Voprosy khimii i khimicheskoi tekhnologii

Issues of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

Voprosy Khimii i Khimicheskoi Tekhnologii supports the ethical principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available on its website: http://www.publicationethics.org/

Authors should provide a statement attesting that the article contains no libellous, defamatory or unlawful statements. Additionally, all necessary formal and documented ethical approval statements should have been obtained and are available on submission, including written statements of informed consent and a permission for the publication of personal information.

Originality and plagiarism, multiple or concurrent publication

Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not been published and are not going to be considered for publication elsewhere.

The authors should ensure that they have prepared entirely original works. If the authors have used the data and/or words of others, this should be appropriately cited or quoted.

Plagiarism takes many forms, from the use of someone else’s ideas or words in their original form or slightly changed without a proper citations, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Even if a citation is given, if quotation marks are not placed around words taken directly from another author’s work, the author is still guilty of plagiarism. Reuse of the author’s own previously published words, with or without a citation, is regarded as self-plagiarism. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and will not be tolerated. Manuscripts judged to be plagiarised or self-plagiarised will not be considered for publication in Voprosy Khimii i Khimicheskoi Tekhnologii.

The authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently; this constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Any article found to have been submitted to, or under consideration by, more than one journal will be immediately rejected. Sanctions, such as a ban from submitting further publications for a specified period may also be considered.

Permissions for reproducing

Authors should include with their submission, a written permission to reproduce material published elsewhere (such as illustrations) from the copyright holder. Authors are responsible for paying any fees to reproduce materials.


Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. The data obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, as well as in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications should not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Names of funding organizations should be given in paper.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author’s institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author’s work. All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

The journal may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript.

Critical errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns 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.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited only 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. The paper version of the manuscript must be signed by the all co-authors. In general, the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors’ names in the authorship of accepted manuscript is unacceptable.