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Until 01.01.2019 - Scientific Yearbook of the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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Principles of publication ethics accepted by the Journal “Antinomies” 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 the Journal “Antinomies” 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 the Journal “Antinomies” 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Editors should always protect the confidentiality of individual information and ensure that unpublished data will not be used by them for personal advantage or passed on to a third party without the written consent of the author.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.

Plagiarism detection

The Journal “Antinomies” uses the plagiarism detection software  to screen the submissions. Papers will be withdrawn from any stage of the publication process (even if the article has already been published) if any form of plagiarism has been found.

The editors follow COPE’s Core Practices and implement its advice in controversial situation: https://publicationethics.org/files/plagiarism%20A.pdf

Plagiarism is committed when one author uses another work (typically the work of another author) without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism may take various 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 therefore unacceptable.

Retraction policy

Retraction is a mechanism for correcting the literature and alerting readers to publications that contain such seriously flawed or erroneous data that their findings and conclusions cannot be relied upon. Unreliable data may result from honest error or from research misconduct. Retractions are also used to alert readers to cases of redundant publication (i.e. when authors present the same data in several publications), plagiarism, and failure to disclose a major competing interest likely to influence interpretations or recommendations. 

Journal editors should consider retracting a publication if: 

- they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)

- the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)

- it constitutes plagiarism

- it reports unethical research

Articles may be retracted by their author(s) or by the Editor of the Journal “Antinomies”. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is their obligation to promptly notify the Journal Editor or Publisher and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

Since responsibility for the journal’s content rests with the editor s/he should always have the final decision about retracting material. The Act on retraction is complied, which is signed by the Editor-in-Chief. The copy of the Act is 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 the Journal web site. The Editorial Office publishes a retraction notification on the corresponding page of the Journal site.