The Russian Journal of Nematology (RJN) is an English language journal that publishes original research papers on all aspects of Nematology. The RJN is a non-profit journal, which is supported by RSN members, subscribers and sponsors.
The RJN is an essential source of information for Nematologists on the current and varied research being done in laboratories worldwide. The main goal of the RJN is to stimulate international cooperation and research interaction in Nematology.
Articles submitted to the journal are reviewed by at least two reviewers. The editors reserve the right to reject without review articles that do not correspond to the profile of the journal, contain insufficient information or are not presented as required by the instruction for authors.
Articles are reviewed by members of the Editorial board, as well as by invited reviewers, who are leading experts in the field of Nematology. The decision to choose referees is made by scientific editor or editorial manager. The review period is normally 2-4 weeks, but it can be extended.
Each reviewer has the right to refuse a review if there is a conflict of interest that affects the perception and interpretation of the manuscript material. Based on the results of reviewing the manuscript, the reviewer makes recommendations on the future fate of the article: the article is recommended for publication in its present form; the article is recommended for publication after minor or major revisions; or the article is rejected.
If the review contains recommendations for minor or major revisions, the scientific editor or editorial manager will send to the corresponding author the text of the review(s) requesting the author revise the manuscript as required by the reviewer(s). Revision of the article should not take more one month. The revised article may be re-sent for review by the scientific editor or editorial manager.
After the Editorial board accepts the article for publication, the scientific editor or editorial manager informs the author and indicates the terms of publication. The final decision on publication is made by the Editorial board or Chief Editors.
The Editors are responsible for making decisions on manuscripts. The credibility of the work and its scientific significance should always underlie the decision to publish. The Editors must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship or political preferences of the Authors.
Peer review helps the Editors make the decision to publish and, through appropriate interaction with Authors, can also help the Authors to improve the quality of the work. Any manuscript received for peer review will be treated as a confidential document. Reviewers should not participate in the review of manuscripts in case of conflicts of interest.
Authors must provide credible results of the work done, as well as an objective discussion of the significance of the research. The data underlying the work must be accurately presented and all data must be made available if required. The work must contain sufficient experimental details to enable the work to be reproduced. False or knowingly erroneous statements are unacceptable. Authors should cite publications that are relevant to the submitted work. Plagiarism in all forms is unacceptable. By submitting the manuscript to the RJN, authors confirm that the article has not been published or accepted for publication or submitted to another scientific journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical behaviour. Authors of the publication can be persons who have made a contribution to the the research concept, the development, execution and/or interpretation of the presented work.
If the work involves the use of chemicals, procedures, or equipment that may involve any unusual risk, Authors should clearly indicate this in the manuscript. If the work involves the participation of animals as objects of research, Authors must make sure that the manuscript indicates that all stages of the study comply with the laws and regulations of research organisations, and are approved by the relevant committees.