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Publication Ethics

The editorial team of the “Siberian Scientific Medical Journal” is fully aware that publication malpractices remain widely spread in the academic community. The most perceptible and reprehensible instances of misconduct include plagiarism, duplicate submission, misappropriation of research results, and fraud. We categorically denounce all these forms of malpractices as well as any other abuses of publication ethics. We firmly believe that violations of both legal norms and moral standards not only are ethically inappropriate, but also impede development of scholarship. On our behalf, we ensure comprehensive approach to identification and elimination of ethical misconduct. We promise to respond to all evidences of malpractice and to pay attention to any information to this effect provided by the stakeholders. The editorial team reviews all articles to identify any kind of misconduct on its own. In the process of peer-reviewers selection the “Siberian Scientific Medical Journal” takes into consideration the issue of possible conflict of interests and chances of hidden biases. The Journal will withdraw any unpublished article in a case of revealed violations. It will also retract previously published articles if they contain any evidence of misconduct and publicly report on these instances. In cases of clear defamation, abuse of legal rights or rightful court order the editorial team reserves the right and obligation to remove involved article from its web-site and online databases. This extreme move could be accomplished in a transparent and public manner only. The “Siberian Scientific Medical Journal” continuously ensures transparency of its publication policy and its requirements for submission of publication. We see such transparency as a part of our responsibility to the authors, readers, and academic community in general. All the stakeholders are expected to strive to meet the high ethical and publications standards in accordance to COPE guidelines. As part of its ethical code the “Siberian Scientific Medical Journal” and its editors are bound by the principle of confidentiality regarding individual articles under review or in the process of publication, as well as their authors and peer-reviewers. The “Siberian Scientific Medical Journal” will require the same level of ethical awareness from it peer-reviewers. Editorial Board