Polythematic electronic magazine of Don State Technical University

FOUNDED IN 2017. THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF MASS MEDIA EL № ФС77-66531

Mission and policies


The journal is dedicated to discussing the problems of safety of natural and techogenic systems. The publication contributes to the construction of a highly developed technological, technical and ecological society by implementing systems to ensure industrial and environmental safety, improving working conditions in various sectors of human life, as well as promoting the use of low-waste (non-waste), environmentally progressive and economically attractive technologies, saving and integrated use of natural resources.

 The results of fundamental and applied works of researchers, practitioners, teachers, postgraduates and students are actively discussed on the pages of the journal. All articles of the journal are available in full-text version for better exchange of scientific and technical information between specialists.

 Editorial policy is based on the traditional ethical principles of the Russian scientific periodicals. It supports the code of ethics of scientific publications made by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Russia, Moscow) and it is based on regard of ethical work of editors and publishers, enshrined in the Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors (Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors) and Сode conduct for journal publishers (Сode conduct for journal publishers), elaborated by Committee on publication ethics — Commitee on publication ethics (COPE).

Publishing Information


Founder and Publisher: Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Education Don State Technical University, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

Chief-editor of the journal: Meskhi B.Ch.

The journal has been published since 2017.It is published 4 times in a year. Distribution: The Russian Federation and other countries.

Address, phone number and e-mail of the editorial office: 344000, Rostov-on-Don, Gagarina sq, 1, tel. 8(863)2 738 372, 

e-mail: spu-10.2.4@donstu.ru

The certificate of registration of mass media PI No FS 77-66531,21.07.2016issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor).

ISSN 2541-9129

DOI 10.23947/2541-9129

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The journal accepts original articles by Russian and foreign scientists and practitioners, including young ones.

The journal is published both in the Russian and English Languages

About the journal

Goals and objectives

Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems is a peer-reviewed scientific and practical journal covering industrial safety, modeling and forecasting of technogenicsystems in emergency situations, fire safety, as well as environmental safety and environmental protection.

The concept of the journal is to publish research and development that contributes to the development of existing research areas and the creation of new research areas in the relevant fields of science.

The goals of the journal are to provide professional community with credible and reliable information concerning the most promising and original research results in the field of industrial and fire safety, labor protection and environmental protection obtained in scientific, educational and industrial organizations.

The objectives of the journal are: coverage of the results of scientific and practical activities in the field of industrial safety, modeling and forecasting of technogenic systems in emergency situations, fire safety, as well as environmental safety and environmental protection; creation of a unified scientific platform for integrating the knowledge and experience of domestic and foreign scientists and practitioners in these areas; ensuring the need for authors to test the results of scientific research; free open access to the results of scientific research; creating conditions for the global exchange of scientific knowledge

Journal functioning is focused on maintaining its high academic status, authority and compliance with the criteria established by the standards of Russian and international scientific communities, as well as the international publishing.

The competitive advantages of the journal are: 

development of innovative methods of labor protection and fire safety; consideration of effective methods of labor protection fire and industrial safety, as well as consideration of effective methods of greening the construction and agricultural industry.

Articles placed in the journal are devoted to technical sciences.

The journal accepts for publication original articles by Russian and foreign scientists and practitioners, including young ones.

Sections of the journal

1. 05.26.01– Labor protection (within particular fields).

2. 05.23.19–Environmental safety of construction and urban economy.

Policy of free access

This journal provides an immediate open access to its content on the basis of the following principle: free open access to research contributes to global knowledge sharing.

Archiving

eLibrary

Google Academy

Cyberleninka

The journal is indexed in the following systems:

Russian Science Citation Index- bibliographic and reference pointer is implemented as a database, accumulating information on the publications of Russian scientists in Russian and foreign scientific journals.

Google Academy (Google Scholar)- available searching system that indexes the full text of scientific publications of all formats and disciplines.

Publications in the journal "Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems" are included in the calculations of the index system of authors and journals citing. "Citation Index" is a numerical indicator of the article significance which is calculated on the basis of the following publications that have links to this article.

The ethics of scientific publications

All articles submitted for publication in the journal "Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems" are reviewed for originality, ethics and value.

Compliance with the standards of ethical behavior is important for all parties involved in the publication: authors, editors, reviewers, publishers.

These provisions are based on the Guidelines for Good Practice of scientific publications on the Ethics of Scientific Publications Committee.

Publication fee

All publications for authors in the journal are free.

The editors do not charge the authors for the preparation, distribution and printing materials.

Disclosure policy and conflicts of interests

Unpublished data from submitted manuscripts for consideration cannot be used for personal research without the written consent fromthe author.

Information or ideas obtained through a peer review and associated with potential benefits must be kept confident and not be used for the purpose of personal gain.

Reviewers should not take into consideration the manuscripts in case of conflicts of interest as a result of competition and other collaborative interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies or any other organizations, connected with a given article.

Borrowings and plagiarism

The editorial board of the journal "Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems" may verify the material by using Antiplagiat system. In case of multiple borrowings the editorial board operates in accordance with  COPE rules.

The policy of placement of preprints and postprints

When the author sends the articlehe must confirm that the article has not been published or has not been accepted for publication in another journal. While referring to a published article in the journal "Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems" a link to the official website of the journal must be indicated (the full URL of the material).

Articles previously published by authors on personal or public websites that are not related to other publishers may be considered.

Peer review

The editorial board review and edit all the incoming manuscripts in accordance with the requirements for publication of scientific literature. Editorial board has a right to accept an article for publication, reject it or advise to an author to expand an article.

Leading scientists and experts make peer reviews. The database of reviewers constantly updates. 

A new reviewer is assigned to every article. The selection process of the reviewers is performed by editorial board members, taking into account the interests of a professional reviewer.

The journal uses a bilateral peer review (authors do not know the names of reviewers and vice versa).

Articles are sent to reviewers to examine them and write a review. Transferring of article materials to the third parties must be always agreed with the editors.

The given preparation time for experts are 2 weeks. If there is a delay with a response, a reviewer sends the corresponding request. If the delay is significant, another reviewer is selected.

If a reviewer gives a positive feedback without any refining, an article is included in the editorial portfolio for the approval of the editorial board and for further publishing. If a reviewer gives a positive feedback with the recommendation ofmodifications, an author makes corrections agreed with a reviewer, after this article shall be submitted to the editorial board meeting for approval.

If a reviewer has got a negative feedback without anymodifications, a motivated refusal, signed by the deputy editor, will be sent to an author.

All articles that have received a positive feedback from reviewers would be submitted for approval at the editorial board meeting. Every article is represented at the meeting by a member of the editorial board having participated in the article reviewing or who is a specialist in the article’s profile. The final decision concerning the article approval for publication or its rejection is taken by the editorial board.

Not allowed to be published:

- articles which are not issued  according to the requirements of a scientific publication;

- articles without technical modifications;

- articles,  in which authors do not carry out constructive comments from a reviewer

Rejected articles may be sent to the editorial board again after all modifications.

Reviews are kept in the editorial office for 5 years.

Editorial office has a right to send copies of reviews to the Ministry of science and higher education of the Russian Federation. 

Publication ethics

1. A decision to publish

1.1 The Editorial Board of a reviewed journal "Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems" is responsible for deciding which articles will be published in the journal. The decision is made on the basis of the provided article reviews.

1.2 The editorial board of the journal adheres to policies and actions in the framework of legal requirements, since it is responsible for copyright infringement. The editor may confer with other editors, as well as with members of the Editorial Board for taking a decision.

2. Confidentiality

2.1 Reviewers or any member of the editorial board must not disclose any information of a submitted manuscript to anyone except the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers and the publisher as it is confidential.

3. Information disclosure and conflict of interest

3.1 Unpublished materials provided in the article should are not be used in the study of the scientific editor and reviewers without a written permission of the author.

Duties of reviewers

Reviewers assist the scientific editor in making editorial decisions and help  authors to improve their article

1. Confidentiality

1.1. Any manuscripts received for the review must be seen as confidential documents. They cannot be displayed or discussed with other people, except for those who are authorized by the editors

2. Confirmation of sources

2.1 Reviewers should identify the published work that has not been cited by the author. Any statement and observation must be accompanied with the corresponding link. The reviewer should also bring to the attention of the editorial board any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript, which is reviewed and another already published work, which he is familiar with.

3. Disclosure of information and conflict of interests.

3.1 Private information or ideas that have arisen in the review process should remain confidential and cannot be used for personal gain. The reviewer should not deal with the manuscript if there is a conflict of interest as a result of his competitive, partnerships or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or organizations related to the publication of the material.

Duties of authors

1. Originality and plagiarism

1.1 The authors should ensure that they have written original works and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, it/they must be cited or quoted.

2. Data access and security

2.1. The author must be willing to provide an access to data related to the publication of material if possible. In any case, the author must be willing to keep such data for a reasonable period of time after publication.

3. Reusable, excessive or competing publication

3.1 The author does not publish works that describe essentially the same survey more than once or in more than one journal.

3.2 Sending the manuscript to more than one journal at the time is unethical and unacceptable.

4. Confirmation of sources

4.1 It is necessary to provide a proper proof of other authors’ works. Authors should cite publications that have made significance in creating the declared work.

5. Authorship material

5.1 Authorship must be restricted to those persons who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution and interpretation of the declared work. Everyone who has made a significant contribution should be included in co-authors list.

5.2 The author must ensure that the list contains only the actual authors and it is not made by those who have nothing to do with this work, as well as the fact that all co-authors have read and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its publication.

6. Disclosure of information and conflict of interest

6.1. All authors are required to report if their work has a financial or other conflict of interest that may influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.

7. Errors in published papers

7.1 When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work, his duty is to notify immediately the journal or the publisher and cooperate with the editorial board for correction of errors.

When the author sends an article to a journal,he expresses thereby his consent to its publication in a journal, its placement in open access on the journal's website on the Internet, the transmission of the text (including references, bibliographic information etc.) to persons, the provision of information data to whichis mandatory, or to other persons, in order to ensure the possibility of quoting the publication and increasing the citation index of the author and the journal.

The authorstakes the responsibility for the article and its actual materials and data.

Materials which are placed in the journal reflect the author’s personal points of views, which may differ from the standpoint of the editorial board.

The decision of publishing or rejecting the material is received by the editorial board.

Fee for publication will be not charged. Royalties for the publication of articles are not charged.

The editors have the right to reject an improperly made article or an article which does not belong to the sections of the journal. The editors do not get into discussion with the authors of rejected materials.

The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes and the reduction of the manuscript.

The most important part of the editorial policy is the "Code of Conduct" covering a wide range of problems, such as issues of interaction with representatives of other media, public authorities, public institutions and consumer information product.

The editors deals with articles submitted electronically and by mail (letter, registered mail, parcel post) with all supporting documents.

Papers should be prepared in accordance with the rules of preparation of manuscripts

All incoming articles are analyzed for compliance with the subject of the journal. If the article does not refer to the subject of the journal, a refusal is sent to the author.

Article, the content of which does not correspond to the subject of the journal, are databased, they are assigned with registration numbers.

The editorial board of the journal "Safety of Technogenic and Natural Systems" adhere to standards of publication ethics, protect the reputation of the authors and all cases of plagiarism.