Editorial ethics

The editorial Board of journal in its functioning is guided by the international ethical rules of scientific publications, including the rules on decency, privacy, surveillance of publications, consideration of possible conflict of interest, etc. Within its functioning the editorial Board follows the recommendations of the Committee on the ethics of scien-tific publications (Committee on Publication Ethics), in particular, Manual on the ethics of scientific publi-cations (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit) by the publishing house Elsevier.

Ethical principles of the edition

Policy of Editorial Council and Board of "Kazan state University of culture and arts bulletin" is based on international practice relating to the provision of co-pyright and on the ethical principles supported by the community of leading publishers of scientificperiodi cals Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
The editorial office is responsible for the quality of published scientific articles, and also supports the initiatives aimed at reducing the number of incorrect actions on behalf of the researchers and violations in ethic norms. It ensures the respect for the publication ethics by editorial council members / Board, reviewers and authors. In their work, the editors follow some key principles, among which are reliability, academic significance and relevance of the published works. Negative results received by the author during the research, cannot pre-clude their publication in the journal. The edition en-courages scientific debate and exchange of experiences on the pages of the publication. The edition does not allow the materials containing the information prohibited according to the legislation of the Russian Federation to be published.

The edition is guided by the following ethical principles

  • editorial impartiality;
  • the combination of transparency of the process in terms of confidentiality for research participants, authors, and reviewers;
  • compliance of scientific ethics while reviewing the articles, encouragement of honest scientific discussion between the authors and the reviewers;
  • the existence of contractual relationships between the publisher, editors and authors;
  • the author is given an exclusive copyright without any restrictions;
  • publication of all the materials come under the journal license CC-BY-NC (international attribution license - Non-commercial");
  • rejection of a manuscript of the article in case of direct borrowing of materials from other authors without reference to the original source (plagiarism);
  • non-disclosure of personal data both of the authors and reviewers and other information obtained in the course of professional interaction (according to the norms of the "blind" reviewing and the law "On personal data protection" 152-Federal law);
  • introduction of editorial corrections into the text of the article with the agreement of the authors;
  • preventing the conflicts of interest between the publisher, the editorial council members/ editorial Board, reviewers and the authors

Ethical principles of article reviewing

The editorial Board stems from the fact that articles reviewing is not just a necessary condition for their publication, but also the opportunity to improve their quality, which guarantees the high academic com-petition of the journal. The editorial Board directs the reviewers to ensure that they have contributed to the improvement of the article quality by way of its academic editing

Ethical principles for reviewers

  • reviewing for the manuscripts they have satisfactory knowledge to assess;
  • relevance of the reviewing;
  • confidentiality of experts evaluation;
  • objectivity and constructivity of the reviewing;
  • information about potential conflict of interest being given to the editors;
  • the content of the review should not be influenced by the origin of the manuscript, nationality, gender, religious or political beliefs of the authors (if the former does not affect the scientific value of the article);
  • reviewers must not use the information obtained during the reviewing, for personal purposes or interests of other people;
  • in recognition of the work of the reviewers in print and online versions of the journal each year (starting in 2016) the edition has published the list of thanks from the editor.

Ethical principled for authors of the journal

Definition of authorship

All those who has made a significant contribution to the study and/or preparation of the text of the article should be listed as authors. The order of names for a group of authors is defined by the authors themselves.

Unacceptable forms of participation of the authors:
  • "Guest authors" (famous scientists who actually didn’t work on the article, but whose participation could potentially increase the chances for publication);
  • "Honorary authors" (people who actually didn’t work on the article, but have power with respect to real authors, for example, heads of departments, administrative staff);
  • The "invisible authors", i.e. the people who actually worked on the study / article. If people or organizations who contributed to the preparation of this article, which contribution doesn’t cover authorship. This contribution is mentioned in the "Acknowledg-ments"section.

The authors are guided by the following ethical principles

  • the publication of the materials in accordance with the ethical and legal standards;
  • originality and novelty of academic research;
  • the validity of the achieved results (the authors should endeavour to describe the methodology of execution of works clearly and unambiguously so that their findings could be confirmed by other studies);
  • objective discussion of the significance of the research;
  • recognition of contribution of other people, bib-liographical references to the used works required;
  • representation as co-authors all the participants who contributed to the study;
  • informing about the detection of any significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication and in-teraction with the editors in order to correct identified errors or exceptions publication;
  • the inadmissibility of any type of plagiarism.