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Publication Ethics

Editorial Board
        p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

Publication Ethics at ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science

 General Information

ISJ TAS plans to become a member of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE). Through COPE, ISJ TAS editors will have access to a databank of highly relevant and useful guidelines and resources (see

ISJ TAS journal are listed with 32 international and citation databases (THOMSON REUTERS, DOI, Kudos, ISI, RSCI, RB, TEI, GIF, OAJI, GS, and others).

CrossMark Policy Statement

ISJ TAS is a participant in the CrossMark program – a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authenticated version of a piece of content.

By applying the CrossMark logo, ISJ TAS is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Clicking on the CrossMark logo will tell you the current status of a document and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.

ISJ TAS recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers, librarians, and others and has therefore drawn up a policy on article corrections, retractions, plagiarism and peer review integrity.

Composition of Editorial Teams

Editor-in-Chief and editorial team is full Professor or Associate Professor level. The editorial team is comprised of individuals from multiple institutions and preferably located in different countries to limit competing interests. In some cases, an editorial team may be based at one institution, but at least one additional editorial team member will be located elsewhere.

Detecting Plagiarism

All manuscripts submitted to a journal ISJ TAS are run through iThenticate* before being sent out to peer reviewers, unless rejected at the triage stage (direct reject). The reports generated from iThenticate are evaluated by the editor-in-chief.

Editors and staff are required to report any case of suspected plagiarism to ISJ TAS. Bearing in mind COPE Guidelines for managing suspected plagiarism, the publisher and editor-in-chief determine the steps to be taken upon suspected plagiarism.

*iThenticate is a plagiarism screening service that verifies the originality of a manuscript submitted for publication.

Peer Review

Manuscripts submitted to a journal published by ISJ TAS are subjected to external peer review. The decision to accept or reject a paper is based on comments from at least two independent reviewers. Exceptions may be made in rare cases in which the subject area is especially narrow, requiring the use of a qualified individual from among the editorial team in addition to an external reviewer.

Where authors have suggested reviewers in their covering letter, editors may contact these individuals if the suggestions are reasonable, and the editor is confident that no competing interests are present (e.g. a colleague at the same department, a former co-author, or within the author’s research network).

Only scientifically qualified persons evaluate reviews and make the decision to accept or reject a submission. Typically, this means the Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision.

All manuscripts submitted to journal ISJ TAS, are handled through the ISJ TAS platform.

Peer reviewers are expected to disclose any competing interests. Reviews shall be objective and constructive. Reviewers shall consider the methodological rigor of the submission, the appropriateness of findings on the basis of methodology, the appropriateness of conclusions, proper establishment of the contribution within the scholarly literature more broadly, among other things. All reviewed manuscripts shall be treated confidentially.

Correction and Retraction Policies

Articles that have already been published will remain unaltered as far as is possible, though updated with information that an erratum/corrigendum or other amendment exists.

Article correction: Should the author discover a major mistake or error in his/her article after it has been officially published online, the Editor will be consulted/notified and if found necessary an Erratum or Corrigendum will be published. There will be links from the online version of the article to the Erratum/Corrigendum and vice versa.

Article Retraction: This action is reserved for articles that are seriously flawed and so the findings or conclusions cannot be relied upon. Articles may be retracted for several reasons. These may include honest errors reported by the authors (for example, errors due to the mixing up of samples or use of a scientific tool or equipment that is found subsequently to be faulty) as well as issues such as research misconduct (data fabrication), duplicate or overlapping publication, fraudulent use of data, plagiarism or unethical research. For any retracted article, the reason for retraction and who is instigating the retraction will be clearly stated in the retraction notice. The retraction notice will be linked to the retracted article and the article will be clearly marked as retracted (including the PDF).

Author’s Responsibilities

Authors are responsible for disclosing all relationships that could be viewed as potential competing interests. Any authors listed must meet the criteria for authorship.  Other contributors shall be mentioned in the acknowledgement section of the paper and their contribution described. Authors shall verify that all data referred to in the manuscript are authentic. Should errors or other discoveries warranting a correction or a retraction of the article, be detected, these shall be brought to the attention of the publisher immediately.

Complaints Policy

Complaints regarding suspected abuse or inappropriate content shall be submitted to the journal Editor-in-Chief as a first point of contact, with a Alexandr Shevtsov:


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