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Author Guidelines

In preparing the manuscript, authors should follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

The Editorial Board can check the material using the Anti-Plagiarism system. In the case of multiple borrowings, the Editorial Board operates in accordance with COPE rules.

Instructions for Authors

1. We accept submissions strictly online, via the form available at our website.

   Please fill in complete information about the authors.

   Please upload your manuscript as a Microsoft Office Word document (*.doc, *.docx or *.rtf formats).

   Supplementary materials (figures) should be submitted as separate files with an appropriate caption (e.g.: “Fig. 3. Mutation rate”).

2. An article must be typed in a 14 pitch-font, double-spaced on A4 paper (210x297 mm) with 2.5-cm margins on both sides of the text. All components of the article, except figures, must be submitted in a single electronic file.

The title page should contain: 1) an informative and rather concise title of the article; 2) the authors’ initials and surnames; 3) the official name of an affiliation and establishment, in which the work has been done; 4) academic degrees, academic ranks, positions, and place of employment (required with mailing address) of all authors; 5) the surname, name, patronymic, e-mail, and mobile phone of the author responsible for communicating with the editorial office; 6) a short running title of 5-6 words to be placed on the page of the journal; 7) information on funding sources; 8) information on a possible conflict of interest.

3. Publication of articles is free of charge.

4. The article must be signed by all authors. It is imperative that the surname, name, patronymic of the author, with whom the journal’s editors will correspond, his/her address (with postcode), e-mail address, and phone number, be specified. If the authors of the article have different affiliations, contact information (e-mail) should be given for each organization.

Be sure to indicate an ORCID identifier for an author who submits an article and it is desirable to do this for each author of the article. If the ORCID identifier is absent, it should be obtained by registering on the website https://orcid.org/. ORCID is a registry of unique identifiers of scientists and at the same time an appropriate method of linking their research activities to these identifiers. Today it is the only way to uniquely identify the personality of a scientist, especially in situations with full coincidence of the authors’ surname, name, and patronymic.

5. An original article should not exceed 15 pages (1800 characters including spaces per page) and should contain no more than 5-6 figures. A review should have 12-18 pages. Larger-volume articles describing original investigations are individually allowed by the decision of the Editorial Board. The number of figures and tables should correspond to the quantity of the provided information, according to the principle of necessary-and-sufficient relations. The data given in the tables should not duplicate those in the figures and text, and vice versa. Remember that the redundancy of illustrative material may entail a return of the article to the authors for reduction.

6. The article must have an abstract (in Russian and English) of 200 to 250 words, the beginning of which should completely repeat the title, the surnames of authors and their affiliation. For the correctness of the information provided, we recommend that authors should check the English spelling of the name of the institution on the website https://grid.acThe abstract should be structured and contain the following subsections: objective, subjects/materials and methods, results, and conclusion. The abstract should briefly present the results of an investigation, a description of its design, groups, and its results with the main digital data. At the end of the abstract there should be 3-5 keywords that promote the indexing of the article in the information retrieval systems. Emphasis should be placed on the new and important aspects of an investigation or observations.

7. The article should be carefully edited and verified by the author. The description must be clear, without long introductions and repetitions. 

8. Citations given in the article should be carefully checked; a footnote should indicate a reference, its title, year, issue, pages.

9. Abbreviations and acronyms, other than conventional abbreviations of chemical and mathematical variables, and terms are not allowedThe SI system should be used in the article.

10. Technical terms should be translated into Russian; and only words generally accepted in the scientific literature should be usedForeign words in the authors’ “own” Russian transcription should not be used in any case. Chemical formulas, doses are signed by the author on the margins. It is desirable to prepare mathematical formulas by using specialized mathematical software tools or Equation editors.

Articles presenting original investigations should contain the following clearly delineated sections: 1. Objective; 2. Subjects/Materials and methods; 3. Results; 4. Discussion; 5. Conclusion; 6. References. Section 3 may be combined with Section 4, i.e. Results and discussion.

The review paper should contain at least 70 references.

Introduction. This section briefly describes the problem with references to the most significant publications and states the need for an investigation.

Objective. This section contains 2-3 sentences that state what problem or hypothesis and for what purpose the author solves.

Subjects/Materials and methods. This section includes a detailed description of methods, the equipment used in an investigation, criteria for selection of animals and patients, the number and characteristics of patients with their distribution by gender and age, if required for the investigation. It must specify the principle of patient division into groups, as well as the design of the study. All study drugs and chemicals, including their international non-proprietary (common) name, doses, and routes of administration, should be given. This section should contain maximum information as necessary for further possible reproduction of results by other investigators, for comparison of the results of similar investigations, and for possible inclusion of these articles in a meta-analysis.

Herein, there is an indication of the adherence to both local and international ethical principles (compliance with the ethical principles of the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals; Declaration of Helsinki; a patient’s informed consent). See “Ethical principles” for details.

At the end of this section, there is the subsection “Data processing” that indicates what data processing methods the author has used. If the study has been randomized, the principle of randomization is specified. Mean values are presented as M±m where M is the average arithmetic mean; m is the standard error of the mean. When displaying significance levels, it is desirable to give the exact p-value (p =... rather than p <...) in the text of the article and tables. Correlation coefficients should be given, indicating only their statistical significance, i.e. with the p-value, for example, r = 0.435; p = 0.006.

Results. Findings should be presented in a logical sequence with no references. Data are given very clearly as short descriptions with graphs, tables, and figures (do not duplicate data; there is only one way of their presentation!).

Percentages should be presented in the text of the article or tables, by simultaneously indicating the absolute value of the quantity that is taken as 100%, for example, 25% of the 120 patients. Another way is to show both the percentage and absolute values; for example 25% (30/120) or 30 (25%) of the 120 patients.

If there is a successive percentage recalculation, i.e. calculation of the percent of a percent (the percent of the number of study subjects/objects in the subgroup previously described in terms of percentages), it is necessary to clearly describe this procedure and to display the number of study subjects/objects, which are taken sequentially as 100%.

The required accuracy of the given percentage depends on the sample size:

  • the so-called small samples (less than 20 study subjects/objects) are not generally accepted to be described in terms of percentages (since the percent value is found to be much greater than the absolute number of study subjects/objects in such cases). In these cases, absolute frequencies are indicated for the values of a particular characteristic.
  • if the sample consists of 20 to 100 study subjects/objects, the percentages are presented as whole numbers.
  • if the sample includes more than 100 study subjects/objects, the percentage is given with no more than one decimal digit.

Discussion. You should identify the new and important aspects of the results of the study performed, to analyze the possible mechanisms or interpretations of these findings, and to compare them with the data obtained by other investigators, wherever possible. The information already given in the section “Introduction” and the detailed data in the section “Results” should not be repeated. The discussion may include sound recommendations for clinical practice and the possible application of obtained results in future investigations.

Conclusion. One or two sentences should summarize the results of the work: what has been obtained, what this may suggest, or what this may mean, what purpose this serves, and what possibilities this reveals. You should reflect the prospects for using your results. You should avoid claiming priority and referring to your completed work.

11. Only the international CEAP classification should be used in the articles characterizing your own clinical material.

12. Tables should be clearly constructed and have a heading and a serial number; their headings should accurately match the content of columns. All figures, totals, and percentages in the tables must be carefully checked by the author and must correspond to those in the text. The latter must indicate the place of a table and its serial number. 
Signatures and all text data must be sent in Russian and English!

13. The number of illustrations (photos, figures, drawings, and diagrams) should be absolutely necessary (no more than 5-6).

All figures should be inserted in the text of the article and provided in electronic format: a) scanned photos, images, and figures (raster images) which have a format, such as .jpg, .png .tif.; b) graphs, charts, and other illustrations prepared using computer programs should be submitted in the vector format: pdf, ai, svg, or Postscript. If the graphs are not provided in the vector format, the editors have the right to request the file in the format of the program in which it has been done, for example, in PowerPoint, Excel (this is required to verify the image originality). Figures submitted in Microsoft Word are not acceptable!

The raster images should have a resolution of 300 dpi or at least 1000 pixels on the long side. The full-screen image should be clear; the text easily readable. Captions, numbers, markers, and letters (a, b, c, etc.) within the figure should not be located over the important parts of an image. The text size should be at least 6 points; the text should be typed in the same font and in the same type size throughout the article.

If the original illustrations are color and are published in a black-and-white journal, they should be turned into black and white so that to avoid the possible loss of informative value. It is recommended that such illustrations be printed to a black-and-white printer to check if it is grayscale and the indications of color in the figure captions be avoided. It is especially important to track the graphs and diagrams in which a large number of colors are used. In such cases, the color should be replaced by numbers or symbols or the colors should be converted to black-and-white patterns of hatching or shades of gray. The black-and-white charts, graphs, and diagrams should not use more than 5 shades of gray, including black and white.

Portraits should be full-face. They should have a vertical position. The face must not be against a dark background. The background should not contain interior design items merging in tone with the face and clothing. The portraits for articles dedicated to anniversaries and obituaries must have a resolution of 300 dpi with a width of 50 mm.

It is prohibited:

  • a.To submit illustrations that may be used to identify a patient without his/her informed consent.
  • b.To submit illustrations taken from previously published sources (including the Internet) without written permission from the author/rightholder. The exception is CC-BY images that may be published citing the source.
  • c.To use three-dimensional bar charts and circle diagrams.
  • d.To submit low-informative graphs that reflect less than 6 digital values; they should be converted to the text.

14. Figure captions should be numbered; the place for a figure must be indicated in the text. The captions should provide an explanation of the meanings of all curves, letters, figures, and other reference designations. 
Captions for figures and photos, notes must be in Russian and English.

15. References

A list of references should be typed on a separate sheet, double-spaced; with a serial number for each reference on a new line, by indicating a DOI (if available). References should be numbered consecutively as they are cited rather than in alphabetical order. Text references should be indicated by Arabic numerals in square brackets.

You can find the DOI on the CrossRef website (http://www.crossref.org/).

The references should enumerate all the authors who are given in the text as they are cited in the text rather in alphabetical order.

The references must necessarily include authors’ surname and initials, full name of book, place and year of publication for books; authors’ surname and initials, full title of article, name of journal, collection, year, issue, and complete page range for journals, collections.

According to the new rules that take into consideration the requirements of international citing systems, such as Web of Science and Scopus, the references should be included in the English-language part of an article and, accordingly, must be given not only in the original language, but also be necessarily transliterated to Latin script (Roman alphabet).

The Russian-language part of a reference should be directly followed by the English-language one in square brackets ( [...] ). The article DOI, if available, should be given at the end of the reference (behind the square bracket). At the very end of the English-language part of the reference, there should be the original language of the article in parentheses.

The foreign references remain unchanged.

All references to journal articles must include a DOI, a unique Digital Object Identifier of the article in the CrossRef system. Whether the article’s DOI is available on the website http://search.crossref.org/ or https://www.citethisforme.com should be checked. To obtain the DOI, the article’s title in English must be entered into a search box. In addition to DOI, the latest site automatically creates properly formatted references in English in the AMA citation style. The vast majority of foreign journal articles and many Russian-language articles, which have been published since 2013, are registered in the CrossRef system and have a unique DOI.

Rules for preparing Russian-language references for downloading into international citation indices.

1. References for journal.

All authors’ surnames and initials written in Latin and the article’s title in English should be given as in the original publication. This is followed by the name of a Russian-language journal in transliteration (spelling of a Russian word with Latin characters) in the BSI standard (automatic transliteration in the BSI standard is available on the page of http://ru.translit.net/?account=bsi.then by the imprint: year, volume, number, pages. The language of publication should be put in parentheses (In Russ.). The article’s DOI, if available, should be placed behind the square brackets at the end of a reference. 

You should not refer to journal articles without an English translation of their title.

References to theses, author’s abstracts, and proceedings published in various collections of conferences, congresses, etc. are not allowed.

2. All other references are transliterated to Latin script using the BSI standard, by maintaining the style of a Russian-language reference. The language of publication should be placed in parentheses (In Russ.). 

If the reference has been translated into English, its translation rather than transliteration should be indicated.

Both Russian and foreign references should be cited in Vancouver style in the AMA format (AMA style, http://www.amamanualofstyle.com). 

Please, pay attention to the only proper format for citing doi: Example: https://doi.org/10.5468/ogs.2016.59.1.1

Variants with “doi:”, “dx.doi.org”, etc. should not be used. Only a hyphen should be used in the body of a reference.

A point should not be put after doi and URL (http)!

References in the text of the article must be given with their numbers in square brackets in accordance with the reference list.

The authors mentioned in the article should be obligatorily given with initials, at the same time they must be indicated in the list of references. The names of foreign authors are given in the original transcription.

16. The Editorial Board reserves the right to shorten and correct articles.

17. The articles previously published or submitted to another journal may not be sent.

18. The articles that do not comply with the above requirements will be returned to the authors without consideration.

19. The procedure of reviewing the author's materials is as follows:

All articles submitted for publication in the journal will undergo a peer review process.

Reviewers handle the article as confidential material, by strictly observing the author’s right to confidentiality before the information contained in the article is published. Additional experts may be attracted to work by the reviewer only with the permission of the Editorial Board and also pursuant to the terms of a Confidentiality Agreement.

The comments of reviewers are sent to the author without specifying their names. A decision to publish (or reject) the article is made by the Editorial Board after receiving peer-reviews and an author’s responses.

In some cases the Editorial Board may send the article for further peer-review, including for statistical and methodological one.

For their expert evaluation, all materials submitted to the journal, which correspond to its topics, should be peer-reviewed. All reviewers are recognized experts on the topics of peer-reviewed materials and have publications on the subject of a peer-reviewed article over the past 3 years. Peer-reviews are kept in the Publishing House and the Editorial Office for 5 years.

The journal’s Editorial Board sends the copies of peer-reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of the submitted materials and also those of peer-reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon receipt of the relevant request to the Editorial Board.

The journal’s Editorial Board keeps assessing of the quality of peer-reviewing, by using the Russian version of the questionnaire Review Quality Instrument (Version 3.2), van Rooyen S., Black N., Godlee F.J Clin Epidemiol 1999; 52: 625—629.

20. Original articles should indicate the contribution of each author to which stage taken by him/her to prepare the article:

- Investigation conception and design

- Material collection and processing

- Statistical processing of data

- Text writing

- Editing

Example:

Authors I.I. Ivanov, P.P. Petrov, S.S. Sidorov

Investigation conception and design – I.I. Ivanov, S.S. Sidorov

Material collection and processing – P.P. Petrov

Statistical processing – P.P. Petrov

Text writing – S.S. Sidorov

Editing – I.I. Ivanov

21. Conflict of interests

When submitting their manuscript, authors are responsible for disclosing their financial and other interests of conflict, which are able to affect their work.

All essential conflicts of interest must be included in the manuscript (in the footnote on the title page).

If there are sponsors, authors must indicate their role in determining the design of investigation, in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting the data, and in deciding to publish the findings. The fact that the sources of financing have not participated in such actions should also be noted.

22. Informed consent

Do not publish

— any information that can identify a patient (by indicating his/her name, initials, case history numbers on photos, by making written descriptions and genealogies), except the cases that are of great scientific value and the patient (his parents or guardians) has given his/her (their) informed consent. Obtaining the consent should be reported in the article to be published.

23. Human and animal rights

If the article depicts human experiments, it should indicate whether they comply with the ethical standards of the Committee on Human Experiments (which is part of the institution in which the work has been done, or which is regional) or the 1975 Helsinki Declaration or its 2000 revision.

When describing animal experiments, the article should show whether the keeping and use of laboratory animals comply with the rules adopted at the institution, the recommendations of the National Research Council, and national laws.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with each of the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be returned to the authors.

  • Absence of plagiarism.  The authors guarantee that this article has not been published in whole or in part, and is not under consideration or in the process of publication in another publication.

  • Correct manuscript format. Manuscript file format is Microsoft Word (has the extension *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf). The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

  • Illustrations. Tables and figures were placed within the text of the manuscript and have their titles.

  • References. The list of references is formatted in accordance with the requirements. All the cited sources were checked for DOI.

  • Supplementary files. The authors have prepared for transfer to the editor

    • file containing full information about the authors (Surname, first name, place of work, e-mail address);
    • Graphic files (photos, satellite images, graphics, etc.).
    • The authors are ready to upload these files to the journal website in Step 3 during the manuscript submission process.
  • The authors confirm that:

    • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
    • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors;
    • all co-Authors have seen and approved the final version of the work and agreed to submit it for publication.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal exclusive license to first publication.
  2. Authors are able to distribute the manuscript and/or the article in accordance with Self-Archiving policy of the journal (see details).
  3. The manuscript can be accepted for publication only by decision of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial board of the journal in accordance with the Manuscript stelection policy of the journal (see details).
  4. Published Article will be distributed in print and electronic version an will be available under subscription with Delayed Open Access or in Immediate Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The access model depends on the publisher's decision or is determined by a separate Open Access publishing agreement with the authors.

An exclusive license for publication granted by authors allows the publisher to use the article in the following ways:

  • Reproduction of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, in any material form, including on paper and electronic media, as a separate work in the journal and/or databases (local or in the Internet) of the publisher and/or other persons, at the discretion of the publisher;
  • Distribution of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, on any medium as part of the journal and/or databases of the publisher or other persons, at the discretion of the publisher, or as an independent work around the world whether on Open-Access terms or for a fee without remuneration to the Author;
  • Making the Article or any of its sections or parts, as well as the Article’s metadata in any languages, publicly available in such a way that any person can access the Article from any place, including via the Internet, and at any time of their own choosing;
  • Granting permission/s for the use of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as its metadata in any languages, to third parties with notice to the Author made by posting relevant information on the journal’s website, without paying remuneration to the Author;
  • Processing the Article (i.e., editing, correcting, annotating, tagging, translating to any languages, typesetting) and using the revised (translated) Article in the aforementioned ways.

Other rights not directly transferred to the publisher under this License Agreement, including patent rights to any process, method etc., described by the Authors in the manuscript, as well as trademark rights, are reserved for the Authors.

All the Copyright statements for authors are present in the standart Publishing Agreement (Public Offer) to Publish an Article in an Academic Periodical 'Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases'.

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Author’s license agreement (public offer) on the publication of an article in a scholarly journal
Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases

Eco-Vector, represented by its CEO Evgeniy Schepin and acting on the basis of the Charter (hereinafter referred to as the Publisher), on the one hand, offers an indefinite circle of persons (hereinafter referred to as the Author), and on the other hand, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Parties, to execute this agreement (hereinafter referred to as the Agreement) on the publication of scientific article (hereinafter referred to as the Article) in a scholarly journal “Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases” (further-the Journal) in accordance with the conditions stated below.

 

I. General Provisions

  1. This Agreement, in accordance with clause 2 of Article 437 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, is a public offer (hereinafter referred to as the Offer) requiring full and unconditional acceptance (Acceptance), which, in accordance with Article 438 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, means the sending by the Author of his/her materials by way of uploading the same to the online electronic system designed to accept manuscripts for consideration, and subsequently posted in the corresponding section of the Journal’s website on the Internet information and telecommunications network (hereinafter referred to as the Internet).
  2. In accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation regarding the observance of copyright on electronic information resources, all materials found in a website, including submitted and published in electronic journals, may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form (electronic or printed) without the prior written permission of the Publisher. Prior permission can be given by publishing an article in the open access with Creative Commons license. The journal requires license users to reference the original source, i.e., the publication, if the Author permits use of the public materials in the context of other documents.

 

II. Terms used in the Agreement

  1. “Author” refers to an individual (or individuals) whose creative work has led to the creation of the manuscript of a scientific Article, or to a representative of these persons.
  2. “Manuscript” is the result of intellectual activity in the form of a scientific work containing text, graphic and numerical data, audiovisual information, program code and other elements submitted by the Author for publication in the Journal; it is also the mean “a draft of an Article submitted by the Author to be published in the Journal”.
  3. “Offer” is the current agreement (an offer to the author for the publication of an Article in the Journal).
  4. “Publication” is the process of placement of an Article in the Journal.
  5. “Article” is the manuscript that has been published in the Journal (after successful selection, editing, type-setting, copyediting, proofreading, translation).
  6. “Acceptance of the offer” refers to the full and unconditional acceptance of the offer on the terms specified in paragraph 3 of this agreement (the Author accepts offer by submitting a Manuscript to the Publisher via the online electronic submission system on the Journal’s Internet website).
  7. “Journal” is a scientific peer-reviewed periodical registered as a mass media entity in the Roskomnadzor register of the Russian Federation and ISSN-center.
  8. “Submission” is an electronic appeal of the Author to the Publisher for the publication of an Article in the Journal by uploading the manuscript and accompanying materials to the online electronic submission system on the Journal’s Internet website).
  9. “Publisher” refers to Eco-Vector, which is the Publisher of the journal.
  10. Article metadata includes the information that are intended for inclusion in International Scientific Databases and search engines, namely the following:
    • title of the Article;
    • information about each of the Authors (surname and first name; patronymic; place of work with the postal address indicated, contact information (e-mail));
    • abstract;
    • keywords;
    • thematic rubricator: UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) or other library and bibliographic classification and subject indexes;
    • list of references.
  11. “Editorial board” is the creative team that prepares the journal for publication.
  12. “Parties” refers to the Author and the Publisher.
  13. “Author Guidelines” are the requirements for Articles published in the Journal, posted in the “For authors” section of the Journal’s Internet website.

 

III. Subject of the Agreement (Offer)

  1. Under this agreement, the Author grants the Publisher, free of charge for the entire period of validity in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, an exclusive license to use the Article created by the former for publication in the Journal, as well as the rights to use the article in the following ways:
    • Reproduction of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, in any material form, including on paper and electronic media, as a separate work in Journals and/or databases (local or in the Internet) of the Publisher and/or other persons, at the discretion of the Publisher;
    • Distribution of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as the metadata of the Article in any languages, on any medium as part of the Journal and/or databases of the Publisher or other persons, at the discretion of the Publisher, or as an independent work around the world whether on Open-Access terms or for a fee without remuneration to the Author;
    • Making the Article or any of its sections or parts, as well as the Article’s metadata in any languages, publicly available in such a way that any person can access the Article from any place, including via the Internet, and at any time of their own choosing;
    • Granting permission/s for the use of the Article or its sections or parts, as well as its metadata in any languages, to third parties with notice to the Author made by posting relevant information on the Journal’s website, without paying remuneration to the Author;
    • Processing the Article (i.e., editing, correcting, annotating, tagging, translating to any languages, typesetting) and using the revised (translated) Article in the aforementioned ways.
  2. Other rights not directly transferred to the Publisher under this Agreement, including patent rights to any process, method etc., described by the Author in the Article, as well as trademark rights, are reserved for the Author.
  3. The territory where the rights to the Article are allowed to be used is the whole world.
  4. The validity of this Agreement commences only if the manuscript of the Article is accepted for publication in the Journal and only from the moment of sending a notification of acceptance of the Article for publication to the Author from the official e-mail of the Journal.
  5. The rights are granted by the Author to the Publisher free of charge; the publication of the Article in the Journal does not entail any financial deductions to the Author.
  6. If the Publisher decides to reject the Submission or refuse to publish the Article in the Journal (i.e., retraction of the published Article), this Agreement becomes invalid. The decision to refuse publication will be sent to the Author at the e-mail address specified in the Submission.

 

IV. Rights and Duties of the Parties

  1. The Author guarantees that:
    • s/he holds the copyright the exclusive rights to the materials submitted to the Publisher as part of the manuscript of the Article;
    • the rights granted to the Publisher under this agreement have not been previously transferred and will not be transferred to third parties in the future during the duration of the Agreement;
    • the manuscript contains all references to the cited authors and/or publications (materials) provided for under the current copyright legislation;
    • the Author has obtained all the necessary permissions for all information and other materials s/he holds no copyright to and that are used in the manuscript of the Article;
    • the Article manuscript contains only materials permitted to be published in the open press in accordance with the current legislative acts of the Russian Federation, and its publication and distribution will not lead to the disclosure of secret (confidential) information (including state secrets);
    • the Author has informed co-authors about the terms of this Agreement and has received their consent to execute this Agreement under the terms provided for in the Agreement.
  2. The Author carries certain obligations under the terms of the Agreement:
    • s/he should prepare and submit the manuscript of the Article in accordance with the Author Guidelines posted on the Journal’s website;
    • the Author should not use an electronic copy of the Article for commercial purposes and in other journal publications without the consent of the Publisher;
  3. in the process of preparing a manuscript for publication, the Author is obligated to undertake the following:
    • make corrections to the text of the manuscript that have been marked by the peer-reviewers and accepted by the editorial board, and/or as necessary, upon the request of the Publisher and the editorial board, finalize the manuscript of the Article;
    • revising and proofreading the manuscript of the Article in accordance with the editorial recommendations;
    • suggest only the minimum of corrections to the type-setted (layout) Article.
  4. The Author has the following rights and duties:
    • Use preprint or prior-to publication versions of an unpublished Article in the form and content accepted by the Publisher for publication in the Journal. Such prior-to-publish versions can be placed as electronic files on the personal websites of the Author (co-authors) or on the protected external websites of the employers of the Author; however, the Author cannot use the unpublished version(s) for commercial sale or for systematic external distribution by a third party (i.e., post on social media). The author or co-authors must, in turn, carry out certain duties, namely:
      • include the following warning in the prior-to-publish version: “This is prior-to-publish version of the article accepted for publication in (Journal’s name), © Eco-Vector (year)”;
      • provide the corresponding electronic link to the Publisher’s website at https://journals.eco-vector.com/ and/or via the DOI.
    • Copy or transfer a copy of the published Article in whole or in part to colleagues free of charge for their personal or professional use, for the promotion of academic or scientific research, or for informational purposes of the Author’s employer.
    • Use materials from a published Article in a book written by one of the co-authors.
    • Use figures, tables and text excerpts from the Article for his or her (or co-authors’) own training purposes, or to include them in other published works in printed or electronic format by a third party, or to submit them in electronic format on an internal computer network, or on the public website of the Author (co-authors) or his/her employer.
    • Include the Article in educational collections for use in the classroom, either for free distribution to the Author’s (co-authors’) students or in electronic format on a local server for access by students as part of the training course, as well as for internal training programs at the institution of the Author’s employer.
  5. The Publisher, for its part, is obliged to:
    • publish the Author’s article in the Journal in printed and electronic form in accordance with the terms of this Agreement;
    • if necessary, as so decided by the Journal’s editorial board, provide the Author with the proofreading of the manuscript and make a reasonable editing;
    • provide to the Author the unlimited access to the final electronic version of the published Article (Version of Record) through the online electronic submission system on the Journal’s Internet website;
    • comply with the Author’s rights as provided for by the current legislation, as well as protect them and take all necessary measures to prevent copyright infringement by third parties.
  6. The Publisher has a right to:
    • conduct an expert evaluation of the manuscript (peer-reviewing and editorial evaluation) and invite the Author to make the necessary changes (revisions) to the manuscript;
    • provide editing, copyediting, type-setting, proofreading, tagging, indexation and translation of the Article’s manuscript without altering the main content;
    • in any subsequent authorized use by the Author (and/or other persons) of the Journal and/or Article (including any separate part or fragment thereof), require that a link to the Journal, Publisher, Author or other copyright holders, the title of the Article, the Journal’s volume/issue, and the year of publication be specified in the Journal;
    • post preliminary and/or advertising information about the upcoming publication of the Article in the media and other information sources;
    • make changes to the offer in accordance with the procedure established by the offer.
  7. The editorial board of the Journal, headed by the editor-in-chief, has the exclusive rights to select and/or reject materials sent to the Journal editorial office for publications purposes. The manuscript sent by the Author to the Journal editorial office is not subject to return. The editorial board of the Journal does not enter into correspondence about rejection of submissions.
  8. In all cases not stipulated and not provided for in this agreement, the parties are obliged to be guided by the relevant current laws of the Russian Federation.

 

V. Acceptance of the Offer and Execution of the Agreement. Terms of the Agreement

  1. The Author accepts the Offer by submitting the manuscript on the Article to the Publisher through the electronic manuscript submission system on the Journal's Internet website.
  2. Acceptance of the offer by the author creates an Agreement in writing (Articles 438 and 1286.1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) on the terms of the offer.
  3. This Agreement is valid for the duration of the exclusive rights to the Article.
  4. When transferring (alienating) the exclusive right to the Article by the Author to a third party, this Agreement does not terminate.

 

VI. Procedure for changing and terminating the Agreement

  1. The Publisher has the right to unilaterally change the terms of this Agreement, in advance, at least 10 (ten) calendar days before the entry into force of the intended relevant changes, but with notice to the Author through the Journal’s website or by e-mail to the Author’s e-mail address specified in the Author’s Submission. The changes will take effect from the date specified in the relevant notification.
  2. If the Author rejects the changes to the terms of this Agreement, s/he has the right to notify the Publisher by sending a written notification through the online manuscripts submission system, making sure that the same is sent to the official e-mail address of the editorial office.
  3. This Agreement may be terminated prematurely, either by agreement of the parties at any time, or on other grounds provided for in this Agreement.
  4. The Author has the right to unilaterally withdraw from the execution of this Agreement by sending the Publisher a corresponding notification in writing at least 60 (sixty) calendar days in advance before the expected date of publication of the Article in the Journal.
  5. Termination of the Agreement for any reason does not release the parties from liability for any violation of the terms of the Agreement that occurred during the validity period.

 

VII. Responsibility

  1. The parties are responsible for non-fulfillment or improper fulfillment of their obligations under the Agreement in accordance with the current relevant legislation of the Russian Federation.
  2. All information provided by the Author must be reliable. The Author is expected to provide accurate and complete the information to the Publisher. When using false information received from the Author, the Publisher is not responsible for the negative consequences caused by his actions on the basis of the false information provided.
  3. With regard to the content of the Article, the Author is solely responsible for compliance with the requirements of the laws of the Russian Federation pertaining to advertising, copyright and related rights’ protection, protection of trademarks and service marks, and the protection of consumer rights.
  4. The Publisher does not bear any responsibility under the agreement:
    • for any actions that are a direct or indirect result of Author’s illegal actions;
    • for any loss incurred by the Author, regardless of whether the Publisher could have foreseen the possibility of such losses or not.
  5. The Publisher is released from liability for violation of the terms of the Agreement if such violation is caused by force majeure, including actions of state authorities (including the adoption of legal acts), fire, flood, earthquake, other natural disasters, lack of electricity and/or computer network failures, strikes, civil unrest, riots, etc.

 

VIII. Dispute resolution

  1. Disputes and disagreements will be resolved by the parties through negotiations, and in case of failure to reach an Agreement they will strive to seek resolution in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.
  2. If there are unresolved disagreements, the parties agree to resolve the disputes in court at the jurisdiction covered by the Publisher’s location in accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation.

 

IX. Miscellaneous

  1. All notifications, messages, requests, etc. (with the exception of documents that must be sent as originals in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation) are considered received by the Author if they were transmitted (sent) by the Publisher through the Journal’s website (including by publication), fax, e-mail based on the address specified in the Submission, and other communication channels. The parties recognize the legal force of notifications, messages, requests, etc., transmitted (sent) by the above methods.
  2. In the event of claims against the Publisher related to the violation of the exclusive copyright and other intellectual property rights of third parties when creating an article or in connection with the execution of this Agreement by the Author, as well as in connection with the use of the Article by the Publisher in accordance with the Agreement, the author undertakes:
    • To immediately take measures to resolve disputes with third parties soon after receiving Publisher’s notification, and if necessary, enter into legal proceedings on the Publisher’s side and take all appropriate actions needed to exclude the Publisher from the list of defendants;
    • To reimburse the publisher for the legal costs incurred and expenses and losses caused by the application of measures to secure the claim and execute a court decision, and the money paid to a third party for the violation of exclusive copyright and other intellectual property rights, as well as other losses incurred by the Publisher in connection with the Author’s non-compliance with the guarantees provided by them under this Agreement.

 

X. Legal address and details of the Publisher

  • Eco-Vector
  • Address: 191186, St. Petersburg, Aptekarsky Pereulok, 3 letter A, room 1N
  • TIN: 7806423692; KPP: 784101001; OGRN: 1099847039907.

 

Privacy Statement

The editorial Board of the journal and the administration of the website of the journal do not transfer personal information in any way specified by the users when working with the website of the journal to third parties, except for those cases and to the extent specified in the terms of the copyright agreement.

The affiliation work and e-mail address of the authors of the manuscript accepted for publication will be published in the section "information about the authors" of the printed version of the journal and in the section "about the authors" on the page of the article on the website of the journal.

The phone number of the corresponding author will be known only to the editorial Board Secretariat and will only be used in cases of emergency.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Optional Open Access:

Price: 950.00 (USD)

OPTIONAL PAYMENT (this will NOT abrogate the Peer-Review decesion-based article selection).

Through Optional Open Access, authors of accepted papers are given the option of paying an open access publication charge to make their paper freely available online immediately via the journal website, meaning that readers will not need a journal subscription to view open access content. If an author does not choose to pay the open access publication charge, their paper will be published in the normal manner, and will not be made freely available online immediately.

Therefore there will be a mixture of non-open access and open access papers within each journal issue. Open access articles will be clearly indicated on the journal's online contents page. In order to view the non-open access content, a current subscription to the journal will be required. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions. 




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