Focus and Scope

‘Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change’ is a scientific academic peer-review journal published two times a year since 2008.

  • Major research fields for manuscripts are:

    Issue 1. Social sciences and Humanities (History, Linguistics, Pedagogics, Psychology, Theory and Methods of Learning, Law).

    Issue 2. Physics and Mathematics, Engineering sciences.

    Issue 3. Natural sciences (Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography).

    Issue 4. Economic sciences (Theoretic and Methodological aspects of Economics, Economics, Business Administration, Investments, Finance and Accounting).

 

Section Policies

 

Peer Review Process

A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of “Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change”. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.

  1. Members of the editorial board and leading international experts in corresponding areas of life sciences, invited as independent readers, perform peer reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or science editor choose readers for peer review. We aim to limit the review process to 2-4 weeks, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
  2. Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript. Upon the scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations: to accept the paper in its present state; to invited the author to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached; that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist; to reject the manuscript outright.
  3. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 2 months and resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
  4. We politely request that the editor be notified verbally or in writing should the author decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
  5. If author and reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, the editor-in-chief resolves the conflict by his own authority.
  6. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript on the hearing according to reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation.
  7. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
  8. Kindly note that positive review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.
  9. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited permanently (not less than 5 years).
  10. Reviews can be sent to the Ministry of Education and Sciense of Russian Federation in case of query.

The journal reviewers use a standart review form to evaluate manuscripts. The editorial selection process for manuscripts to be publish will be provide by assess reviewer's answers to follow questions:

  1. Does the reviewed article correspond to the subject of the issue?
  2. Is it possible to say that it contains new results? 
  3. Does the style of writing correspond to the criteria of a scientific paper? 
  4. Does this paper formulate the research task explicitly? 
  5. Is the relevance of research task proved? 
  6. Is there any description of relation between the task of the article and the problem in scope of which this task was formulated? 
  7. Is the methodology of research clear enough? 
  8. Does this paper contain references to earlier studies focusing on similar tasks?
  9. Is the experiment on which the conclusions were based described convincingly and reliably? 
  10. Does the paper have conclusions summarizing obtained results? 
  11. Do conclusions have any statements which are not derived from the paper content? 
  12. Does the paper contain any conclusions with the generalization degree higher than acceptable for the obtained results? 
  13. Does the paper have any semantic repetitions unreasonably increasing its volume? 
  14. Does the paper have any text which carries no important message or doesn’t have any direct relation to the article subject? 
  15. Does the paper have any text with incorrect logic? (Нет ли в статье участков текста с нарушенной  логикой  рассуждения?)
  16. Does the paper have any statements which can be interpreted ambiguously?
  17. Are there different terms used for the same concept in this paper (without any prior explanations)?
  18. Does the author use the same term for definitions of different concepts? 
  19. Does the paper contain any expressions (without a prior clarification of author's interpretation) which don’t have a single conventional meaning in the research and educational literature? 
  20. Does the reviewer recommend this paper to be published without a substantial improvement (i.e. technical editing is not considered as a substantial improvement and can be performed as it goes in the case of a positive review)?
  21. If the reviewer doesn’t recommend this paper to be published without a substantial improvement, what is the reason for this resolution? Is this decision based on remarks made by reviewer in scope of pp. 3-19 or some other reasons? If it is made for other reasons, specify them. 

 

Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year (additional issues are possible). An issue can be thematic, e.g. a collection of proceedings.

A manuscript is published online right after it has been signed to print. The printed versions are issued when compiled in an edition of 300 copies.

 

Open Access Policy

Articles of the Journal are open for anybody upon the principle that open access to the results of research promotes growth of global knowledge.

 

Archiving

Этот журнал использует систему LOCKSS для создания общих архивов участвующих библиотек и издателей для повышения надежности и доступности публикаций. Больше информации об этом, см. здесь.

 

Indexing

The “Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change" journal is indexed in the following international databases and directory editions:

  • Russian Science Citation Index - is a database, accumulating information on papers by Russian scientists, published in native and foreign titles. The SCIENCE INDEX project is under development since 2005 by “Electronic Scientific Library” foundation (elibrary.ru).
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrich's Periodical Directory
  • WorldCat
  • EBSCO

 

Publishing Ethics

Reporting standarts

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. 

The editorial team of the journal follows the recommendations of international associations to provide high level of publicational ethics standarts in its workflow: COPE (Commette on Publication Ethics), CSE (Council of Science Editors), EASE (European Association of Science Editors) и ORI (The Office of Research Integrity).

 

 

 

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

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.

Originality and Plagiarism

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another 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.

Only original works are acceptable for publication in "Pediatric traumatology, Orthopeadics and Reconstructive Surgery" journal. The journal does not allow any forms of plagiarism.

If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

The journal is using "ANTIPLAGIAT" (free edition) software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts. The Google Scholar is used for English-language manuscripts. Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process(even if the article were published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article were publishedalready) if plagiarism will be fined.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

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

In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, 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 http://www.icmje.org/

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.

Authorship of the Paper

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.

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.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

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. 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.

In case of manuscripts with original study data from live objects (humans, animals) the editorial team will follow the recommendations of international recomendations for publication ethics in biomedical journals:

  •  
    International Commettee of Medical Journal Editors
  • The WORLD ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EDITORS
    The WORLD ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL EDITORS

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

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.

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 stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor 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 or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

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The page is based on original materials from the Elsevier: http://cdn.elsevier.com/promis_misc/ethicalguidelinesforauthors.pdf

 

 

Publication Fee

Publication in "Environmental Dynamics and Global Climate Change" journal is free for all authors.

The "Pediatric traumatology, Orthopeadics and Reconstructive Surgery" journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.