Aims and Scope

Samara Journal of Science is an open scientific platform for all interested individuals and organizations, where authors are given the opportunity to publish the results of their psychological and pedagogical research, research in the field of biological sciences, historical sciences and archeology. The journal exchanges views on various problems of pedagogy and psychology, biology, history and archeology between researchers from different regions of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.

 

Sections

Zoology (biological sciences)

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Entomology (biological sciences)

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Ecology (biological sciences)

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Domestic history (historical sciences)

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World history (historical sciences)

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Archeology (historical sciences)

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Ethnography, ethnology and anthropology (historical sciences)

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Historiography, source studies and methods of historical research (historical sciences)

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General pedagogy, history of pedagogy and education (pedagogical sciences)

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Theory and methodology of training and upbringing (pedagogical sciences)

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Theory and methodology of professional education (pedagogical sciences)

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Peer Review Process

Every paper submitted for publishing in “Samara Journal of Science” is to be reviewed. Reviewing is anonymous and explicitly external/independent.

Within one day after the paper submission the journal executive secretary forwards the paper to the Deputy Editor to appoint reviewers from the number of PhD specialists in the respective field of science. The Deputy Editor checks carefully that the author and the reviewer do not belong to the same organization. The members of the Journal Editorial Board can be reviewers as well in case they are not affiliated with the institution the author belongs to.

The reviewing process takes up to three weeks. Upon completion the reviewer e-mails his/her comments to the executive secretary who in turn forwards it to the author.

The reviewer can recommend the paper:

  • to be accepted for publication;
  • to be resubmitted with changes;
  • to be rejected.

If the paper is recommended to be resubmitted, or to be rejected, the reviewer provides his/her reasons.

Upon receiving the corrected paper from the author the executive secretary forwards the manuscript to the same reviewer for another review.

In case the material is declined, the executive secretary e-mails the review to the author and points out the possibility of another reviewing at the author’s consent. In case the paper is rejected for the second time, the executive secretary e-mails the review to the author. The paper can not be reviewed more than two times. After reviewing the paper is exposed to technical editing. The technical editor can reject the paper and send it back to the author to meet all formal and technical requirements. The paper can be rejected by the Editor-in-Chief/ Deputy editor in case of conflict of interests, or violation of ethics.

Most common reasons for rejecting the paper:

  • the structure does not meet the requirements;
  • the paper is not detailed enough for readers to fully understand the author’s analysis;
  • the paper has no scientific novelty;
  • the paper lacks relevant references;
  • the paper contains theories, concepts or conclusions that are not properly substantiated by necessary data, argumentations or information;
  • the paper does not provide detailed description of methods and materials, which would allow other researchers to repeat the experiment;
  • the paper lacks clear description or explanation of verifiable hypotheses, details, and stages of experiments, examples of statistical or experimental samples;
  • the paper gives poor description of conducted experiments, or contains errors and mistakes, or does not include statistical analysis;
  • the language does not meet the requirements of a scientific paper;
  • the paper contains unsubstantiated criticism towards the existing fundamental propositions, generally accepted theories and facts;
  • the paper has a distinct political character, and contains statements and appeals which do not conform to generally accepted norms.

IF YOUR PAPER IS RECOMMENDED FOR RESUBMISSION:

  • consider all the points that the editor and the reviewer have commented on;
  • list all the corrections made in your cover letter;
  • carry out all additional experiments or analyses recommended by the reviewer (if you are sure that those changes will not make your paper better, please prove your opinion in detail);
  • list all the reviewer’s comments you agree with, and those you disagree with in the cover letter;
  • provide scientific substantiation of all the comments you do not agree with;
  • highlight all corrections and changes you made in your paper;
  • send the edited manuscript together with your cover letter back to the executive secretary.

Please, do not choose another journal for your publication, unless either of the following happened

  • the editor informed that the subject matter of your paper did not fit the journal field
  • your paper was rejected even after you made all the corrections and followed recommendation of the reviewer;
  • your paper was rejected by two reviewers or the editor;
  • the process of manuscript consideration takes much more time than the standard procedure, and the editors can not speed it up. In this case, it is very important that you notify the editors of your decision to publish your paper in another journal.

Publication of a paper is a complicated process, and you are expected to be ready to work on your paper considering all reviewers’ and editors’ comments and making necessary changes to your manuscript.

 

Publication Frequency

The Samara Journal of Science is published 4 times a year quarterly (in March, in June, in September, in December).

 

Open Access Policy

The publications in the Journal are available to all interested from the moment of publication. So, this journal provides immediate Gold Open Access (in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative) to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Also the editorial board belives that it provides free public access to the results of research and contributes to the advancement of science and medicine.

Free Full-text access to all articles can be observed via several websites (www.journals.eco-vector.com/2309-4370/www.elibrary.ruwww.cyberleninka.ru) and mobile applications for iOS® (available in AppStore). All accepted articles publish with the Creative Commons International license (CC BY) for more freely distribution and usage worlwide.

 

Indexation

The journal is indexed in:

 

Publication Ethics and Standarts

When considering the received author's materials the editorial Board is guided by the following documents:

  • Rules for authors published on the official Journal website;
  • International ethical standards for the work of the editorial boards of research journals developed by COPE;
  • Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals as approved by ICMJE – (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).

Authors of manuscripts that do not meet our requirements receive a template email without detailing the claims.

If the manuscript is received again and again does not meet all the requirements for registration, it will be rejected without consideration.

After deciding on the proper design of the manuscript to all the requirements, the editorial Board decides on compliance or non-compliance of the manuscript to the profile of the journal.

The accepted manuscript will be sent to reviewers. Publication of the article is possible only after receiving positive reviews.

Authors who have decided that their research meets the profile of the journal and agree with the policy of the Editorial Board should prepare a manuscript in accordance with all the "requirements for manuscripts" and submit the manuscript to the editor through the electronic system of submission of articles on the journal's website.

The Samara Journal of Science publishes manuscripts that meet international standards of publication ethics in research journals

The manuscript will be retracted from publication if at any stage of consideration or prepress Editorial Board found a violation of the requirements of publication ethics.

If such a violation is found by readers after the publication of the article, it will be rertracted. This will also entail a one-year ban on future publications in our journal for members of the authors team.

Violations of publication ethics include:

  • plagiarism;
  • simultaneous submission of manuscripts to several journals;
  • concealment of conflict of interest;
  • assessment of professional qualities of reviewers;
  • illegal co-authorship.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism can take many forms, from presenting someone else's work as an author's work, to copying or rephrasing essential parts of someone else's work (without attribution), or to claiming ownership of someone else's research. Plagiarism in all forms is unethical and unacceptable.

The manuscript authors should submit entirely original work. References to the results of the works of other authors should be accompanied by references to the relevant primary sources (which should be included in the list of references).

Citation of the text, previously published somewhere, should be framed as a DIRECT SPEECH (the text should be enclosed in quotation marks) with the obligatory indication of the source. The inclusion of large fragments of borrowed text in the manuscript is unacceptable.

The contribution of others to the study should always be recognized. Authors should refer to publications that were of great importance in the performance of scientific work covered in the manuscript.

Data obtained informally (e.g. during a conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) should not be used or presented without the written permission of the original source.

Information obtained from confidential sources (for example, grant for research) should not be mentioned in the manuscript without the Express written permission of the author of the manuscript, who is directly related to these confidential sources.

Identification of plagiarism is carried out:

  • in the process of the peer review;
  • using the ANTIPLAGIAT software;
  • after the publication of manuscripts-upon the treatment of readers with the relevant statements.

In establishing the fact of plagiarism of the data (results of scientific work) or ideas, the manuscript (article) will be withdrawn and rejected from publication, even if it has already been published. An official notice will be posted on the journal's website.

Simultaneous submission of a manuscript to several journals or submission of already published data under a different title

Identification of the fact of submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time will be regarded as a violation of publication ethics. The manuscript will be rejected.

Publication of a certain type of articles (for example, translated articles) in some cases is permissible under certain conditions. When submitting a manuscript for secondary publication, the authors should notify the Editorial Board and justify the expediency of such publication in detail. In the case of a secondary publication, the resolution of issues related to copyright for publication is decided on a case-by-case basis. The General rules of the manuscript for the "secondary" publication are:

  • full bibliographic reference to the primary publication;
  • preservation of the original bibliography of the primary work.

More information on acceptable forms of secondary (repeated) publications can be found on the ICMJE page.

Concealing a conflict of interest

All authors are required to disclose (declare in the relevant section of the manuscript) financial or other obvious or potential conflicts of interest that may be perceived as having an impact on the results or conclusions presented in the work.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest to be disclosed:

  • receiving financial reward for participation in research or writing a manuscript;
  • any connection (work under the contract, consulting, availability of joint-stock property, receipt of fees, provision of expert opinions) with organizations that have a direct interest in the subject of research or review;
  • patent application or registration of a patent for the results of research (copyright, etc.);
  • obtaining financial support for any stage of research or manuscript writing (including grants and other financial support).

Information on conflicts of interest received from the authors of the manuscripts will be available only to the Editorial Board when deciding on the publication of the manuscript. Also, information about conflicts of interest is published in the full text of the article.

Assessment of the reviewer's competence

Evaluation of professional qualities of the reviewer is the exclusive prerogative of the Editorial Board.

Attempts by authors to assess the competence of reviewers will lead to rejection of the manuscript.

Unfairly co-authorship

The authors of the publication can be only those persons who have made a significant contribution to the formation of the idea of the work, development, execution and/or interpretation of the results of the study, as well as to the process of writing the manuscript (including conducting scientific and stylistic editing and design in accordance with the requirements of the journal).

Authors should ensure that:

  • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
  • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors.

Access and storage of raw data

The editors reserve the right to request the Authors of the original (raw) data of the study, including for reviewers and editors. The authors should be ready to provide this kind of information to the editorial staff (according to ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases (link)), as well as to store this data.

Significant errors in published works

In case of significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication, the author should inform the Editorial Board or the Publisher and interact with the Editorial Board in order to remove the publication or correct errors as soon as possible. If the editorial Board or publisher has received reasonable information from a third party that the publication contains significant errors, the author is obliged to withdraw the work or correct errors as soon as possible or to refute the statement of errors by submitting the necessary evidence to the editor.

 

Publication Fee & Article Processing Charge

Publication in Samara Journal of Science is free for all authors.

The Samara Journal of Science charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

 

Editorial Board

EDITOR IN CHIEF

  • Oleg Mochalov, doctor of historical sciences, professor, rector (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).

DEPUTY EDITOR IN CHIEF

  • Antonina Smolyar, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of Musical Education Department (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Natalya Andreeva, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of the department of teaching methods of biology and ecology
    (Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).
  • Vasily Anikin, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Animal Morphology and Ecology
    (Saratov National Research State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky, Saratov, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Bogoslovsky, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of the department of training and certification of highly qualified personnel, professor of the department of information and technological education
    (Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).
  • Mikhail Budya, professor, professor of the department of archeology
    (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia).
  • Evgeny Chernyh, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Science, doctor of historical sciences, professor, head of laboratory of natural-science methods (Institute of Archeology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Demoule Jean-Paul, professor of European Protohistory (Paris I Pantheon – Sorbonne University, Paris, French Republic).
  • Tatiana Dobudko, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Methods of Their Teaching Department (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Lilia Galimova, doctor of historical sciences, professor of Humanities and Social-Economic Disciplines Department (Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation named after chief Marshal of aviation B.P. Bugaev, Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Golovach, doctor of biological sciences, professor, leading researcher of Soil Zoology and General Entomology Laboratory (A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Golubev, doctor of biological sciences, docent, professor of Human Biology and Ecology Department (A.D. Sakharov International State Ecological Institute of Belarusian State University, Minsk, Republic of Belarus).
  • Vladislav Golubkov, professor (Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Florida, United States of America).
  • Maria Gurova , doctor, associate professor (National Archaeological Institute with Museum of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria).
  • Ecaterina Iagafova , doctor of historical sciences, professor, head of Philosophy, History and Theory World Culture Department (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Peter Jordan, doctor, professor, head of Arctic and Antarctic Studies (University Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands).
  • Vladimir Kaplin, doctor of biological sciences, professor, senior researcher of Phytosanitary Diagnostics and Forecasts Laboratory (All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Lyubichankovskiy, doctor of historical sciences, professor, head of History of Russia Department (Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Orenburg, Russian Federation).
  • Yuri Mazei, doctor of biological sciences, professor, prorector – head of International Educational Cooperation Department (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Vyacheslav Molodin, academician of Russian Academy of Science, doctor of historical sciences, professor, deputy director for science work (Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation).
  • Vadim Mosin, doctor of historical sciences, professor, director (South Ural Branch of Institute of History and Archaeology of Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation).
  • Marek Napierala , doctor, professor of Institute of Physical Education (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Republic of Poland).
  • Vladimir Napolskih, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, doctor of historical sciences, professor, professor of Culturology and management in Culture Department (Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Russian Federation).
  • Lyubov Novikova, doctor of biological sciences, professor of General Biology and Biochemistry Department (Penza State University, Penza, Russian Federation).
  • Mark Pearce, professor of Mediterranean Prehistory of Faculty of Arts (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
  • Henny Piezonka, doctor, professor of Anthropological Archeology Department of Institute of Prehistory and Early History (Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany).
  • Oksana Pozdnyakova, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Education, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, professor of the Pedagogy and Psychology Department (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Nataliya Prokhorova, doctor of biological sciences, professor of Ecology, Botany and Nature Protection Department (Samara National Research University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Repinetskiy , doctor of historical sciences, professor, vice rector for research work, professor of Domestic History and Archeology Department (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Gennady Rozenberg, doctor of biological sciences, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of Modeling and Management of Ecosystems Laboratory, director (Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin of the Russian Academy of Sciences – branch of the Samara Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Togliatti, Russian Federation).
  • Alla Ryblova , doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, professor of Foreign Language Teaching Department (Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Sachkov, doctor of biological sciences, professor of Ecology, Botany and Nature Protection Department (Samara National Research University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Saksonov  doctor of biological sciences, professor, director (Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin of the Russian Academy of Sciences – branch of the Samara Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Togliatti, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Semenov, candidate of biological sciences, associate professor, head of Chair of Biology, Ecology and Methods of Teaching (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Vera Solovieva, doctor of biological sciences, professor of Chair of Biology, Ecology and Methods of Teaching (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Stavitsky, doctor of historical sciences, professor of General History, Historiography and Archeology Department (Penza State University, Penza, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Vybornov, doctor of historical sciences, professor, head of Domestic History and Archeology Department (Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Robert Zayniev, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, professor of Department of Economy, Information and Technical Disciplines (International Innovation University, Sochi, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Zaytsev, doctor of biological sciences, professor, dean of Biotechnology and Veterinary Faculty, head of Bioecology and Physiology of Livestock Department (Samara State Aagricultural Academy, Samara, Russian Federation).

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