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Perm National Research Polytechnic University
ISSN (Print): 2411-4367
ISSN (Online): 2411-4375
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Policy of the journal

Policy of the “Applied Photonics” journal with regard to ethical practices of papers publication


1.1. The present policy establishes ethical norms for parties taking the Parties involved into the publication process: authors, editorial board, reviewer and publisher. The below standards are based on an existing comprehensive policy of the journal and publisher.

1.2. Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Perm National Research Polytechnic University”, as a Founder and Publisher of the scientific peer-reviewed journal “Applied Photonics” hereby undertakes to control all the processes related to publication of papers and recognize its ethical and other responsibilities with respect to papers publishing.


2.1. Access to initial research data and data storage

An author undertakes to provide initial research materials (data) when requested by the Editorial Board, if a paper contains no initial data and be ready to provide a public access to this data. An author is to keep this data during some reasonable period of time after the publication in order to be able to reproduce and check the data.

2.2. Originality (prohibition of plagiarism and self-citation)

An author submits a paper to the Editorial Board which contains the results of an unconventional study. If an author uses other works or their fragments (citations) of other authors, they must be dully executed by specifying an original source in the list of references to the paper. Plagiarisms, as well as self-citation to any extent are considered unethical and unacceptable for any author.

2.3. One-time publication

An author undertakes to submit a paper manuscript to the Editorial Board which has never been published before and has never been submitted to editorial boards of other journals. It is considered unethical and unacceptable, if a manuscript is submitted to several journals at the same time. It also refers to paper translations.

2.4. Confirmation of references

An author undertakes to correctly list scientific and other sources in the references which he has used in the course of research and which has greatly influenced the research results. Information which has been received from inofficial sources (private ones) can not be used in a scientific paper.

2.5. Manuscript authorship

All the people that have significantly contributed to the acquisition of research results are to be shown as paper co-authors. The list of authors is to include only these people.

An author submitting his/her manuscript to the Editorial Board undertakes to guarantee that he/she has shown all the co-authors and that they have seen and approved the final version of the paper and are consent that the paper has been submitted to the peer-reviewed journal of “Applied Photonics”.

2.6. Disclosure of conflict of interests by an author

Authors are to disclosure conflicts of interests which may influence the assessment and interpretation of their work. All the sources of a financial support (grants, federal programs, projects etc.) are to be disclosed and specified in the manuscript.

2.7. Correction of mistakes in published papers

If an author reveals a significant mistake or ambiguity in a paper which has already been published, he is obliged to immediatelly inform the Editorial Board and do his/her best in correcting this mistake. If the Editorial Board gets to know about this mistake from a third party, the author is obliged to immediatelly resolve this mistake or provide an evidence of the mistake absence.


3.1. Decision on paper publishing

The journal Editorial Board shall decide on the papers which will be published in the journal based on their compliance with formatting requirements and reviewing results.

The Editorial Board relies on the journal policy when choosing the papers to be published in the journal; papers evidencing libel as false publication, insult, plagiarism or violation of copyrights will never be published. The final decision on publishing a paper or its rejection is taken by the Chief Editor of the journal.

3.2. Equality of all authors

The Editorial Board shall assess the submitted manuscripts regardless of race, gender, nationality, origin, citizenship (allegiance), occupation, place of work and residence of an author, as well as his/her political, philosophical, religious and other views.

3.3. Confidentiality

The Editorial Board undertakes not to disclose information on any submitted manuscript to anyone but the author, reviewer (in case of a single-blind review) and the editor, if necessary.

3.4. Disclosure of conflict of interests by Editorial Board

The Editorial Board guarantees that the rejected manuscripts will not be used in personal researches of the Editorial Board members without prior written consent of the author. The Editorial Board shall refure to consider a manuscript, if it is in any competitive relations with an author or organization related to research results or there is any other conflict of interests. The Editorial Board is obliged to require a disclosure of competing interests from all the participants of a paper publishing process.

3.5. Claims review in case of author’s unethical behaviour

The Editorial Board shall promptly consider each claim related to unethical behavior of manuscript authors and authors of published papers regardless of the receipt date. The Editorial Board undertakes to take appropriate reasonable measures with respect to such claims. If the claims will be evidenced, then the Editorial Board has the right to reject the paper publication, terminate the cooperation with this author, make a certain denial and also take other necessary measures to constraint unethical behaviour of such an author.


4.1. Reviewer’s contribution to editorial decisions

The expert report of a manuscript provided by a reviewer facilitates in taking editorial decisions, as well as assists the author in improving the manuscript. The decisions on accepting a manuscript to be published, sending it for finalization or rejecting it are taken by the Editorial Board by virtue of reviewing results.

4.2. Terms of reviewing

A reviewer undertakes to submit the review within the terms specified by the Editorial Board. If it is not possible to consider and review a manuscript within this term, then the reviewer is to inform the Editorial Board about it.

4.3. Confidentiality on the part of reviewer

A paper manuscript submitted for reviewing shall be treated as a confidential document regardless of a reviewing type selected by the journal. A reviewer has the right to show it or discuss it with other persons only with the consent of the Chief Editor.

4.4. Review objectivity

Reviewer undertakes to make a peer review of a manuscript in an objective way. Personal criticising of an author by a reviewer is unacceptable. All the conclusions of a reviewer are to be well-reasoned and provided with references to established sources.

4.5. References confirmation

Reviewers shall specify works that influenced the research results but have not been specified by the author. A reviewer is obliged to inform the Editorial Board of the fact that a manuscript is significantly similar to or coincidences with a paper which has been published before and is known to the reviewer.

4.6. Disclosure of conflict of interests

Reviewer is not entitled to use the materials of an unpublished manuscript in his/her own researches without a prior written consent from the author. A reviewer is obliged to withdraw a manuscript from considering if it incurs a conflict of interests due to competitive, joint or other relations with the author or organization related to the manuscript.

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