A.N.Мitroshin, Dr. of Medical sciences, Professor, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Director of the Medical University of Penza State University.
The journal “University proceedings. Volga region. Medical sciences” was established to give blanket coverage of medical science problems and to provide modern quality of education through preserving its fundamentality. The journal is dedicated to encourage consolidation and broadening of the integral scientific information space of Russia and successful integration thereof into the world scientific information space. The publication’s priority is the development of fruitful international cooperation in the field of medical science and the assistance in conduction of interdisciplinary scientific research of modern world level. The journal publishes original articles, literature surveys, lections and other materials. Original authors’ texts should substantiate the topicality of the theme, clearly determine the subject and objectives of research, present the latest achievements in given problem development in world and Russian science. The articles and other materials should be scientifically well-reasoned, include generalizations, conclusions, interesting in its novelty, scientific and practical importance. The articles submitted to the editorial office undergo the double anonymous reviewing. The editorial office reserves the right to choose a reviewer. The opinion of the editorial office may differ from the point of view of the authors submitting material to be published. The journal’s editorial policy is based on traditional principles of ethics of the Russian scientific periodicals, supports the Code of scientific publication ethics, defined by the Committee on scientific publication ethics (Russia, Moscow), and relies on ethic norms of work of editors and publishers, described in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and in the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We preserve the traditions and persistently develop adapting the experience of advanced nations and leading publishing offices.
Open Access Policy
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A policy of screening for plagiarism
All the articles provided for review have their original text tested for the level of uniqueness determined by using the appropriate software that shows the uniqueness of the article, sources used and coincidence of the text by means of Antiplagiatsystems.
During the examination, the reviewer analyses the report verifying the text originality in order to assess the reliability of identified citations and self-citations. The reuse by the author of his/her own texts from early works without reference to the source or to the extent not justified by the citation goal is recognised unconscionable self-citation and is prohibited. The author’s citation of his/her past publications is acceptable if the new paper is a follow-up to a previously initiated study. Processing of the text to increase the originality percentage is recognised a serious ethical violation. The authors are not allowed to reiterate the ideas and duplicate the results of scientific studies already published in printed or electronic form.
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Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
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