Publishing Policy



Open access policy

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The editorial board of the journal "Lighting Engineering and Electric Power Engineering" supports an open access policy that promotes the accelerated development of science and according to the principles of which all the content of the journal is freely available and free of charge to the user or his institution. Users can read, download, copy, distribute (in a way that does not infringe copyright), print, search, or link to the full text of an article in this journal without asking permission from the publisher or author. Full-text access to the journal's scientific articles in real time is available on the official website of the journal in the Archives section.


Publication ethics

The editorial board of the scientific journal "Lighting Engineering and Electric Power Engineering" in its work is guided by international ethical rules of scientific publications, including the concepts of decency, confidentiality, supervision of publications, prevention of possible conflicts of interest, etc.

The editorial board of the journal has taken measures to ensure high ethical and professional standards based on the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scientific Publications.

Adherence to the rules of ethics of scientific publications by all participants in the publishing process helps to ensure the rights of authors to intellectual property, improve the quality of the publication and prevent the possibility of misuse of copyrighted materials in the interests of individuals.


Ethical obligations of the members of the editorial board and the editorial staff

1. All materials submitted for publication are carefully selected and reviewed. The editorial board reserves the right to reject an article if a member of the editorial board believes that it does not meet the journal's profile, or to return it for revision. The author is obliged to revise the article in accordance with the comments of the reviewers or the editorial board.

2. A member of the editorial board should consider all manuscripts submitted for publication without prejudice, evaluating each one properly, regardless of race, religion, nationality, as well as the position or place of work of the author(s).

3. A member of the Editorial Board should review the manuscripts submitted for publication as soon as possible and take into account the recommendation of the reviewer regarding the quality and reliability of the manuscript submitted for publication.

4. The members of the Editorial Board should not provide any information related to the content of the manuscript under consideration to other persons, except for those involved in the professional evaluation of this manuscript. After a positive decision of the editorial board member, the article is published in the journal and posted on the relevant electronic resources.

5. The responsibility and rights of a member of the editorial board of the journal in relation to any submitted manuscript authored by the member of the editorial board should be delegated to another qualified person.

6. If a manuscript is so closely related to the current or past research of a member of the editorial board that a conflict of interest may arise, the member of the editorial board should take measures to ensure that another qualified person assumes editorial responsibility for this manuscript.

7. If a member of the editorial board is presented with convincing evidence that the main content or conclusions of a paper published in the journal are erroneous, the member of the editorial board should facilitate the publication of a corresponding message in the journal indicating this error. This message may be written by the person who discovered the error or by an independent author.

8. A member of the Editorial Board may decide to use one or more reviewers if he or she believes that their opinions are important for the impartial review of the manuscript.


Ethical obligations of authors

1. The main obligation of the author is to provide an accurate report of the study, acceptable for an objective discussion of its significance.

2. The authors of the articles are fully responsible for the content of the articles and the fact of their publication. The editorial board of the journal is not responsible to the authors and/or third parties and organizations for any possible damage caused by the publication of the article.

3. The material on the results of research submitted to the editorial office should be sufficiently complete and contain the necessary references to available sources of information so that specialists in this field can repeat this work.

4. The author should cite those publications that have had a decisive influence on the essence of the work presented, as well as those that can quickly introduce the reader to earlier works that are important for understanding this study. With the exception of reviews, citations of works that are not directly relevant to the communication should be minimized. The author is obliged to conduct a literature search to find and cite original publications that describe research closely related to this communication. It is also necessary to properly indicate the sources of fundamentally important materials used in this work, if these materials were not obtained by the author himself; to limit self-citation as much as possible.

5. During the preparation of the manuscript for publication, the author should inform the Editor-in-Chief about related manuscripts of the author submitted or accepted for publication. Copies of these manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, and their relationship to the manuscript submitted for publication should be indicated.

6. The author should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same results to more than one journal as an initial publication, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript rejected by the journal or withdrawn by the author.

7. The author must clearly indicate the sources of all cited or presented information, except for publicly available information. Information obtained privately, in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties should not be used or reported in the author's work without the explicit permission of the researcher.

8. Experimental or theoretical research can sometimes serve as a basis for criticizing the work of another researcher. Published articles may contain such criticism in appropriate cases. Personal criticism, however, cannot be considered appropriate under any circumstances.

9. The co-authors of the article should be those persons who have made a significant scientific contribution to the work presented and who share responsibility for the results obtained. Other contributions should be noted in the notes or in the Acknowledgments section. The author who submits the manuscript for publication is responsible for ensuring that the list of co-authors includes those and only those persons who meet the criterion of authorship. In an article written by several authors, the author who submits contact information, documents and correspondence with members of the editorial board assumes responsibility for the consent of other authors of the article to its publication in the journal.

10. The authors should inform the Editor-in-Chief of any potential conflict of interest, such as consulting or financial interests of any company that could be affected by the publication of the results contained in this manuscript. Authors should ensure that there are no contractual relationships or ownership considerations that could affect the publication of the information contained in the submitted manuscript.


Ethical obligations of reviewers

1. Since the review of manuscripts is an essential step in the publication process and, thus, in the implementation of the scientific method as such, every scientist is obliged to perform a certain share of review work.

2. If the selected reviewer is not sure that his or her knowledge in the field does not correspond to the content of the research presented in the manuscript, he or she should immediately return the manuscript.

3. The reviewer should objectively evaluate the quality of the manuscript, the experimental and theoretical work presented, its interpretation and presentation, and take into account the extent to which the work meets scientific and literary standards. The reviewer should respect the intellectual independence of the authors.

4. The reviewer should take into account the possibility of a conflict of interest if the manuscript is closely related to the reviewer's current or published work. If in doubt, the reviewer should immediately return the manuscript without review, indicating the conflict of interest.

5. The reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript with the author or co-author of which he or she has personal or professional relationships, and if such relationships may affect the judgment of the manuscript.

6. The reviewer should treat the manuscript submitted for review as a confidential document. He/she should not show the manuscript to other persons or discuss it with other colleagues, except in special cases when the reviewer needs someone's special advice.

7. Reviewers should adequately explain and justify their judgments so that members of the editorial board and authors can understand the basis for their comments. Any statement that an observation, conclusion, or argument has been previously published should be accompanied by a corresponding reference.

8. The reviewer should note any cases of insufficient citation by the authors of the works of other scientists that are directly related to the work under review; it should be borne in mind that comments on insufficient citation of the reviewer's own research may look like bias. The reviewer should draw the Editor-in-Chief's attention to any significant similarities between this manuscript and any published article or any manuscript simultaneously submitted to another journal.

9. The reviewer must provide a timely review. The term of the initial review should not exceed one month.

10. Reviewers should not use or disclose unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in this manuscript unless the author consents to it.


Policy on plagiarism

The journal "Lighting Engineering and Electric Power Engineering" accepts for publication only original scientific articles that have not been published before and have not been submitted for publication in other journals. It is not allowed to accept articles submitted to other journals (in part or in full) in other languages.

Each article is checked for plagiarism before the review process begins using the UniCheck system (internal university databases and Internet databases). If more than 15% of the borrowed text or any form of plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) is detected, the manuscript is returned to the authors with the possibility of resubmission after correction.