The editors of the journal Texts and History (Slovesnost’ i Istoriia) are guided by the ethical standards adopted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The main theses are outlined below:

1. Chief editors are responsible for everything published in the journal, are responsible for the quality of published materials, protect the principles of scientific honesty and freedom of opinion, guarantee the absence of discrimination and the influence of any extra-scientific factors in the editorial process. The decision to accept or reject publication is based solely on the scientific significance of the article, its originality, clarity of presentation, the reliability of the information it contains, and its closeness to the academic interests of the journal.

2. The editorial board and chief editors ensure an impartial and timely review of all published articles by specialists working in a field close to the topic of the reviewed article. The editors ensure the selection of reviewers who do not have any conflict of interest in connection with this work. Articles of the journal’s staff or members of the editorial board are considered, like articles of other authors, on the principle of double-blind peer review.

3. Reviewers are required to maintain the confidentiality of unpublished materials. Reviews should contain a reasoned and objective assessment of the presented scientific research, comment on the degree of originality of the analyzed article, identify shortcomings in the bibliography, indicate, if necessary, similarities with other scientific works in this field.

4. By submitting an article for consideration by the editorial board of the journal, the authors guarantee that they have not previously published the results of their research, that the citations of predecessors are correctly presented in the article, and the sources of research funding are indicated. The authors of articles are solely responsible for obtaining permission to publish illustrative materials. After publication in the journal, authors are given the opportunity to distribute published articles for scientific purposes.

5. The editorial board takes measures to identify and prevent the publication of materials that affect intellectual property issues: plagiarism, incorrect citation, falsification of data are not allowed. If necessary, corrections, explanations, refutations are published in the journal. The journal Texts and History readily considers justified criticism of published works and is open to scientific discussions.