The editors of the journal "Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology" (MOIT) adheres to the principles and requirements of the following organizations:
1. Rights and Responsibilities of the Publisher
The editors of MOIT are fully responsible for any published material and compliance with ethical principles in relation to:
Responsibilities of Editors to Readers
Responsibilities of Editors to Authors
Responsibilities of Editors to Organizations Sponsoring Research and Publications
Responsibilities of Editors to Reviewers
Editorial Responsibility to Reviewers
2. Ethical Rules for Authors
3. Ethical Rules for Reviewers
The peer review of articles should be carried out in accordance with the Review section published on the journal website. Peer reviewers are notified that the manuscripts are the intellectual property of the authors and relate to highly confidential information. The disclosure of confidential details of manuscript review violates the rights of the author.
Peer reviewers respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal.
Violation of confidentiality is possible only in the case of a inaccuracy or falsification of materials statement. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of manuscripts for own needs or use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others.
Reviewers should respond in a reasonable time-frame, especially if they cannot do the review, and without intentional delay; declare if they do not have the subject expertise required to carry out the review or if they are able to assess only part of the manuscript, outlining clearly the areas for which they have the relevant expertise; only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension.
Reviewers should be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments.
Reviewers should declare any potentially conflicting or competing interests (which may, for example, be personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political or religious), seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest.
4. Conflicts of Interests Disclosure
There must be clear definitions of conflicts of interest and processes for handling conflicts of interest of authors, reviewers, editors, journals and publishers, whether identified before or after publication.
If at least one of the authors of the article has conflicts of interest, this is indicated when submitting the manuscript. To resolve any issues and complaints related to possible violations of the principles of editorial ethics, a commission is organised by the editorial board of the journal. The chairman and members of the commission are selected from among the members of the editorial board by voting. The commission handles complaints from authors, readers, and reviewers.
The Editorial Board of the journal "Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology", while considering manuscripts for borrowings, checks the materials using the “Anti-plagiarism" system http://antiplagiat.ru/. The editors of the journal adhere to the ethics of scientific publications in accordance with the principles and requirements of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, (https://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/plagiarism%20A.pdf). The recommended level of originality of the material presented is at least 80%.
Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in the journal.
1. Authors submit articles to the Editorial Board of the journal in accordance with the Rules for Authors on manuscripts submission for publication in a scientific journal.
Before preparation of application and sending documents to the editors, authors should carefully study the rules of preparation of the papers and other documents required by the publisher.
2. All the manuscripts are registered and assigned to the editors for internal peer review, including verification of compliance with the subject of the publication and submission requirements. If the article does not meet the qualification criteria for scientific texts, and a peer review revealed significant shortcomings in the content of the article, its linguistic style and arrangement, the editors send the author a reasoned refusal pointing out errors and omissions.
3. All articles accepted for consideration undergo mandatory “double blind” peer review. The tasks of reviewers include assessing the novelty and scientific significance of the work, the reliability of the research results, the content of the manuscript and the way of presentation, the correspondence of the manuscript title and abstract to its content, the identification of published works related to the research topic, which were not, but, in the opinion of the reviewer, should have been mentioned in the manuscript.
Members of the editorial board as well as external experts working in the scientific fields relevant to the topic of the article and not having obvious conflicts of interest with the authors of the work are involved in the review process. The reviewer is notified of the fact that the article is the intellectual property of the author. It is not allowed to disclose or otherwise use the content of the article before its publication. The review period is from 7 to 30 days from the moment the article is accepted for consideration; and it can be extended at the request of the reviewer.
4. The review points to:
5. The review can be composed in free format or on the basis of a template proposed by the editors. In the second case, a binary assessment system for evaluation of the listed characteristics of the article is used.
In case of a negative estimate for certain items, the reviewer is to provide comments or validate the decision.
6.Conclusive statement of a reviewer is defined according to one of the options:
7. If the review contains recommendations for accuracy and clarity improvement, the editorial board notifies the author providing the text of the review with comments and questions with a proposal to take them into account when preparing a new version of the paper or refute them reasonably (partially or completely). Finalization of the article should not take more than one month from the moment of a notification of the author about the need to make changes. The article finalized by the author is resubmitted for review.
8. In case of disagreement with the opinion of the reviewer, the author of the article has the right to provide a reasoned answer to the editorial board of the journal. The article can be submitted for re-review or for approval by the editorial board.
9. In case of refusal of the authors to finalize the materials, they must notify the editors in writing or orally about their refusal to publish the article. If the authors do not return the revised version after three months from the date of sending the review, the editors remove it from the register. In such cases, the author is notified of the removal of the article from the register due to the expiration of the time allotted for revision.
10. After the peer-review manuscripts are approved by the chief editor (or deputy chief editor), and, if necessary, at a meeting of the editorial board.
11. Manuscripts selected for publication are edited by the editorial board to improve accuracy and clarity to the required editorial standards adopted within the journal. Editor's alterations are consistent with the authors.
12. The article is published in the current issue of the journal.
13. The originals of reviews are kept in the editorial office of the journal for 3 years. The editors undertake to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation upon the corresponding request.
The journal "Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology" follows the Open Access Journals policy, providing access to articles published in the journal freely available to read, download and share (without registration).
The founder of the "Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology" journal partially pays for its publication. The author of the article pays the article open access fee, including its preparation for publication on the journal’s website, assignment of DOI international identification, placement of the article on the website and in the indexing and reviewing systems, archives creation in order to increase publications reliability and accessibility.
The payment fee for the authors is 400 rubles per page.
The payment option can be activated in the Author PERSONAL ACCOUNT after receiving a notification of a positive decision of the editorial board.
A manuscript is sent to the editorial board of the journal only after registration of a personal account
Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Rules for Authors. In case of non-compliance with these requirements, the manuscript is not accepted for consideration and the Corresponding Author will receive a notification. The editors of the journal adhere to the ethics of scientific publications in accordance with the principles and requirements of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ANRI). Manuscripts undergo a mandatory check for borrowings through the “Anti-plagiarism" system http://antiplagiat-vuz.ru/. The recommended level of originality of the material presented is at least 80%. All manuscripts undergo a mandatory peer review process
In the case of a manuscript approval by the editorial board of the journal, the author pays the publication fee, after which the article is prepared for publication by editing and bringing the text to the required editorial standards adopted within the journal. Editorial changes are coordinated with the authors. Each article is assigned a unique DOI index, after which the article is included in the current issue of the journal and considered as published. More detailed information about the procedure of a manuscript submission process is contained in the instructions for the use of the author’s personal account.
Ideally, the duration from the time of submission to publishing the article ranges from 45 – 60 days.