Voprosy istorii i kul'tury severnykh stran i territorii

Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions

Rus / Eng

Publication Ethics


Publication Ethics of the scientific journal

Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions


Articles should be topical and original, should outline tasks (issues), and describe key results of the authors research and conclusions.

The text should be carefully proofread by the author, who is responsible for the scientific and theoretical level of the published material.


The Editors of the journal reserve the right to reject the publication of the article in case of violation of the following rules. The Editors reserve the right to send the articles on the additional reviewing. In this case, publication period is prolonged. Additional examination materials are presented to the author. Sending the articles to the editors for publication constitute the author's consent to the following requirements.

Articles submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format to e-mail of the Editor-in-chief: michailmatsuk@rambler.ru


The editorial policy of the journal is based on the traditional ethical principles of the Russian scientific journals, support the Code of Ethics of scientific publications of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (Russia) and constructed on the ethical standards of editors and publishers, enshrined in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


All authors submitting their works for publication in the journal Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions must guarantee:


The authors guarantee the accuracy of all information about themselves, guarantee the absence of plagiarism and other forms of wrongful borrowing in manuscript work, proper registration of all borrowings of text, tables, charts, illustrations;


The authors provide reliable research results. Knowingly false or falsified statements are unacceptable. Authors of published materials are responsible for the selection and accurate facts, quotations, statistics and other information. The Editors are not responsible for the accuracy of the information given by the authors;


The authors guarantee that the materials do not contain do not contain prohibited data for publication in the press;


The authors guarantee that the articles are original (not previously published in other publications in their current or similar form). Sending the manuscript to the Editors, authors accept personal responsibility for the originality of research, gives the right to the Editors to publish a work by its publication in print;


The authors guarantee that the articles are not under consideration for publication with another journal. All authors submitting their works acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest regarding authorship and publication of the work and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty.


The authors guarantee that the co-authors of the article are all persons who have made significant contributions to the study. Unacceptable indicate persons among the co-authors who are not involved in the study;


If the author will detect significant errors or inaccuracies in the article on the stage of examination or after its publication, it must as soon as possible notify the Editor


The authors guarantee that do not violate any existing copyright and provide the publisher compensation of losses in case of such violations;


The authors guarantee that they have the exclusive rights to use of the material transferred to the Editors. In case of violation of this warranty (because of what the claims may be presented to the Editors) the author independently and at his own expense undertakes to resolve the all claims. The Editors are not responsible to third parties for breach of the guarantees given by the authors;


For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.


In accordance with the editorial policy of the journal "Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions" unacceptable:


Unacceptable verbatim copying the work of another person without his authorship, reference to the source and use of quotation marks;


Unacceptably incorrect paraphrasing the work of another person, where it was changed more than one sentence within the framework of a paragraph or section of text or sentences were arranged in a different order without proper reference to the source. Substantial incorrect paraphrasing without a reference equates to verbatim copying;


Unacceptable to use elements of the product of another person without attribution, for example, figures, tables or paragraph without acknowledgment, reference to the source or use of quotation marks. Authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder to use the elements of his works;


Self plagiarism is unacceptable: authors should confirm that their submitted work has not been published before. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication, including an earlier "Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions" publication, the authors is required to acknowledge the earlier work and indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon the research and conclusions contained in the previous work. Verbatim copying of an author's own work and paraphrasing is not acceptable and we recommend that research should only be reused to support new conclusions.


Plagiarism is unacceptable. Plagiarism is the intentional appropriation of authorship of another work of science, ideas, art and invention. Plagiarism may be a violation of copyright law and patent law and as such may entail legal liability the author.


Handling allegations of plagiarism


The Editors of "Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions" seek to uphold scientific integrity and to protect authors' moral rights. We take all cases of plagiarism very seriously being aware of the potential impact an allegation of plagiarism can have on a researcher's career. Therefore, we have procedures in place to deal with alleged cases of plagiarism. In order for us to take an unbiased approach, we investigate each case thoroughly, seeking clarification from all affected parties.


If we are approached by a third party with an allegation of plagiarism, we would always seek a response from the original author(s) or copyright holder(s) before we decide on a course of action. We will not be influenced by other parties and will form our decisions in an unbiased and objective manner.


The Editors reserve the right not to proceed with a case if the complainant presents a false name or affiliation or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner towards editorial staff. The Editors are not obliged to discuss individual cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties.


The professional ethics principles in the work of the editor and publisher


In its activities, the editor is responsible for the publication of works of authorship, which imposes the need to follow the following basic principles:


When deciding on publication the editor of scientific journal is guided by reliability of data and scientific importance of the work;


The editor evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors;


Unpublished data from manuscripts submitted for consideration must not be used for personal purposes or passed on to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained in the course of editing and related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for the purpose of personal gain.


The editor should not allow the information to be published, if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.


The editor in conjunction with the publisher should not leave without answers claims regarding the considered manuscripts or published materials, and in case of the detection of a conflict to take all necessary measures to restoration of violated rights.


Peer review and responsibilities of peer reviewers:


- reviewers undertake the peer review of manuscripts on a volunteer basis;

- all reviewers shall comply with confidentiality, impartiality, objectiveness, clarity and argumentativeness-related requirements with due concern for the principle of acknowledgement of original sources of information;

- privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must not be used for personal advantage;

- reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, and the same if they cannot meet deadlines set for their review assignment;

- reviewers shall discontinue reviewing particular manuscripts if it becomes apparent to reviewers at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to complete the review;

- reviewers shall decline invitations to review particular manuscripts in the event of their identification of a conflict of interest;

- reviewers should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to help author(s) improve their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable;

- reviewers should identify published works that are not cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources is not provided;

- reviewers shall not disclose any ideas specified in reviewed articles to anybody other than responsible editors




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