In its activities, the editors of the “Fundamental and applied problems of ferrous metallurgy” are guided by the following basic principles:
- Manuscripts containing metallurgical information are accepted for publication in the collection of scientific papers, regardless of the authors’ affiliation. Publication preference is given to manuscripts whose purpose is solving the future priority tasks of the development of the metallurgical industry and which contain scientific results of fundamental and applied research in the field of iron and steel making, metal forming, heat treatment of rolled metal, management of metallurgical processes and materials science;
- The editorial board deciding on the publication of a manuscript is guided by the reliability of the submitted data, the originality and practical value for the development of metallurgical processes and technologies;
- The editorial board evaluates the content of the manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors;
- The editorial board guarantees that unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts will not be used for personal purposes or transferred to a third party without the written consent of the author; information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits will be kept confidential and will not be used for the personal purpose;
- The editorial board will not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarized;
- The editorial board ensures peer review of submitted manuscripts following their topics;
- A member of the editorial board carries out the recommendation of the manuscript for publication based on the peer review of the manuscript and accompanying documents sent to the editorial office and reviews;
- The editorial board makes the final decision on the publication of the manuscript.
A policy of the editorial board regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism
Materials containing plagiarism or self-plagiarism (duplicate) are not published in the collection of scientific papers “Fundamental and applied problems of ferrous metallurgy”.
Any submitted manuscript is thoroughly checked for plagiarism or self-plagiarism using anti-plagiarism software or online plagiarism checkers such as Unicheck or others.
Each identified case of text matches is subject to additional analysis to confirm plagiarism by the manuscript’s authors. If the fact of plagiarism is confirmed, the manuscript is rejected. If self-plagiarism is detected, the manuscript is rejected, and the author is notified that his manuscript is not unique.
If plagiarism is detected after the article is published, the article will be marked as “PLAGIARISM” or “DUPLICATE” on the publication’s website of “Fundamental and applied problems of ferrous metallurgy”. A notice about the discovered fact of violation of academic integrity by the authors will be published in the next issue of “Fundamental and applied problems of ferrous metallurgy”.
Identification of authorship
Identification of authorship means receiving confirmation that each author of the authorship of the manuscript contributed to the research in a particular part of it. In the event of doubt on the author’s contribution, the editorial board reserves the right to demand information about each author’s contribution to the conducted research and manuscript preparation.
It is impossible to remove or add co-authors or change the order of authors after submitting the manuscript to the editorial office. In case of other questions regarding the reality of authorship in the manuscript, the editorial office takes actions based on COPE recommendations, in particular “How to recognize potential authorship problems“.
Consolidation and copyright transfer terms (identification of authorship) are carried out in the License Agreement. In particular, the authors reserve the right to authorship of their manuscript and transfer to “Fundamental and Applied Problems of Ferrous Metallurgy” the right to the first publication of this work under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0). At the same time, the authors retain the right to independently conclude additional agreements regarding the further distribution of their article in the form in which it was first published in “Fundamental and Applied Problems of Ferrous Metallurgy”, but on the condition that the link to the first publication of the article is preserved.
Rules for retraction of published articles
The investigation into the need to withdraw the publication is carried out if the editors have received substantiated evidence of misconduct by the authors in conducting research and preparing the manuscript, in particular:
– the facts of manipulations at the stage of reviewing manuscripts were revealed;
– the fact that the conflict of interests of the authors of the article has been established and confirmed;
– the fact of violation of ethical standards by the authors has been established.
The decision to remove a published article is made if the article violates copyright or has signs of falsification of the results of scientific research.
The notice of retraction of the publication is formed on the basis of the principle of objectivity, and it has to contain an evidence base regarding the need to remove the article.
Consideration of complaints
If the editorial board receives complaints, their validity is checked. If the complaint is substantiated, it is reviewed by the editors following COPE recommendations.
The complaint is accepted for consideration by the editorial board if it is submitted officially and is not calumniatory. If the complaint has features of a calumniatory nature or is not properly substantiated, the editorial board submits a request to provide facts and arguments to confirm the validity of the complaint. If such facts and arguments are not provided, or they do not contain confirmations sufficient to recognize the complaint as well-founded, the complaint is not considered.
If the complaint concerns an already published article and its validity is proven, the editorial board will investigate the need to withdraw the article.
The editorial board implements all procedures to ensure, guarantee, and observe all ethical norms and principles of academic integrity.