Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Editorial board, authors and reviewers of the journal Personality. Culture. Society undertake to adhere to international ethical standards and principles based on Code of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) and the provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on copyright.

In order to avoid unfair publishing practices (plagiarism, misappropriation of other people’s ideas, falsification of data, deliberate distortions, etc.), as well as to maintain the high quality of scientific publications, the editorial board must convey to all participants (reviewers, editors and authors) their responsibilities. In case of violation of the following norms, the editorial board reserves the right to reject the publication of the article.

Duties of authors

The main responsibility for the content of the manuscript and its compliance with the established norms and criteria lies with the author (team of authors).

Not allowed any kind of plagiarism (giving someone else’s work for their own, excessive borrowing, unformulated quotations, paraphrases, etc.), as well as falsification or fabrication of data in the work, which is a fact of unethical behavior. Not allowed submit to the editors a manuscript that has already been published or is under consideration in another publication.

Author should

  • comply with the requirements for the content and design of the article, presented by the editorial board, and follow the citation rules;
  • indicate in his article the work of other researchers who influenced the content of the manuscript, in the form of appropriate bibliographic references or citations, as well as provide reliable results of his work and the necessary information to be able to verify them;
  • respond to the comments of the reviewers and make proposed changes based on these comments (in disputable cases, he can contact the editorial office of the journal with specific objections or remove the article);
  • indicate in the article all persons who have made a significant contribution to the research and participated in its writing as co-authors; at the same time, it is inadmissible to indicate persons who had nothing to do with the creation of the manuscript;
  • agree on the final version of the article and its publication with all co-authors, who are obliged to familiarize themselves with all the rules and regulations for the preparation, reviewing, scientific and literary editing of the manuscript text;
  • confirm with his signature in a statement that all the data given in the article are authentic.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviews should

  • to observe absolute impartiality, which obliges him to evaluate the author’s articles according to their content and quality, regardless of his nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity or political convictions;
  • provide substantiated feedback and give an objective assessment of the proposed scientific research, avoiding personal criticism of the author;
  • not to disclose information until the publication of the manuscript of the article, not to transfer or discuss peer-reviewed materials with persons who have not received the necessary powers from the editorial board of the journal;
  • not to abuse the information provided in the article reviewed by him, as well as not to derive personal or other benefit from this;
  • to draw the attention of the editor (editorial office) to significant or partial similarity of the presented article with any other work with which the reviewer is directly familiar;
  • to mark in your review relevant published works that, for one reason or another, have not been cited by the author;
  • to help the editorial board make a decision to improve the author’s article.

The reviewer may reject consideration and assessment of the article for reasons of competing professional interests:

  • professional or personal benefit from the acceptance / rejection of the article;
  • fundamental difference of opinion on the main topic of the article;
  • close professional or personal relationship with the author or with any member of the team of authors.

If the reviewer does not refuse to evaluate the article for the above reasons, then the editorial board accepts by default the fact that there is no conflict of interest between him and the author.

Duties of the Publisher

The editorial board is obliged to make every effort to improve the professional and formal quality of the journal, to maintain freedom of speech, and, in accordance with generally accepted norms of ethics, be ready to publish corrections, rebuttals and apologies by prior arrangement. The editorial board, and, in particular, the editor-in-chief, is responsible for the decision on the acceptance of an author’s work for publication and is an intermediary in the relationship between the author, reviewers and editors.

The editorial board (and editors) of the journal undertakes to adhere to the following requirements:

  • to check the reliability of the work (article, material), its correspondence to the subject of the journal, scientific novelty and significance for researchers, clarity of presentation and completeness of conclusions;
  • not allow an article to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism (first of all, one should rely on the results of a check in the Antiplagiat system);
  • to take into account scientific reviews, the opinion of members of the editorial board and current legal requirements on libel, plagiarism and copyright;
  • to ensure and verify the transparency of editorial activities at all stages, while observing the norms of politeness, fairness and impartiality regarding race, gender, sexual orientation, religious and political views, origin, citizenship and social status of the author, as well as excluding the influence of personal interests, political interests and business;
  • to protect the confidentiality of the personal information of authors and not to transfer unpublished data and information about the submitted manuscript to third parties for review or copying (with the exception of the author, reviewers, editorial board, publisher and depending on special circumstances);
  • to maintain the anonymity of reviewers and authors as part of the peer review process;
  • to justify your decision to reject the article for publication, do not disregard conflict situations, as well as claims or complaints of an ethical nature;
  • to issue instructions for all editorial work (instructions for authors, guidelines for the peer-review process and reviewers, etc.).

If there are any conflicts of interest (financial, academic, personal), all participants in the peer review process must inform the editorial board about this. All controversial issues are considered at the meeting of the editorial board.

Articles accepted for publication are placed in the public domain (except for the subscription year) on the websites of the journal and the Scientific Electronic Library; copyrights are reserved by the authors.