The “Stroitel’nye Materialy” Journal strictly adheres to the international standards of publication ethics, published on the website http://publicationethics.org (Committee on Publication Ethics). The Journal Editorial Staff decides on the publication of the received article based on discussions of such publications with the Editorial Board and third-party experts involved as peer reviewers. The publication release decision based on integrity, scholarly importance and relevance of a work reviewed.
When forming editorial policy, the “Stroitel’nye Materialy” Journal follows the basic principles of international institutions for scientific publication ethics:
- International Standards for Editors, Authors (International Standards for Editors and Authors) and Others Developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics - Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE);
- Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers) and Transparency and Best Practice Basics in Scholarly Publishing (Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing);
- Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers);
- Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors);
- Guidelines for Retracting Articles (Guidelines for Retracting Articles)
- The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) (The European Association of Science Editors (EASE)).
The people involved in preparing materials for publication in the Journal, including authors, reviewers, Editorial Board members, and publishing house representatives should follow the standards of the publication ethics. In cases where there is a suspicion that any of the described principles are violated, the Editorial Staff will follow the COPE Instructions.
Authorship and Copyright
All rights to all copyrighted articles are reserved. Authors transfer the copyright to their articles to the Journal Publisher based on the nonexclusive license whilst keeping the exclusive copyright (including the right to publish their articles in other journals, but only after the first publication in the “Stroitel’nye Materialy” Journal). The form of a non-exclusive license (license agreement) for authors can be found on the website
All those, who made significant contribution to the study, participated in the writing of the article text, are to be listed as authors. Other participants of the article preparation process can be listed in the Acknowledgments. Before publication, the final version of the article should be agreed with all authors (it is responsibility of a contact author (he should be listed in the “Information card” of the article)). Each author should be ready to be responsible for the article’s content.
Authors must clearly express their agreement with the rules of preparation of articles for publication, including peer-review, scientific and literary editing and bringing the articles to the editorial standards adopted in the journal. Authors must also agree to transfer to the journal their right to publish and disseminate articles in electronic and paper versions, including the placing of bibliographic information about the articles in the “Russian Index of Scientific Citation” and other databases of scientific citations; and placing of full texts articles in the Scientific electronic library (elibrary.ru) to free access for all Internet users regardless of their category and location (the signing of a license agreement). The License Agreement is signed either by all or by one of the co-authors authorised by all interested parties by way of a Letter of Attorney, the copy whereof shall be provided to the Editorial Office. A person (Author) providing a manuscript to the Editorial Office is fully responsible for ensuring that all co-authors are properly footnoted and that all changes to such material arising from peer reviews and revisions are properly coordinated and agreed upon with all co-authors.
The Editorial Office expects that the Authors providing their materials for publication will respect the following basics:
The originality of articles. For publication, the journal (in addition to specified reprints of articles from other sources, at will of the Editorial Board and by consent of the second party) accepts original, NOWHERE published articles. The use of over 10% of another own text (Verbatim copying) is not recommended. The use of a little part of own, previously published, text is possible with the obligatory reference to this text.
Consistent study results, no false statements, integrity of the provided data;
Objective confirmation of the significance of the study;
Avoidance of personal, critical, or scorning remarks and accusations against fellow researchers;
Stringent avoidance of plagiarism. Plagiarism (from lat. Plagio – purloin), type of violation of the rights of the author or inventor. This is the illegal use under own name of somebody else’s work (sci., lit., mus.) or invention, rationalization proposal (fully or partially) without specifying the source of borrowing (Great Soviet Encyclopedia, vol. 19, M. Publishing House “Soviet Encyclopedia”, 1975, p. 648)
Under plagiarism the “Stroitel’nye Materialy” Journal understands both verbatim copying and paraphrasing someone else’s text. Borrowing more than 10% of the article from the text of another author is not allowed. When a smaller amount of borrowing is used, a source link is obligatory. If the phrase is borrowed verbatim, it must be quoted. When illustrations, graphics and tables are borrowed, a source link is also obligatory. Plagiarism can be detected both at the stage of the article receipt by automatic methods (with the help of software) and at the stage of peer-reviewing. All suspicions on plagiarism are carefully checked. If plagiarism is detected, the article is not accepted for publishing. Author shall communicate to the Journal Editorial Board all of his/her studies and those of his/her fellow researches relating to the subject matter of the article provided for publication and currently under consideration for release by other publishers.
No information from confidential sources shall be disclosed except when expressly permitted by the respective owners of such sources;
All contributors shall be referenced as co-authors of the article; publication of the finalised version of such article shall be agreed upon and approved by all the co-authors;
Compulsory acknowledgements of all colleagues, who are not co-authors but who inspired their work;
Compulsory disclosure of all conflicts of interests (employment information, consultations, shareholdings, expert opinions, patent application/registration, fees, etc.;
Сlear references in the manuscript texts to all grants received, including other study financing sources, other forms of support, including any and all facts, which may be construed as having an influence on the results gained and/or conclusions drawn in the course of the provided work);
Immediate notifications of substantial errors and/or inaccuracies in the published materials and co-operation with the Editor on early remedy of such errors/inaccuracies or retraction of such materials from publication.
Responsibility of the editors of the “Stroitel’nye Materialy” Journal
1. The editors are personally and independently responsible for the content of the materials published and recognize that responsibility. The reliability of the work in question and its scientific significance should always be the basis in the decision to publish.
2. The editors make fair and objective decisions, regardless of any commercial considerations and provide a fair and efficient process for the independent review.
3. The editors evaluate manuscripts' intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality, and/or the political preferences of the authors.
4. The editors do not work with articles for which they have a conflict of interest.
5. The editors resolve conflict situations arising during the editorial process, as well as use all available means to resolve these situations.
6. The editors of the journal publish information concerning corrections, rebuttals, and review articles in case the need arises.
7. The editors of the journal do not publish the final version of the article without the consent of the authors.
The responsibility of the reviewers of the the “Stroitel’nye Materialy” Journal
1. The reviewer evaluates his or her own availability before the examination of the manuscript and accepts materials for review only if the reviewer is able to allow for sufficient time as to ensure the quality his or her work.
2. The reviewer notifies the editorial staff of any conflict of interest (if one exists) before the start of the review of the article.
3. The reviewer does not send information about the article and or any of the data contained within the article to any third party.
4. The reviewer does not use the information obtained from the article for any personal and or commercial purposes.
5. The reviewer does not make conclusions about the quality of the article on the basis of subjective data, e.g. the personal relationship to the author, gender, age, religion, etc.
6. The reviewer uses only proper and appropriate language and explanations in respect to the articles, avoiding any personal remarks.