of National academy
of sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan

GEOLOGY series



Statement of journals of the National Academy of Sciences of

theRepublic of Kazakhstan on publishing

ethics and abuse of official position

     The editorial board of scientific journals of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan is committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical standards of publication established by the international academic community, and to preventing any violations of these standards both in their work and during their work.

     The main provisions of the ethics of publications of the NAS RK journals were compiled on the basis of international standards proposed by the COPE Publication Ethics Committee.

     The following are the guidelines set out for those involved in the publication process.

  1. Ethical guidelines for authors

     To ensure the integrity of scientific research, authors must adhere to international standards of scientific publications.

1.1. When submitting an article for publication in the journals of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the author must guarantee that the article is original, that is, it was not published earlier in another source in the current or similar form; that the article was not transferred to other publishers; that all possible conflicts of interest related to copyright and the publication of the article were resolved. In particular, translations into other languages of already published articles are not accepted

1.2. Authors should refrain from distorting the results of research, which may damage the credibility of the editorial board of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the journal, the professionalism of the scientific authorship and, ultimately, the entire scientific community.

1.3. The inadmissibility of plagiarism, the preservation of editorial secrecy, i.e. not to disclose without the consent of the author before and after the publication of the journal the working process on it in the publishing house (not to discuss with anyone the advantages and disadvantages of the work, comments and corrections to them who are not familiar with the internal review);

1.4. The results of the study should be clearly presented. Authors must adhere to the disciplinary rules for data collection, selection, and processing.

1.5. Authors are strongly encouraged to make sure that the author group, corresponding author, and author order are specified correctly when submitting. Adding or removing authors during the editing stages is usually not allowed, but in some cases it may be justified. The reasons for the change in authorship should be explained in detail. Please note that the change of authorship cannot be made after the acceptance of the manuscript.

1.6. Authors are obliged to participate in the review process and be ready to make timely corrections, explanations, refutations and apologies, when necessary. All the authors of the article had to make a significant contribution to the study.

1.7. Authors must ensure that any research involving humans and animals has received regulatory, ethical, and other approvals from national, local, and institutional authorities.

  1. Ethical guidelines for reviewers

     Peer review plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of scientific papers. All reviewers must adhere to certain basic principles and standards during the peer review process in the publication of the study.

1.1. Reviewers should make objective judgments;

1.2. Peer-reviewed articles should be treated confidentially;

1.3. Reviewers are selected in such a way that there is no conflict of interest in relation to the study, the authors or sponsors of the study.

1.4. The editorial board maintains the anonymity of reviewers and promotes the publication of corrections.

  1. Ethical guidelines for editors

     The editorial board and editors of journals of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan should follow the editorial policy that guarantees the integrity of the research manuscript.

1.1. Perform their duties in a balanced, objective manner, without any discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.

1.2. Make a decision on the acceptance or rejection of an article for publication only on the basis of the importance, originality and relevance of the research for the journal.

1.3. Follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflicting nature.

1.4. Respect the author and his article, try to understand his plans, requirements and wishes, try to creatively support the author.