- Publication ethics of the Journal “Pravovedenie” include principles and rules obligatory for all participants of the academic publication process, including editors, reviewers and authors.
- Publication ethics of the Journal “Pravovedenie” follow the guidelines designed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
- Editor-in-chief and members of editorial board are expected to:
3.1. strive to meet interests of readers and authors, and contribute to free expression of opinion;
3.2. base decision to accept or reject the manuscript on the validity and academic importance of the manuscript;
3.3. consider research characteristics of the manuscript regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, social background or political preferences of the author;
3.4. refrain from use for personal purposes or forward to third parties without written consent of the author any previously unpublished data disclosed in the manuscript;
3.5. keep confidential and not to use for personal advantage any information or ideas obtained in the course of editing process;
3.6. refrain from publishing the information if there is reasonable ground to suspect that it was plagiarised;
3.7 respond to any appeal concerning submitted manuscripts or published articles and in case of conflict should take all necessary steps to defend violated rights;
3.8. refrain from giving preference to business needs over creativity.
- Peer-reviewers are expected to:
4.1. regard the manuscript submitted for peer review as a confidential document, which cannot be transferred to third parties for review and discussion unless the permission therefor was obtained from the Journal;
4.2. follow principles of objectivity, constructiveness, neutrality and civility, and provide objective and sound evaluation of the manuscript, refraining from making personal comments about the author;
4.3. fulfil obligation to peer review the manuscript in good faith, in set time frame and only within his/her professional field of expertise;
4.4. use unpublished data from the manuscript only for peer review purposes;
4.5. inform editor of insufficient qualification to review the manuscript;
4.6. inform editor of inability to be impartial, e.g. in case of conflict of interests with authors.
- Author(s) are expected to:
5.1. report valid research results, refraining from erroneous or falsified statements;
5.2. guarantee that the presented research result is original;
5.3. acknowledge and reference all borrowed fragments and statements with indication of its author and the source of information; citation manipulation as well as plagiarism of any kind, including hidden or disguised quotations, paraphrasing or usurpation of copyright is unethical and unacceptable;
5.4. acknowledge the contribution made by all those who influenced the research in any way; the academic works that affected the author’s research, should be cited in the manuscript;
5.5. refrain from submitting the manuscripts, which are currently under consideration for publication in any other journal or have already been published elsewhere;
5.6. list all major contributors to the research as authors;
5.7. refrain to list as authors those who did not contribute to the research;
5.8. to inform immediately editors of any discovered error or inaccuracy in any submitted or published work.