Editorial ethics

Editorial ethics guidelines and regulations of the Historical Ethnology journal

The editorial board of the journal Historical Ethnology in their work relies on the following ethical standards, which are applicable to the contribution of all participants of the publication process – editors, reviewers, and authors.

The editorial board of the journal applies the principles of scientific relevance, objectivity, professionalism, and impartiality.

The editor is responsible for all published materials and is committed to apply the procedures and policies in order to ensure high quality and fair presentation of published materials.

The editor ensures fair, unbiased and timely review of the manuscripts submitted for publication.
The editor evaluates the intellectual content of the manuscripts.

Unpublished data from the manuscripts submitted for consideration cannot be used for personal advantage or passed on to third parties without written consent of the author.

The editorial board has the right not to allow the information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it has been plagiarized.
Ethical principles in reviewer’s work

Reviewers may agree for peer-review only of those manuscripts which are within their area of expertise and competence and evaluation of which they can accomplish in due time.

A manuscript received for peer-review must be considered as a confidential document which cannot be passed on for reference or discussion to third parties who are not entitled to do that by the editorial board.

Unpublished materials from the manuscripts submitted for consideration shall not be used by the reviewer for personal advantage.

The reviewer must disclose any information regarding any possible conflict of interests before agreeing to conduct peer-review.

The reviewer assures he will write a review in an unbiased and constructive manner, refraining from hostile and personal remarks.

The reviewer shall comment the degree of authenticity of the evaluated paper and pay attention to the possibility of duplicate content and plagiarism.
Guidelines for scientific publication authors

Authors take shared responsibility for their work and the content of the publication. Researchers shall check their publication with diligence at all stages to guarantee that all of their methods and results have been presented accurately. Authors shall carefully check all their calculations, presented data, documentation, and evidence.

The article authors shall present the results fairly without fabrication, falsification or unscrupulous manipulation of data.

Authors shall guarantee that the research results outlined in the submitted manuscript are completely authentic. Borrowed fragments or statements are to be presented properly with mandatory indication of the author and the source. Excessive citation and plagiarism in any form, including non-formalized quotations, paraphrasing, or assuming rights to the results of someone else’s studies are considered unethical and unacceptable.

Reports on the studies shall be presented fully. They shall not omit information regarding inexplicable facts, controversial data, and data that contradict the theories and hypotheses of the study authors or outsourcers.

All the persons who made contribution to the research in one way or another shall be acknowledged, particularly, the studies which were of importance in conducting the research should be cited in the article.

All the persons who made considerable contribution to pursuing the study shall be listed as co-authors of the article. The persons who did not take part in the research must not be listed as co-authors.

Authors shall immediately notify the editor in case of discovering a mistake in their paper which has been submitted for publication, accepted for publication, or has already been published.

Authors shall submit original manuscripts. If the materials have been published previously, the editorial board must be notified about that.

Authors should bear in mind that publication of photos and pictures requires a written permission of the author and the persons depicted in the picture.

All sources of funding the research, including direct and indirect financial assistance, should be cited.

The journal reserves the right to reject a manuscript submitted for publication if it is not in compliance with the principles listed above.