Principles of publication ethics accepted by “Research Yearbook. Institute of Philosophy and Law. Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences” have been developed in accordance with The Code of Conduct of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) .
Publication ethics is a system of professional rules designed to regulate interaction of authors, peer reviewers, editors, publishers and readers while producing, distributing and using scientific papers.
Editor, Editorial board is a person or a group of people that represent “Research Yearbook. Institute of Philosophy and Law. Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences” and handle the management of manuscripts through the peer review process and eventual dispatch to the publishers as well as provide feedback and consistent communication with authors and readers of the journal.
Author is a person or a group of people participating in the preparation of a scientific paper.
Peer reviewer is an expert who acts on behalf of “Research Yearbook. Institute of Philosophy and Law. Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences” carrying out scientific expertise of the submitted manuscripts in order to assess their suitability for publication in the journal.
Publisher is a natural person or a legal entity that publishes scientific papers.
Reader is a person who reads an article published in the journal.
Plagiarism is the act of intended appropriating of a scientific or an art composition, ideas and inventions of another author. Plagiarism may be considered a violation of the copyright law or the patent legislation and thus can lead to legal consequences.
Basic principles to which editors and publishers should adhere
Editors (editorial board) are accountable for everything published in the journal, which means that they should follow the key principles listed below.
Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
Editors (editorial board) should assess the quality of manuscripts submitted regardless of race, nationality, sex orientation or gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, social status or political beliefs of the author.
Editors should always protect the confidentiality of individual information and ensure that unpublished data will not be used by them for personal advantage or passed on to a third party without the written consent of the author.
Editors should ensure that submitted manuscripts will be rejected in case if plagiarised text is detected.
Editorial board in cooperation with publisher should provide a mechanism for authors to appeal against editorial decisions. They should also have policies in place to address conflict situations, which may appear, and take precautions to restore the rights that have been infringed.
Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere
Peer reviewers carry out scientific expertise of the submitted manuscripts, which requires them to be impartial and to follow the key principles listed below.
Peer reviewers should guarantee the confidentiality of materials they receive for review and should not distribute externally any work that is passed to them for their eyes only.
Peer reviewers should review submitted materials in an objective and reasoned manner, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments.
Peer reviewers should guarantee that information obtained during the peer review process will not be used by them for personal advantage.
Peer reviewers should only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment. They should also declare all potential conflicting interests and, if needed, ask to be excluded from peer review of the manuscript.
Basic principles to which authors should adhere
Author (a group of authors) is responsible for originality and accuracy of the scientific research, which means that they should follow the key principles listed below.
Authors should ensure that all the research results presented in the submitted materials are accurate and do not contain any false or falsified data.
Authors should ensure that all the research work is original and that all the excerpts are fully and properly referenced. Any forms of plagiarism, including unreferenced citations, paraphrasing or violation of a copyright holder's rights are unethical and unacceptable.
Authors should openly disclose the source of all data and third party material, which should be fully referenced.
Duplicate submissions are not allowed. Works that have already been published are not accepted.
The names of all the authors who made substantial contributions to the research have to be represented accurately. People who did not make a significant contribution to the research may not be listed as authors.
If any mistakes or discrepancies in the manuscript have been detected, the author should inform the editorial board and submit corrigenda in a timely manner.