Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

RUDN Journal of Political Science (previously Bulletin of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Series Political Science) is a specialized peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1999 published quarterly. The Editorial Board of the Journal includes renowned political scientists from Russia, Canada, Germany, France, Portugal, USA, and Poland.

The aims and scope

The RUDN Journal of Political Science makes a focus on the conjunction of Russian, European, American and non-Western political theory which the RUDN research school is based on.  The RUDN Journal is fully committed to publishing   a high quality research papers , based on plurality of methodological and theorethical approaches. The journal is interdisciplinary with a focus on russian politics, social sciences, policy studies, law, and international affairs. The goal of the journal are to provide an accessible forum for research and to promote high standards of scholarship.

The journal covers such sub-areas as Russian politics, sociocultural factors of politics, the dialogue of civilizations in terms of values and political cultures’ comparison, institutional features and cultural outlooks.

The journal welcomes submissions from established researchers, young scholars, and advanced graduate students.

The mission of the Journal is a broad exchange of scientific information and results of theoretical and empirical studies by researchers from different fields of Political science: Comparative Politics, Political History, Political Sociology, as well as Political Philosophy and Political Psychology. 

The purpose of the journal is boosting research efficiency in the field of Political Science developing scientific, editorial and publishing activities as well as disseminating and approbating modern techniques and the latest achievements in the field to accomplish the mission of a modern classical university.

The principal objectives of the journal:

  • conceptualization of political problems, trends and tasks and further development of political self-consciousness and political culture;
  • providing the researchers with an opportunity of expression and exposition of their vision of political processes and institutions within the framework of russian scientific discourse while allowing a review of political problems through the prism of certain concepts, aspects, and approaches;
  • cooperation with Russian academic and educational institutions to expand the information field and promote the exchange of scientific knowledge;
  • in publications, materials should be selected according to the specificity of RUDN University in general and topics of post-Soviet countries in particular;
  • expanding the authors’ cooperation network;
  • promoting the image and helping to further recognition of the journal by expanding its range of influence;
  • advancing the journal in the market of scientific periodical reviewed works;
  • using the published materials in research and educational process at Political Science departments of Russian higher educational establishments as well as within the Human Sciences framework.

The journal is designed for publishing the results of independent and original research works by scientists, lecturers of universities and other scientific centers in the form of articles, review materials, scientific reports, and bibliographical reviews on certain subjects and within selected scientific areas. The journal provides overall coverage of political processes in Russia and the contemporary world. At the same time, following the principal scientific trends of the department, priority is given to Russia-related studies: the political history of Russia; Russia in the system of international relations; Russian foreign policy and political interests, political thought and methods of Political Science research. Particular attention is paid to the problems of social and state development of contemporary Russia. Research is based on the principles of methodological pluralism and the interdisciplinary approach, as well as studies of international relations and dialogue of civilizations in the context of ongoing changes in the global landscape. Concurrently, traditional methodological tools of Political Science are being reconsidered.

Our Journal

  • aims at informing the readers about contemporary theories and ideas in political science;
  • contributes to the convergence of science and practice, provides opportunities for applying research results to solve political and social problems;
  • aims at developing active communication within the Russian academic community creating opportunities for open and creative discussions to improve the quality of scientific papers;
  • seeks to develop international cooperation, promotion of research findings of Russian authors in the international professional community;
  • provides the widest possible representation of authors and experts from different regions of Russian Federation. 

The articles of the Journal are grouped under ‘floating’ sections (specifically selected to structure the main topics of each issue), with the following basic rubrics:

  • Political Process in Contemporary Russia: Prospects and Trends
  • Politics and Religion
  • Political Processes in the Contemporary World
  • Current Problems of Political Science
  • Regional Politics in Russia
  • Political Problems of the Globalizing World
  • Academic Life

The section titles are generally loosely formulated so that, despite the obvious theoretical focus of most articles (a principal feature distinguishing a scientific journal), in each section we can publish articles varying substantially in their area of study and subject matter, conceptual focus, methodological tools of empirical research, the country of origin and disciplinary affiliation.

On the pages of the journal, one can find works on the current status and development trends of higher education system of different countries in a macro-institutional context; publications on the historiography of classical and modern periods of the global social thought; essays on the results of fundamental and applied research work and articles devoted to the problems described in special sociological theories; translations of works by well-known scientists that are significant for sociological discourse; or articles reflecting difficulties in choosing a system of methods applicable for study of complex social phenomena, etc.

We publish articles by authors who represent leading research centers, institutes, organizations, and universities in Russia and abroad.

The target audience of the Journal is researchers who study various political problems at theoretical and empirical levels, lecturers in Political Science and other Social and Human Sciences, and graduate and postgraduate students. The Journal can be useful for decision-making experts, information and analytical departments of governments, political and public organizations, and commercial institutions.

The main requirement for the published articles is their compliance in content and style with demands made for highly professional scientific publications in Political Science. An “explaining” manner of writing with some elements of epistolary imagery is also expected. Articles are accepted for publication only if they meet the requirements for manuscripts (see: Author Guidelines), successfully go through the peer-review process (see: Peer Review Process), comply with the international standards of publication ethics (see: Publishing Ethics).

RUDN Journal of Political Science publishes articles in both Russian and English, which reflects the Editorial Board’s commitment to active international promotion and further strengthening of the positions and achievements in the field of Political Science.

 

Sections

Political processes in the modern world

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Political process in contemporary Russia: Prospects and trends

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Regional Politics in Russia

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Some actual problems of political science

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Politics and religion

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Political processes in the eu countries

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Academic Life

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Scientific reviews

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The problems of political history

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GEOPOLITICS OF THE NEW SILK ROAD

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CONTEMPORARY MIGRATION PROCESSES: POLITICAL DIMENSION

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POLITICAL PROBLEMS OF GLOBALIZING WORLD

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VALUE CONTENT OF RUSSIA’S FOREIGN POLICY

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PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF EURASIAN INTEGRATION

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THE KURDISH QUESTION IN WORLD POLITICS

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POLITICAL PROCESSES IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD

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CURRENT PROBLEMS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

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POLITICAL PROCESS IN CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA: TENDENCIES AND PROSPECTS

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THE PROBLEM OF CORRELATION BETWEEN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL POLICY OF THE USA

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POLITICAL PROCESSES IN ETHIOPIA

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RIGHT-WING POPULISM IN THE USA AND EUROPE: ORIGINS AND MODERNITY

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CONTEMPORARY POLITICS OF IRAN

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RIGHT-WING POPULISM: ORIGINS AND MODERNITY

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GLOBAL DISCURSIVE CONFRONTATION

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SOFT POWER AND RUSSIA’S IMAGE

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THE MEMORY OF WAR AND MEMORY WARS

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COUNTER-TERRORISM

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EDUCATION POLICY

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MIGRATION: GLOBAL CONTEXT

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MIGRATION PROCESSES AND INTEGRATION OF MIGRANTS IN RUSSIA

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MIGRATION AND POLITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN EUROPE

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RELIGION IN POLITICS AND POLITICS IN RELIGION

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RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND STATE-CONFESSIONAL RELATIONS: THE CHALLENGE OF THE PANDEMIC

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RELIGION, NATION, IDENTITY: POLITICAL MEANINGS IN THE MODERN WORLD

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RELIGION AND POLITICS IN RUSSIA: TOPICS AND CONTROVERSIES

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CHALLENGES OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD

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YOUTH IN POLITICS

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VALUE ORIENTATIONS AND PATRIOTIC EDUCATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE

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YOUTH: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CAPITAL

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YOUTH IN POLITICS: A REGIONAL DIMENSION

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REGIONAL COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION

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THE RISE OF CHINA: FOREIGN POLICY AND DOMESTIC DEVELOPMENT

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SOFT POWER AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN EAST ASIA

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SOCIO-CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF KOREA

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GEOPOLITICS AND PROSPECTS FOR DEMOCRACY

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WORLD POLITICS AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

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PARTIES IN POLITICS: THE IDEOLOGY OF RADICALISM AND REGIONALISM

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THE DIMENSIONS OF IDENTITY IN MODERN RUSSIA

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IDENTITY IN THE POST-SOVIET SPACE

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IDENTITY IN EUROPE AND ITS ACTORS

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FEMINISM AS AN IDEOLOGY AND CONCEPTUAL BASE FOR POLITICS

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WOMEN IN PUBLIC POLICY: REPRESENTATION AND QUOTAS

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SECURITY IN A CHANGING WORLD: A SOCIO-HUMANITARIAN FACTOR

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CHALLENGES OF POPULISM AND CONSERVATIVE NATIONALISM

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REGIONAL ETHNO-NATIONALISM: CONFLICT AND COALITION POTENTIAL

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Peer Review Process

A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the editorial staff of the journal. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.

  1. Members of the editorial board and leading global experts in corresponding areas of sciences, invited as independent readers, perform peer reviews. Editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief or executive secretary choose readers for peer review.  All reviewers are recognized experts in the subject of the peer-reviewed materials and have publications on the subject of the peer-reviewed article over the past 3 years. We aim to limit the review process to 4-6 weeks, though in some cases the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.
  2. Reviewer has an option to abnegate the assessment should any conflict of interests arise that may affect perception or interpretation of the manuscript. Upon the scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the editorial board with one of the following recommendations:
    • to accept the paper in its present state;
    • to invited the author to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before final decision is reached;
    • that final decision be reached following further reviewing by another specialist;
    • to reject the manuscript outright.
  3. If the reviewer has recommended any refinements, the editorial staff would suggest the author either to implement the corrections, or to dispute them reasonably. Authors are kindly required to limit their revision to 2 months and resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation.
  4. We politely request that the editor be notified verbally or in writing should the author decide to refuse from publishing the manuscript. In case the author fails to do so within 3 months since receiving a copy of the initial review, the editorial board takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.
  5.  The editors conduct no more than three rounds of peer review for each manuscript. If, after the three-fold revision of the manuscript, the majority of the reviewers or the editorial board have significant comments on the text, the manuscript is rejected and removed from consideration. In this case, the authors are sent a corresponding notification about the rejection of the manuscript.
  6. If author and reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding revision of the manuscript, the editor-in-chief resolves the conflict by his own authority.
  7. The editorial board reaches final decision to reject a manuscript on the hearing according to reviewers’ recommendations, and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation.
  8. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the editorial staff notifies the authors of the scheduled date of publication.
  9. Kindly note that positive review does not guarantee the acceptance, as final decision in all cases lies with the editorial board. By his authority, editor-in-chief rules final solution of every conflict.
  10. The authors have the right to argue the decision of the editorial board to reject the manuscript and to remove it from consideration. To do this, they should send an appeal to the editorial board, addressed to the editor-in-chief. The appeal should include detailed reasons for the authors' disagreement with the decision of the editorial board (based on the conclusions of the reviewers), give reasons in favor of revising the decision, and send the revised manuscript (if such revision is appropriate). Disputes and requests from authors to revise the decisions of the editorial board are considered personally by the editor-in-chief at the meeting of the editorial board. The decisions made by the editor-in-chief are not subject to challenge.
  11. Original reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited permanently (not less than 5 years).
  12. Manuscript reviews are not published. Reviews can be sent to the Ministry of Education and Sciense of Russian Federation in case of query.
  13. A Review Form is available online.

 

Publication Frequency

The scientific journal “Bulletin of Peoples` Friendship University of Russia.

Series Political Science” published since 1999. The journal is published four issues per year. Edition of each issue is 500 paper copies.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge (open license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC BY 4.0)).

This journal is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediately upon publication. Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. For more information please read BOAI statement.    

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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

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Archiving

Journal Archiving policies

The journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve all the published articles. The PKP PN is a part of LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content.

Full-text electronic content of the journal is archived in the RUDN University institutional repository https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/ included in the NORA project - National Aggregator of Open Repositories https://openrepository.ru/ (search for articles from RUDN journals by link), and registered in the Directory of Open Access Repositories - OpenDOAR http://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/repository/4669

The information about all the articles published is archived in Russian Electronic Scientific Library (eLIBRARY.ru). The direct URL to the journal issues: http://elibrary.ru/contents.asp?titleid=9656. You can search through article metadata (title, author, keywords, abstract etc.) on eLIBRARY.ru. The URL to article’s full text is available on the article’s page on eLIBRARY.ru.

The articles’ full texts are stored on the journal’s server and can be accessed through this page (http://journals.rudn.ru/political-science/issue/archive).

Printed copies of the journal issues are transferred for permanent storage to the Russian Book Chamber - a branch of ITAR-TASS, the Russian State Library and other leading libraries of the Russian Federation.

 

Indexing

Articles have been published in this journal are indexed by several systems:

  • Russian Science Citation Index by Electronic Scientific Library foundation (eLibrary.ru)
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • WorldCat
  • Cyberleninka
  • State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Russian Federation
  • East View
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ
  • British Library
  • Bodleian Libraries (University of Oxford)
  • Ghent University Library
  • ResearchBib
  • Lens
  • Research4Life
  • JournalTOCs

 

Publishing Ethics

When selecting (including reviewing), preparing (editing) and publishing articles in the journal, the editors are guided by international standards of publication ethics.

The Editorial Board of the Journal will carefully and responsibly consider all reasonable requests regarding the detected violations in the published materials.

The editors consider it the duty of the author and the reviewer to inform the editors as soon as possible about the missed errors and violations that they have identified after the publication of the article.

The journal's publisher, RUDN University, is a co-founder and a member of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (ASEP), Russia, and supports the ASEP Declaration on the Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications (in Russian) http://rasep.ru

The ethic policy of this journal is based on recomendations from international commettees:

  

When developing these rules, the publisher and the editorial board of the journal used not only their editorial and publishing practice but also the experience of the journals published by leading international scientific literature publishers, such as Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, etc.

Editorial responsibilities

Editors have sole responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript. The manuscript may be rejected by the editor on the stage prior to peer-review for a solid reason (inappropriate topic for journal, clearly of poor scientific quality, the article was previously published elsewhere, essential contradiction to ethical principles of the Journal was detected). Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain. Editors should guarantee that the quality of the papers conforms to internationally accepted scientific and publication ethical guidelines. If there is conflict of interest of the editor with the author of the article, the article should be transmitted to another editor.

The editor transmits all the submitted manuscripts, which were not rejected according to the reasons stated below, for peer-review. The editor chooses the reviewers out of the most competent specialists on the topic of the article.

Editors should preserve anonymity of reviewers and should not tell the reviewers the names of the authors.

Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record and be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.

Advertising Policies

The editorial board adheres to ethical standards in its work and, above all, defending the right to editorial independence. Placement of promotional materials and sponsorship can not influence in any way on editorial decisions and editorial content. The journal does not publish materials to accompany the advertising and does not sell advertising for specific articles. Advertising and information materials is not mixed with the editorial content.

All decisions on advertising placement are only accepted by the publisher. The editors reserve the right not to accept advertising materials, placement does not meet the publication policy.

Data Access and Retention

Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author(s) own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another(s) paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms of plagiarism:

  • Use (word for word citing) of any materials in any value without indicating the source;
  • use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation without indicating the source;
  • use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation published in scientific and popular issues without approving by copyright holder;
  • use of the materials without written permission, the authors or copyright holders of which don’t permit use of their materials without special approvement.

The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms of incorrect borrowing:

  • Absence of graphical highlighting of literal text citation when there are references to the source;
  • incorrect references (incomplete bibliographic description of the sources, which prevents their identification;
  • reference not to the first source of the borrowed text without clear indication of this fact (mistake in primary source determination);
  • absence of references from the text to the sources enumerated in the list below the article;
  • excessive citation (in case there are references to the sources and graphical highlighting of the cited text), the volume of which is not justified by the genre and aims of the article.

Only original works are acceptable for publication in journal. The journal does not allow any forms of plagiarism.

If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

The journal is using "ANTIPLAGIAT" software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts. If the editorial board of the journal has reasons for a more detailed check, additional tools for searching for borrowings can be involved. The Google Scholar is used for English-language manuscripts. Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article was published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

The Editorial Board of the Journal strongly discourages the use of any technique to increase the text score in the Anti-Plagiarism system.

Articles that show signs of technical modifications in order to artificially increase the uniqueness of the text will not be published in the journal even if revised. The editors report all such facts to the reviewer and, if the author works in an educational institution, to its management.

If unauthorized borrowings are detected, as well as with a low coefficient of originality of the text (<85%) and large amounts of borrowings that are not justified by the goals of the article, the manuscript is rejected from publication.

Articles whose content repeats the results and conclusions obtained in other scientific publications of the author (monographs, previous publications in journals and collections), as well as studies already described earlier in dissertations and abstracts, in the absence of development of the provisions presented in them and new results, to publications are not accepted.

Identification of plagiarism of ideas and plagiarism of data is carried out as part of scientific peer review, as well as after the publication of manuscripts - upon the fact of readers' requests with relevant statements. When establishing the fact of unauthorized borrowing of data (results of scientific work) or ideas, the manuscript (article) will be withdrawn and rejected from publication, even if it has already been published.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article was published already) if plagiarism will be fined.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (eg, clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

First author. The first author in the list of co-authors should be the head of the author's team of the manuscript, who took the greatest part in the process of preparing the text and is familiar with the entire process of conducting scientific work. The head of the team of authors should also be a "correspondence author" - to communicate with the editors of the journal and readers (after the publication of the article).

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human Subjects

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Statement of Human Rights

When reporting experimental research involving human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 and 2008. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose (declare in the corresponding section of the manuscript) any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to affect the results or the conclusions of their manuscript.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include:

  • receiving funding in support of the research or the preparation of the manuscript, any connection (employment, consultancies, stock ownership, royalties, providing expert opinions) with organizations that have a direct interest in the subject of research or review;
  • application or registration of patents for research results (copyright, etc.);
  • obtaining financial support for any of the stages of research or the preparation of the manuscript (including grants and other financial support).

Explicit and potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as early as possible.

Information on conflicts of interest received from the authors of the manuscripts is not provided to the reviewers and is available only to the editorial board when deciding on the publication of the manuscript. Also, information on conflicts of interest is published as part of the full text of the article.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Editorial Policy for Corrections to Published Articles

If inaccuracies and factual errors are made in the article that do not require retraction of the article, the editorial carries out the procedure for reprinting the article with corrections.

The purpose of corrections made to a scientific article after publication is to convey truthful, accurate information to the reader, help avoid illegal borrowing, and eliminate erroneous data.

Any necessary changes will be accompanied with a post-publication notice which will be permanently linked to the original article so that readers will be fully informed of any necessary changes. This can be in the form of a Correction notice, an Expression of Concern, a Retraction and in rare circumstances a Removal.

Authors should notify us as soon as possible if they find errors in their published article, especially errors that could affect the interpretation of data or reliability of information presented. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure consensus has been reached between all listed co-authors prior to putting forward any requests for corrections or retractions to an article.

Any minor errors will not be accompanied by a separate correction notice. Instead, a footnote will be added to the article detailing to the reader that the article has been corrected. Minor errors do not impact the reliability of, or the reader’s understanding of, the scholarly content.

Reprinting of the article is carried out in the case of multiple typos, incorrect citation, incorrect wording, incorrect facts, the need for corrections to the team of authors and other cases requiring correction of errors.

Reprint of the corrected article may be initiated by the author (s), readers, or the editors of the journal.

The procedure for correcting errors when reprinting an article

  1. If the editorial board has received information about the need to make corrections from third parties, the editor or the Editor-in-Chief will politely send the authors a notification about the need to analyze the identified errors.
  2. After an analysis of the identified errors, the editorial representatives report the need to reprint the article with corrections to the author (s) to agree on the corrections.
  3. In the printed issue of the journal, an error message is published indicating the number / year and pages of the issue with the article in which the error was made, a description of the error and the text with the error corrected. It is also indicated on whose initiative the reissue procedure is carried out. In the online version of the journal, an error message is posted on the site page and / or PDF file with the article. Readers are given the opportunity to work with the revised version of the article by posting it on the site.

       4. Information on corrections introduced is transmitted to the Russian Index of Science Citation (elibrary.ru).

Retraction guidelines

In some cases, the Editorial Board may consider retracting a publication.

The article will be officially retracted if at any stage of review, prepress, or after publication, the editors or readers reveal a violation of the requirements of publication ethics. The retraction of the article due to violation of publication ethics will also entail a ban on the publication of articles in this journal for all members of the authors team involved in the incident in the future.

The reasons for retraction may be the following:

  • it constitutes plagiarism, including borrowed pictures, tables, diagrams, etc. If plagiarism was detected after publication (see Plagiarism Policy);
  • third party expresses claims concerning copyrights for the article or its parts;
  • the findings have previously been published elsewhere before the date of its publication in the journal.

The published article has serious errors, which place its scientific value in question.

In such cases the Editor should initiate the revision, after which the article may be retracted. The Act on retraction is complied, which is signed by the editor-in-chief. The copy of the Act is being sent to the author of the article.

In this case, the article is not physically withdrawn from the published edition and the file of the issue on web site. The Editorial Office publishes the notification on retraction of the article on the corresponding page of the issue content on the official site of the Journal. The Editorial Office should attentively consider issuing an expression of concern about the revealed problems in the published materials.

The Editorial Board considers it a responsibility of authors and reviewers to promptly inform about the missed mistakes and breaches revealed after the publication of the article.

Privacy Statement

Information about the authors (surname, name, family name, affiliation, e-mail, contact number), which is provided by them for publication in the journal, is becoming available for indefinite range of persons, for which the authors give their permission by providing his article in the online system on the website of the journal.

The following data is published for the convenience of the authors with the aim of the full and correct account of publications and their citation by the corresponding bibliography companies and providing the possibility of contacting the authors ans the scientific society.

Personal information provided by the authors in addition to the enumerated below include additional e-mails and phones. These will be used only for contacting the authors in the process of preparing the publication. The Editorial Board may not transmit this information to a third party, who can use in for some other purposes. 

 

 

Publication Fee

Publication process in this journal is free for all authors.

The journal charge no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

The journal asks no article processing charge in any forms.


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