The editorial ethics of the journal "PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL AND HUMANITARIAN SCIENCES" was developed taking into account the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors - Committee on Publication Ethics, as well as the Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers "Ethical principles of scientific publications".
The editorial board of the journal responsibly approaches the task of maintaining scientific reputation, is guided by the principles of scientific character, objectivity, professionalism, impartiality and does everything possible to ensure the quality of scientific publications, while respecting the position of the author and copyright.
In its activities, the editorial board is responsible for the publication of copyrighted works, which imposes the need to follow the following fundamental principles:
· Editorial decisions to accept or reject the publication of an article should be based on the significance of the article, its originality, clarity of presentation, the reliability of the information contained in it and its closeness to the subject of the journal.
· The editorial office is obliged to respect the author and his work, to carry out all contacts with the authors exclusively in a benevolent, correct tone.
· The editors should evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.
· Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
The editorial board is obliged to ensure that all published articles and reviews are reviewed by specialists with the necessary qualifications
· The editors are obliged to coordinate with the authors all changes made in order to avoid copyright infringement.
· The editors should not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism.
· The editors pass the reviewer's comments to the authors in full, if they do not contain offensive or slanderous remarks;
· Editors should strive to ensure that peer review in their journal is fair, objective, and timely.
· The editors should not leave unanswered claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and also, if a conflict situation is identified, take all necessary measures to restore violated rights.
The editors should publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when necessary
The editors are obliged to support initiatives aimed at reducing the number of violations related to research and publication
· The editorial staff guarantees access to publications, ensuring the storage of materials in the leading libraries and repositories of scientific information in the country.
The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of copyright materials, as a result of which his actions must be unbiased, consisting in the implementation of the following principles:
· A manuscript received for review should be treated as a confidential document that cannot be passed on for review or discussion to third parties who do not have permission from the editors.
· The reviewer is obliged to give an objective, reasoned assessment of the presented results of the study, refraining from hostile, slanderous or degrading comments.
· Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes.
· A reviewer who, in his opinion, does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in case of a conflict of interest with the author or organization, should inform the editor about this with a request to exclude him from the review process of this manuscript.
Principles to be followed by the author of scientific publications
· The authors of the article must provide reliable results of the research. Knowingly erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.
· Authors must ensure that the results of the study presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be formalized with the obligatory indication of the author and source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including loose quotations, paraphrasing, or appropriation of rights to the results of other people's research, is unethical and unacceptable. The originality of the text must be at least 80%.
It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the study, in particular, the article should provide links to all works that mattered in the conduct of the study.
· Authors should not submit to a journal a manuscript that has been submitted to another journal and is under consideration, as well as an article that has already been published in another journal.
· Co-authors of the article should indicate all persons who have made a significant contribution to the study. Among the co-authors, it is unacceptable to indicate persons who did not participate in the study.
· If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he must notify the editors of the journal as soon as possible.
The journal reserves the right to reject any manuscript submitted for publication that does not comply with the above principles.