Publishing Ethics


The Journal “Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia” (members of editorial council and editorial board, reviewers) follows the regulations developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) as well as the provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Chapter 70 “Copyright”). In their turn, authors submitting articles to the journal must comply with the editorial board’s requirements presented below and written in accordance with COPE and Chapter 70 “Copyright” of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.




Any forms of plagiarism and self-plagiarism are unaccepted. The author guarantees that he submits an original work previously unpublished in any other journal (edition). When fragments from other publications are used, the author must format bibliographical notes accordingly. Upon the first request of the editorial board, the author must inform it about all his publications whose topics and contents are similar to that of the article submitted to the “Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia” and about all articles submitted to other journals.

The author bears personal responsibility for the validity of data (first of all, archival) used in writing the article. Providing false information and knowingly false statements is unacceptable, so the editorial board considers them as unethical behavior.

All persons who have contributed significantly to the research must be noted as co-authors.

The author guarantees that he has permission for reproduction of illustrative materials, interviews and other materials and does not infringe third party rights.

The author must avoid personal attacks and disrespectful remarks aimed at other researchers. Debates should be led with due respect to scientific opponents.


Rights and Duties of Editorial Board


The editing board decides to publish a manuscript guided mostly by the principles of objectivity and justice, assessment of its scientific significance, originality, clarity, reliability of information and relevance to the journal’s subject matter, also taking into account the reviewers’ opinions.

Any forms of discrimination against the authors are unacceptable.

All articles are subject to double-blind peer review process. An article can be rejected at the pre-review stage only if it doesn’t correspond to the journal’s subject matter or if it fails to comply with the materials submission guidelines, e.g., if the article has been published previously. The Journal does not accept a manuscript for publication if it is co-authored by an academic supervisor with his students (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate).

The reviewer’s assessment of the article must be objective and reasonable. He/she must draw the editorial board’s attention to the probable plagiarism and self-plagiarism if a submitted manuscript in many ways resembles either works previously published by its author or works published by third persons. The text of the review can be presented to the author upon his request, with the reviewer’s consent and if the editorial board’s decision is positive.

The editorial board undertakes not to allow conflict of interests in research or personal conflicts of interests involving authors of the articles or reviewers.

The final decision on publication or rejection of the article remains under the responsibility of the editorial board of the Journal “Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia”. A favorable review does not guarantee publication of submitted materials.

The editorial board and reviewer consider information or ideas contained in the article’s manuscript as strictly confidential. All rejected manuscripts also retain the right to confidentiality.

The editorial board reserves the right to check originality of the text of the article’s manuscript using the “Anti-plagiarism” detection system.

The editorial board has the right to take a decision on starting the retraction procedure if the author (authors) do not comply with the publication ethics guidelines.

The Editor has the right to stylistic revision of the text.

The editorial board undertakes to present an edited manuscript with the goal of obtaining consent from the author before the final page layout of the journal.

In case, the editorial board knows that any authors who have already published their article in the Journal “Humanitarian Sciences in Siberia” face accusations of improper acts, first, of plagiarism, it commits itself to duly consider this situation.

In case of the article’s acceptance for publication, the author signs a license agreement specifying his rights, obligations and responsibility.