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The editing policy of the journal is founded on traditional ethical principles adopted by Russian academic journals and observes the ethical norms of the work of editors and publishers outlined in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, which were elaborated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). When working with publications the journal’s editorial staff follows international copyright protection rules, Russian law, and international standards for publishers.

1. Responsibilities of the Journal’s Editorial Staff and Editors

1.1. Editors of the journal shall take responsibility for their decisions taken with regard to papers submitted to the journal. The academic value of the paper, its significance for academic progress and the quality of the submitted material are the only basic principles for considering, if the manuscript is acceptable or not for publication.

1.2. Editors shall evaluate papers on their academic merit, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, nationality, or political philosophy of the authors.

1.3. The editorial office of Theory and Technology of Metallurgical Production shall accept for consideration papers which have not been previously published, presenting original research or a detailed review of themes relating to the journal's core interests. The editorial office of Theory and Technology of Metallurgical Production shall reserve the right to reject a paper, if the research has been published previously and represents more than 50% of the research results of the submitted paper.

1.4. Editorial staff members shall not disclose information about papers submitted to the editorial office to any third party other than people directly relevant to the paper and the process of its preparation for publication.

1.5. Editors of the journal shall thoroughly review the original information contained in papers during the peer review process, but may not use it for their own research or for other personal purposes. The use of such information is only permitted after official publication of the paper using the correct citation in accordance with standard requirements.

1.6. The editors of the journal shall not force authors to include references to the papers published in Theory and Technology of Metallurgical Production in order to influence the journal’s ranking by artificially increasing the journal metrics.

1.7. Editors shall ensure that citations and quotations given in the paper approved for publication are accurate and correct.

1.8. The editorial office of the journal shall not be held responsible for information of advertising and informing character published in the journal as part of additional activities of the editorial office of the university, the journal’s governing body.

2. Responsibilities of the authors

2.1. Authors shall take responsibility for the content of their papers. Only original research should be used in the papers. If the authors use material taken from other researchers, relevant correct references shall be made. Results discussed in the paper shall meet the criterion of reproducibility by other researchers. All methods of data processing, as well as logic of their interpretation, shall be absolutely transparent.

2.2. Authors shall take responsibility for voluntary or involuntary plagiarism. Unauthorized borrowing and reproduction of any paper content (text, graphics, raw data, etc.) are absolutely unacceptable. Borrowed elements reproduced with the copyright owner's permission shall be presented in a correct form and accompanied by a corresponding reference.

2.3. When submitting a paper to the editorial office, the authors declare that such paper has not been published before or is not under consideration for publication at the editorial office of another journal.

2.4. Information obtained privately, as in correspondence, a conversation or discussion with third parties, or obtained as part of rendering confidential services, may be used or reported only with a written permission of the source of such information.

2.5. If authors discover a significant error or inaccurate data in their published papers, they shall immediately notify the editor or publisher and collaborate with the editor in order to withdraw the publication or correct errors therein. If the editor or publisher learns from a third party that there is a significant error in the published paper and notifies the author of such defect, the author shall immediately correct errors or provide the editorial office with evidence of data accuracy in his/her paper.

2.6. The author may request that the paper that was published in his/her native language be also published in a foreign language. Such cases are subject to special consideration by the editorial staff and all participating parties should strictly adhere to ethical standards.

2.7. Authors shall be liable for disclosing all sources of financial support for the project, whose results are described in the paper submitted for consideration, as well as for indicating all co-authors who facilitated the research.

3. Responsibilities of reviewers

3.1. When reviewing papers, reviewers shall strive for maximum objectivity. Papers are evaluated only according to their scientific significance. Any decisions made on the basis of the reviewer’s personal preferences are not permitted. If a conflict of interest exists or arises in any form between the reviewer and the author, the reviewer shall immediately notify the editorial office of the journal of such conflict of interest and refuse from the peer-review process.

3.2. Reviewers shall review papers within a period set forth by the editorial office of the journal (one month). If a paper cannot be reviewed within the specified period, the reviewer shall immediately notify the editorial office thereof.

3.3. Reviewers shall not reveal information about papers submitted for review to third parties.

3.4. Theory and Technology of Metallurgical Production relies on a blind peer review process. The names of the reviewers are hidden from the authors. At the same time, at the reviewer’s will and upon the reviewer’s written consent, the name of the reviewer may be disclosed to the author of the paper.

3.5. Unless a paper is published, under no circumstances the reviewers may use the information they were given access to as part of the review process for their own research purposes or other personal use.

4. Conflict of interest

All interested parties are encouraged to avoid conflict of interest in any form at all stages of the publication preparation process. If a conflict of interest of any form arises, the individual, who was the first to identify such conflict, shall immediately notify the editorial office thereof. The same refers to any cases when the generally accepted ethical norms and rules have been disregarded.