The authors and the reviewers
The peer review of the articles is carried out with due respect to the confidentiality of the authors. When presenting scientific articles for peer review, the authors entrust the editors with the results of their scientific and creative work, which may affect their reputation and career. The authors' rights may be violated when confidential information is disclosed during the peer-review of their manuscript. In addition, the editor should respect the right of reviewers to confidentiality/privacy. The confidentiality may be violated only to counter fraud and deception, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
The Editorial Board does not provide information to anyone, except the authors and reviewers, about scientific articles before their publication in the journal (including their receipt, content, status in the review process, criticism of reviewers and the final peer-review result). This includes requests for application of the materials to resolve legal issues.
The Editorial Board is obliged to notify its reviewers that the articles, sent for peer-review, are both confidential information and private property of the authors. Thus, the reviewers and the editorial staff are obliged to respect the rights of authors and not to publicly discuss the manuscripts before its publication. The reviewers are prohibited to copy manuscripts and transfer them to third parties, except when it is allowed by the editor. The reviewer's comments should not be published or made public without the consents of the reviewer, the author and the editor.
Reviewers are anonymous to the authors. The authors receive a review without the signature of the expert who performed it, the identity of the reviewer should not be disclosed to the author or other persons.
The Editorial Board does not publish the reviewer's comments together with the materials of the article without the consent of the authors and reviewers. At the same time, the reviewer's comments should be sent to other persons reviewing the same scientific article, which can contribute to their development in the process of peer-review. In addition, reviewers may be informed on editor's decision to accept or reject the publication of a scientific article.