Journal Ethical Principles
While selecting, reviewing, editing and publishing the articles the editorial staff is guided by international publishing ethics standards.
The editorial staff assumes an obligation to consider thoroughly all letters, informing about faults, discovered in the published materials.
The editorial staff charges the author and the reviewer with the duty to inform about all errors and faults discovered by them after publication of the article.
The journal publisher – Lipetsk State Pedagogical P.Semenov-Tyan-Shansky University upholds the declaration “Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications” worked out by the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (ASEP).
The journal ethical principles are based on the recommendations of international committees and associations, including:
Ethical Principles of Journal Editors
An editor possesses the exclusive right to accept the manuscript for publication or reject it. A manuscript can be rejected by an editor, before being submitted for expert reviewing, for some compelling reasons (the theme of the article is beyond the scope of the journal, the quality of the article is conspicuously low, the article has been published in another journal, the submitted materials do not correspond to the ethical principles of the journal). The article is accepted if an editor is convinced it meets all journal requirements. Editors must guarantee the published materials are in line with international scientific and publishing ethics standards.
In case of conflict of interest between an editor and the author of the article, the article is handed on to the editorial board.
All the manuscripts, which have not been rejected for the foregoing reasons at an initial stage of their consideration, are sent by an editor for reviewing. For this procedure the editor selects the most competent experts specializing in the relevant field.
Editors must neither reveal the names of reviewers nor mention the authors’ names to the reviewers.
Editors must guarantee high quality as well as wholeness of content and structure of the materials published in the journal. Editors also take an obligation to publish corrections, explanations, apologies if necessary.