Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

Peer-reviewed "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" intends to publish the cutting edge research results focused on control of spread, prevention and treatment of human infectious diseases in the field of medical microbiology, virology, epidemiology, immunology including immunodiagnostics and immunoprophylaxis, and provides a synthesis of the latest results of fundamental and applied scientific research aimed at ensuring the control, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

The journal covers the issues of human infectious diseases from the point of research of pathogen —  bacteria, viruses and prions in relationship to the human immune response, intra- and interspecific interaction, environment, as well as related evolutionary processes and public health.

The journal is intended for professionally interested physicians, epidemiologists, researchers, university lecturers, postgraduates and students, whose professional interests include the application, development and implementation of technologies to maintain the infectious safety of the population.

The journal accepts for publication Russian and foreign original research articles, reviews, short communications, mini reviews, opinion and other special featured articles, lectures and chronicles related to its profile.

 

Sections

ORIGINAL RESEARCHES

Peer-reviewed section. Original articles with the results of a scientific analysis of fundamental and applied research projects are published in this section.

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REVIEWS

Peer-reviewed section. Review articles focusing on the main trends and prospects and problems of medical science within the scope of the journal are published in this section. The reviews imply not only a summary of published data, but also its critical analysis, involving the author’s own experience.

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TOPICAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE

Peer-reviewed section. Articles containing a critical understanding of the current topics of fundamental and applied science are published in this section.

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SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

Peer-reviewed section. Brief preliminary reports (up to 1,500 words, on the most relevant topics) about original and significant results that are of exceptional interest to specialists in the knowledge fields covered by the Journal are published in this section. A feature of the publication is the focus on the presentation of important facts related to proving the reliability of the results obtained without a broad historical introduction, excessive experimental detailing, natural indicators and detailed reasoning.

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MINI REVIEWS

Peer-reviewed section. Minireviews are summaries of recent insights or advances in specific research areas within the scope of the journal. Minireviews evaluate recent progress in a specific field based on findings published in the preceding several years and explain future directions for research.

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SCIENCE AND PRACTICE

Peer-reviewed section. The section publishes articles highlighting the applied aspects of science that contribute to the development of the industry: innovation, original biotechnological processes, technological conditions and regulations, methods of analysis and control of production processes, results of approbation of methods and technologies, pilot projects and clinical trials, etc. are published in this section. 

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DISCUSSIONS

Peer-reviewed section. Articles inviting for discussion and public discussion of any problems or contentious issues. Authors of such articles expect comments from readers and their active participation in the discussion.

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HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Peer-reviewed section. Scientific and theoretical articles and reviews are published in this section.

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BOOK REVIEW

Non peer-reviewed section.

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TO HELP THE TEACHER

Non peer-reviewed section. Lectures and other educational materials are published in this section. For more information, please contact the Editorial Office.

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CHRONICLE

Non peer-reviewed section.

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ROSPOTREBNADZOR INFORMATION

Non peer-reviewed section.

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INFORMATION OF THE RUSSIAN SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL SOCIETY OF EPIDEMIOLOGISTS, MICROBIOLOGISTS AND PARASYTOLOGISTS

Non peer-reviewed section.

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OBITUARIES

Non peer-reviewed section.

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ANNIVERSARIES

Non peer-reviewed section.

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Peer Review Process

The "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology", in accordance with the Requirements for peer-reviewed scientific publications for inclusion in the List of peer-reviewed scientific publications, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of candidate of science, for the degree of doctor of science can be published, approved by order the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of December 12, 2016 N 1586.

The procedure for reviewing articles.

The peer-reviewed types of articles are "Scientific article" and "Scientific Review".

Information about the authors and their affiliations is not disclosed to the Editorial Board and to external reviewers until the final acceptance of the article. It is owned only by the Editor-in-Chief and the head of Editorial Office. The authors of the manuscript do not receive information about the reviewers.

I. Examination on formal grounds: the editorial establishes the suitability of the article to the journal’s profile, typography and originality requirements (manuscripts are checked in the Anti-Plagiarism system) and sends it to the Editor-in-Chief. As part of an examination on formal grounds, the Editor-in-Chief appoints a scientific editor of the article, who assesses the compliance of the article with the requirements of the Journal for the scientific value (Criteria for assessing the scientific level of the article). The Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Executive Secretary of the Editorial Board, or a member of the Editorial Board of the corresponding scientific field can act as the scientific editor of the article. If the result of the inspection reveals the discrepancy of the manuscript to the requirements of the Editorial Board on typography, plagiarism, scientific significance and quality of the research, the article may be rejected on formal grounds.

II. All scientific articles that have successfully passed the examination on formal grounds undergo the mandatory double anonymous (“blind”) peer review.

  1. Manuscripts are reviewed by members of the editorial board, as well as external reviewers from among the leading experts, working in scientific fields relevant to the subject of the manuscript, and having publications over the past 3 years on the subject of the reviewed manuscript.
    Articles of the Editor-in-Chief are sent for the selection of a scientific editor of the article to the Deputy Editor-in-Chief or Executive Secretary of the Editorial Board. The manuscripts of the Editor-in-chief and members of the Editorial Board are reviewed by external reviewers.
  2. The reviewer evaluates the article in accordance with the questions specified in the Reviewer's Memo, gives recommendations to the author and the Editorial Board on its revision and the possibility of acceptance:
    • The article is recommended for publication in its current form;
    • The article is recommended for publication after the revision suggested by the reviewer;
    • The article can be recommended for publication only after a radical revision, taking into account the comments of the reviewer;
    • It is recommended to transfer the article for additional review to another specialist;
    • Reject the publication.
  3. The reviewer prepares a review for one week, but it can be extended at the reviewer's request.
  4. When revising an article, the preparation period for each subsequent review is no more than one week. The number of iterations is not limited.
  5. The editorial board of the journal sends copies of reviews or a reasoned refusal to the authors of manuscripts, and also undertakes to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation upon receipt of the corresponding request to the editorial board of the journal.
  6. If the review contains recommendations for correcting and finalizing the manuscript, the Editorial office sends the author the received reviews. In the prepared new edition of the manuscript, the author must take into account the comments of reviewers, or give each reviewer a reasoned answer to each comment (a response in the form of a table is welcome).
  7. The term for preparing a response to the reviewer by the authors is one week, but upon agreement with the Editorial Board, it can be extended. The editorial board has the right to reject the article in case of non-agreed violation of the term.
  8. If the author and the reviewer have encountered insoluble contradictions regarding the article, the Editorial Board has the right to send the article to another reviewer.
  9. The availability of a positive review is not a sufficient basis for the publication of an article. The final decision on the publication is made by the Editorial Board, based on the validity of the work and its relevance to the subject of the journal. In conflict situations, the decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. The decision of the Editorial Board for each article is recorded in the report about the meeting of the Editorial Board. An article not recommended for publication by the decision of the Editorial Board is not accepted for re-consideration.
  10. A motivated refusal to publish is sent to the author by e-mail.
  11. After the Editorial Board of the journal has made a decision on the admission of an article to publication, the Editorial office informs the author about this.
  12. Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. In accordance with the Appeal Mechanism.
  13. The originals of reviews are kept in the editorial office of the journal for 5 years.

 

Publication Frequency

Regular issues of the journal publish bimonthly (6 times pe year).

Online First Pre-Publication Policy

Online First Pre-Publication — the online publication of the final version of an article that has been reviewed and accepted for publication in the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology", without waiting for placement in a specific issue and pagination. DOI are assigned to the articles, which makes it possible to fully cite before the publication of the Journal issue.

 

Open Access Policy

The "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediately upon publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition — it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

For more information please read BOAI statement.

This journal's articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivates from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly.

 

Archiving

The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

The journal makes archives in Portico for compliance with the MEDLINE preservation requirement for electronic journals. Portico is a community-supported preservation archive that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections.

Also, the journal makes full-text archives on the Russian Science Electronic Library (http://elibrary.ru/).

 

Article Identification Policy

Digital Object Identifier

Each scientific article of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" is assigned a digital object identifier. DOIs are assigned with the publisher (Central Research Institute for Epidemiology) prefix: 10.36233 through the DOI — CrossRef link service.

When publishing an article in Russian and English, the article is placed on pages with identical numbers under the same DOI.

CrossMark

CrossMark is a Crossref service that allows the reader to access the current version of a published article or other material.

The "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" uses the CrossMark service to keep the journal content up to date and inform readers about changes in published articles in case they happen. Click on the CrossMark logo at the top of the article to get information about the current status of the published document and additional information about it.

For more data about CrossMark in this journal follow the link: https://doi.org/10.36233/0372-9311-CROSSMARK

 

Publishing Ethics

The Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" are based on ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines, Requirements for peer-reviewed medical journals, elaborated by the Elsevier Publishing House (in accordance with international ethical rules of scientific publications), Guide for Research Ethics Committee Members Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI) of the Council of Europe, WMA Declaration of Helsinki — Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, CONSENSUS AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR ANIMAL USE "(IAVES 23 JULY 2010), Recommendations of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ANRI), the current Legislation of the Russian Federation, Recommendations of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (ANRI).

1. Introduction

1.1. The publication in a peer reviewed learned journal, serves many purposes outside of simple communication. It is a building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. For all these reasons and more it is important to lay down standards of expected ethical behaviour by all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society for society-owned or sponsored journal: Journal of microbiology epidemiology immunobiology.

1.2. Publisher has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process but is also ultimately responsible for ensuring that best practice is followed in its publications.

1.3. Publisher takes its duties of guardianship over the scholarly record extremely seriously. Our journal programmes record «the minutes of science» and we recognise our responsibilities as the keeper of those «minutes» in all our policies not least the ethical guidelines that we have here adopted.

2. Duties of Editors

2.1. Publication decision – The Editor of Journal of microbiology, epidemiology and immunobiology is solely and independently responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published, often working on conjunction with the relevant society (for society-owned or sponsored journals). The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always underwrite such decisions. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the Journal of microbiology epidemiology immunobiology journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.

2.2. Fair play – An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

2.3. Confidentiality – The editor and any editorial staff of Journal of microbiology epidemiology immunobiology must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

2.4. Disclosure and Conflicts of interest

2.4.1. A conflict of interest is a condition in which people have conflicting or competing interests that can influence editorial decisions. Conflicts of interest can be potential or perceived, as well as real. Objectivity can be influenced by personal, political, financial, scientific or religious factors.

The presence of a conflict of interest among one or several authors is not a reason for refusing to publish an article, but it enables the reader to determine his/her attitude towards the published information. The concealment of potential and obvious conflicts of interest on the part of the authors revealed by the editors may cause refusal to consider and publish the manuscript.

Learn more about how conflicts of interest at COPE

2.4.2. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

2.4.3. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.

2.5. Vigilance over published record – An editor presented with convincing evidence that the substance or conclusions of a published paper are erroneous should coordinate with the publisher (and/or society) to promote the prompt publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant.

2.6. Involvement and cooperation in investigations – An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies.

  1. Duties of Reviewers

3.1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions – Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. Publisher shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.

3.2. Promptness – Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor of Journal of microbiology, epidemiology and immunobiology and excuse himself from the review process.

3.3. Confidentiality – Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorised by the editor.

3.4. Standard and objectivity – Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

3.5. Acknowledgement of Sources – Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

3.6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

3.6.1. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

3.6.2. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

  1. Duties of Authors

4.1. Reporting standards

4.1.1. Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

4.1.2. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such.

4.2. Data Access and Retention – Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

4.3. Originality and Plagiarism

4.3.1. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

4.3.2. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

4.4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

4.4.1. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal of primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

4.4.2. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

4.4.3. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g., clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication. Further detail on acceptable forms of secondary publication can be found at www.icmje.org.

4.5. Acknowledgement of Sources – Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

4.6. Authorship of the Paper

4.6.1. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

4.6.2. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

4.7. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

4.7.1. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

4.7.2. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) have approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

4.8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

4.8.1. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

4.8.2. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest possible stage.

4.9. Fundamental errors in published works – When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in a published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editor of Journal of microbiology epidemiology immunobiology journal and cooperate with Publisher to retract or correct the paper, If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper.

  1. Duties of the Publisher (and if relevant, Society)

5.1. Publisher should adopt policies and procedures that support editors, reviewers and authors of Journal of microbiology epidemiology immunobiology in performing their ethical duties under these ethics guidelines. The publisher should ensure that the potential for advertising or reprint revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

5.2. The publisher should support Journal of microbiology epidemiology immunobiology journal editors in the review of complaints raised concerning ethical issues and help communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.

5.3. Publisher should develop codes of practice and inculcate industry standards for best practice on ethical matters, errors and retractions.

5.4. Publisher should provide specialized legal support (conclusion or council) if necessary.

 

Informed Consent Statement

In its work, the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" is based on the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (WMA Declaration of Helsinki — Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects) and seeks to ensure compliance with ethical standards and data collection rules for research conducted with human participation. Before commencing research, the scientist should be familiar with the informed consent provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki and conduct the research in strict accordance with them.

 

Human Rights Statement

When presenting the results of experimental studies on humans, authors of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" should indicate whether the procedures performed were in accordance with the ethical standards prescribed in the Declaration of Helsinki. If the research was conducted without regard to the principles of the Declaration, the authors should justify the chosen approach to conducting the research and ensure that the ethics committee of the organization in which the research was conducted endorses the chosen approach.

 

Bioethics and Humane Treatment of Animals Policy

The Editorial Board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" is based on generally accepted principles of bioethics and humane treatment of animals when considering for publication research, including conducting experiments on animals (CONSENSUS AUTHOR GUIDELINES FOR ANIMAL USE "(IAVES 23 JULY 2010). 

Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if the research described in them:

1) follow international, national and institutional guidelines for humane treatment of animals and related legislation, including regulations on ethical treatment of animals used for experimental purposes:

2) have been approved by the ethics committee at the research institute or institution where the research was conducted;

3) for experiments using animals belonging to the owners, a high standard of veterinary care was observed and the informed consent of the owner was obtained in advance.

Before accepting a manuscript for publication, authors should:

  • Confirm in the Article Submission Application that the legal and ethical requirements have been met in relation to the humane treatment of the animals described in the study;
  • Indicate in the Materials and Methods section the Ethics Committee approval and the international, national and institutional bioethics guidelines.

The Editorial board reserves the right to reject manuscript for ethics or animal welfare considerations if:

1) manuscript does not meet the above requirements;

2) study includes research related to unnecessary pain, stress, suffering, or long-term harm to animals.

The section is prepared according to the files (http://health.elsevier.ru/attachments/editor/file/ethical_code_final.pdf) of Elsevier Publisher (https://www.elsevier.com/) and files (http://publicationethics.org/resources) from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE — http://publicationethics.org/). 

 

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest is a condition in which people have conflicting or competing interests that can influence editorial decisions. Conflicts of interest can be potential or perceived, as well as real. Objectivity can be influenced by personal, political, financial, scientific or religious factors.

The author is obliged to notify the editor of a real or potential conflict of interest by including information about the conflict of interest in the "Conflict of interest" section of the article.

If there is no conflict of interest, the author must also state this.

The presence of a conflict of interest among one or several authors is not a reason for refusing to publish an article, but it enables the reader to determine his/her attitude towards the published information. The concealment of potential and obvious conflicts of interest on the part of the authors revealed by the editors may cause refusal to consider the manuscript for publishing.

A form for identifying potential conflicts of interest for authors is contained in the Article Submission Form.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used by reviewers and members of the Editorial Board in personal research without the written consent of the author.

Information or ideas obtained during the review and associated with possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

Reviewers should not participate in the review of manuscripts in the case of conflict of interest due to competitive, joint and other interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies or other organizations associated with the submitted manuscript.

Find out more about conflicts of interest: COPE

 

 

Plagiarism Detection

The "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" use plagiarism detection software native Russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat  to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

 

Preprint and Postprint Deposition Policy/Self-archiving Policy

The Editorial board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" allows authors to post the manuscript as a preprint before submission for review and to archive independently their articles in disciplinary and institutional repositories.

Preprints

The Editorial Board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" encourages uploading preprints on preprint servers. The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) defines a preprint as 'a scholarly manuscript posted by the author(s) in an openly accessible platform, usually before or in parallel with the peer review process.'

A preprint publication shall not be considered duplicate publication nor shall it influence the editor's decision to publish it in the Journal.

The author must notify the Editorial Board of the Journal about the posted preprint at submission of the manuscript for review, furnishing a link to the preprint with its DOI identifier and the dissemination terms and conditions.

It is the author’s responsibility to add a link to the published manuscript in the preprint record. The link must contain the DOI and the URL of the article published on the journal's website. The original preprint should not be modified based on the reviewer’s and editor’s comments. The preprint should not be replaced with the text of the published article.

Do not delete the preprint text.

Manuscripts accepted for Publication

The Editorial Board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" allows manuscripts that have been reviewed and are accepted for publication to be archived independently.

This version of the manuscript may be disseminated through:

  • personal website or blog;
  • institutional repository;
  • disciplinary repository;
  • direct interactions with faculty or students by providing this version of the manuscript for personal use.

The text of the manuscript should contain the author’s clarifications about its status and information about the planned publication.

Example: The <ARTICLE TITLE> has been reviewed, accepted for publication, and will be published in 2021 (3) of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology".

Once the final version of the manuscript is published, it is the author’s responsibility to add a link to the published article to the publication record. The posted text should not be modified based on the reviewer’s and editor’s comments. Do not replace the text of the posted manuscript. Do not delete the text of the posted manuscript.

Final Versions of Manuscripts

The Editorial Board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" allows manuscripts that have been peer-reviewed, accepted for publication, edited and ready for publication (proofread and typeset) to be archived independently.

This version of the manuscript may be disseminated through:

  • personal website or blog;
  • institutional repository;
  • disciplinary repository;
  • direct interactions with faculty or students by providing this version of the manuscript for personal use.

Once the final version of the manuscript is published, it is the author’s responsibility to add a link to the published article to the publication record. The posted text should not be modified based on the reviewer’s and editor’s comments. Do not replace the text of the posted manuscript. Do not delete the text of the posted manuscript.

 

Advertising Policy

The "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" places advertisements in accordance with the Federal Law of the Russian Federation "On Advertising". Themes of advertising materials are limited by Journal's scientific scope (see Focus and Scope section). Publication of materials as advertisements should have nothing to do with making editorial decisions.

  1. All advertisements and commercially sponsored publications are independent of editorial decisions. The publisher does not endorse any product or service that is flagged as advertising or promoted by a sponsor in the publisher's publications. The editors are not bound by commercial or financial interests or any specific agreements with advertising clients or sponsors.
  2. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject any advertising material damaging the reputation of the publisher or inappropriate to the content contained in the materials of the publisher.
  3. The publisher will not accept advertisements for products or services that may be harmful to health (for example, tobacco and alcoholic products).
  4. Advertisements may not be deceptive or misleading and must be verifiable. Advertisements should clearly identify the advertiser and the product or service being offered, and comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
  5. The Publisher does not allow any advertising campaigns to draw attention to the treatment or drugs associated with a particular article(s) (advertisers in the advertising module cannot refer to articles using keywords, or link to an article published simultaneously with the advertising launch).
  6. Indicating the trade name of the product that is the subject of research and directly or indirectly contributing to its promotion on the market is possible only when specifying the publication of an article as an advertisement in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation "On Advertising".
  7. Advertising of goods, as well as indications for the use of medicinal and diagnostic products and medical supplies that are not registered in the territory of the Russian Federation is not allowed.
  8. Advertisers must provide the Publisher with a Product Registration Certificate on the territory of the Russian Federation.
  9. Each page of advertisements for prescription-only drugs must be clearly labeled as intended for healthcare professionals.
  10. Advertisements and editorial materials must be distinguishable. The publisher will not publish "promotional" content unless specifically instructed, and sponsored apps must be identified as such. If the attached scientific research results published "for advertising rights" have not been peer-reviewed or passed it differently from the rest of the material published in the journal, this should be indicated.
  11. Editorial decisions will not be influenced by current or potential sponsors and advertisers, as well as marketing decisions. Advertisers and sponsors do not control or influence the search results that a user can conduct on a website for a keyword or search topic.
  12. The Editorial Board replies about the possibility of placing an advertisement to a detailed request of the advertiser within two working days.

 

Data Sharing Policy

The authors are encouraged to make the research data that support their publications available but are not required to do so. The decision to publish will not be affected by whether or not authors share their research data.

Definition of research data

This policy applies to the research data that would be required to verify the results of research reported in articles published in the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology". Research data include data produced by the authors ("primary data") and data from other sources that are analysed by authors in their study ("secondary data"). Research data includes any recorded factual material that are used to produce the results in digital and non-digital form. This includes tabular data, code, images, audio, documents, video, maps, raw and/or processed data.

Definition of exceptions

The data that is not a subject to public disclosure may be delivered as follows: deposited in science data repositories with limited access or preliminary anonymised. An author can also publicly deliver metadata only and/or description of the method of access to the data under requests from other scholars.

Data repositories

The preferred mechanism for sharing research data is via data repositories. Please see or https://repositoryfinder.datacite.org/ for help finding research data repositories.

Data citation

The Editorial Board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" welcomes access to data under Creative Commons Licenses. Editorial Board of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" does not insist on the obligatory use of Creative Commons in case when the data is deposited in the repositories of the third party. The Publisher of the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology" does not assert any copyrights for the data submitted by the author together with the article.  

Questions regarding the observation of that policy shall be sent to the executive secretary the "Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology".

 

Indexation

The journal is presented in the following online sci-hub libraries and abstract and citation databases:

 

Publication fees

The journal doesn't have any Article processing charges.
The journal doesn't have any Article submission charges.

The journal doesn't pay fees to authors of articles and editors.



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