Science ethics

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- The work described has not been published previously in any language (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a thesis)

- The manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere

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Peer Review Process

Nature Conservation Research is peer review journal. Manuscripts are typically reviewed by two referees, from the Editorial Board of journal or by external reviewers. We use the double blind review policy. In consistent with that, the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author, and names of authors are hidden from the reviewers. Thus, our review policy allow that:
- Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias, for example based on an author's country of origin or previous controversial work.
- Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation.
- Reviewers can often identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or self-citation.

The peer review process is described in the web-page of our journal for reviewers (see here). The Editorial staff does not discuss with the author(s) certain recommendations of the invited reviewers after making a final decision on the submission.

As per request of the authors, even if a manuscript is peer-reviewed in Russian, the Editorial Office has the right to allow the authors to translate the text of the manuscript into English before publication, thus expanding the readership of the journal.

What constitutes authorship?

• Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND

• Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND

• Final approval of the version to be published; AND

• Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Publication Ethics Violation

By submitting a manuscript to the journal Nature Conservation Research, the authors guarantee that it has not been previously published in Russian or English, and also that this manuscript is not under consideration or in the publication process. In case of identifying of the violation of these ethical principles, the Editorial Staff have the right to impose an embargo on the authors of the manuscript to submit manuscripts as authors / co-authors to the journal Nature Conservation Research. In other words, if the author team contains persons to whom the embargo has been applied for violating the publication ethics, the Editorial Staff will not consider such manuscripts during an imposed embargo period. The embargo period may vary from one to three years.

Open Access Policy

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