Focus and Scope

Samara Journal of Science is an open scientific platform for all interested individuals and organizations, where authors are given the opportunity to publish the results of their psychological and pedagogical research, research in the field of biological sciences, historical sciences and archeology. The journal exchanges views on various problems of pedagogy and psychology, biology, history and archeology between researchers from different regions of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.

 

Section Policies

03.00.00 История. Исторические науки

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03.01.00 Общие вопросы исторических наук

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03.09.00 Всеобщая история

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03.23.00 История России

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03.41.00 Археология

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03.61.00 Этнография и историческая антропология

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14.00.00 Народное образование. Педагогика

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14.01.00 Общие вопросы народного образования и педагогики

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14.07.00 Общая педагогика

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14.15.00 Система образования

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14.23.00 Дошкольное образование. Дошкольная педагогика

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14.25.00 Общеобразовательная школа. Педагогика общеобразовательной школы

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14.27.00 Внешкольное (дополнительное) образование и воспитание. Внешкольная педагогика

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14.31.00 Начальное профессионально-техническое образование. Педагогика профессиональной школы

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14.33.00 Среднее профессиональное образование. Педагогика среднего профессионального образования

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14.35.00 Высшее профессиональное образование. Педагогика высшей профессиональной школы

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14.37.00 Образование взрослых. Повышение квалификации. Самообразование

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14.39.00 Семейное воспитание. Семейная педагогика

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34.00.00 Биология

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34.33.00 Зоология

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34.33.19 Энтомология

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34.33.23 Зоопаразитология

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34.35.00 Экология

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Peer Review Process

A single-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial stuff. 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 Russian and international experts in corresponding areas of sciences, invited as independent readers, perform peer reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or science editor choose readers for peer review. We aim to limit the review process to 2-4 weeks, 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 permanently (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

The Samara Journal of Science is published 4 times a year quarterly (in March, in June, in September, in December).

 

Open Access Policy

The publications in the Journal are available to all interested from the moment of publication. So, this journal provides immediate Gold Open Access (in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative) to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Also the editorial board belives that it provides free public access to the results of research and contributes to the advancement of science and medicine.

Free Full-text access to all articles can be observed via several websites (www.journals.eco-vector.com/2309-4370/www.elibrary.ruwww.cyberleninka.ru) and mobile applications for iOS® (available in AppStore). All accepted articles publish with the Creative Commons International license (CC BY) for more freely distribution and usage worlwide.

 

Indexation

The journal is indexed in:

  • Russian Science Citation Index (eLibrary.ru);
  • Google Schoolar
  • Ulrich's Perodicals Directory
  • WorldCat
  • Crossref

 

Publication Ethics and Standarts

When considering the received author's materials the editorial Board is guided by the following documents:

  • Rules for authors published on the official Journal website;
  • International ethical standards for the work of the editorial boards of research journals developed by COPE;
  • Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals as approved by ICMJE – (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors).

Authors of manuscripts that do not meet our requirements receive a template email without detailing the claims.

If the manuscript is received again and again does not meet all the requirements for registration, it will be rejected without consideration.

After deciding on the proper design of the manuscript to all the requirements, the editorial Board decides on compliance or non-compliance of the manuscript to the profile of the journal.

The accepted manuscript will be sent to reviewers. Publication of the article is possible only after receiving positive reviews.

Authors who have decided that their research meets the profile of the journal and agree with the policy of the Editorial Board should prepare a manuscript in accordance with all the "requirements for manuscripts" and submit the manuscript to the editor through the electronic system of submission of articles on the journal's website.

The Samara Journal of Science publishes manuscripts that meet international standards of publication ethics in research journals

The manuscript will be retracted from publication if at any stage of consideration or prepress Editorial Board found a violation of the requirements of publication ethics.

If such a violation is found by readers after the publication of the article, it will be rertracted. This will also entail a one-year ban on future publications in our journal for members of the authors team.

Violations of publication ethics include:

  • plagiarism;
  • simultaneous submission of manuscripts to several journals;
  • concealment of conflict of interest;
  • assessment of professional qualities of reviewers;
  • illegal co-authorship.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism can take many forms, from presenting someone else's work as an author's work, to copying or rephrasing essential parts of someone else's work (without attribution), or to claiming ownership of someone else's research. Plagiarism in all forms is unethical and unacceptable.

The manuscript authors should submit entirely original work. References to the results of the works of other authors should be accompanied by references to the relevant primary sources (which should be included in the list of references).

Citation of the text, previously published somewhere, should be framed as a DIRECT SPEECH (the text should be enclosed in quotation marks) with the obligatory indication of the source. The inclusion of large fragments of borrowed text in the manuscript is unacceptable.

The contribution of others to the study should always be recognized. Authors should refer to publications that were of great importance in the performance of scientific work covered in the manuscript.

Data obtained informally (e.g. during a conversation, correspondence or discussion with third parties) should not be used or presented without the written permission of the original source.

Information obtained from confidential sources (for example, grant for research) should not be mentioned in the manuscript without the Express written permission of the author of the manuscript, who is directly related to these confidential sources.

Identification of plagiarism is carried out:

  • in the process of the peer review;
  • using the ANTIPLAGIAT software;
  • after the publication of manuscripts-upon the treatment of readers with the relevant statements.

In establishing the fact of plagiarism of the data (results of scientific work) or ideas, the manuscript (article) will be withdrawn and rejected from publication, even if it has already been published. An official notice will be posted on the journal's website.

Simultaneous submission of a manuscript to several journals or submission of already published data under a different title

Identification of the fact of submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time will be regarded as a violation of publication ethics. The manuscript will be rejected.

Publication of a certain type of articles (for example, translated articles) in some cases is permissible under certain conditions. When submitting a manuscript for secondary publication, the authors should notify the Editorial Board and justify the expediency of such publication in detail. In the case of a secondary publication, the resolution of issues related to copyright for publication is decided on a case-by-case basis. The General rules of the manuscript for the "secondary" publication are:

  • full bibliographic reference to the primary publication;
  • preservation of the original bibliography of the primary work.

More information on acceptable forms of secondary (repeated) publications can be found on the ICMJE page.

Concealing a conflict of interest

All authors are required to disclose (declare in the relevant section of the manuscript) financial or other obvious or potential conflicts of interest that may be perceived as having an impact on the results or conclusions presented in the work.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest to be disclosed:

  • receiving financial reward for participation in research or writing a manuscript;
  • any connection (work under the contract, consulting, availability of joint-stock property, receipt of fees, provision of expert opinions) with organizations that have a direct interest in the subject of research or review;
  • patent application or registration of a patent for the results of research (copyright, etc.);
  • obtaining financial support for any stage of research or manuscript writing (including grants and other financial support).

Information on conflicts of interest received from the authors of the manuscripts will be available only to the Editorial Board when deciding on the publication of the manuscript. Also, information about conflicts of interest is published in the full text of the article.

Assessment of the reviewer's competence

Evaluation of professional qualities of the reviewer is the exclusive prerogative of the Editorial Board.

Attempts by authors to assess the competence of reviewers will lead to rejection of the manuscript.

Unfairly co-authorship

The authors of the publication can be only those persons who have made a significant contribution to the formation of the idea of the work, development, execution and/or interpretation of the results of the study, as well as to the process of writing the manuscript (including conducting scientific and stylistic editing and design in accordance with the requirements of the journal).

Authors should ensure that:

  • all participants who have made a significant contribution to the study are presented as co-Authors;
  • those who did not participate in the study are not listed as co-Authors.

Access and storage of raw data

The editors reserve the right to request the Authors of the original (raw) data of the study, including for reviewers and editors. The authors should be ready to provide this kind of information to the editorial staff (according to ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases (link)), as well as to store this data.

Significant errors in published works

In case of significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication, the author should inform the Editorial Board or the Publisher and interact with the Editorial Board in order to remove the publication or correct errors as soon as possible. If the editorial Board or publisher has received reasonable information from a third party that the publication contains significant errors, the author is obliged to withdraw the work or correct errors as soon as possible or to refute the statement of errors by submitting the necessary evidence to the editor.

 

Publication Fee & Article Processing Charge

Publication in Samara Journal of Science is free for all authors.

The Samara Journal of Science charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

 

Editorial Board

EDITOR IN CHIEF

  • Oleg Mochalov, doctor of historical sciences, professor, rector
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).

DEPUTY EDITOR IN CHIEF

  • Antonina Smolyar, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of the department of music education
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • Natalya Andreeva, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of the department of teaching methods of biology and ecology
    (Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).
  • Vasily Anikin, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Animal Morphology and Ecology
    (Saratov National Research State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky, Saratov, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Bogoslovsky, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of the department of training and certification of highly qualified personnel, professor of the department of information and technological education
    (Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).
  • Mikhail Budya, professor, professor of the department of archeology
    (University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia).
  • Alexander Vybornov, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Russian History and Archeology
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Lilia Galimova, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Humanitarian and Social Disciplines
    (Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute named after Chief Marshal of Aviation B.P. Bugaev, Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Golovach, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Leading Researcher at the Laboratory of Soil Zoology and General Entomology
    (AN Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, RAS, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Golubev, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Human Biology and Ecology
    (International State Ecological University named after A.D. Sakharov, Minsk, Republic of Belarus).
  • Vladislav Golubkov, professor
    (Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Orlando, Florida, United States of America).
  • Maria Gurova, doctor, professor of history, department of the prehistoric era
    (National Institute of Archeology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria).
  • Jean-Paul Demoul, doctor, professor of early history of Europe
    (University of Paris I - University of the Sorbonne Pantheon, Paris, French Republic).
  • Peter Jordan, professor, head of the Arctic Research Center
    (University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands).
  • Tatyana Dobudko, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, head of the department of computer science, applied mathematics and methods of teaching them
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Robert Zainiev, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, professor of the department of economics, information and technical disciplines
    (International Innovation University, Sochi, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Zaitsev, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Veterinary Medicine
    (Samara State Agricultural Academy, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Kaplin, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Phytosanitary Diagnostics and Forecasts
    (All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Lubichankovsky, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Russian History
    (Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Orenburg, Russian Federation).
  • Yuri Masey, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Vice Rector - Head of the Department of International Educational Cooperation
    (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Vyacheslav Molodin, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, doctor of historical sciences, professor, deputy director for scientific work
    (Institute of Archeology and Ethnography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation).
  • Vadim Mosin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Director
    (South Ural branch of the Institute of History and Archeology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation).
  • Marek Naperala, Ph.D., professor at the Institute of Physical Culture
    (Casimir the Great University, Bydgoszcz, Republic of Poland).
  • Vladimir Napolskikh, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Cultural Studies
    (Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, Russian Federation).
  • Lyubov Novikova, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of General Biology and Biochemistry
    (Penza State University, Penza, Russian Federation).
  • Henny Piezonka, Doctor, Professor, Department of Anthropological Archeology
    (Kiel Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany).
  • Mark Pierce, Professor, Professor of Mediterranean History, Faculty of Archeology
    (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK).
  • Oksana Pozdnyakova, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, professor of the department of pedagogy and psychology
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Natalia Prokhorova, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Ecology, Botany and Environmental Protection
    (Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolyov, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Repinetsky, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Vice-Rector for Research
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Gennady Samuilovich, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher, Laboratory of Modeling and Ecosystem Management
    (Institute of Ecology of the Volga Basin RAS, Tolyatti, Russian Federation).
  • Alla Ryblova, Doctor of Education, Professor, Professor of the Department of English as a Second
    (Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Saksonov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Acting Director, Head of the Laboratory of Phyto-Variety Problems
    (Institute of Ecology of the Volga Basin RAS, Tolyatti, Russian Federation).
  • Sergey Sachkov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Ecology, Botany and Environmental Protection
    (Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolyov, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Alexander Semenov, candidate of biological sciences, associate professor, head of the department of biology, ecology and teaching methods
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Vera Solovyova, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of Biology, Ecology and Training Methods
    (Samara State Social and Pedagogical University, Samara, Russian Federation).
  • Vladimir Stavitsky, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of World History, Historiography and Archeology
    (Penza State University, Penza, Russian Federation).
  • Evgeny Chernykh, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Natural Sciences Methods
    (Institute of Archeology RAS, Moscow, Russian Federation).

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