The editorial board of the «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal adheres to the internationally recognized principles of publication ethics set out in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and takes into account the experience of reputable international journals and publishers. To ensure the high quality of scientific publications, each editorial board member, publisher, author and reviewer involved in the publication process must comply with the ethical standards established by the international scientific community and take reasonable steps to prevent violations.
1. Main principles
In carrying out its activities, the editorial board of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal is based on the Law of the Russian Federation "On the Mass Media" of December 27, 1991 No. 2124-1, Charter of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN), Charter of the editorial board of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal.
The Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN) as the founder and publisher of the «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal undertakes to control all stages of the editorial and publishing process, responsible for the publication of original works and complies with ethical standards.
2. Ethical principles for the editorial board
The editorial board of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal adheres to the following internationally recognized ethical principles:
- Based on the results of checking the compliance of the manuscript with the requirements of the journal and the assessment of the reviewers, the Editorial Board decides which of the submitted manuscripts can be published. The final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is made by the editor-in-chief of the journal.
- The editorial board considers the submitted manuscripts regardless of gender, nationality, citizenship, occupation, place of residence of the author, as well as his political, philosophical, religious and other beliefs.
- The editorial board, following the principles of double blind reviewing and confidentiality, has no right to disclose information about the author and reviewer.
- Members of the Editorial Board undertake to maintain objectivity in relation to all participants in the editorial and publishing process.
- Before transferring the manuscript to the reviewer, the editorial board tries to make sure that there is no conflict of interest between the author and the reviewer.
- The editors do not accept manuscripts containing libel, plagiarism and/or violating copyright.
- The editor-in-chief ensures the observance of ethical standards adopted in the publishing house.
- The editorial board considers complaints about unethical behavior of authors of submitted manuscripts or already published articles and takes reasonable measures in relation to such claims. If the validity of the claims is confirmed, the editorial board has the right to reject the submitted manuscript and terminate further cooperation with the author.
- The editorial board undertakes not to use the rejected materials in other studies without the written consent of the author.
- The editorial board strives to ensure the high quality of publications and, if necessary, is obliged to publish corrections and clarifications.
3. Ethical principles for the authors of publications
The editorial board of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal assumes that authors submitting manuscripts for further review and publication agree with the following ethical principles:
- The author is responsible for all the factual material presented for consideration.
- By the fact of submitting the manuscript, the author confirms his authorship. In case of co-authorship, the manuscript can be provided by one of the authors; information about each co-author must be indicated in full.
- The author submits for consideration the original manuscript, which excludes plagiarism and slander. If in the issue the author relies on other articles and/or includes extracts from other works (citations) in the text of the issue, then this should be properly formalized by indicating the original source in the footnotes and the list of literature for the article.
- The author guarantees that the submitted material is completely original, not previously published either in print or on free Internet resources, as well as not submitted for consideration in any other journal.
- All sources of financial support (scholarships, government programs, grants, etc.) must be disclosed and indicated without fail.
- No manipulation of citation is allowed (for example, inappropriate or abundant quotations from the work of a supervisor or colleagues, including self-citation).
- In case the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in the manuscript during the review process or after publication, he or she must immediately notify the editorial board about this.
- The author agrees to eliminate the shortcomings of the manuscript identified by the editorial board.
- In case of serious violation of copyright and violation of the ethical principles of the authors, the submitted manuscript is rejected, and all further cooperation with the author is terminated.
4. Ethical principles of journal reviewers
The editorial board of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7: Literary studies» journal expects that every reviewer who collaborates with the journal on a voluntary basis assumes responsibility for adhering to the following ethical principles:
- The reviewer obliges to conduct an objective assessment of the manuscript, to argue his point, to express only those comments and suggestions that will act to improve the quality of the submitted manuscript. Personal criticism is unacceptable.
- The reviewer must point out significant similarities or overlaps between the reviewed manuscript and any other issue, as well as the absence of references to sources, conclusions or arguments previously published in other issues or by other authors.
- The manuscript submitted for review should be considered as a confidential document that cannot be transferred to third parties for reading or discussion.
- A reviewer who does not have sufficient qualifications or objectivity to evaluate the manuscript (for example, a conflict of interest with the author) should inform the editor-in-chief about this and ask him to exclude him or her from the review of this manuscript.
- The supervisor (consultant) of the author of the manuscript cannot review the manuscript.
- The reviewer has no right to use the materials of an unpublished manuscript for personal purposes.
- The review is a strictly confidential document. The names of the reviewer and the author, their positions and places of work are not disclosed.
Politics of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7 : Literary studies» journal in relation to the retraction of publications is based on the recommendation of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.
The purpose of retraction is to correct false information. It is not a way to punish unscrupulous authors.
The result of the retraction is the detection by the editorial office of the fact of violations. The author may disagree with the outcome of the procedure, which does not cancel the editors' rights to make the decision.
The resons for retraction of scientific paper are gross violations of publication ethics, which include plagiarism, falsification of data, etc. This mechanism is aimed at refuting or correcting published information, as well as notifying researchers and readers about cases of duplication of scientific materials, plagiarism and concealment of conflicts of interest.
The material may be withdrawn by the author(-s), editor or publisher of the journal.
If the author or authors refuse to withdraw the paper, the publisher has the right to act independently, because he is responsible for the quality of the published information.
The results of the retraction should be reflected in the publication with an indication that the material is being retracted. The reasons for the retraction must be listed without fail, indicating the persons who initiated it.
Retraction does not imply the removal of published paper from the journal, the journal's website or bibliographic databases. This is necessary in order for other researchers (possibly previously referring to this publication) to be notified of the fact of retraction.
In the «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7 : Literary studies» journal can be published only original papers. Any form of plagiarism is prohibited. If the author uses the results of someone else's research, it should be properly designed and provided with links.
By plagiarism, the editorial board understands the use of any materials (texts, ideas, photos, drawings, diagrams, etc.) without indicating authorship. In addition, the editorial board interprets incorrect borrowing as unethical behavior, that is,:
- lack of graphic highlighting of the text citation with the presence of links to the original source;
- incomplete bibliographic description, which prevents the identification of primary sources;
- the reference is not to the first source of the borrowed text without a clear indication of this fact;
- the absence of references to the sources listed in the bibliographic list under the article.
In case of recognition of several of the above violations, the editorial board of the journal is forced to act in accordance with the rules of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
During the review of the manuscripts, the editorial board of the journal checks it with the help of the anti-plagiarism system.
According to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), potential conflicts of interest are present where there are financial, personal or professional interests that can affect the reviewer's or editor's assessment and, consequently, the decision to publish the paper.
«Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7 : Literary studies» journal implies that by providing the material, the author confirms that:
- Does not hide the sources of research funding (if available);
- There are no commercial, personal and professional factors related to the provided papers that could cause suspicion of a conflict of interest.
If there is a conflict of interest, the authors submitting a manuscript may ask for the removal of a specific reviewer to evaluate his or her material.
The same obligations apply equally to editors or reviewers who will evaluate the manuscript: they must declare a potential conflict of interests that may affect the editorial decision to publish the paper.
In case of a conflict of interests between the editor or reviewer and the author, the manuscript must necessarily be transferred to another editor or reviewer.
The process of evaluating the article should remain unbiased. A conflict of interest declared by any of the participants in the editing and reviewing process does not lead to the rejection of the manuscript. The main criterion for evaluating a manuscript is its scientific value and novelty.
Open Access Policy of «Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7 : Literary studies» journal corresponds to the Budapest Initiative “Open Access” (Budapest Open Access Initiative). All materials are publicly available on the Internet, allowing all users to read, download, copy, distribute, link to the published papers or use them for any other legitimate purposes without prior request from the author or publisher.
«Social sciences and humanities. Domestic and foreign literature. Series 7 : Literary studies» is a peer-reviewed open access periodical with an Open Access business model. This implies:
- The articles are created by scientists;
- The publication is free for all authors; the authors do not pay for reviewing, editing, translation, proofreading;
- The journal does not pay royalties;
- All papers are freely available to readers immediately after publication.