Basic Principles of Editorial Policy and Publication Ethics

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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.