ISSN 2070-7401 (Print), ISSN 2411-0280 (Online)
Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Publication ethics

The journal Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa (Sovr. Probl. DZZ Kosm.) is committed to ensuring the publication ethics standards set by the  COPE Code of Conduct

Authors and manuscripts

Only high-quality original research work, not published previously and not under review with another journal, is accepted for publication. 

All authors of a manuscript should meet the criteria of significant contribution to the research, and all those who meet the criteria should be authors.

The authors should guarantee that the data/materials of the submitted work are real and authentic and do not infringe on other persons’ rights and their publication does not cause the disclosure of any secret or confidential information. 

In case the manuscript contains fragments of works or refer to works protected by copyright and belonging to a third party, the authors must make reference to the origin and, if applicable, obtain the permission of the copyright holders.  A list of all references should be provided at the end of the manuscript.

The sources of support for the work must be acknowledged/disclosed in the manuscript.

The authors are obliged to participate in the peer review process providing timely and substantiated answers and revisions of the manuscript on requests of the reviewers and editors.

In case a mistake is found in a published article, its authors hold the responsibility to correct it as soon as possible. The senior author should write a letter to the journal editor describing the mistake. When an error is serious enough to invalidate the research findings, the authors should ask for a rectraction of the article.

Peer review

Sovr. Probl. DZZ Kosm. follows the single blind peer-review procedure for all manuscripts received.

Peer reviewers should 

  • declare if they do not have the subject expertise required to carry out the review;
  • declare any potentially conflicting or competing interests or situations;
  • decline to review if they feel unable to provide a fair and unbiased review:
  • keep all manuscript and review details confidential;
  • be objective and constructive in their reviews and provide feedback that will help the authors to improve their manuscript;
  • be specific in their criticisms and provide appropriate references to substantiate their judgment;
  • complete the review within the relevant time and take all necessary steps to fulfill the limitations of the journal.


The editors have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Adopt processes that encourage accuracy, completeness and clarity of research reporting.
  • Ensure that all published manuscripts have been reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers.
  • Have complete responsibility and authority to accept or reject a manuscript for publication. The decision should be based on the importance, originality and clarity of the manuscript, the validity of the presented study and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • Strictly preserve the confidentiality of the manuscripts submitted to the journal while under review and the anonymity of the reviewers.
  • Always be vigilant regarding publication malpractices, including plagiarism, data/results falsification and fabrication or serious errors, and investigate carefully such allegations at any stage of the publication process. In the pre-publication stage, a determination of a malpractice should result in rejection of the manuscript. In the post-publication stage, a retraction or correction should be published in a subsequent issue of the journal.
  • Promptly publish notifications of apologies, corrections, retractions, etc.
  • Strive to preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards of publishing.
  • Actively seek the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving the journal’s processes.