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    Publication Ethics


    The Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii is committed to promoting the standards of publication ethics in accordance with COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. We pursue the principles of transparency and best practices in scholarly publishing and aspire to ensure fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review processes and editorial decisions. Any detected cases of misconduct, whether on the part of authors, reviewers or editors, will be vigorously pursued.

    Editors of the journal reserve the right to reject the work from publication in case of revealing any such malpractices.



    Ethical guidelines for journal editors

             Editors are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish.

             Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process.

             Editors should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.

             Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.

             Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.

             Editors should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.

             Peer reviewers and authors should be told what is expected of them.

             Editors should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interests.


    (Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010)


    Ethical guidelines for reviewers

           Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.

             Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. 

             Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. 

           Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. 

           Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

             Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.


    Ethical guidelines for authors

    We expect all authors submitting to journal Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii to adhere to the following ethical guidelines.

    Originality and copyright:

    • All authors must warrant that their article is their own original work, which does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or entity, and cannot be construed as plagiarizing any other published work, including their own previously published work.
    • Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere.
    • All authors submitting their work 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.
    • All authors mentioned in the article must have significantly contributed to the research.
    • The corresponding author must ensure all named co-authors consent to publication and to being named as a co-author.
    • Authors should obtain permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Authors should obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript. Permission must also be cleared for any minor adaptations of any work not created by them.
    • Authors should not submit previously published work, nor work which is based in substance on previously published work, either in part or whole.
    • Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
    • Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
    • Authors must appropriately cite all relevant publications.
    • For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.


    The following types of plagiarism should be avoided:

             Verbatim copying. Verbatim copying of more than 10 per cent of another person's work without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks.

             Paraphrasing. Improper paraphrasing of another person's work is where more than one sentence within a paragraph or section of text has been changed or sentences have been rearranged without appropriate attribution. Significant improper paraphrasing (more than 10 per cent of a work) without appropriate attribution is treated as seriously as verbatim copying.

             Re-using parts of a work without attribution. Re-use of elements of another person's work, for example a figure, table or paragraph without acknowledgement, references or the use of quotation marks. It is incumbent on the author to obtain the necessary permission to reuse elements of another person's work from the copyright holder.

             Self plagiarism. Our requirement is that all authors sign a copyright form that clearly states that their submitted work has not been published before. If elements of a work have been previously published in another publication, including Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii publication, the author 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. We recommend that authors cite all previous stages of publication and presentation of their ideas that have culminated in the final work, including conference papers, workshop presentations and listserv communications.


    Handling allegations of plagiarism

    Editors of Vysshee Obrazovanie v Rossii seek to uphold academic 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.

    Editors are not obliged to discuss individual cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties. We 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.



    Submitting a manuscript, please supply the following information:

             Authors data:

    -          First name, middle initial and last name;

    -          Affiliation and position;

    -          Academic degree;

    -          Postal address;

    -          E-mail address;

    -          Work or mobile telephone number.

             Manuscript file in Word format (font 11-point Times New Roman; the paper should not exceed 78 pages).

             Title (no more than 57 words);

             Abstract (150250 words; should summarize concisely the content and conclusions of the paper);

             Keywords (57);

             References (each numbered, ordered sequentially as they appear in the text; all authors should be included in reference lists; references to websites should give authors if known, title of cited page, URL in full, and year of posting in parentheses).



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