Ethical obligations of the editorial board of the journal
The editorial board is responsible for the publication.
All materials provided for publication are carefully selected and reviewed. The editorial board reserves the right to reject the article or return it for revision. The author is obliged to amend the article in accordance with the comments of the reviewers or the editorial board.
The editorial board considers, without bias, all the manuscripts presented to the publication, evaluating each article properly, and ensures an honest review process.
The editorial board may reject a manuscript without a review if it considers that the work does not correspond to the journal’s profile.
The editorial board of the journal opposes falsification, plagiarism, sending the author of one work in several journals, copying the contents of the article in various works repeatedly, misleading the public about the actual contributions of the authors to publication.
The editorial board has the right to remove even a published article, in case of finding out the violation of someone’s rights or generally accepted norms of scientific ethics.
The decision of the editorial board to accept or reject an article for publication should be based on the importance of the article, originality and clarity, as well as the validity of the study and its relevance to the competence of the journal.
After a positive decision of the editor-in-chief, the article is published in the journal and placed on the relevant electronic resources.
Ethical obligations of reviewers
The review procedure is anonymous for both the reviewer and the authors and is carried out by two independent reviewers (double-blind review). Reviewers do not know about the author, the author – about reviewers.
The editorial board reserves the right to additionally appoint an independent reviewer. Each scientist is required to perform some work on the review process.
Reviewers must adhere to ethical requirements in the scientific publications of the Committee on Publication Ethics and be objective and impartial.
The reviewer must always objectively assess the quality of the manuscript, its theoretical part, the interpretation and presentation of the material, and also take into account the extent to which the content of the article corresponds to established scientific and linguistic-stylistic standards.
The reviewer should deal with a manuscript that is subject to review as a confidential document: do not show the manuscript to other persons, do not discuss it with other peers, except for special cases where the reviewer needs someone else’s special advice.
The reviewer should draw the attention of the editor to any significant similarity between the manuscript and any other published article or manuscript known to him.
Reviewers should clearly explain and justify their article’s considerations so that members of the editorial board and authors understand what their comments are based on. Any statement that certain observations, conclusions, arguments, etc. have already been published earlier should be accompanied by a reference to the relevant source.
The reviewer must provide a response to the manuscript in a timely manner.
Procedure for recognition of translation
The editors do everything necessary for the review to be qualitative, honest, impartial and timely. The review procedure (scientific expertise) passes all articles submitted to the editorial board, except for reviews on scientific works and communications of information nature.
The editors defined the following order of reviewing manuscripts:
The author submits an article to the editorial board that meets the requirements of the policy of the journal «Slavic World» and the rules for the preparation of articles. Manuscripts that do not meet the requirements are not registered and are not allowed for further consideration, which the editorial board notifies the authors of.
Each manuscript of an article submitted to the editorial board passes two «blind» reviews (scientific expertise) on the profile of the study.
Reviewers are appointed editor-in-chief of the scientific journal «Slavic World», the review process is organised by the editor-coordinator. In some cases, the issue of the choice of reviewers is decided at a meeting of the editorial board.
Reviewers of manuscripts may be members of the editorial board of the scientific journal «Slavic World» as well as third-party highly skilled specialists who have deep professional knowledge and experience in specific professional fields.
Copies of the manuscript are guided by the profile of scientific research on the «blind» review by leading experts in the area of the issues of the article. After obtaining the consent of the scientist who «blind» the review, the possibility of reviewing the materials (based on the correspondence of his own qualifications to the direction of study of the author and the absence of any conflict of interest), the conduct of his scientific expertise of the article takes place, as a rule, within 21 days. The review periods may vary in each individual case, taking into account the creation of conditions for the most objective evaluation of the quality of the materials provided.
Interaction between the author and the reviewers is carried out by correspondence by e-mail with the editor-coordinator of the journal «Slavic World». If the reviewer indicates the need to make certain corrections in the article – the article is sent to the author with the suggestion to take into account the comments when preparing the updated version of the article or to argue them to refute them. By the revised article, the author adds a message containing answers to all comments and explains all the changes made in the article. The corrected version is repeatedly submitted to the reviewer for the decision and preparation of the motivated conclusion about the possibility of publication. The date of the recommendation of the article for publication is the date of receipt by the editorial staff of a positive opinion of the reviewer (or the decision of the editorial board) regarding the expediency and possibility of publishing the article.
The author of the manuscript in case of disagreement with the opinion of the reviewer has the right to provide an argumentative response to the editorial staff of the magazine. In such circumstances, the article is considered at a meeting of the editorial board. The editorial board may send the article for additional or new review to another specialist. The editorial board reserves the right to reject the article in case of insolvency or unwillingness of the author to take into account the recommendations and comments of reviewers.
After obtaining positive reviews the manuscript is sent to literary and technical editing. The interaction between the author and the literary (technical) editor can take place in any form – in person, by e-mail, by telephone. Minor corrections of a stylistic or a formal nature that do not affect the content of the article, are submitted by a literary (technical) editor without the consent of the author.
The final decision on the possibility and appropriateness of publication is made by the editor-in-chief according to the recommendations of the responsible secretary of the magazine. After deciding on the admission of an article to publication, the responsible secretary of the magazine shall inform the author of this.
The recommendation for the publication of the next issue of the journal is carried out by the Academic Council of the Institute of Art, Folklore and Ethnology Studies named after M. T. Rylsky NAS of Ukraine and fixed in the corresponding protocol.
The authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:
The authors reserve the right to authorship of their work and give the journal the right to first publish this work with the permission for others to freely distribute the published work with the obligatory reference to the authors of the original work and the first publication of the work in this journal.
In accordance with international copyright law on electronic information resources, the electronic version of the journal may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form (electronic copy or printout), distributed, used for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of the editorial staff.
Using the published materials in the context of other documents should refer to the original source.
An agreement on transfer of copyrights
We, the authors of the article ____________________________________ in case of its acceptance for publication give to the founders and editors of the scientific journal «Slavic World» the rights to:
publication of this article in Ukrainian (or English) and distribution of its printed version.
distribution of the electronic version of the article through any electronic means (by placing it on the official web-site of the journal, in electronic databases, repositories, etc.).
At this, without the coordination with the editorial board and founders, we reserve for ourselves the right to:
use the article’s materials in full or in part with an educational purpose;
use the article’s materials in full or in part for writing of our own dissertations;
use the article’s materials for the preparation of theses, conference reports, and oral presentations;
place electronic copies of the article (including the final electronic version loaded from the official web-site of the journal) on:
personal web-resources of all the authors (web-sites, web-pages, blogs, etc.);
web-resources of institutions where the authors work (including the electronic institutional repositories);
non-commercial web-resources in open access (for example, www.arXiv.org);
In all cases the presence of a bibliographic reference to the article or a hyperlink with its electronic copy on the official web-site of the journal is obligatory.
Also, by this agreement we certify that the presented manuscript:
does not contain any appeals to violence, kindling of racial discrimination or ethnic animosity, which cause anxiety, are threatening, shameful, calumnious, brutal, indecent, and vulgar.
does not violate the copyrights and intellectual property of other persons or organizations; contains all provided by the current legislation about the copyright references to the quoted authors, publications, and the facts received by other authors or organizations;
has nowhere been published earlier and has not been submitted for publication in other printed editions;
does not include materials that – due to the operating statutory acts.
Can not be published openly in the press
the author’s first name,
patronymic name, surname
Address of place of work