Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication “Filologičeski rakursi”

The publishing ethics guidelines of the academic series “Filologičeski rakursi” are based on the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): and aim to comply with the accepted international standards for ethical behavior of all participants in the publishing process in all of its stages.

The academic series publishes original scientific works of contribution and significance to the intellectual and academic community that meet the highest standards.

Authors’ obligations:

  • To submit original research texts for publication and adequately cite all sources used and/or citations of other authors. It is the authors’ personal responsibility not to allow plagiarism in any form.
  • To comply with publication requirements and confirm/declare that their texts have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere.
  • To take responsibility for the content and form of the materials submitted for publication.
  • To disclose relevant sources of funding and any existing or potential conflicts of interest. The publication or use of part of the material without the prior consent of the other co-authors is inadmissible.
  • To notify the publisher or editors if they discover errors in an already published material and cooperate in correcting or withdrawing the text/article.

Duties of Editors:

  • The Editorial Board of “Filologičeski rakursi” accepts and evaluates manuscripts on the basis of their scientific content and academic value (originality, clarity, topicality, relevance) without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, political or religious affiliation.
  • All decisions to publish texts are based on the criteria for publication, objectives and thematic focus of the series. The academic contribution and the significance of the scientific research are of leading importance. The Editorial Board is obliged to notify the author of all inaccuracies and weaknesses, without the removal and correction of which the article will not be published.
  • The Editorial Board has the right to discuss the submitted materials only with the author, the reviewers and the publisher.
  • The Editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts that are considered for publication are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who are experts in the relevant field. The decision to publish is based on the importance and value of the manuscript, the comments and recommendations of the reviewers, and the compliance with the requirements and guidelines of the academic
  • The Editorial Board shall take immediate actions upon receiving a signal of unethical behavior, e.g. incorrect citation, plagiarism, inaccuracies in the data used and manipulation of results. The measures include contacts with the affected parties and respective institutions in order to establish the veracity of ethical violations. This may result in withdrawal of the manuscript or, if already in print, publication of the revealed ethical violations.

Reviewers’ responsibilities:

  • The work of the reviewers is of utmost importance for the decisions of the Editorial Board to publish the proposed articles.
  • In the work of the reviewers, the principle of confidentiality is a leading principle. All manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must not be shown or discussed with others not expressly authorized by the Editor.
  • Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review the manuscript or is unable to do so within the deadline should notify the editors immediately and decline the invitation in order to allow another reviewer to be selected.
  • Any invited reviewer who has a conflict of interest due to a competitive relationship or professional, personal, financial or other relationship with any of the authors must immediately declare their conflict of interest to the Editors and withdraw to allow for selection of another reviewer.
  • Reviewers should identify texts not cited by the authors, incorrect citations, incorrect use of data or sources, and notify the Editors.