1.1. The journal "Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia" (hereinafter referred to the Journal) is published in accordance with the Law of the Russian Federation "On the Mass Media", the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Chapter 70 "Copyright"), editorial policy, publication ethics, the Charter of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to SB RAS), the Charter of the Institute of History of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to IH SB RAS) and these Regulations.
1.2. The Journal founders are SB RAS and IH SB RAS.
1.3. The Journal management is carried out by the Editorial Board, Editorial Council, Editor-in-Chief.
1.4. The full cycle of work on preparing the Journal for publication, as well as printing work and distribution of circulation is carried out by the Publishing House of SB RAS (hereinafter - the Publishing House).
1.5. The Journal publishes the research results on the most urgent problems of national and world history, archeology, ethnography, source studies, historiography, bibliology; materials of ethnographic, archaeographic expeditions, sociological surveys.
1.6. The Journal publicizes archival documents previously not introduced into scientific circulation, short scientific reports, reviews of scientific publications, information about new publications, scientific congresses, conferences, seminars.
1.7. Individual issues of the Journal can be thematic or targeted.
1.8. The Journal is a subscribed periodical scientific edition registered by the Ministry of Press and Information of the Russian Federation - Mass Media Registration Certificate No. 0110807 dated June 17, 1993.
1.9. The Journal is sent to the Russian Book Chamber to distribute it among libraries, scientific and information institutions of the Russian Federation, as well as for further abstracting and inclusion in all-Russian abstract journals and editions.
1.10. The Journal has an index of printed edition (ISSN 0869-8651), and electronic version (ISSN 2686-9632), which provides information about it in the corresponding international abstract editions.
1.11. The Journal is included in the system of the Russian Science Citation Index (hereinafter - RSCI), other databases (Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, EBSCO Information Services, East View Information Services, Inc.), has DOI.
1.12. The Journal is included in the all-Russian catalog of JSC "Rospechat’", and/or the united catalog "Press of Russia", and/or the catalog of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Post", as well as "Ural-Press" catalog.
1.13. The printed version of the Journal is distributed by subscription and retail sale by the Publishing House vis SB RAS’ Marketing Department.
1.14. The electronic full-text issue is posted open access on the Journal website a year after the printed version publication. The archive is on IH SB RAS website. Just after the issue edition, Russian-language abstracts of published articles are posted on the Journal's website.
1.15. The Journal periodicity is 4 issues per year (ones a quarter).
2. EDITORIAL POLICY
2.1. The Journal objective is to publish the humanitarian research results relevant to the Russian and world scientific community reflecting the problems of national and global history, Siberian microregion history, in particular using digital technologies.
2.2. The Editorial Policy is based on the compliance with ethical and legal norms in activities of all participants in the publication process and is aimed to:
– integrate the activities of scientific and educational institutions contributing to implement the priority national projects: "Science", "Education", "Culture", as well as "Strategies for Scientific and Technological Development of Russia";
– engage in collaboration of well-known Russian and foreign scientists, young scientists carrying on research in the field of history, archeology, ethnography, historiography and source study using interdisciplinary, systemic and comparative approaches;
– support of scientific and scientific-practical events at the Russian and world level;
– develop the prior socio-humanitarian areas related to mainstreaming, exploring and popularizing the scientific and historical heritage;
– form the open discussion and information space contributing to improve the research quality, introduce their results into modern educational and socio-cultural practice, expand the circle of the Journal readers.
2.3. When structuring the Journal, the Editorial Board proceeds from the expediency:
– balanced presentation of traditional thematic sections: "Domestic History", "Archeology", "Ethnography", "Book Culture";
– preparing targeted issues;
overviews (historiographic and topical reviews) on major scientific problems;
containing a large amount of references to papers indexed in RSCI, WoS, and Scopus;
prepared by authors from different cities and regions of Russia;
written in foreign languages: English, French, German, Polish.
3. JOURNAL GUIDE
3.1. Editorial Council
3.1.1. The Editorial Council of the Journal defines its publishing policy.
3.1.2. The Editorial Council is approved by the Academic Council of the Institute of History SB RAS.
3.1.3. Members of the Editorial Council can be involved in manuscript peer-reviewing as suggested by the Editorial Board.
3.2. Editorial Board
3.2.1. The Editorial Board functions are the following:
– carries out scientific and organizational management of the Journal issues;
– sets the requirements for manuscripts to be published in the Journal;
– monitors compliance with the requirements for the manuscripts’ design;
– fulfil internal review of manuscripts submitted to the Journal;
– makes a decision to publish or refuse articles after peer-review;
– determines the reviewed article composition for each issue and the priority their publishing;
– ensures registration, accounting, movement and storage of incoming manuscripts and documents during the year;
– guarantees compliance with the rules to store personal data;
– provides information on published articles to the RSCI system in the prescribed form;
3.2.2. The Editorial Board is approved by the Academic Council of the Institute of History of SB RAS.
3.2.3. The Editorial Board is headed by the Editor-in-Chief who is accountable to the Academic Council of the Institute of History of SB RAS.
3.2.4. The Editorial Board may request the Academic Council of the Institute of History of SB RAS to change the Journal status and periodicity of issues.
3.2.5. The Editorial Board has exclusive rights to compile the Journal issues.
3.2.6. The Editorial Board consists of members of the Editorial Board, Editor-in-Chief, his Deputies, and Executive Secretary.
3.2.7. The Editorial Board and Editorial Council define the Journal editorial policy.
3.3.1. The Chief Editor of the Journal:
– is responsible for the Journal formation, its content, compliance with terms of the Journal's release;
– ensures coordination of the entire cycle of work on completing each issue of the Journal and peer-reviewing manucsripts;
– ensures the state registration of the Journal in accordance with the Russian Federation Law "On Mass Media";
– carries on the activity aimed to include the Journal in the "List of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and publications, where main scientific results of dissertations for the degree of doctor and candidate of sciences should be published", as well as in international databases.
3.3.2. The Editor-in-Chief can delegate some of his powers to the Deputies and the Executive Secretary of the Editorial Board.
4. REQUIREMENTS TO SUBMITT AND REGISTRATE MANUSCRIPTS
4.1. By sending an article to the Journal Editorial Board, the author (co-authors) transfer free the publisher the exclusive right to use the manuscript or a separate part of it (if the Journal Editorial Board accepts the article for publication) for the duration of copyright under the current legislation of the Russian Federation at the territory of all states where copyright rights are protected by virtue of international conventions, including the following:
– public display;
– bringing to the general knowledge;
– translation into foreign languages;
– using the translated and/or re-worked paper in the above ways;
– transfer all rights mentioned above to others.
4.3. The manuscript sent to the Editorial Board of should meet the requirements.
4.4. The postgraduate author provides the supervisor review in a paper or digital form (scanned copy) along with the manuscript.
4.5. The author (co-authors) sends a paper or digital copy of the license agreement for the right to use the scientific work after receiving confirmation about the article acceptance for publishing from the Editorial Board. The document form is posted on the Journal website.
4.6. The author is obliged to comply with the international principles of scientific publication ethics, avoid personal attacks and disparaging remarks against other researchers, and avoid conflicts of interest.
4.7. The Journal does not publish materials prepared by the scientific advisor in collaboration with the students (student, magister student, post-graduate student).
4.8. If the manuscript is prepared by a team of authors, it should include only those made a significant contribution to the research.
4.9. The manuscript should not be published, or be under review in other editions.
4.10. Authors must follow the citation guides, guarantee the authenticity and correctness of the data provided. If the author finds errors and inaccuracies in the manuscript submitted for peer-review, he is obliged to inform the Editorial Board about them.
4.11. The Editorial Board reserves the right to check the text of a submitted manuscript using the Antiplagiarism systems.
4.12. Only one material a year is accepted for publication from an author.
4.13. Manuscripts unaccepted for publication or non-complying with the above regulations are not returned to the authors.
4.14. Publication is free of charge
4.15. Authors get no fee for published materials.
5. PROCEDURE FOR REVIEWING MANUSCRIPTS
5.1. After registering the received manuscript, the Editorial Board determines the degree of its compliance with the Journal subject and authors’ guidelines to design the article. If the manuscript does not correspond to the subject matter and requirements, its author(s) are notified by e-mail.
5.2. The manuscript corresponding to the Journal subject and design requirements is sent for reviews to the members of the Editorial Board and/or Editorial Council, if necessary, to other leading experts on the manuscript subject employed in academic institutions and universities by the decision of the Editor-in-Chief or his Deputies.
5.3. The period for reviewing and informing the author about its results should not exceed 3 months from the manuscript submission date.
5.4. Peer review is double and blind, that is, the author is not informed about the reviewer(s) and vice versa. The author receives a review without a signature and specifying the reviewer’s name, position, affiliation.
5.5. Reviewers should prepare a review (feedback) on a manuscript in 15 to 30 days according to the established scheme.
5.5.1. The reviewers should rate with a 5-point scale:
– compliance with the Journal subject;
– relevance of the topic;
– methodological validity;
– scientific novelty;
– representativeness of the source base;
– reference correctness;
– literary style;
– argumentation of conclusions.
5.5.2. The review should contain a detailed summary with a general conclusion about the publication appropriateness, and specific comments and recommendations to correct and/or shorten the text.
5.5.3. The date indicated in the review is the date of the manuscript reviewing and at prototyping will be shown at the article bottom.
5.6. Articles intended for publication in a targeted issue (block) are submitted for additional reviewing to the member of the Editorial Board responsible for the block (if he was not the first reviewer).
5.7. The author should modify (revise) or shorten the article to the volume specified by the reviewer within 14 days and send it to the Editorial Board by e-mail. A letter containing answers to comments and suggestions is placed at the top of the manuscript text. Changes made to the manuscript should be marked by the author with a certain color.
5.8. The revised and/or shortened article with an explanatory letter is sent to the reviewer ones more, or submitted to the Editorial Board meeting, where the issue of its publication, revision or rejection is decided. When sending a manuscript for re-revision, the reviewer may be granted the right to open work with the author.
5.9. In a case of a motivated disagreement with the reviewer conclusions expressed by any members of the Editorial Board, the Editorial Board may decide to re-review the work by another specialist.
5.10. Submitting the manuscript to the Journal, the authors undertake the obligation to respond to the reviewers’ comments, and make proposed changes based on these comments. If the authors do not follow the constructive remarks of the reviewer, the article is rejected to be published. In cases of controversy, including a conflict of interest, authors can contact the Journal Editorial Board motivating their position.
5.11. Reasoned refusal to publish is e-mailed to the author.
5.12. The main criterion to determine the order of an article publication is the date of its receipt by the Editorial Board. Papers of a high degree of novelty, overviews on major scientific problems, as well as having a large volume of references to articles published in Russian and foreign-language journals entering the RSCI, WoS and Scopus, can be published out of turn by the Editorial Board decision.
5.13. The article proofreading is not sent to their authors.
5.14. The date of article acceptance for publication noted at prototyping at the article bottom is the date of the adoption of the corresponding Editorial Board decision.
5.15. The layout electronic version of articles and other materials is mail before publishing to the manuscript authors for final proofreading at the layout stage with the right to make corrections. Proof-readings of the text, if any, are displayed by the author in an understandable form in a separate file, which should be sent to the Editorial Board within 4 days by e-mail.
6. PREPARATION AND PUBLICATION OF THE JOURNAL ISSUE
– compiles the draft content of the Journal next issue;
– represents the specified project to the Chief Editor to approve;
6.2. Each issue of the Journal must contain the following information:
– the Journal title;
– the Journal founders;
– the Editor-in-Chief surname, name, patronymic;
– year, volume and serial number of the Journal issue in current year;
– the Editorial Board members;
– the Editorial Council members;
– the Publisher post and Internet address;
– contact information to communicate with the Editorial Board and publishing office;
– a short list of requirements for publications.
6.3. After the Journal issue editing, the Editorial Board ensures to post its e-version on the Journal website and RSCI system.