- Publication Ethics
Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal = The Journal of Literary History and Theory accepts the principles of publication ethics expressed in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and takes into account the experience of reputable international journals. These principles are obligatory for editors, reviewers and authors.
1.Ethics Policy of the Editor
- The Editorial Board makes a decision to accept the paper for publication or to reject it through the results of examination of the essay’s compliance with the journal’s requirements and the results of the peer review.
- The Editor evaluates the submitted manuscripts regardless of sex, nationality, country of origin, citizenship, occupation, place of work, and place of residence of the author as well as of his or her political, philosophical, religious or other views.
- The Editor complying with the double “blind” peer review and confidentiality, shall not disclose any information about the submitted manuscript.
- The Editor before passing on the manuscript to the reviewer certifies that there is no conflict of interests between the author and reviewer as well as any personal or family relations between them.
- The Editor shall not accept any manuscript with signs of libel, slander, plagiarism, and copyright violation.
- The Editor ensures that the rejected materials shall not be used in another study by the members of the Editorial Board without the author’s written agreement.
- The final decision about the essay’s acceptance or rejection shall be made by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.
- The Editorial Board shall consider claims of unethical behavior of the authors of submitted manuscripts or already published articles and take reasonable steps in respect of such claims. If the arguments of the claims are confirmed, the Editorial Board has the right to reject the submitted paper. In cases of the already published articles, the Editorial Board shall publish an appropriate rebuttal and take other necessary measures.
2.Ethics Policy of the Reviewers
- Manuscript submitted for review should be treated as a confidential document not to be transmitted for reading or discussion to the third parties.
- The reviewer must not use the materials in an unpublished manuscript for his or her own personal scopes.
- The review is strictly confidential. The name of the reviewer, his or her place of work and job title shall not be disclosed.
3.Ethical standarts for the authors
- The author confirms his or her authorship by the fact of submission. In the case of co-authors all co-authors should be mentioned in full and with all necessary reliable information that is applicable.
- The author presents the manuscript with the original results of his or her research; the use of other works and all citations must be properly executed by specifying the original source in the references. Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable behavior.
- The author is responsible for all the factual material he or she provides in the submitted manuscript.
- The author ensures that the manuscript presented to the Editorial Board is unpublished (including publication on open access Internet websites), and not submitted to any other journal.
- The author should correct the manuscript’s defects pointed out by the Editorial Board.
- All the sources of financial support (scholarships, state programs, projects, etc.) should be disclosed and indicated in the essay.
- In case the author discovers substantial errors or inaccuracies in the essay in the process of its peer review or after its publication, he or she should immediately notify the Editorial Board on the subject.
The politics of Editorial Board regarding retraction of publications is based on the recommendation of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The grounds for retraction are significant plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of data which violate the publication ethics. The purposes of retraction are correction of published information and warning of readers about the cases of duplicate publications made by the author (authors), plagiarism, and concealment of serious conflicts of interest.
An article can be retracted by the author(s), publisher or editor of the journal. If the author or authors refuse to retract the article, the publisher has the right to retract the article without their consent.
Retraction does not mean deletion of the article from the journal, journal’s website or the bibliography database. The article remains in all resources with a clear note of retraction.
Derivation and Plagiarism
Only original works are acceptable for publication in Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal; any forms of plagiarism are forbidden. If the author uses the results of someone’s else research, this research must be appropriately quated and referenced.
As plagiarism the Editorial Board considers the use of any materials (texts, ideas, photographs, pictures, schemes, diagrams, tables) without attribution. The use of the materials without written permission in the case when the author or copyright holder of these materials don’t allow to use them without special approvement is also considered plagiarism.
Besides, as unethical publishing behavior the Editorial Board of Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal treats the incorrect borrowing, that is
- absence of graphical highlighting of the literal text citation when there are references to the source;
- incomplete bibliographic description which prevents the identification of sources;
- reference not to the first source of borrowed text without clear indication of this fact;
- absence of references from the text to the sources enumerated in the list below the article.
In the case of multiple incidents of content matching the Editorial Board acts in accordance with the rules of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).
Conflicting Interests Policy
Editorial Board of Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal = The Journal of Literary History and Theory in accordance with The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) defines Conflict of Interest as a set of conditions in which professional judgment concerning a primary interest, such as the validity of research, may be influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial, personal, or professional gain.
The author(s) by submitting a paper state(s) that there’s no financial/personal interest or belief that might present an appearance of a conflict of interests concerning the submitted paper. An information of any funding or research grants (and their sources) received in the course of study should be acknowledged.
If there is a conflict of interests the author(s) should declare the source and nature of that potential conflict. The same obligations equally apply to editors and reviewers. In order to maintain the objective evaluation of research quality the manuscript should be transferred to another editor or reviewer.
Edition Business Model
Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal = The Journal of Literary History and Theory is peer-reviewed open access academic periodical. It means:
- all aricles are available to readers at no cost immediately upon publication;
- no Article Processing Charge for author, sponsored by founder and publisher;
- no author’s royalties is paid.
The author will receive an electronic version of the issue and one free of charge paper issue containing the published essay.
Open Access Policy
Open access policy of Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal = The Journal of Literary History and Theory is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative definition. This means that all articles are free available on the public Internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to soft ware, or use them for any other lawful purpose without a preliminary request from the author or publisher.