Academic publication ethics is a system of standards of professional conduct in relationships of authors, peer reviewers, editors, publishers and readers during creation, distribution and use of academic papers.
The editors of Ecological Safety of Coastal and Shelf Zones of Sea Journal are governed by the ethical rules and regulations developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), given in the Declaration of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers “Ethical Principles for Academic Papers” (in Russian) and adopted by the majority of academic journals. Authors, editors, peer reviewers and publishers are required to comply with these rules.
In order to increase academic paper quality and ensure copyright compliance the editors take efforts to prevent plagiarism, self-plagiarism and data falsification. Only original works not published anywhere before and meeting all the editorial policy requirements are accepted to be peer-reviewed. When submitted to the editorial board, all manuscripts are checked for borrowings using the Antiplagiat system. In case of improperly cited borrowings, the authors refine the manuscript and cite the borrowing according to the Journal’s requirements. In case of article duplication (multiple publication) or wrongful extended borrowings, the article is returned to the author and the fact is communicated to the author’s organization executives. In case falsification, duplication or plagiarism have been revealed after publication, the editorial board contacts the author to discuss the problem. If the author's explanations are unsatisfactory the article is retracted, an announcement thereof is published on the Journal’s website, and the information is forwarded to the RSCI and the ASEP’s retracted papers database.