Ethics of scientific publication

Focus and Scope

The purpose of the electronic scientific publications is to promote the scientific achievements in the field of fuel and energy industry, butt and related fields.  Electronic scientific journal" Oil and Gas Business" is designed for specialists of the oil and gas industry, teachers, students and researchers.

Section Policies

-Exploring. Geology and geophysics

– Drilling and mountain workings

– Development of deposits

– Transport and storage

– Processing and petrochemistry

– Management and finance

– Machine and devices

– Automation and introduction of remote control

– Power and resources saving

– Education and training of personnel

– Building and architecture

– Ecology and industrial safety

– Problem of steady development (sociology, history, industrial psychology)

– Applied academic researches (mathematics, physics, chemistry, science of materials)

Publication Frequency

six issues a year

Open Access Policy

Electronic scientific journal Oil and Gas Bussiness  is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition – it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

For more information please read BOAI statement.


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The electronic scientific journal Oil and Gas Bussiness is a peer-reviewed journal adopting a unilateral blind review procedure by no less than two reviewers with scientific degrees. Reviewers should maintain confidentiality, objectivity, and impartiality. A reviewer is expected to (1) determine the correspondence of the paper content to the journal scope; (2) assess the urgency, significance, and novelty of the work; (3) test the consistency of the content, abstract, and title; (4) assess the clarity of the task statement, the appropriateness of the experimental design, the confidence of experimental results, and their sufficiency for the inferences made in the paper; (5) test the consistency of Results and Discussion and adequacy of References. The reviewer should also assess the quality of figures and paper design. Finally, the reviewer should provide the conclusion whether the article should be published, or reworked according to reviewer’s remarks, or rejected. The review is accessible for the authors. If the review indicates that the paper should be revised, the author is requested to rework it according to the remarks or reject them with reasons. In cases where a paper demands significant reworking, the manuscript revised by the author(s) is peer-reviewed anew. Articles not recommended for publication by reviewers are not accepted for new consideration. The final decision as to the publication of articles recommended by reviewers is done by the Editor. The review timeframes are set so that a qualitative assessment be done in as short time as possible: one to three weeks, depending on reviewer’s consent.


Articles in Oil and Gas Bussiness are indexed by several systems:



Publishing Ethics

Editorial ethics

The Editorial Board of the Oil and Gas Bussiness follows the conventional ethical principles for scientific periodicals and guidelines of the Publication Ethics Code developed and approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and demands that all those involved in publishing operation should obey these principles.

Professional conduct of the editor and publisher

The publisher and Editorial Board are responsible for the disclosure of copyrighted materials. Therefore, basic ethical rules should be obeyed.

The Editor makes an unbiased conclusion as to the publication on the base of reliability of provided data and academic significance of a work under consideration.

In making the decision of publication, the Editor may consult other editors or experts.

Editorial decisions should not be influenced by the origins of the manuscript, including the nationality, ethnicity, political beliefs, race, or religion of the authors.

Decisions to edit and publish should not be determined by the policies of governments or other agencies outside of the journal itself.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be traded on or transmitted to third persons without written consent of the author(s). Information obtained in the reviewing process should be handled as confidential.

The Editor should not accept a manuscript for publication where there are sufficient grounds to suspect plagiarism.

The Editor and Publisher should not disregard claims concerning reviewed manuscripts or published materials. In case of conflicts, they should make reasonable best efforts for restoration of violated rights.

Reviewers’ ethics

Peer reviewers make an expert review of a manuscript, and their conduct should be impartial, according to the following principles.

The manuscript received for reviewing should be considered confidential. It may not be given for information or discussion to third persons not authorized by the Editor.

Reviewers must provide an unbiased and substantiated estimation of results presented in the manuscript. Personal criticism of the author(s) is not allowed.

Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be traded on.

Reviewers should notify the Editor if they find they do not have the expertise to assess all aspects of the manuscript or cannot be impartial because of conflict of interest. They should ask the Editor to dispense him/her from the reviewing of the manuscript.

Authors’ conduct

Author(s) are aware that they bear primary responsibility for the novelty and validity of research results and for the abidance by biological and medical ethic standards in doing experiments presented in the manuscript.

Authors should provide reliable data of their study. Misleading or falsified statements are unacceptable.

Authors should ensure that the research results presented in their manuscript are fully original. Borrowed quotations or statements should be accompanied by references to their authors and sources. Overquoting and plagiarism of any kind are unethical and unacceptable.

The contributions of all persons involved in the study to any extent should be acknowledged. In particular, all publications significant for the study should be referred to.

Submission of a paper implies that the results reported have not been published and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. The cover letter should contain the statement that the work is published for the first time. If some fragments of the manuscript have been published, the authors should refer to the earlier paper and indicate differences between the new and earlier papers.

Intentional submission or re-submission of a work for duplicate publication is considered a breach of publishing ethics.

All persons who made significant contributions to the work should be included to the list of authors. It is unacceptable to indicate persons not participating in the study as co-authors.

All co-authors should confirm the consent to the publication by signing either the license to publish or the manuscript itself.

The Editor is not liable to responsibility before third persons for the breach of warranties provided by authors.

If an author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the manuscript in the course of its reviewing or after publication, he/she should immediately notify the Editor.

Conflict of interests

To avoid publication misconduct, conflicts of interests of all participants of the editorial process should be eliminated. A conflict of interests may arise if an author, reviewer, or member of the Editorial Board is involved in financial, scientific, or personal relationships that may affect their actions. Authors are obliged to settle all claims on their own account.

In cases of suspected publication misconduct by any participant of the editorial process, public investigation must be pursued.

If a paper containing significant inaccuracies has been published, it should be revised so that the revisions should be accessible for readers and indexing systems.


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Author fees

Publication in journal is free of charge for all the authors.

The journal doesn’t have any Arcticle processing charges.

The journal doesn’t have any Article submission charges.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or
institutions connected to the papers.

Plagiarism detection

Oil and Gas Bussiness use native russian-language plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

Preprint and postprint Policy

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in Oil and Gas Bussiness  we suggest that the link to the article on journal’s website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Glossary (by SHERPA)

Preprint – In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers.

Postprint – The final version of an academic article or other publication – after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author’s final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.