# Editorial Policy

The Editorial Board of Trudy Instituta Matematiki i Mekhaniki UrO RAN is guided by the international principles of scientific publications, including the rules of integrity, confidentiality, vigilance over the scholarly publications, consideration of possible conflict of interests, etc. The editorial board follows the recommendations and standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics and the valuable practice of established international journals and publishers.

1.1. Ethical Guidelines for Authors

Reporting Standards

Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should indicate that the paper is published for the first time. If elements of the manuscript were published earlier in another paper, the author should make reference to the earlier work and clarify the difference between the earlier and the new papers. Word-by-word copying or rephrasing of the author's other papers are unacceptable; they can be used only as a basis for new conclusions. Simultaneous submission of a paper to more than one journal is regarded as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, the author should notify the Editor-in-Chief of Trudy Instituta Matematiki i Mekhaniki UrO RAN by sending a Letter to the Editor'' (to the address trudy@imm.uran.ru) describing the inaccuracies and giving variants of their correction. The letter will then be published in the next issue of the journal. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper.

1.2. Ethical Guidelines for Reviewers

Peer reviewing plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. Therefore it is critical that peer reviewers should adhere to the following basic principles.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Reviewer's Qualification

In the case when a peer reviewer asked by an editor to evaluate a paper does not have enough subject expertise to carry out the reviewing or is not sure that they can return a review within the proposed time-frame should immediately notify the editor and decline to review.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Information Disclosure

Unpublished data obtained from the manuscripts to be reviewed should not be used in the reviewer's own research without a written consent from the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Conflict of Interest

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

1.3. Code of Ethics for the Editorial Board and Editorial Staff

The Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board, and editorial staff of the journal take responsibility for the exposure of works of authorship, and thus must be guided by the following fundamental principles.

Publication Decision

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published and which should be rejected. The decisions should be based on the validity of the presented research and its scientific merit. The Editor-in-Chief is also guided by the policies of the journal and the legal requirements, precluding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

Fair Play

The Editor-in-Chief evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, social status, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The Editor-in-Chief, members of the Editorial Board and Editorial Council, and the editorial staff of the journal do not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, assigned reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by the Editor-in-Chief, members of the Editorial Board and Editorial Council, or the editorial staff of the journal for personal advantage and must not be passed on to a third party without a written consent of the author.

Vigilance over Published Materials

The Editor-in-Chief should not accept a manuscript when presented with convincing evidence that the paper is plagiarized.