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APPROVED BY

Editor-in-chief

Gazovaya Promyshlennost (Gas Industry) journal

Vitaly Markelov

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Gazovaya Promyshlennost (The Gas Industry), the Russian science, technology and production journal, adheres strictly to publication ethics standards and strives to prevent any misconduct.

1. Editors

Given the importance of their mission, the Gazovaya Promyshlennost’s editors are committed to:

1.1 Inform authors about received their papers within five working days and provide their qualified reviews

1.2 Respect authors opinion and results of their research

1.3 Meet in-house formatting standards for submitted materials and provide assistance to authors in following them

1.4 Make unbiased judgment on delivered papers and exclude any possibility of conflicts in interests

1.5 Ensure confidentiality of the reviewing process, disclosing any details of the paper unless the author wants to do so

1.6 Timely and accurately inform the authors about reviewers notes and agree on time frames for making changes and amendments to articles in accordance with editors reviews

1.7 Make final decisions on accepting the submitted papers or rejecting them for publication

1.8 Accept papers for publication with necessary changes and amendments to be performed by the authors

1.9 Motivate any decision to rejecting a submitted paper for publication and provide guidelines to authors on how to address a topic under consideration.

2. Authors

The main purpose of any science paper is to inform a target oil and gas community and individuals about authors research. Every science, technology and production publication highlights analysis and findings in certain research areas. Therefore, the authors need to recognise their responsibility against readers for the content of their papers and avoid any copyright infringement.

When submitting results of their research for publication, the authors should:

2.1 Guarantee that a manuscript is submitted to a single journal. It is strictly prohibited to offer the same paper to several journals

2.2 Avoid self-plagiarism. The authors should declare that their article represents an original one. If its any part has been already used in other articles, including earlier publications in Gazovaya Promyshlennost, the authors should refer to the article in case. In addition, the authors should explicitly point out the essential difference between the new paper and the previous one as well as highlight its connection with the research and conclusions of the earlier paper. Verbatim citation of authors own articles or paraphrasing are unacceptable and can be only used as basic for new conclusions

2.3 Demonstrate fairness while collecting and interpreting the source data. When submitting a paper for publication, the authors thereby guarantee that this paper would never include any knowingly fraudulent data and facts, as well as false references

2.4 Guarantee accurate citation of other scientific papers used under the research and when writing this paper

2.5 Indicate data sources in the text and in the list of references (quotation marks should be used if the cited fragment is verbatim) or express acknowledgements to authors of materials used in this article

2.6 Make sure that the submitted paper avoids any criticism or comments of personal matter, regarding the authors of earlier published articles in the similar field of research

2.7 Obtain necessary permission to use any material created by others before submitting the article for editors review. Breaching this condition may result in long delays in publication

2.8 Be involved in preparation of the article for publication, timely and reasonably responding to comments of reviewers and editors, and submit all necessary information.

When submitting their papers for publication in this journal, the authors thereby confirm that their papers do not breach any copyright and guarantee reimbursing any loss to the publisher in case that any infringement is revealed. In order to provide the most favourable conditions for future paper distribution and related practices, the authors shall transfer to the publisher the following rights on the manuscript, unless otherwise is stated: import, reproduction, rewriting (including translation into other languages), distribution, and publication.

3. Reviewers

Peer-review is carried out to evaluate novelty, establish authenticity of the submitted paper and its compliance with standards in a particular area or regarding scientific publications in general, providing adequate information to the editorial office for making a final publication decision. The review should also contain recommendations for authors on how to improve the content of articles for publication. Negative reviews should focus on weak points of papers so that the authors could better understand the grounds of these reviewer decisions and what should be done to improve paper quality.

The editorial office should read all received papers. Only those papers which conform to format of the journal and meet its content requirements are sent for review.

When agreeing to review an article the reviewer thereby commits to:

3.1 Keep the paper in confidence. If reviewers need to consult with outside experts, they should notify editors

3.2 Notify editors if reviewers do not consider themselves to have necessary competence to review a particular article or cannot meet the reviewing schedule

3.3 Be unbiased. Reviewers should never take manuscripts written by authors with whom there are close professional or other relations

3.4 Notify editors of any conflict of interests with the authors of a paper and, on this case, refuse to review it

3.5 Explicitly explain and justify the judgment regarding a paper

3.6 Notify editors of any similarity found between a submitted paper and earlier publications, in any other source

3.7 Given the earlier knowledge, notify editors of any fraudulent data, plagiarism or borrowed materials found in papers under revision

3.8 Urge authors to avoid publishing a paper in question in other sources including on-line media.

Editors decisions on publication of materials are based on reviewers conclusions.

4. Key principles of publication ethics

The editorial office looks forward to commenting on its decision and apologise, if assumed necessary, in cases when it is impossible to find trade-offs between intellectual and ethic norms.

If plagiarism or any other fact of misconduct is revealed, the editors are entitled to:

4.1 Reject a submitted manuscript for publication

4.2 Prohibit publication in this journal over a certain period.

Editors are entitled to impose sanctions in each individual case.

The editorial office is entitled to inform editors of other journals in related areas about cases of publication ethics misconduct and indicate the authors in question.

All correspondence concerning the cases of publication ethics misconduct are to be stored for three years.