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Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

In its work, the editorial board of the international collection of research papers on Russian Philology and Comparative Studies is guided by the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics, United Kingdom, and also takes into account the experience of reputable international journals and publishers.

In order to ensure a high quality of research publications and to prevent negative cases of publishing activities (plagiarism, submission of inaccurate information, etc.) all the participants in the editorial and publishing process (each member of the editorial board, author, reviewer, publisher) must follow the ethical standards adopted by the international scientific community and take measures to prevent any violations of these norms.

Ethical principles of the editorial board

In its work, the editorial board of the international collection of research papers on Russian Philology and Comparative Studies is guided by the following ethical principles:

Decision on which of the articles submitted for publication in the journal, should be published, is passed by the editorial board of the journal after verifying the compliance with the requirements for formatting, and after reviewing and discussing it at a meeting of the editorial board.

When passing the decision on publishing a manuscript, the editorial board is guided by the publication ethics of the journal and does not admit publication papers with signs of slander, insult, plagiarism and/or copyright infringement. The final decision to publish the paper or not is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal.

The editorial board evaluates the submitted papers regardless of the race, gender, nationality, origin, citizenship, occupation, place of work and residence of the author, as well as of his/her political, philosophical, religious and other views.

In compliance with the principles of double-blind review and confidentiality, the editorial board undertakes not to disclose information about the submitted manuscript.

The editorial board ensures that the materials of the manuscript rejected from publication will not be used by the editorial board members in their own research papers without the written consent of the author.

The editorial board considers claims of unethical conduct on the part of the authors of submitted manuscripts or papers already published and takes action in connection with the claims received. If the arguments set out in the claims are confirmed, the editorial board has the right to refuse to publish the submitted manuscript and to stop further cooperation with the author. In cases of substantiated claims against published papers, the editorial board publishes the corresponding resolution and takes other necessary measures.

The editor-in-chief coordinates all the work of the editorial office, makes decisions on key issues, signs the current issue for printing, gives permission to publish on the website. The editor-in-chief fully ensures that all the ethical standards outlined here are strictly enforced.

The members of the editorial board and the editorial staff are obliged to remain neutral and objective towards all the participants in the editorial and publishing process.

Ethical principles of authors of research papers

The editorial board of the international collection of research papers on Russian Philology and Comparative Studies proceeds from the fact that each author who submits their manuscript to the journal abides by the following ethical principles:

When submitting materials for publication in the international collection of research papers on Russian Philology and Comparative Studies, the authors thereby confirm their authorship. If there are co-authors, one of them can submit the material, and all the other co-authors must be listed in full and with all the required reliable information about them.

The author submits a paper containing the results of an original study for the editorial board to consider. If in their paper the author has mentioned works, or included fragments from works (quotes) of others, this must be properly indicated by referencing the original source in the reference list to the paper. Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable behaviour on the part of the author.

The authors are responsible for all the factual material presented in the manuscript.

The author ensures that the article submitted to the editorial office has not been published before (including in public access on the Internet) and has not been submitted for reviewing in any other periodical.

Any form of citation manipulation is prohibited, including self-citation (in the reference list references to the author’s own works may not exceed 20%).

The author undertakes to identify correctly the scientific and other sources used in the study that had a significant impact on its results in the reference list.

The authors undertake to eliminate the shortcomings mentioned by the editorial board or the editorial staff.

The authors must submit and format the manuscript in accordance with the rules adopted in the journal.

All sources of financial support for the project (grants, state programs, projects, etc.) must be disclosed and consistently specified in the manuscript.

If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the paper at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, they must immediately notify the editorial board of the journal.

If a serious copyright or authorship criteria infringement is detected, the submitted manuscript will be rejected and the editorial board may terminate cooperation with the author.

Reviewers’ Ethical Principles

The editorial board of the international collection of research papers on Russian Philology and Comparative Studies assumes that every reviewer voluntarily cooperating with the journal undertakes to abide by the following ethical principles:

A manuscript received for review must be considered a confidential document that cannot be passed on for review or discussion to third parties not authorized by the editorial board.

The scientific supervisor (scientific consultant) of any of the authors of the manuscript cannot act as reviewer.

The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and substantiated assessment of the presented results of the study, to express objective and fundamental comments and wishes aimed at improving the scientific level of the manuscript. Criticism of the author’s personal qualities is unacceptable.

Unpublished data from the manuscripts submitted for consideration must not be used by the reviewer to personal ends.

The reviewer must indicate in the review if the manuscript under consideration bears substantial or partial similarities to any other work, as well as the absence of references to provisions, conclusions or arguments previously published in other works of this or other authors.

A reviewer who is not, in his/her opinion, sufficiently qualified to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interests with the author or organization, must report it to the editor-in-chief by filing a request to exclude him/her from reviewing this manuscript.

The review of the paper is confidential. The reviewer’s name, place of work and position are not disclosed.

Publisher’s Ethical Principles

The publisher undertakes:

  • to enforce the ethical duties of the editorial board, reviewers and authors in accordance with these requirements;
  • to support the journal’s editorial board in dealing with claims related to ethical aspects of the published materials and help to interact with other publishers if this contributes to the performance of the editorial staff;
  • to ensure the confidentiality of the publication received from the authors and any information until it is published;
  • to realize that the publication of the collection of research papers on Russian Philology and Comparative Studies is not a commercial project and does not pursue the aim of making profit;
  • to be always ready to publish corrections, clarifications, rebuttals and apologies when necessary;
  • to concede the journal’s editors the right to exclude publications containing plagiarism and inaccurate data (The publisher has the right to reject the manuscript or to ask the author to refine it if it is formatted in violation of the accepted rules agreed with the Publisher; if the paper has been accepted for publication, it becomes publicly available; copyrights are retained by the authors);
  • to post information about the financial support of the study if the author mentions such information;
  • to take all measures to eliminate content-related, grammatical, stylistic and other errors, if such are found;
  • not to delay the publication.