Физический факультет
Московский государственный университет имени М. В. Ломоносова
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Information for referees

Information for referees

Information for referees

Ethical principles in peer-reviewing a manuscript Referee provides scientific expertise of the original manuscript, so that his/her actions should be impartial in nature and follow the principles listed below:

  • A manuscript received for peer-review should be treated as a confidential document, which can not be transmitted for review or discussion of third parties who are not authorized by the editor/editorial board.
  • A referee is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the study results in the manuscript. Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable.
  • Unpublished data from manuscripts submitted for consideration should not be used for personal purposes of a referee.
  • A referee who does not have, in his/her opinion, enough qualification/knowledge in the field of the manuscript or can not be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization must inform the editor with a request to exclude him from the process of peer-reviewing this manuscript.
  1. A manuscript received for peer-review should be treated as a confidential document, which can not be transmitted for review or discussion of third parties who are not authorized by the editor/editorial board.
  2. A referee is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the study results in the manuscript. Personal criticism of the author is not acceptable.
  3. Unpublished data from manuscripts submitted for consideration should not be used for personal purposes of a referee.
  4. A referee who does not have, in his/her opinion, enough qualification/knowledge in the field of the manuscript or can not be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization must inform the editor with a request to exclude him from the process of peer-reviewing this manuscript.