Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The editorial board of the journal “Problems of General and Slavic Linguistics” considers ethical aspects of publication as a key component of the editorial process focusing on the fact that everyone who participates in the publishing process (author, editor, reviewer, and publishing house) is responsible for the plagiarism prevention.  

Editorial board of the journal observes the publishing ethics on the basis of the following codes by COPE: Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers to provide the ethics and quality of publication.  

Oles Honchar Dnipro National University as the founder and publisher of the journal “Problems of General and Slavic Linguistics” (“Проблеми загального і слов’янського мовознавства”, “Проблемы общего и славянского языкознания”) assures serious approach to all the publication stages and admits its responsibilities.

Responsibilities of the editor and the editorial board

Publication decisions

The editor makes decisions on the publication of the submitted paper basing upon the journal policy and upon the scientific value exclusively as well as upon the reviewers’ decisions. The editor observes current rules concerning the copyright violation and plagiarism. To make correct decisions, the editor has the right to consult with the reviewers or members of the editorial body.   

Privacy

Neither editor nor editorial body has the right to disclose any data concerning the submitted manuscript (author(s), topics, texts etc.) to anyone except the corresponding author, (potential) reviewers, and publisher depending on the situation.  

Disclosure and conflict of interests

The unpublished materials represented in the manuscript are not allowed to be used by editor, reviewer or any other informed person without the author’s written agreement. Editor and any other member of the editorial board should not consider the papers in case of any conflicts of interests as the result of common, competitive or other relations with any of the authors dealing with the manuscripts.

Responsibilities of the reviewers

Contribution to the decisions by the editorial board

Expert evaluation is obligatory to take into account while making the editorial decisions favouring, if necessary, the improvement of the considered publication.

Privacy

Any manuscript and additional materials submitted for the reviewing are processed as the confidential documents. They should not be demonstrated or discussed with the third parties without the editor’s permission.  

Objectiveness standards

All the reviews should be objective. Personal criticism of the author is not permitted. The editor (deputy editor) and reviewers are to express their opinions supporting them with the convincing arguments.

Disclosure of information and conflict of interests

Privileged information as well as the arguments obtained in the process of assessment should be confidential excluding its use for personal or third-party benefit. The reviewers do not consider the manuscripts in case of any conflicts of interests due to common, competitive or other relations with any of the authors. 

Responsibilities of the authors

The authors should be sure that the submitted manuscript meets following requirements: а) its content is absolutely original; b) it does not contain plagiarism; c) it has not been published before in any language; d) it contains references for the quotations, tables, figures, and the papers by other authors.

The author should avoid multiple or parallel publications. He/she should not publish his/her manuscripts describing one and the same research in more than one journal or initial publication. Submission of one and the same manuscript into several journals contradicts the rules of scientific ethics.

Manuscript authorship

Everyone who has contributed into the concept, carrying-out or interpretation of the published studies should be indicated as the co-authors.

Main author is responsible for the final version of the paper and carrying the consent of his/her co-authors for the publication.

Denial of responsibility

Neither editor, nor editorial board is responsible for the opinions expressed by the author and the content of the published manuscripts. The authors are exclusively responsible for the content originality, manuscript proofreading, and mistakes correction. All the manuscripts are subject to internal and external (blind) reviewing for the authenticity, ethical issues and practicality of the publication. The reviewers’ decisions are the only instrument for the paper publishing in the journal being the ultimate ones.