Guide to Manuscript Preparation and Editorial policy
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Proceedings ZIN accept papers with results, which correspond to main directions of ZIN basic research.
Compilation papers are accepted only with a special permission from the Editors. Faunistic lists and applied papers are not accepted.
When publishing scientific articles in «Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences» the authors should follow the basic principles of publication ethics:
- Any kind of using by the author of previously published materials (tables, figures, parts of the text, including own text which copyright was transferred to other publisher should be accompanied by the written permission of the copyright holder.
- The authors should exclude the following unacceptable practices, and the editorial board should provide the ultimate test for their prevention:
- fabrication and falsification of data: fabrication of data means that the researcher has not carried out the work and used made-up data. Falsification of data means that the researcher changed some of the data;
- plagiarism: unauthorized use of others' ideas and work without proper attribution and permission for their use, the intentional appropriation of authorship of another's work or its part;
- re-publication: submission of papers to several journals is a violation of conditions of publication of materials and contradicts to the international rules of publishing ethics. In addition, the result of repeated publication is a violation of publishing rights of other publishers, which could result in litigation and payment of large amount of money in the form of compensations and fees not only to publishers, previously published such articles, but also to the distributors;
- duplicate publication (self-plagiarism): the publication of similar or identical manuscripts in different journals, often in different languages. Submitting the same material in different editions, including in different languages is considered as self-plagiarism.
The copyright to the published paper is owned by the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the authors of the paper.