Editorial policy and ethics

Regulation on Ethics

The editorial board of the scientific and technical journal "Water chemistry and technology" is guided in its work by the international ethical rules of scientific publications, namely: honesty, confidentiality, supervision of publications, consideration of possible conflicts of interests, etc. The editors adhere to the recommendations of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications on Publication Ethics) and the "Publishing Ethics Resource Kit" (Elsevier), and is guided by the experience of authoritative international publishers. Compliance with the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants of the publishing process contributes to ensuring the authors' rights to intellectual property, improving the quality of the publication and preventing the possibility of misuse of copyrighted materials in the interests of individuals. This Regulation corresponds to the policy of the journal and is one of the main components of the process of reviewing articles and publishing a journal.

Ethical duties of authors

Authors are obliged to provide reliable results of the conducted studies. Knowingly false, fraudulent or falsified statements are unacceptable.
Ensure that the results of the research presented in the manuscript are independent and original work. When using fragments of others' works and / or borrowing the statements of other authors in the article, appropriate references should be made with the mandatory indication of the source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including citations, paraphrasing or appropriation of the rights to the results of other people's studies, are unethical and unacceptable. Articles that are a compilation of previously published materials by other authors, without their creative processing and their own author's comprehension for publication by the magazine's editorial staff, are not accepted.
The authors are responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research.

Authors should recognize the contribution of all persons who are somehow involved in the study or determine the nature of the submitted scientific work. In particular, articles should contain links to publications, the results of which were used in the study. Information obtained privately through conversation, correspondence and discussion with third parties can not be used without obtaining an open written permission. When using written or illustrative materials by a large number of researchers, a permit must be obtained and submitted to the editors.

The authors are responsible for submitting to the editors of the original manuscript, which they did not send, and were not considered in other editions, nor were they published in other journals. Non-observance of this principle is regarded as a gross violation of the ethics of publications and gives grounds for rejecting the article. The manuscript should be published in the form provided in the journal for the first time. Previously published manuscript elements should contain appropriate links, and the authors argue the difference between the new work and the previous one. Verbatim copying or paraphrasing their own works is unacceptable.
The authors undertake to ensure the correct composition of the co-authors of the manuscript. Among the co-authors of the article are all researchers who provide a significant intellectual contribution to its structure, to conducting research or interpreting the results. It is desirable to express gratitude to persons who took part in some aspects of the work. All co-authors should familiarize themselves with the final version of the manuscript, approve it and consent to submission to the editors. All the authors mentioned in the article bear public responsibility for the content of the article. It is inadmissible to include in the composition of co-authors of persons who did not participate in the study.
In case of revealing significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after publication, it should immediately inform the editorial office of this issue and take a joint decision on recognizing the error and / or correcting it as soon as possible.

Ethical duties of the editorial board

When deciding on publication, the editor-in-chief of the journal is guided by the reliability of the data presented, the scientific novelty and the practical significance of the material.
The editor-in-chief should not have his own interests with respect to the manuscripts that he rejects or accepts.

The editor-in-chief is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles will be accepted for publication and which ones are rejected. At the same time, he follows the policy of the magazine and adheres to legal principles, preventing copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The editor-in-chief evaluates the submitted article solely on its scientific content, regardless of the racial affiliation of authors, gender, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social or political views.
The editor-in-chief, editorial staff and members of the editorial board should not provide information about the manuscripts received to the editors to anyone other than authors,

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