Publication ethics

Publication ethics

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.

Principles of editorial ethics

The editorial board of the journal applies the principles of scientific relevance, objectivity, professionalism, and impartiality. It constantly conducts work aimed at improving the quality and validity of published materials.

The editor ensures fair, unbiased and timely review of the manuscripts submitted for publication. Read more: “Article reviewing guidelines”. Names of reviewers are not disclosed. Reviews are intended for internal use only.

The editorial board and the editor-in-chief make a decision on accepting the manuscript for publication, or on sending it for a follow-up revision, or on rejecting a publication on the grounds of reviewers’ recommendations.

The editor evaluates the intellectual content of the submitted manuscripts with no regard for personal and status characteristics of the author.

Unpublished data from the materials submitted for consideration cannot be used for personal advantage or passed on to third parties without written consent of the author.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

The editor assures that he will follow the process of manuscript evaluation, maintain communication with the author, and provide a generalized response in case of rejection.

The published materials may not reflect the views of the editorial staff, the editorial board, reviewers and the founders.

 Ethical principles of reviewer’s work

Reviewers can 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Unpublished materials from the manuscripts submitted for consideration shall not be used by the reviewer for personal advantage.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 competing interest 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 on the degree of authenticity of the evaluated manuscript and take notice of the possibility of duplicate content and plagiarism.

The reviewer can suggest recommendations to help the author make improvements in the materials submitted for publication.

Guidelines for scientific publication authors

Authors take 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. Authors shall present the results fairly without fabrication, falsification or unscrupulous manipulation of data.

By submitting a manuscript to the editorial office, authors assume the obligation not to publish it in other media.

Authors shall guarantee that the research results outlined in the submitted manuscript are completely authentic and have not been translated (published in other languages). Borrowed fragments or statements are to be presented properly with mandatory indication of the author and the source. Bibliography lists should contain only the publications and materials which are referred to in the article text.

Excessive citations as well as plagiarism of any form, including non-formalized quotations, paraphrasing, or assuming rights to the results of someone else’s research, translation of a text from another language without using quotation marks, are considered unethical and unacceptable.

Continuous, over a half of a journal page long citations fall outside the fair use principle scope  and must be accompanied by a permission from the author of the quoted text.

Self-plagiarism as word-for-word copying of the author’s publications and paraphrasing them are unacceptable; they can be used only as a basis for new conclusions.

Formal citation and citation for the sake of upgrading academic rankings is considered unethical.

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 affected the research in one way or another shall be acknowledged.

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 participate in the research and/or writing the manuscript must not be listed as co-authors.

The author maintaining correspondence about the submission is responsible for distributing the information regarding the procedure of the manuscript consideration in the journal to all other 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.

The author can withdraw a submission from consideration at any stage before signing a license agreement and is obliged to notify the editorial office about it.

The author must comply with the requirements for the article style. Read more: Article Style Guidelines.

Authors should bear in mind that publication of illustrations (photos, maps, document reprints, etc.) requires a written permission of the copyright owner or its current holder. Read more:  Article Style Guidelines.

All sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial assistance, shall be specified in a special footnote.

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