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The task of the Dispute Resolution Commission  is to resolve issues and complaints related to possible violations of the principles of editorial ethics.


Commision staff:

A. V. Chernykh - head;

N. T. Alexeeva - member;

S. V. Klochkova - member;

D. A. Sokolov - secretary.



Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions on accepting/rejecting manuscripts.

1. In case of disagreement with the Editorial Board decision on acceptance/rejection of the manuscript the author may appeal to Dispute Resolution Commission in a written form, indicating the reasons for application.

2. Dispute Resolution Commission considers the authors appeal.

3. Editorial Board may change its decision on acceptance/rejection of the manuscript in the following cases: author provided additional factual information, which was not taken into account during the primary review; author provided additional material to the manuscript, which was not taken into account during the primary review; author provided information on the conflict of interest, which was not available during primary review; author expresses his/her concern about biased reviews.

4. If there are sufficient grounds Dispute Resolution Commission brings forward a proposal to amend or uphold the initial decision on submission of the manuscript.

5. The Editorial Board may call for one more reviewer to make the final decision if necessary.

6. The Editorial Board makes a decision on acceptance or rejection of the manuscript based on the results of revision of the primary decision.

7. The decision of the Editorial Board on the results of revision of the primary decision is final and not subject to re-appeal.


Article Retraction

Retraction of already published article is an extreme measure. It is used in case when certain facts, which were not known during the review, are disclosed: breach of legislation and defamation; fraudulent or inaccurate use of data, especially those that may pose a health risk, textual borrowing more than 20%.

1. Article retraction may be initiated by author(s), reader(s), reviewer(s) and member(s) of the Editorial Board by written request to Dispute Resolution Commission.

2. Dispute Resolution Commission considers all requests received.

3. The decision on article retraction is made by Dispute Resolution Commission if there is sufficient evidence in favor of retraction.

4. Dispute Resolution Commission should notify the initiator of the article retraction on his/her results of consideration of the request in the written form.

5. If the Commission decides to retract the article, the Journal publishes information on article retraction, indicating article metadata.

6. Information on retraction (including the reasons for retraction) is sent to the database where the Journal is indexed.