Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) is guided by the principles of publishing ethics, formed on the basis of international standards, declarations and codes (;, the provisions of Chapter 70 "Copyright" of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (, and also takes into account the experience of authoritative international and domestic scientific journals and publishing houses.

The present document was adopted at the meeting of the editorial board of "VNIRO" on 28 November 2017 (Protocol № 2).

In order to avoid malpractice, authors, editors, reviewers, publishers, members of the Editorial Board (Editorial Council) of the publishing house and journals should respect the ethical principles and norms presented below concerning publication and dissemination of research results.

Ethical guidelines for authors

The author (or the group of authors) realizes that he has the initial responsibility for the novelty and authenticity of the results of the scientific study, which implies respect for the following principles:

Ethical guidelines for editors

Editors are responsible for everything published in the publishing house and act on the basis of the following principles:

Ethical guidelines for reviewers

Reviewers conducting scientific expertise of submitted materials should act impartial and guarantee that the manuscripts are reviewed confidentially, independently and objectively, based on the following principles:

Ethical guidelines for publishers

In its work, the publishing house is responsible for the publication of works of authorship, following the fundamental principles:



Basic terms used in this document

Ethics of scientific publicationsmean a system of norms for professional conduct in the relationships between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, disseminating and using scientific publications.

Editormeans a representative of a publishing house or a scientific journal which prepares materials for publication, and also maintains communication with reviewers, authors and readers of scientific publications.

Authormeans a person or a group of people (a group of authors) involved in the creation of a publication of the results of a scientific study.

Reviewermeans an expert acting on behalf of the publishing house or scientific journal and conducting an independent scientific examination of submitted materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.

Publishermeans a legal entity or an individual who publishes a scientific work.

Readermeans any person who has read the published materials.

Manuscriptmeans an author`s work submitted for publication but not published yet.

Review articlemeans an article (systematic review, meta-analysis) devoted to the analysis of scientific achievements in a certain field of knowledge, allowing on the basis of systematization and generalization of disparate data to assess the state of certain scientific problems, as well as trends and prospects for their solution.

Plagiarismmeans the deliberate appropriation of authorship of someone else's work of science or art, other people's ideas or inventions, which leads to violation of copyright and patent laws and, as such, may entail civil, criminal and administrative liability.

Self-plagiarismmeans the repeated publication by the author himself of significant parts of his own works without indicating that they have already been published earlier.