The legal basis for Publication Ethics constitutes international standards: the provisions adopted at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity compliance (Singapore, 22-24 July 2010); regulations developed by the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (The Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE), and the rules of Chapter 70 «Copyright» of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

The journal «Sorbtsionnye i Khromatograficheskie Protsessy» adheres to generally accepted ethical standards of scientific publications.

1. Publications should:

  • be in correspondence with the topics of the journal;
  • be an independent research. Uninformative and considerably repeating the previously published data materials are not accepted;
  • rely on the works of other native and foreign researchers and experts, they should contain relevant links;
  • be relevant study (contain elements of scientific, practical and informational originality);
  • be consistent with the technical requirements of the journal to the manuscript;
  • contain a complete list of references;
  • include a reference to a source of financial support for the research (if available);
  • be original and not contain plagiarism and deliberately distorted data.

2. Author’s responsibility:

  • to provide the clarity and precision in presentation of results;
  • to guarantee the originality of the material presented;
  • to be in charge of the presented research results;
  • to avoid parallel or earlier publications of the material presented;
  • to present materials in accordance with the requirements of the editorial board;
  • to participate in the process of reviewing;
  • to contribute significantly to the results of the work

3. Editorial Board’s responsibility:

  • Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept a manuscript (based on review)
  • Editors should not have any conflict of interests with respect to manuscripts they reject/accept
  • Editors accept only those manuscripts which are reasonable and clear
  • Editorial Board notifies authors about external reviewing of manuscripts
  • Editors secure anonymity of reviewers
  • If any inaccuracies are found, the Editorial Board promotes publication of correction or retraction in the next issue of the journal
  • The paper should be published in 1-2 months after accepting.

4. Reviewing

  • The journal uses the method of double “blind” reviewing, i.e. the reviewer and the author are not familiar to each other
  • The review contains a set of formal criteria for manuscript evaluation (scientific novelty, investigation relevance, level of research and so on) and recommendations to an author about further reviewing (if it is necessary)
  • Editorial Board requires from reviewers objective analysis of a manuscript
  • Reviewers are obliged to reveal in submitted manuscript the fragments of papers published earlier without referring
  • Editorial Board organizes the review process in such a way that to avoid conflict of interest(s) with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research founders
  • Reviewers should point out relevant published works which are not cited
  • Reviewed manuscripts are treated confidentially.

5. General questions

  • Editorial Board controls the publication ethics
  • Editorial Board provides guidelines for retracting articles
  • Editors follow common principles when deciding to reject/accept an article
  • Editorial Board provides high level of published articles
  • Editorial Board maintains the integrity of the academic record
  • Editorial Board precludes business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards
  • Editorial Board publishes corrections, clarifications, apologies and rebuttals, if any
  • Editorial Board takes every possible precaution to avoid plagiarism and using deliberately distorted data.