in several journals, which is a violation of the terms of publishing materials and in conflict with generally accepted international publishing ethics. In addition, the result of repeated publications is violation by us of the rights of other publishers that may result in legal proceedings and the payment of large sums of money in the form of compensation and fines, not only to publishers who previously published such papers, but also to distributors. There is no sense to talk about reputation in such cases;

Duplicate publication (selfplagiarism): submitting a similar or identical manuscript to more than one journal, often in different languages. Submission of the same material in different publications, including different languages is considered selfplagiarism.

The Journal Boards of the «Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies» insists on compliance with the above and other legal norms, and avoidance of unacceptable practices. Papers submitted for publication without a «License Agreement for the right to use a research paper in Vestnik NSU Series: Information Technologies» (as well as the permission of the right-holder to use unoriginal materials) will not be accepted or considered by the editorial staff.