The editorial board of the collection of scientific works "Roads and Bridges" as a periodical published by the Federal State Educational Institution "ROSDORNII" (Federal Autonomous Institution "Russian Road Research Institute"), guarantees compliance with:
Edition of the collection "Roads and bridges":
1. guarantees consideration of all materials submitted for publication, observance of editorial independence and integrity in making objective decisions without prejudice to the authors based on national or religious affiliation, official position; regardless of commercial interests and relations with the Founder of the collection; basing its policy on respect for the personal rights of the author and intellectual property rights;
2. implements the policy of the collection to ensure and improve the quality of published materials, making a significant contribution to the development of science (in the field of road management in the following areas: design, construction, repair and maintenance of highways and artificial structures; road construction materials; road safety; management systems; management systems for the condition of road structures and quality road works; road ecology; economics; rationing; road legislation); strives to meet the needs of readers and authors;
3. establishes the relevance, importance, clarity, reliability, validity of the published scientific material as the guiding principles of editorial activity;
4. the main principles of high qualification of published scientific materials include:
- validity: the published research results must be carried out qualitatively and thoroughly in accordance with ethical and legal norms; the authors are responsible for their work and the content of the publication;
- honesty: authors should present the results honestly, without fabrication, falsification or unfair manipulation of data;
- unambiguity: the publication should provide sufficient information so that other researchers can repeat the experiments carried out;
- completeness of the submitted materials: the review and conclusions from existing studies should be complete, balanced and should include information regardless of whether they support the hypotheses and interpretations of the author of the publication or not;
- reasonableness: the results of a new study should be presented in the context of the results of previous studies;
- originality: the authors guarantee that the work proposed for publication is original and has not been previously published anywhere in any language; the work cannot be sent to several publications at the same time;
- transparency: the publication should include all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, provision of materials and other types of support;
5. pursues a policy of including highly qualified members who actively contribute to the development of the publication in the editorial board and editorial board;
6. implements a policy for the systematic improvement of institutions for reviewing, editing, and peer review of publications, guaranteeing the accuracy, completeness, clarity, impartiality, and timeliness of peer review;
7. ensures that readers are informed about the financing of scientific research and sponsors of published research materials;
8. checks publications for image manipulation, plagiarism, duplicate or redundant publication with the help of appropriate software;
9. makes a decision on the acceptance or non-acceptance of the article for publication based on all the comments of independent reviewers in general. The final decision of the editorial board and the reasons for its adoption are communicated to the authors.
Authors of publications:
- must ensure that the list of authors includes only persons who meet the criteria of authorship (that is, persons who have made a significant contribution to the work), and that researchers deserving of authorship are not excluded from the list of authors;
- must consent to their inclusion in the list of authors and must approve the publication version of the work; any changes to the list of authors must be approved by all authors, including those who are removed from the list;
- must have a good knowledge of the work submitted to the publication and ensure that this work meets the above requirements;
- must work together with editors or publishers to correct their works as soon as possible if errors or omissions are found in them after publication;
- are obliged to immediately notify the editorial board in case of an error in any publication submitted by them, accepted for publication or already published work.;
- do not have the right to copy from other publications references to works with which they themselves have not read; quotations and references to other works must be accurate and designed in accordance withnbsp;the requirements;
- should refer as correctly and accurately as possible to previous works related to the publication (both by other researchers and by the authors themselves), referring primarily to the original source; verbatim reproduction of their own works and their paraphrasing are unacceptable, they can only be used as a basis for new conclusions;
- it is necessary to indicate the authorship of data, text, drawings and ideas that the author received from other sources – they should not be presented as belonging to the author of the publication; direct quotations from the works of other researchers should be marked with quotation marks and a corresponding link;
- must comply with the law on copyright protection; copyrighted materials (for example, tables, graphs or large quotations) can only be reproduced with the permission of their owners.
1. The editorial board guarantees an independent review of the materials in a way that ensures the honesty and objectivity of the statement regarding the scientific value of the article intended for publication.
2. In accordance with the policy of the collection, the Editorial Board establishes the procedure for reviewing the materials submitted for publication.
3. The Editorial Board guarantees an honest and proper independent review process.
4. The editorial board reserves the right to reject the material without conducting an independent review if it is considered low-quality or unsuitable for the readers of the periodical. This decision is made honestly and impartially, taking into account the editorial policy of the collection.
5. The editorial board uses the services of independent reviewers in relation to the materials considered for publication by selecting persons with sufficient experience and who do not have a conflict of interest.
6. Independent reviewers are informed of the requirements imposed on them, as well as information about any changes in the editorial policy.
7. If the reviewers raise a question regarding the reliability of the data or the expediency of publishing a scientific work, the Editorial Board provides the author with an opportunity to answer the questions posed.
8. When submitting for review, the Editorial Board ensures the confidentiality of the authors' material and informs the reviewers about the need to maintain such confidentiality. The editorial board does not inform anyone about the status of the material in the collection, except for the authors.
9. The Editorial Board maintains the confidentiality of the reviewers' personal data.
1. The editorial board makes a decision on the acceptance or rejection of publications, which places special requirements on the honesty and objectivity of this process and on its compliance with the scientific vision of the collection.
2. All editorial processes are described in the information materials for authors; the requirements for authors, the types of published materials, as well as the process of processing materials by the editorial board are indicated.
3.In order to ensure the reliability of the published data by making amendments, if indisputable errors are found in the work, it is possible to make appropriate amendments or correct typos as soon as possible. The online version of the material is corrected with the date of correction and a link to the printed list of typos. If an error renders the work or a significant part of it invalid, the article is withdrawn with an indication of the reason (for example, a conscientious error).
4. Upon completion of the review, the Editorial Board takes appropriate measures with an appropriate comment explaining the data obtained as a result of the review.
5. The Editorial Board undertakes to respond to all statements or suspicions of misconduct in relation to the conducted research or publication coming from readers, reviewers or other editors.
6. Editors undertake to provide the authors with a list of requirements. Editors work in accordance with the authenticity assurance system.
7. The editorial board accepts information about the identified problems and makes a decision on the acceptance of the material for publication or on the refusal to publish it. The recalled materials are available online with a visible mark on their recall in all online versions.
The editor's conflicts of interest must be publicly disclosed. Editors should not make decisions regarding materials in connection with which they have a conflict of interest.