Publication ethics

The editorial activity of the magazine "The Russian Foreign Economic Journal" is based on the recommendations of the Committee of Ethics of Scientific Publications (Committee of Publication Ethics, SORE). Global standards for authors and editors tackle thorny issues such as research bias and misleading publicity. COPE Press Release, Monday, 12 December 2011. 3 p. Available at

These standards, developed in 2011 after the 2nd World Conference on the Integration of Scientific Research, held in Singapore (2nd World Conference on ResearchIntegrity in Singapore), brought together expert opinions in areas of biology, forestry, geology, humanities disciplines, mathematics, medicine, philosophy and political science from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The editorial staff of the journal makes every effort to comply with the ethical standards adopted by the international scientific community and to prevent any deviation from these norms, and therefore recommends that all parties involved in the publication process: authors, editors of the journal, reviewers, publishers, be guided by the following principles:

General obligations and responsibilities of editors:
Editors have the exclusive right to accept the manuscript for publication or reject it. The incoming manuscripts should be reviewed, but the manuscript can be rejected at the stage preceding the review if there is a valid reason for this (for example, when the subject matter of the article does not correspond to the subject of the journal, an article of apparently low scientific quality, the article was previously published in other publication, etc.). Editors accept the article for publication in accordance with its conviction in its compliance with the requirements of the journal.

Editors must guarantee the high quality of the materials published in the journal and their substantive integrity, as well as publish corrections, explanations, apologies in cases where such a need arises. Editors should not have a conflict of interest with the authors of those articles that they reject or accept for publication.

Editors should keep the names of reviewers confidential.
Editors must ensure that the materials published by them comply with international standards of scientific and publishing ethics. It means:
- make fair and objective decisions, regardless of commercial considerations, and ensure an honest and effective independent review process;
- encourage maximum transparency, as well as maximum completeness and reliability of publications;
- protect the authenticity of published materials by making changes and refutations (when necessary), as well as not ignoring cases of alleged misconduct in research and publication of their results;
- Combat misconduct in reviewing and editing;
- Inform independent reviewers and authors about all the requirements imposed on them;
- Decisions to accept or refuse to publish articles should be based on the importance of the article, its originality, clarity of presentation, the reliability of the information contained in it and its proximity to the subject matter of the journal.

The basic principles to be followed by reviewers:

- reviewers should evaluate the intellectual content of the manuscript regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political views of the author;
- editors and editorial staff should not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone except the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, consultants and experts of the editorial board, and also the publisher;
- reviewing should be done objectively;
- personal criticism of the author is unacceptable;
- reviewers should give a reasoned opinion on each material in question.
- reviewers should point to publications on the subject of the submitted manuscript, which are not referenced in the article under review;
- any statement, whether observation, conclusion or argument made in previously published works, should be accompanied by a corresponding reference to the source.
- reviewer should also draw the editor's attention to any significant similarity or overlap between the manuscript in question and any other publication known to him.

Reviewers should:
- agree to review only those manuscripts for which they have sufficient knowledge and which they can review in a timely manner;
- respect the confidentiality of the review and not disclose any details of the manuscript or reviews during or after the peer review to anyone other than those authorized by the magazine;
- not use the information obtained during the review for own benefit or benefit of other persons or organizations, or for causing harm to others or for discrediting others;
- declare all possible conflicts of interest and seek advice in the journal if they are not sure whether the current situation constitutes a conflict of interest or not;
- do not allow the content of their review to be affected by the origin of the manuscript, nationality, religious affiliation, political or other views of its authors, or commercial considerations;
- write a review objectively and constructively, refraining from hostile or inflammatory statements, as well as from slanderous or humiliating comments;
- understand that, as researchers, they themselves need the honest reviews of their colleagues, and therefore perform the review in good faith;
- provide journals with accurate and truthful information about their personal and professional knowledge and experience;

Introducing the article to the editorial board of the magazine, the authors thereby confirm their authorship of the materials presented. The editors do not require that all authors of the article sign an application letter. The very fact of filing an application means that all the authors mentioned in the manuscript agree with the content of the article. The author must ensure that everyone who participated in the creation of the publication (in the research or in the process of writing the text of the article) is listed as a co-author. In this case, each co-author should bear public responsibility for the content of the article.

The source of research funding, as well as all other forms of support should be clearly indicated in the text of the manuscript. In addition, the authors should express their gratitude to colleagues who made a significant contribution to the creation of the article.
In the text of the manuscript the author should point out all external sources of information relevant to this article (including his own previously published articles and scientific materials), having issued them in the form of citations or references.

Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable. The author should avoid self-plagiarism (re-publication). The author must inform the editorial board of the journal about all of his works (as well as about all the works of his co-authors), which intersect on the topic with the article proposed for publication, and which were submitted for consideration in other publications.

Manuscripts sent for consideration in the journal "Russian Foreign Economic Bulletin" should not be reviewed in another publication or be previously published in another publication as material protected by copyright. If the article reproduces other people's materials, tables, images, the author must obtain permission to use these materials and indicate the author of these materials and / or the copyright owner of these materials.

While submitting the manuscript for consideration to the editors of the magazine "Russian Foreign Economic Journal", the author agrees that if the manuscript and related materials sent for publication are accepted for publication, the copyright to this manuscript will be transferred to the magazine "Russian Foreign Economic Bulletin". The author retains the right to the non-commercial use of the published article (i.e. use, for example, for educational or scientific purposes).

Requirements for authors:
- The published study should be conducted in accordance with ethical and legal norms;
- Researchers should state the results of their work clearly, honestly, without falsification and data juggling;
- Researchers should endeavor to describe the methodology of the work to be done clearly and unambiguously so that their results can be confirmed by others;
- Researchers must comply with the requirements for publications, that the proposed work contains original material, is not plagiarized, and has not been published before;

the authors bear collective responsibility for their work and the content of the publication;
- authorship of research work should accurately reflect the contribution of individuals to its implementation and description;
- authors should immediately notify the editor if an error is found in any one they submitted for a publication accepted for publication or already published work. Authors should cooperate with editors if it is necessary to edit or reduce the work;
- quotes and references to other works should be accurate and neatly arranged;
- authors should not copy references from other publications to works that they themselves have not read;
- Authors must comply with the requirements of publishers that the work should not be simultaneously offered for publication in more than one edition;
- authors should inform the editor if they refuse to review their work or prefer not to respond to the comments of the reviewer after receiving a conditional consent to the publication;
- authors should answer questions from the editor and reviewer professionally and in the shortest possible time;

Code of conduct for the publisher of the magazine:
- determine the relationship between the publisher, editor and other participants in the publication process;
- respect the right to confidentiality and the privacy of personal information (for example, for research participants, authors, reviewers);
- protect intellectual property and copyright (copyright);
- promote the independence of editors;
- publishers, in cooperation with editors of journals, should formulate an effective journal policy and mechanisms for its implementation;
- disseminate information about the journal's policy, bring it to the attention of all interested persons (authors, readers, reviewers);
- periodically review the journal's policy, in particular, in connection with the emergence of new recommendations from COPE;
- remain faithful to the principles of scientific honesty;
- assist the parties (eg institutions, grantors, government agencies) responsible for investigating cases of unfair research and publication practices and, if possible, assist in resolving these issues;
- publish edits, explanations and withdraw unfair articles;
- ensure the timely publication of journal editions.


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