Author fees

Publication in “Disaster Medicine” 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.


Policy of data keeping

Storage policy is aimed at selection, storage and access to journal archives and includes the following objectives:

  • Compliance of archiving materials to Archives’ state standards.
  • Registration and publication of articles in accordance with professional standards.
  • Ensuring wide access to archived material, provided by editorial practice.

Archive includes texts of articles, peer-reviews, abstracts and bibliographies, which are published in the journal. These materials are of great scientific value, as they comprise the most significant results of scientific research.

Information on all the articles published in the journal is stored on the publisher’s server and is available in the public domain on the website of the journal.


Deposit policy

Authors can keep and disseminate the copy of article before and after its publication. Nevertheless, we recommend our authors to start disseminating the article copies after the journal publication, because before it the article doesn’t have metadata, which is important for citation.


Open access policy

The journal adheres to the policy of open access (Open Access). All the articles are placed permanently and free of charge immediately after the issuance of the journal. Full-text access in real time regime to scientific journal articles is presented on the official website of the journal.


Copyright policy

The journal has free access, which means the ability to read, download, copy, distribute, publish the articles and to refer to the full text with attribution, without any restrictions.

What is permitted:

  • Share (share) – copy and distribute the material in any medium and in any format.
  • Adapt (create derivative works) – remix, modify and create new, basing on this material for any purpose, including commercial.
  • Licensor may not revoke these freedoms as long as you perform the license conditions.

Under the following conditions: «Attribution» — You must ensure the appropriate attribution, provide a link to the license and identify changes if any have been made. You can do this in any reasonable manner, but not by one that would imply that the licensor endorses you or your way of the work application.

Without additional limitations — You may not apply legal restrictions or technological measures that create to others legal obstacles in the implementation of something from what is permitted by the license.

License CC, supported by a journal: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Policy for plagiarism checking

Only high-quality original research papers are published in the journal. Submission of articles in the journal implies that it has not been published previously or submitted for publication in another journal. When the author (s) use in his works passages of the other articles (in Russian, English or other languages), it is necessary to register them in the form of links to sources or permission of a previous publisher or copyright owner.

Articles iwith plagiarism are not authorized for publishing. If after checking the materials the presence of plagiarism is detected in the article the author, the relevant institution and the sponsoring organization (if any) will be sent a notification of refusal in the publication for the reason stated above.

All the materials that come to the journal are tested for plagiarism by «Anti-plagiarism” system, to be accepted an article must have at least 75% of text uniqueness.


Article identification policy

Every article published in a scientific journal is assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) – identifier of a digital object (the phrase “Digital Object Identifier – DOI” is also used) – is a modern standard of information designation in the Internet, currently used by all the world’s largest scientific organizations and publishers.

Since 2019, each article is assigned a digital object identifier. All-Russian Centre for Disaster Medicine “Zashchita” assignes DOI directly via the service of DOI links – CrossRef.

Advantages of DOI and its impact on the publication of scientific research and their subsequent citation:

  • DOI allows to identify and search for scientific data located on the Internet;
  • this number always remains the same and using it you can easily find a journal, article or book;
  • Digital object identifier considerably facilitates the procedure of citation of scientific publications, as its title, abstract and keywords are sent into the worldwide public database of scientific data International DOI Foundation ;
  • when quoting the article containing DOI with one of the journals included in Scopus, Web of Science or any other prestigious bibliographic database, the author’s and article’s data are also recorded in the database;
  • all journals included in Scopus, Web of Science and Springer, compulsorily assign their articles DOI;
  • increase in the number of author’s articles citations automatically increases its index of citing and personal Hirsch index – the most important scientometric indicators at the present stage of science development .

DOI assignment for today is an inherent part of the system of scientific communication through the effective provision of scientific information exchange processes.


Conflict of interests policy

Experts should not be held to review the work, if there is a conflict of interest because of the competitive relationship, collaboration or other interactions or relationships with authors, companies or institutions in any way associated with the materials submitted.

Unpublished materials available in the present study can not be усед by editorial board in their own developments without the written consent of the author.

Article is placed in public domain in case of acceptance for publication. If there are any conflicts of interest (financial, academic, personal, etc.) participants of review process should inform the editorial board.

The rights to use materials of “Disaster Medicine” journal belong to All-Russian Centre for Disaster Medicine “Zashchita” as a publisher and founder of the journal.

Direct contacts – are the main and most preferred way to resolve disputes between the editors, authors and third parties in the process of review and preparation of materials for publication, as well as in relation to already published articles. If you have complaints or claims you must report them to the chief editor of the journal in written form to the e-mail of the journal or mailing to the address listed on the website of the journal.

The letter must contain the essence of the controversial issue, the circumstances, the person’s name and / or the product in respect of which the claim is being made. Persons or organizations who complain to the journal editorial office for some issues need to be sure that these complaints will be dealt within reasonable time. Editors while analysing the complaints and disputes will follow the accepted publication ethics.