Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The journal “Russia and the contemporary world” in its activities follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): The publication ethics (editorial ethics) in this case means the body of ethical norms, mandatory for execution by the editorial staff, reviewers and authors of the journal.

Ethical principles of the journal editorial staff:

  1. The decision to publish or reject a manuscript is made on the basis of an unprejudiced analysis of the manuscript, based on the reliability of the data analyzed and the significance of the work presented. It is not allowed to discriminate authors on the basis of gender, race, national principle, on the basis of religious or political preferences. The decision to publish or reject the manuscript is not affected by the interests of business and politics. The editorial staff treats the authors objectively and respectfully.
  2. The copyright of persons who sent manuscripts to the editorial office is strictly observed. The editorial staff adheres to the editorial secret: it does not inform third parties about the progress of the work on the manuscripts, the results of the review of the manuscripts. Unpublished works are not transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author.
  3. Before sending the manuscript to the reviewer, the editorial staff tries to make sure that there is no conflict of interests between the author and the reviewer. And the reviewer should not be related to the author or be in co-authorship relations.
  4. In case if before or after the publication of the article, legal or ethical complaints have arisen against the author concerning the content of the work, compliance with copyright, etc., the editorial staff reviews these claims, if necessary, appoints an additional review and conducts other legal actions. The final decision on this issue is taken by the editorial board. The editorial staff and the editorial board try to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to restore the violated rights.
  5. The editorial staff does not publish articles containing incorrect borrowings, including those published earlier by the author of the manuscript. When reviewing the manuscript, it is mandatory to check it with the Anti-Plagiarism System ( collection (RSCI), Russian State Library collection of dissertations).
  6. If a plagiarism is found in the submitted article, the article is withdrawn from consideration at any stage of preparation. If a plagiarism is revealed after the publication of the article, the next issue of the journal will contain a message about it. The editorial staff will apologize to the readers and the author of the original work and cease cooperation with the person who committed plagiarism.
  7. The editorial staff does not publish articles that have already been published or sent to other journals and should get into print before the issue of the corresponding issue of “Russia and the contemporary world” journal.
  8. In the event that the author of an already published article found serious errors or shortcomings in it, the editorial staff may publish amendments to this article within a year after its publication.
  9. The final decision on the publication or rejection of the article is taken by the editorial board on the basis of the review results and the opinion of the editorial staff.

Ethical principles of reviewers of the journal:

  1. The activity of reviewers is unprejudiced. The reviewer must have sufficient qualification for reviewing the manuscripts.
  2. Reviewers strictly observe the editorial secret: they do not transfer the manuscripts to third parties, they do not inform third parties about the progress of the review.
  3. Reviewers give an objective and reasoned assessment of the articles sent, critical remarks about the author of the article are not allowed.
  4. Reviewers in their work do not use information extracted from unpublished articles.
  5. When reviewers receive the manuscript, they inform the editorial staff of the presence or absence of the conflict of interests with the author of the article; in the event of such a conflict, the article is submitted for review to another reviewer.

The authors who send articles for publication in the journal “Russia and the contemporary world” should adhere to the following principles:

  1. They shall recognize that they are responsible for the scientific level of the work, for the reliability of the research results, for the authenticity of the conclusions of the work, they shall not admit falsification of sources.
  2. They shall send only original articles to the editorial office, and exclude the submission of the same manuscript to several periodicals simultaneously.
  3. Avoid improper borrowings. Quotations from the works of other authors must be correctly written, and no other works should be recited without any reference to them.
  4. Respect the copyrights of third parties, include as co-authors all those who contributed to the research and to direct writing of the work, not include as co-authors those who are not related to research and writing of the work.
  5. Specify the forms of financing of their work, including grants, subsidies, etc.
  6. Notify the editorial staff at any stage of the manuscript's processing, and in particular, after publication - about the discovery of any shortcomings or significant errors in it.


In case of disputes related to compliance with the editorial ethics, the editorial board will take a decision on these disputes, and if it is impossible to quickly assemble the editorial board, the decision will be taken by the editor-in-chief.