Policies and principles

The Editorial Board of scientific collection «The Problems of General Energy» is guided by the international ethical rules of scientific publications and follows the open access policy. All articles submitted to the Editorial Board are required to be reviewed.


The scientific collection «The Problems of General Energy» is an open access publication. All abstracts and articles published in the collection are freely available. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute without infringing copyrights, print, or refer to the full text of article in this collection.

Short quotes from scientific collection articles can be published in scientific books and journals freely, with an unconditional reference to the source of the citation, which should be presented as follows: Author(s), article title, «The Problems of General Energy», year, issue number, page numbers, article DOI.

Reproduction of the materials of scientific collection «The Problems of General Energy» is permitted only with the approval of Editorial Board.

Publication of articles in the scientific collection is performed free of charge.


The ethical principles of participants of the process of publishing articles in the scientific collection «The Problems of General Energy» were formed in accordance with recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE https://publicationethics.org/) and with regard for the experience of reputable journals and international publishers.

Following the ethical principles by all participants of the publishing process helps to secure the rights of authors to intellectual property, improve the quality of publication and prevent the possibility of misuse of copyrighted materials in the interests of certain individuals.

All relationships on publishing ethics that arise between the Author(s) and the Editorial Board of scientific collection and are not governed by this document are regulated by the internationally accepted COPE standards.

Author's ethical obligations

  1. The author must provide the results of his own original research. False or deliberately inaccurate statements are treated as unethical behavior and are inadmissible.
  2. The results of studies provided in the manuscript should be sufficiently complete, contain the necessary references to available sources of information, and be properly designed. The number of self-citations should be limited if possible. Private information should not be used without the written permission of its source.
  3. The author should not submit a manuscript that includes results published earlier in other editions. Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is a manifestation of unethical behavior and is inadmissible.
  4. The authors of an article should be those persons who have made a significant scientific contribution to the presented work and share responsibility for the results obtained. Other contributions should be mentioned in the notes or "Acknowledgments" section.
  5. The author should notify the Editor-in-Chief of any potential conflict of interest, which could be affected by the publication of results contained in this manuscript. The author should ensure that there are no contractual or proprietary considerations that could affect the publication of information contained in the submitted manuscript.

The ethical obligations of the Editorial Board

  1. The Editor-in-Chief of scientific collection is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the collection will be published or rejected.
  2. The Editor-in-Chief is guided by the policies of scientific collection and follows the legal principles, preventing copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  3. Members of the Editorial Board should review the submitted manuscripts as quickly as possible and take into account the recommendations of reviewer regarding their quality and trustworthiness.
  4. All decisions regarding submitted articles are made by the Editorial Board regardless of the gender, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, nationality, or political views of the author.
  5. Members of the Editorial Board of scientific collection should not disclose information on author of the submitted manuscript, reviewers, and correspondence with the author.
  6. 6. Unpublished materials contained in the submitted manuscript should not be used by members of the Editorial Board for personal purposes or transmitted to third parties without the written consent of the author.
  7. 7. The Editor-in-Chief, together with the publisher, should not leave unanswered claims regarding the considered manuscripts or published materials. In the case of a conflict situation, they should take all necessary steps to restore the violated rights and, in the event of any errors, facilitate the publication of corrections or denials.

Ethical obligations of reviewers

  1. Expert evaluation is an important component of scientific communication. It is generally accepted that scientists are required to participate in peer review work.
  2. Expert evaluation assists the Editorial Board in making decisions regarding the publication of manuscript and can help the author in improving his work.
  3. A reviewer who does not consider himself an expert in the subject of manuscript submitted to him or knows that he will not be able to complete his review promptly should notify the Editorial Board and return the manuscript.
  4. A reviewer should not accept a manuscript for consideration in the presence of a conflict of interest caused by competition, collaboration, or other relationships with any authors or organizations associated with the manuscript.
  5. The materials contained in a submitted manuscript must not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes or transmitted to third parties.
  6. The recensions of reviewers should be honest, objective, and substantiated. Author's personal criticism is inadmissible.
  7. A reviewer should identify cases of insufficient citation by the author of previously published works, draw attention of the Editor-in-Chief to any significant similarity of the manuscript under review with another published article.


The scientific collection accepts only original scientific articles that have not been previously published and have not been submitted to other editions.

The text of manuscript is checked for uniqueness in EtxtAntiplagiat program or any other program at the discretion of Editorial Board. If any forms of plagiarism are detected, the manuscript is returned to the author.