Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

The mail purpose of the journal is to create a new space for information, providing:

  • promotion of advanced medical ideas and technologies into clinical practice;
  • a forum for discussion among professionals;
  • preservation of traditions of Russian medical school;
  • integration of Russian pediatric surgeons, the anaesthesiologists in the international professional community.

The most important objectives of the journal are the synthesis of scientific and practical achievements in the surgery, anesthesiology and reanimatology of childhood, stimulating doctors to research and improve their practical skills, monitoring of key indicators of security of children in the country specialized medical assistance, presenting the global trends in professional area of expertise to the readers.

 
 

Peer Review Process

A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff of the journal. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.

  1. Members of the editorial board and leading international experts in corresponding areas of medicine invited to perform peer-reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or science editor choose experts for peer-review for each manuscript. We aim to limit the peer-review process to 2-4 weeks (for each round), though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
  2. Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript. Upon the scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations:
    • to accept the paper in its present state;
    • to invited the author to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached;
    • that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist;
    • to reject the manuscript outright.
  3. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 2 months and resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
  4. We politely request that the editor be notified verbally or in writing should the author decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
  5. If author and reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, the editor-in-chief resolves the conflict by his own authority.
  6. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript on the hearing according to reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation.
  7. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
  8. Kindly note that positive review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.
  9. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited not less than 5 years.
  10. Reviews can be sent to the Ministry of Education and Sciense of Russian Federation in case of query.

 

Publication Frequency

Regular issues publish quarterly, 4 issues per year.

The journal publish online peer-reviewed and accepted by Editorial Board articles continuously in Online First mode.

 

Open Access Policy

"Russian Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care" is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The Publisher grants usage rights to others using an open license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International) allowing for immediate free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

For more information please read BOAI statement.

 

Archiving

The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

The journal makes archives in Portico for compliance with the MEDLINE preservation requirement for electronic journals. Portico is a community-supported preservation archive that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections.

Also, the journal makes full-text archives on the Russian Science Electronic Library (http://elibrary.ru/) platform.

 

Author Self-Archiving

The journal is compliant with Platinum Open Access mode for articles distribution that includes Open Self-Archiving policy.

Terms and definitions

We use the following terms and definitions:

  • Preprint: An early version of an article prior to the version submitted for publication in a journal. Theses and dissertations are considered to be preprints.
  • SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review): The version of the article that is under formal review for inclusion in the journal.
  • AM (Accepted Manuscript): The version of the article that has been accepted for publication. This version may include revisions resulting from peer review but may be subject to further modification by publisher (for example, copyediting and typesetting).
  • VoR (Version of Record): The version that is formally published. This not includes any Online First article that is formally identified as being published online before the compilation of a journal issue. The VoR includes any post-publication corrections.
  • Personal webpage: Web pages created by you, about you and your research which are hosted on a non-commercial website (such as your institute’s website). Personal profile pages in commercial sharing sites (such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu and Facebook) are not considered to be personal web pages.
  • Department or institutional repository: Web pages hosted by an academic or research institute or department to provide access to the work to promote and the activities of the institute or department, at all times operating for a non-commercial purpose.
  • Subject repository: Web pages hosted by an organization to provide access to the work from researchers working in a subject or range of subjects, at all times operating for a non-commercial purpose.
  • Commercial and non-commercialCommercial means any activity for direct or indirect financial gain. When considering whether a use is commercial or non-commercial, we look at the nature of the activity rather than the nature of the site or organization performing the activity.


What can be self-archived, where and when

 

 

Personal
web page

Department or institutional repository

Non-commercial subject repository
(e.g. PubMed Central)

Commercial repository or social media site
(e.g. ResearchGate, Academia.edu, SSRN)

Preprint,
SMUR

At any time

At any time

At any time

At any time

AM

On acceptance

On acceptance

On acceptance

On acceptance

VoR

After the publication within the journal issue on https://rps-journal.ru/ 

After the publication within the journal issue on https://rps-journal.ru/ 

After the publication within the journal issue on https://rps-journal.ru/ 

After the publication within the journal issue on https://rps-journal.ru/ 

 

Plan S compliance

Our Platinum OA policy is not compatible with Plan S, and our License to Publish agreements with authors may not conflict with authors' agreements with their cOAlition S funders. 

Creative Commons and other end-user licenses

Preprints and SMURs can be made publicly accessible under any license terms the authors choose. We recommend a Creative Commons CC-BY or a more restrictive CC license.

Accepted Manuscripts can be made accessible under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license or equivalent, but not a more permissive license. We do not allow AMs to be made accessible under a CC-BY license, for example.

Third-party material

Before posting articles online, authors should ensure they have the appropriate permission to include any third party content. When posting articles under a Creative Commons license, the permission should allow the third-party material to be included either (i) under the Creative Commons license or (ii) clearly indicated as being protected by third party copyright, with a clear notice that it cannot be reused without further permissions clearance from the identified third-party rights holder.

Closed deposits and embargo periods

Articles can be deposited in repositories before publication provided the content is only accessible to repository administration staff. This is sometimes referred to as ‘closed deposit’.

Article's metadata and full-text can be made public as soon as the article is published within the issue of the ''Russian Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care'

Posting content in repositories

The journal allows and recommends authors to deposit accepted and/or preprint versions of their work in an institutional or other repository (such as ResearchGate or medRxiv.org) of their choice.

We require repositories to include:

  • If an article has not yet been published, a clear statement that the material has been accepted for publication in a revised form, with a link to the journal’s site on https://rps-journal.ru/ .
  • For all published articles, a link to the article’s Version of Record on https://rps-journal.ru/ – for example, via a DOI-based link.
  • A clear statement about the license terms under which the posted version of the article is deposited.

Example statements are:

  • This article has been published in a revised form in 'Russian Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care' [http://doi.org/XXX]. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © copyright holder.
  • This article has been published in a revised form in 'Russian Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care' [http://doi.org/XXX]. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © copyright holder.


Citing content in repositories

When citing an Accepted Manuscript or an earlier version of an article, we request that readers also cite the Version of Record with a DOI link, for example: Subsequently published in revised form in 'Russian Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive Care' [http://doi.org/XXX].

 


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