Publishing Ethics


The Editorial Board of the journal "Artium Magister" adheres to the principles of publication ethics adopted by the international community and reflected, in particular, in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics, and also follows the principles of publication ethics adopted by the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (Russia) (Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers "Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications").

To avoid unfair publishing practices (plagiarism, false information, etc.), to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public acceptance of the obtained scientific results, each member of the Editorial Board (hereinafter editor), author, reviewer, publisher, and institutions involved in the publishing process are required to comply with ethical standards, rules and regulations and to take all reasonable steps to prevent violations.

 Responsibilities of the editor 

 The editor in his activity should:

 - constantly improve the journal;

 - follow the principle of freedom of opinion;

 - strive to meet the needs of readers and authors of the journal;

 - exclude the influence of business or political interests on the publication of materials;

 - make decisions based on the principle of fairness and impartiality, ensure transparency of editorial activities at all its stages;

 - not disclose information about the submitted materials to anyone other than the relevant authors, reviewers, other editorial consultants and, if necessary, the publisher;

 - evaluate manuscripts solely on the basis of their scientific content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, citizenship and political views of the authors;

- make a decision on the publication of materials, guided by the following main criteria: correspondence of the manuscript to the subject of the journal; relevance, novelty and scientific significance of the submitted article; clarity of presentation; reliability of results and completeness of conclusions. The quality of the research and its relevance are the basis for the decision on publication;

 - take all reasonable measures to ensure the high quality of published materials and protect the confidentiality of personal information. If content, grammatical, stylistic and other errors are detected, the editorial board take all measures to eliminate them;

 - take into account the reviews when making a final decision on the publication of the article. The editorial board is fully responsible for the decision on publication;

 - justify the decision in case of acceptance or rejection of the article;

 - provide the author of the reviewed material with an opportunity to justify the research view;

 - change in the editorial board does not cancel the previous decisions already made;

 - encourage discussion and provide an opportunity to present the opposing point of view;

 - do not use unpublished materials in own research.

Responsibilities of the author

  When submitting materials to the journal "Artium Magister", the authors oblige to:

 - submit only original works;

 - in the presence of text or graphics from earlier publications of the author or from the work of another researcher, refer to the relevant publications or submit written permission to use these materials. Such borrowing without reference will be considered by the editorial board as plagiarism;

 - provide only authentic facts in the manuscript; provide sufficient information for verification and repetition of experiments by other researchers; do not use information obtained privately, without open written permission; do not allow fabrication and falsification of data;

 - avoid duplication of publications (in the cover letter, the author should indicate that the work is published for the first time). If individual elements of the manuscript were earlier published, the author must refer to an earlier work and indicate the differences between the new work and the earlier one. Submitting a manuscript to more than one journal at a time is unethical;

 - comply with ethical standards when criticizing or commenting on third-party research;

 - adhere to the principles of bioethics in the study of animal objects;

 - immediately notify the editorial board or the publisher of a significant error in the published work;

 - provide the editorial board or publisher with proof of the correctness of the original article or correct significant errors if the editorial board or publisher became aware of them from third parties;

 - specify all authors of the material.

 The author has the right to appeal the decision of the editorial board in accordance with the established procedure (specified in the appendix to the section "Review System").

Responsibilities of the reviewer

  The reviewer participating in the expert evaluation of materials submitted for the journal "Artium Magister" obliges to:

 - make objective and impartial decisions;

 - maintain confidentiality. It is not allowed to discuss the work with other persons, except for those authorized by the editor-in-chief to work with the author's manuscript;

 - do not use the information obtained during the review for personal gain;

 - inform the editor-in-chief and abandon the process of reviewing the manuscript, if, in the opinion of the reviewer, his qualifications are not sufficient to review the material submitted, or if there may be a violation of the terms;

 - make decisions based on specific facts and provide evidence;

 - pay editor's attention to substantial similarity between the manuscripts evaluated, as well as the lack of references to principles, conclusions, or arguments previously published in other works or other authors.

 - assist the author in improving the quality of the article;

 - do not use the materials of an unpublished manuscript in their own research.

Conflict of interest

 In order to follow publication ethics, it is necessary to exclude the conflict of interests of all parties involved in the process of publishing the manuscript. A conflict of interest arises if the author, reviewer, or editorial board member has a financial, scientific, or personal relationship that may affect their actions. Such relationships are called dual obligations, competing interests, or competing loyalties.

  In order to prevent conflicts of interest and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the journal, each of the parties is assigned the following responsibilities.

  The editor should:

 - transfer the manuscript for consideration to another member of the editorial board if the initially appointed reviewer has a conflict of interest with the author of the submitted manuscript;

 - request information from all participants in publishing the manuscript about the possibility of competing interests;

 - make a decision on the publication of information specified in the author's letter concerning a conflict of scientific and / or financial interests, if it is not confidential and may affect the evaluation of the published work by the reader or the scientific community;

- ensure the publication of amendments if information about the conflict of interest was received after the publication of the article.

  The author should:

 - list in the cover letter known and potential sources of conflict of interest;

 - indicate the place of work and the source of funding for the study;

 - if there is no conflict of interest – clearly state it in the cover letter.

  The reviewer should:

 - inform the editor-in-chief about the existence of a conflict of interest (dual obligations, competing interests) and refuse to examine the manuscript.

Violations

 If violation of publication ethics happens on the part of the editor, author or reviewer, a mandatory investigation is required. This applies to both published and unpublished materials from the date of publication of the document. The Editorial Board is obliged to request clarification, without involving persons who may have a conflict of interest with one of the parties.

 Complaints of ethical violations can be caused by incorrect borrowing someone's text and plagiarism (borrowing the content and conclusions without a verbatim repetition of someone else's text), duplication of publications, the inclusion of unreliable or false data in the body of published work, incorrect indication of authors' contribution to the common work and other violations.

 Procedure for detecting a violation

 The party that discovered the violation must submit a written complaint to the Editorial board's e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it by mail to the address: 400062, Volgograd, prospekt Universitetsky 100, to the editor-in-chief of "Artium Magister".

 The complaint must clearly describe the alleged violation and provide information confirming this fact.

 When a complaint is received, the editor must document the complaint and, after careful consideration, draw up a report indicating all the actual issues. To examine the article and related materials editor forms an Expert Commission consisting of a Chairman (the editor-in-chief or Deputy chief editor) and members of the Commission (not less than 2 members of the Editorial Board).

 Strict standards of confidentiality, fairness and impartiality will be maintained throughout the investigation and resolution processes. All aspects of the investigation will be confidential.

 Claims against the author (incorrect borrowing and plagiarism, indication of unreliable or falsified data, incorrect indication of the authors' contribution to the overall work). 

 The editor should provide a comprehensive review of the issue in case of suspicion of incorrect borrowing or plagiarism. It is quite possible that the author did not indicate the authorship of the copied part unintentionally, but this applies only to small passages. Copying an article in its entirety or its essential parts without specifying someone's authorship is considered a serious violation of the principles of Publishing ethics. In relation to such authors, the editorial board must take the prescribed sanctions. 

 If editors receive a complaint against our author, the editor should contact them and ask them to submit their comments on the essence of the claim. Based on the author's response, the editor-in-chief can decide whether to reject the complaint (if the author responds to the appeal, formulates a clear and convincing statement) or accept it (if the author evades the answer, or his explanations are unconvincing). The Editor-in-Chief must notify the complaining party of his decision. 

 If material containing significant inaccuracies has been published, it should be corrected immediately in a form accessible to readers and indexing systems. Articles with incorrect borrowings detected will be corrected or retracted. 

 The decision to retract the article is made by the editorial board of the journal. Having made the decision to retract the article, the editorial board indicates the reason for the retraction (in case of incorrect borrowing - indicating the sources of borrowing), as well as the date of retraction. The article and its description remain on the website of the journal as part of the corresponding issue of the journal, the electronic version of the text is marked with the sign "WITHDRAWN/RETRACTED" and the date of retraction, the same mark is put in the article and in the table of contents of the issue.

 If the editorial board decides to revoke the text of the article on the basis of its examination or received information, the author/co-authors are informed and requested their reasoned opinion about the validity of submission to the editor-in-chief on the issue of retraction of article. A reasoned opinion is requested from each co-author of the article separately. If the author and co-authors ignore the request of the editorial board, the editorial board has the right to retract the article. If the editors receive an appeal with reasons for retracting the article, the editors inform the author of the appeal about the terms. The maximum period for consideration of an application may not exceed three months. The appeal is not subject to consideration if it does not contain the author's last name, first name, patronymic and contacts, contains unreadable text or offensive expressions.

  Complaint about duplicate publication 

 The claim for duplication is considered by the editor of the journal. The editor-in-chief should examine whether the second article has significant differences. If the article does not contribute anything significant and new to the study, then it is defined as duplicative and appropriate corrective actions are applied. 

 If the authors used their own previously published article, or an article that is currently being reviewed in another journal, as the basis for the submitted manuscript, they are required to provide references to such research and indicate what is the significant difference between them. 

 The second article may be published in another language only if the following points are met: 

 - obtaining the consent of the editor and / or the publisher who published the article in its original form; 

 - mandatory notification of re-publication of the article; 

 - decisions of the editor-in-chief about the significance of a study that, when published in a different language, will gain new readers or be intended for a different target audience. 

 Tools and sanctions 

 If the editor-in-chief admits that there has been a violation of the principles of publication ethics, the journal is obliged to carry out the following corrective actions (in case of severe violation): 

 - refuse to publish the author's manuscript; 

 - publish notifications about the violation correction in the next issue of the journal; 

 - make corrections to the published material in a form accessible to readers and indexing systems; 

 - introduce a ban on the publication of the author's materials in the journal for a period of 36 months; 

 - to refuse further cooperation; 

 - publish an editorial on the ethical issues raised by the complaint; 

 - formally remove the material from the journal (remove the article from the journal's website) and in case of violation of confidentiality or causing serious harm to a third party; 

 All sanctions are accepted by the editor-in-chief only after a thorough study of the claim, an objective and fair decision is made. 

 In cases where violations are excessive, the publisher and editor-in-chief reserve the right to impose additional sanctions in addition to those described above. 

 The author (s) has the right to appeal the decision on the violation. All appeals should be submitted to the Editorial Board of the journal in writing within 30 days after notification. The appeal must include refutation of the decision, with a detailed justification of why the decision was erroneous. 

Attachments:

Declaration_Anri Ethics_2016.pdf