Publication Ethics

Editorial board of the collection "Feeds and Feed Production" is guided in its activity by recommendations of Committeе on Publication Ethics and norms, declared by publishing house Elsevier (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit).

Responsibility of authors

  1. The author submit the manuscript which is not on consideration in any other edition and was not published before, and copyrights to its publication were not transmitted to other publishing houses.
  2. The author guarantees to the publisher of “Bulletin of agrarian science” that buying of copyrights will not entail infringement of copyrights of any persons or the organizations and will not lead to disclosure of secret or confidential information. The author should have all necessary sanctions to use materials in the article according to the Law “On the copyright and the adjacent rights” and other normative documents.
  3. The author guarantees that results of research stated in the manuscript are independent and original. If the manuscript is a continuation of series of works, it is necessary to refer to earlier publication with substantiation of difference of new work. It is inadmissible to literally copy and paraphrase own works.
  4. The authorship should be limited by those persons who have made significant contribution to the concept, fulfillment or interpretation of the research. All participants, who participated in the research, should be reflected in the manuscript as co-authors or the gratitude should be expressed to them.
  5. All co-authors should be acquainted with the manuscript, they have to agree publication of the article and bear responsibility for its content.
  6. Excessive loans, plagiarism in any forms, including non-formalized citations, rephrasing or assignment of the rights to results of another's researches are unethical and unacceptable actions.
  7. In case of use of fragments of another's works and-or loans of statements of other authors in the article should be made corresponding bibliographic references with the obligatory indication of the author and the primary source.
  8. If the manuscript is the literary review (compilation of materials), the author necessarily should base on own researches and personal opinion.
  9. At experiments on animals authors should indicate, whether they kept international and national recommendations on care and use of laboratory animals. If researches are connected with chemical substances, physical and chemical processes or the equipment, at work with which there is a risk of harm to health of the person or an animal, the author should indicate precisely it in the article.
  10. If the author will find out discrepancies or mistakes in the work at the stage of its consideration in editorial board or reviewing, he is obliged to notify that to editorial board of the collection for removal of lacks.
  11. If at reviewing work there are additional questions, the author should grant all additional information for the reviewer and the publisher on their request.
  12. In case of possibility of occurrence of conflict of interests, capable to influence interpretation of results and judgements of reviewers, the author should declare that.
  13. The author should indicate all sources of finance of the work.

Responsibility of reviewers

  1. The publisher shares Elsevier's opinion, that all scientists who wish to publish articles, accept obligations to review another's articles in the field of researches which they represent.
  2. The review is the basic tool, which determine quality of the manuscript. Remarks of the reviewer can help the author to improve quality of the text of article, and for editorial board such remarks are the basic argument for publication of the article.
  3. The reviewer cannot be the author or the co-author of reviewed work, and also the supervisor of studies of the competitor of scientific degree who is the author, and-or the employee of division where the author works.
  4. The reviewer can refuse consideration of research if his qualification is insufficient for the analysis of work, or he has a conflict of interests with the author or the organization which submitted the manuscript for consideration. In such situation he must inform the publisher and to refuse reviewing.
  5. The review should be objective and not contain subjective opinion of the reviewer on work or the author of the manuscript. The reviewer should express own ideas precisely and support them with arguments.
  6. Any manuscript, received for reviewing, is the classified document, and cannot be transmitted or discussed with any other persons without the permission of the editor-in-chief.
  7. The reviewer should pay attention of the editor-in-chief to the facts of concurrence to any work, published earlier, if there is no reference of the author of the article to this work, which should help with revealing plagiarism.
  8. If the reviewer is sure that the part of the text has already been published (there is a plagiarism or literal copying of early works of the author), he should grant confirmation of his conclusions in the form of bibliographic references.
  9. The reviewer should not use information from the reviewed work for satisfaction of personal interests, for example, for own researches.

Responsibilities of the editorial board

  1. The editor-in-chief, editorial board should not have conflict of interests concerning articles which they reject or accept, they also should avoid attraction to external reviewing of experts who can be involved in it.
  2. The editor-in-chief, editorial board evaluate the manuscript exclusively under its scientific content regardless to the race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality, citizenship, origin, social status or political views of authors.
  3. The decision on publication should be based on scientific reviews and opinion of associate editors concerning reliability of data, scientific importance of work and its importance for researchers and readers.
  4. The information on the presented manuscript can be given only to the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, members of editorial board, and the publisher.
  5. If the author will find out essential mistake or discrepancy in already published work, he is obliged to inform urgently the editor-in-chief of the collection and to cooperate with him to grant the disproof or correction of the article in the next issue.
  6. If the editor-in-chief finds out from the third person about essential discrepancy in the published work and will inform the author, the last one must urgently disproof or correct the article or send the editor-in-chief the proof of correctness of the published material.
  7. The editor-in-chief and the publisher should not keep without the answer claim of authors concerning the considered manuscripts or the published materials. In case of occurrence of disputed situation they should take necessary measures for restoration of the infringed rights.
  8. The publisher confirms preservation for the author of the following rights:

- Patent rights, the rights to trademarks and the rights to any processes, substances, materials and techniques described in the article;

- The right to make copies of the article, including electronic, for own use, provided that copies of the article will not be used for sale, distribution by mass dispatch through e-mail, and also will not be placed on a popular server;

The right of further use by the author of the article or its any parts in articles, dissertations, books, lectures.

  1. Publication in the collection "Feed and feed production" is paid and includes the cost of covering publishing costs and doesn’t provide for any fees.