Basic Principles of the Editorial Policy and Publication Ethics



The Journal provides direct open access to its content, based on the following principle: free open access to research results contributes to an increase in global knowledge sharing.

The Journal’s materials are available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Global License.

Free reproduction of the Journal’s materials is allowed for personal, information, research, academic or cultural purposes in accordance with Articles 1273 and 1274, Chapter 70, Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. When quoting, a link to the Journal is required. Other types of reproduction are only possible following the written agreement of the copyright holder.  

The data storage policy, which is aimed at selecting, storing and providing access to the archives of the Journal, includes the following objectives: compliance of archiving materials with state standards for archiving; registration and publication of articles according to professional standards; provision of wide access to the archived material to support publishing practice.  

All articles published in the Journal and their metadata are stored in the Russian State Library, the Russian Book Chamber and on the Publisher's server, as well as being made available free of charge on the Journal’s website.

The Journal is distributed by subscription, applications of higher educational institutions, scientific institutions and private persons.

The Editorial Board does not charge the authors for the preparation, download and printing of materials. No fast-track publication of articles is offered.  

The Journal’s Editorial Board policy, which is based on contemporary legal norms protecting intellectual property, endorses the Code of Publication Ethics formulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which is based on the Sarajevo Declaration on Integrity and Visibility of Scholarly Publications and the Declaration on the Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications, adopted by the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers. The requirements of compliance with publication ethics in the preparation and publication of the Journal concern all participants of the editorial and publishing process — authors, editors, reviewers, members of the Editorial Board, Founder and Publisher.

Publication decisions, which remain the final responsibility of The Editorial Board of the Journal, are validated by the invitation of leading academics of the National Research Mordovia State University to discuss the submitted articles with third-party specialists in the capacity of reviewers and collaborate with relevant scientific societies as collective experts.

The decision to publish is based on the originality, credibility, scientific significance and overall relevance of the work in question.

Responsibility of Journal’s Editors

  1. The Editors of the Journal acknowledge their responsibility to authors, reviewers, readers and the Founder / Publisher – as well as to the wider scientific community and general public – for making the final decision on publication, as well as for the content of any published materials.
  2. The Editors aim to make fair and objective decisions, regardless of any commercial considerations, as well as to support a fair and efficient process for independent review.
  3. The Editors shall evaluate manuscripts' intellectual content without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, origin, nationality and/or any political affiliations of the authors.
  4. With the exception of participants in the editorial and publishing process, the Editors do not disclose information about the accepted manuscript prior to its publication.
  5. Editors shall recuse themselves from working with articles for which they have a conflict of interest.
  6. The Editors aim to resolve any conflict situations arising during the editorial process, as well as to use all available means to resolve these situations.
  7. The Editors shall publish information concerning corrections, rebuttals, and review articles in case the need arises.
  8. The Editors shall not publish the final version of any article without the consent of its authors.

Responsibility of Journal’s Reviewers

  1. Reviewers shall evaluate their own availability prior to examining manuscripts and only accept materials for review if they are able to allow for sufficient time to ensure the quality of their work.
  2. Reviewers must notify the Editorial Board about any conflict of interest prior to starting the review of an article.
  3. A reviewer must not disclose information about the article or any of the data contained within the article to any third party.
  4. No reviewer shall use the information obtained from the article for any personal and/or commercial purposes.
  5. A reviewer must not base any conclusions concerning the quality of the article on subjective data, e.g. a personal relationship to the author, gender, age, religion, etc.
  6. Reviewers should use appropriate language and explanations in respect to the articles, avoiding any personal remarks.

Responsibilities of the Journal’s Authors

  1. Authors must only submit materials for review that have not been previously published. Authors of articles based on previously published material consisting of content other than academic articles or on materials available on Internet sites should notify the Editorial Board of the Journal as to the presence of such prior content.
  2. Authors must not submit the same article to different journals for review.
  3. All co-authors must explicitly consent to the submission of their articles to the Journal.
  4. Authors must inform the Editorial Board of any potential conflict of interest.
  5. Author must take the necessary steps to ensure the correctness of citations in the submitted article.
  6. The list of authors shall include only individuals who have made a significant contribution to the research.
  7. Authors must correctly cite any previous work mentioned in the manuscript so as to avoid self-plagiarism and any artificial increase in the volume of publications.
  8. The nominated corresponding author, who acts as the contact with Journal, is responsible for informing all other co-authors of any changes and suggestions from the Editorial Board and must not make decisions regarding the article without the written consent of any co-authors.
  9. The corresponding author shall maintain proper correspondence with the reviewer through contact with the editor and respond in good time to any comments and observations that arise.
  10. In the event of reviewers raising issues with information presented in the article, the authors shall either adjust the information or refute the criticism.

Responsibility of the Journal’s Publisher

  1. In supporting scientific communication and investing in the publication process, the Publisher is also responsible for complying with all current guidelines and accepted standards for publishing scientific work.
  2. The Publisher does not influence the editorial policy of the Journal.
  3. The Publisher provides legal support to the Journal if necessary.
  4. The Publisher provides for the timely release of futures issues of the Journal.
  5. The Publisher disseminates changes and explanations, as well as retracting articles that have been identified as containing critical errors or where authors may be guilty of scientific misconduct.