The peer reviewed scientific and practical journal 'Siberian Herald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry' in its editorial policy follows the principles of the integrity of publications in scientific journals, corresponding to the provisions of authoritative international associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (ASEP), which set standards for the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the publication (authors, journal editors, reviewers, publishing house, and scientific society). The journal, through comprehensive, objective, and honest peer review, strives to select for publication only materials relating to scientific research of the highest quality.

1. Duties of the Editor

Decision on publication. The editor of the scientific journal Siberian Bulletin of Psychiatry and Narcology is responsible for making the decision to publish, often in cooperation with the relevant scientific society. The credibility of the work in question and its scientific significance should always underlie the decision to publish. The editor may be guided by the policy of the Editorial Board of the journal 'Siberian Hearld of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry', being limited by current legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright, legality and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other Editors and Reviewers (or officers of the Scientific Society) during the decision to publish.

Decency. The editor must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, or political preferences of the authors.

Confidentiality. The editor and the Editorial Board of the journal “Siberian Bulletin of Psychiatry and Narcology” are obliged not to unnecessarily disclose information about the accepted manuscript to all persons, with the exception of Authors, Reviewers, potential Reviewers, other scientific consultants.

Policy of disclosure and conflicts of interest. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts may not be used in personal research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during the review related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

Publication oversight. An editor who provides compelling evidence that a statement or conclusion presented in a publication is erroneous should report it to the appropriate Scientific Society for the purpose of prompt notification of changes, withdrawals of the publication, expressions of concern, and other relevant statements.

Participation and cooperation within the framework of research.The editor, in conjunction with the Scientific Society, shall take appropriate action in the event of ethical claims regarding reviewed manuscripts or published materials.

 2. Duties of reviewers

Influence on the decisions of the Editorial Board. Peer review assists the Editor in deciding whether to publish and, through appropriate interaction with the Author, can also help the Author improve the quality of the work. Peer review is a necessary link in formal scientific communication.

Efficiency. Any selected reviewer who feels insufficiently qualified to review the manuscript or does not have enough time to complete the work quickly should notify the Editor of the Siberian Herald of Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and ask to be excluded from the review process of the corresponding manuscript.

Confidentiality. Any manuscript received for peer review must be treated as a confidential document. This work may not be opened or discussed with anyone not authorized to do so by the Editor.

Manuscript requirements and objectivity. The reviewer is obliged to give an objective assessment. Personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable. Reviewers should express their opinion clearly and reasonably.

Recognition of original sources. Reviewers should identify significant published work relevant to the topic and not included in the bibliography of the manuscript. For any statement (observation, conclusion or argument) published earlier, the manuscript must have a corresponding bibliographic reference. The Reviewer should also draw the attention of the Editor to the discovery of a significant similarity or coincidence between the manuscript in question and any other published work that is in the field of scientific competence of the Reviewer.

Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts may not be used in personal research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during the review related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers should not participate in the review of manuscripts in case of conflicts of interest due to competitive, joint and other interactions and relationships with any of the Authors, companies or other organizations associated with the submitted work.

3. Duties of Authors

Requirements for manuscripts.  The authors of an article on original research should provide credible results of the work done, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the study. The data underlying the work must be presented accurately. The work must contain sufficient details and bibliographic references for possible reproduction. False or knowingly erroneous statements are perceived as unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Reviews and scientific articles must also be accurate and objective, the point of view of the Author must be clearly indicated.

Access and storage of data. Raw data relevant to the manuscript may be requested from the authors for review by the editors. Authors should be prepared to provide public access to this kind of information (according to the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if feasible, and in any case be prepared to retain these data for an adequate period of time after publication.

Originality and plagiarism.Authors must ensure that the work presented is wholly original, and, if other authors' works or statements are used, they must provide appropriate bibliographic references or excerpts. Plagiarism can exist in many forms, from presenting someone else's work as the author, to copying or paraphrasing significant parts of someone else's work (without attribution) to claiming one's own rights to the results of someone else's research. Plagiarism in all forms is unethical and is unacceptable.

Plurality, redundancy, and simultaneity of publications. In general, an Author should not publish a manuscript mostly devoted to the same research in more than one journal as an original publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is perceived as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

Recognition of original sources.The contribution of others must always be acknowledged. Authors should cite publications that are relevant to the execution of the submitted work. Data obtained privately, for example, in the course of a conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, should not be used or presented without the express written permission of the original source. Information obtained from confidential sources, such as evaluation of manuscripts or awards of grants, should not be used without the express written permission of the Authors of the work related to confidential sources.

Authorship of the publication.The authors of the publication can only be persons who have made a significant contribution to the formation of the concept of the work, the development, execution, or interpretation of the presented research. All those who have made significant contributions should be designated as Contributors. Where research participants have made significant contributions in a particular area of ​​the research project, they should be listed as having made significant contributions to the research. The author must make sure that all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-authors and not listed as co-authors those who did not participate in the study, that all co-authors saw and approved the final version of the work and agreed with its submission for publication.

Risks, as well as people and animals that are the objects of research.If the work involves the use of chemicals, procedures, or equipment that may involve any unusual risk, the author must clearly indicate this in the manuscript. If the work involves the participation of animals or people as objects of research, the Authors must make sure that the manuscript indicates that all stages of the study comply with the laws and regulations of research organizations, and are also approved by the relevant committees. The manuscript should clearly state that informed consent has been obtained from all subjects of research. Privacy rights must always be respected.

Disclosure policy and conflicts of interest.All Authors are required to disclose in their manuscripts financial or other existing conflicts of interest that may be perceived as affecting the results or conclusions presented in the work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that must be disclosed include employment, consulting, stock ownership, royalties, expert opinions, patent applications or patent registrations, grants, and other financial support. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as soon as possible.

Significant errors in published works.If the Author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication, the Author must inform the Editor of the journal about this and interact with the Editor in order to withdraw the publication or correct errors as soon as possible. If the Editor or the Publisher receives information from a third party that the publication contains significant errors, the Author is obliged to withdraw the work or correct the errors as soon as possible.


The section was prepared based on the materials of the publishing house of scientific and medical literature Elsevier, as well as the materials of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ASEP.