Russkaya Literatura is an academic edition that pursues the goal of advancing philological studies, with no political, ideological, religious or other preferences. All the participants of the editorial and publishing process (contributors, reviewers, editors, members of the Editorial Council and the Editorial Board) must comply with the ethical standards developed on the basis of the guidelines of the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).
Ethics of the Contributor
By submitting his work, the contributor confirms his authorship. A co-authored contribution can be submitted by one of the authors. Full data on all the co-authors is to be provided.
No plagiarism is tolerated. The text is to include correct and full references to the literature and sources (manuscripts, publications, field studies journals etc.) used in the writing of the respective piece. If any breaches of the above are discovered, the Editorial Office terminates its cooperation with the contributor.
The contributor is responsible for the verification of the published data. In course of the pre-publication process, all the updates and amendments are to be discussed and coordinated with the Editorial Office. If any errors are discovered after the publication, the contributor is to notify the Editorial Office and provide the corrections to be published subsequently.
Once an article has been accepted for publication, the author is to refrain from disseminating it (including online presentation) until the respective number is published. If any breaches of the above occur, the Editorial Office terminates its cooperation with the contributor.
By submitting an article, the author agrees to it being distributed as a part of the respective publication. The contributor retains full copyright for the published contribution, according to the Agreement with the Editor-in-Chief.
Submitting a contribution simultaneously to Russkaya Literatura and any other periodical, including an e-one, is strictly prohibited.
Ethics of the Editorial Office
Unilateral blind reviewing is the principle of Russkaya Literatura. None of the participants of the editorial and publishing process are to disclose the names of the reviewers in any form, neither before nor after the publication of a contribution. If a conflict of interests occurs, the reviewer is to inform the Editor-in-Chief and/or his/her Deputy and withdraw his/her candidacy. The contacts between the reviewer and the contributor outside the framework of the editorial and publishing process are not an obstacle for the reviewing.
Reviewing is to be based on academic criteria, being objective and impartial. The reviewer is to evaluate the quality of the presentation, the scope of the research literature pertaining to the problem raised that is presented in the contribution; if any plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Office is to be informed.
The Editorial Office supervises all the stages of the editorial and publishing process. The Editor-in-Chief and his Deputy are in charge of the preliminary assessment of the submissions and of selecting the reviewers, of informing the contributor about their decision to accept or decline the submission, of the need to have it revised; they submit the content of the current number to the members of the Editorial Board, supervise the editing, layout, proofreading (including the proofreading by the contributors), sending to the printers and issuing.
The editors are to exercise objectivity in dealing with all the participants of the editorial and publishing process, irrespective of their citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political convictions etc. If a conflict of interests occurs between a contributor and an editor, the above is to inform the Deputy Editor-in-Chief, who is to appoint a different editor to work on the contribution.
The Editorial Office guarantees the highest academic quality of the contributions published by the periodical; if necessary, it is to publish the information on corrections, as well as comments and apologies.
As a member of both the Editorial Office and the Editorial Board, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief guarantees the adherence to the above listed ethical norms. Any conflicts that might occur in the course of the editorial and publishing process are to be resolved with the personal participation of the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and, whenever necessary, the members of the Editorial Board.
Ethics of the Editorial Council
International Editorial Council, whose members are internationally recognized Russian literary scholars and international Slavic scholars, guarantees the high quality of the academic contents published by Russkaya Literatura.
Ethics of the Editorial Board
The Editorial Board of Russkaya Literatura is a consultative body with a broad range of responsibilities. By taking a collective decision, the members of the Editorial Board are entitled to stop or decline the publication of a contribution that has been positively reviewed, and to request the necessary changes. The presentations by the members of the Editorial Board, submitted to the Editorial Office for publication, are considered according to the standard procedure.
Due to its academic authority and principle of collective leadership, the Editorial Board of Russkaya Literatura ensures the compliance of the published contributions with the international standards of academic and publishing ethics.