Editorial Board of the scientific and technical journal “Izvestiya vuzov. Food Technology adheres to the standards of editorial ethics and makes efforts to prevent its violation.
The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the publication of an article in case of violation of the rules listed below.
Evaluation of the manuscript
Submission of the article for consideration implies that it contains new non-trivial scientific results obtained by the authors, which have not been published anywhere before.
Each article is reviewed by a double-blind method; experts have every opportunity to freely express motivated critical comments on the level and clarity of the presentation of the presented material, its compliance with the profile of the journal, the novelty and reliability of the results. The recommendations of the reviewers are the basis for making a final decision on the publication of the article. The responsibility for the decision to publish lies entirely with the editorial board of the journal. The editorial board makes a decision on publication, guided by the policy of the journal, taking into account the current legislation in the field of copyright. The editorial board evaluates manuscripts solely on their scientific content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship and political views of the authors. The article, if accepted for publication, is placed in the public domain; copyright is reserved for the authors.
The editor and all editorial staff have no right to disclose information about the submitted works to anyone other than the respective authors, reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher. The editor and editorial staff have no right to use unpublished materials used in the submitted manuscript in their own research without the written consent of the author.
Conflict of interest and resolution of ethical conflicts
In case of a conflict of interest as a result of competitive relations, cooperation or other relations and connections with one of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the submitted manuscripts, the editor submits the manuscript for consideration to another member of the editorial board.
Editors should request disclosure of existing competing interests from all participants in the process. If the competition of interests was revealed after the publication of the article, the editorial board is obliged to ensure the publication of amendments. When submitting an ethical complaint regarding a submitted manuscript or published article, the editor must take reasonable retaliatory measures, in cooperation with the publisher (or society). Every report of unethical behavior will be reviewed, even if it was received years after the publication of the article. If the complaint is supported, appropriate corrections, refutations or apologies should be published.
Responsibilities of reviewers
Contribution to editorial decisions
Expert evaluation helps the editor in making editorial decisions and through the cooperation of the editor and the author can help the author in improving his work.
Any reviewer selected for the evaluation of the work, who believes that his qualifications are insufficient to review the research presented in the scientific work, or knows that the speed of its review will be too low, should notify the editor and abandon the review process.
Any manuscript submitted for examination should be treated as a confidential document. It is unacceptable to show it to other reviewers or discuss it with other experts without the prior permission of the editor-in-chief.
Standards of objectivity
Reviews of scientific papers should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers are required to express their views clearly and argumentatively.
Confirmation of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published works in the reviewed material that have not been cited by the authors. Any statements, conclusions or arguments that have already been used previously in any publications should be appropriately framed as quotations. The reviewer is also obliged to draw the editor’s attention to a significant or partial similarity with any other work with which the reviewer is directly familiar.
Disclosure of information and conflict of interest
Unpublished materials used in the submitted manuscript should not be used in the reviewer’s own research without the written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas received during the review should remain confidential and not be used for personal gain. Reviewers should not take part in the review and evaluation of manuscripts in which they are personally interested.
Responsibilities of authors
We expect the authors to present reliable results of the work done, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the study. The data underlying the research should be clearly stated in writing. The article should contain sufficient information to verify and repeat experiments by other researchers. Fraudulent or knowingly untrue statements amount to unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data access and storage
Authors may be asked to provide source data for an editorial review. They should be prepared to provide open access to such data, if possible, and in any case should be prepared to preserve the source materials for a reasonable period of time after their publication.
Originality and plagiarism
Authors should provide only original works. When using text or graphic information obtained from the works of other persons, links to relevant publications or written permission of the author are required.
Multiple, repeated and competing publications
Authors should indicate that their work is being published for the first time. If the elements of the manuscript were previously published in another article, the authors are obliged to refer to an earlier work and indicate what is the significant difference between the new work and the previous one. Verbatim copying of one’s own works and their paraphrasing are unacceptable, they can only be used as a basis for new conclusions.
Submitting an article to more than one journal at the same time is regarded as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.
Confirmation of sources
The authors are obliged to recognize the contribution of other persons who have influenced the nature of the presented research. It is mandatory to have bibliographic references to the works used. Information obtained privately, through conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties should not be used without obtaining open written permission from their source.
Authorship of the work
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the concept, design, execution or interpretation of the claimed research. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Those who participated in some essential aspects of the research project should be displayed in the list of project participants.
The author must ensure that the names of all co-authors and participants of the project are placed in the lists of co-authors and participants, and that all co-authors have familiarized themselves with the final version of the scientific work and approved it, as well as gave their consent to its publication.
Disclosure of information and conflict of interest
All authors should disclose in their papers information about any financial and other significant conflicts of interest that may affect the results of the study or their interpretation. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
Principles of humanity in relation to animals
The editorial board asks the authors to adhere to the principles of bioethics when researching animal objects.
Significant errors in published works
If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, he is obliged to immediately notify the editor or publisher of the journal and assist them in eliminating or correcting the error. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that the published work contains significant errors, the author is obliged to immediately remove or correct them, or to provide the editorial board with proof of the correctness of the original article.