Ethical principles

The Editorial Board of the Journal is guided by the principles of objectivity, professionalism and impartiality in its activities, provides a scientific approach to the evaluation of the materials submitted for publication by the authors. In the process of communication with authors, the editorial board is guided by the principles of honesty, transparency, courtesy and friendliness. All incoming materials are evaluated objectively and fairly. Publication of the text not agreed with the author, as well as the inclusion of unauthorised persons in the number of co-authors in the journal is not allowed.

In order to ensure the quality and scientific significance of published materials, the editorial board strives to cooperate with professional scientific organisations and associations, as well as with scientific communities of various branches of legal science and representatives of other fields of knowledge.

The Editorial Board works in good faith with the texts of submitted materials and endeavours to prevent the appearance on the pages of the Journal of dishonest scientific publications containing texts borrowed in bad faith, falsification and fabrication of data.

It is not allowed to transfer the materials sent to the editorial board to third parties, except for reviewers and editorial staff, as well as use them for any other personal purposes.

Ethical principles of the editors of the journal “Union of Criminalists and Criminologists”

When deciding to publish an article submitted to the editorial board, the editor is primarily guided by its scientific significance and reliability. The decision to publish does not depend on the author’s identity, citizenship, gender, social status, political and religious views.

In case of conflict situations, the editor takes timely measures to restore violated rights and responds in writing in electronic form to possible claims of authors and third parties regarding the materials under consideration or published in the journal.

The editor evaluates the originality of the materials submitted for publication. If there are significant signs of unfairly borrowed texts, he/she decides to refuse to publish them and informs the editor-in-chief as well as the author.

Scientific editors of the journal strive to prevent cases of unethical behaviour on the part of authors and reviewers, promote the removal of unethical materials from the scientific space.

Ethical principles of reviewers of the journal “Union of Criminalists and Criminologists”

Reviewers of the journal carry out unbiased scientific expertise of scientific materials submitted for consideration. The evaluation of the material under review is carried out with maximum objectivity, and its conclusions should be maximally argued. Personal criticism of the author in the evaluation is not allowed.

In their work, reviewers observe strict confidentiality, transfer of the material submitted for review and discussion of it with third parties, except for the editorial staff, is inadmissible. The reviewer does not use the materials under review for any personal purposes.

If the reviewer does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the material under review, he/she must notify the editorial office about the need to transfer the material to another reviewer.

If there is a possible conflict of interest with the author or an affiliated organisation, the reviewer must refuse to evaluate the material referred to him/her, notifying the editorial office.

Ethical principles that should guide the authors of scientific articles published in the journal “Union of Criminalists and Criminologists”

The author (or team of authors), sending a scientific article for publication in the journal “Union of Criminalists and Criminologists”, are personally responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research and undertake to observe the following principles:

  1. Among the co-authors of the article should be indicated all persons who carried out this research. It is inadmissible to specify other persons as co-authors of the article.
    By submitting the manuscript of the article to the journal for publication, the authors confirm that it has not been previously published in another scientific or other publication, as well as has not been sent for publication to other publications and is under consideration by them.
  2. The authors of the article are responsible for its content and reliability of the results presented in it. The article should provide original scientific data and reliable results of the conducted research. It is not allowed to provide deliberately erroneous or unscientific statements.
  3. The article should reflect the scientific contribution of persons who have previously carried out research on this topic, whose work was used by the authors in the study. On the fragments or statements borrowed from other researchers in order to argue their scientific position, the author should make a correct reference to their author/authors and the source of publication in accordance with bibliographic standards and requirements. Excessive correct borrowing, as well as any types and forms of unfair borrowing are not allowed.
  4. Articles should be formatted with obligatory indication of the author and primary source. Unfair borrowing, including hidden under the guise of unformatted quotations, paraphrasing of other people’s texts or appropriation of rights to the results of other people’s research, is unacceptable.
  5. If the author discovers significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its review or after its publication, he/she should notify the Editorial Board of the journal as soon as possible.
  6. It is allowed to submit articles for publication that have been previously published by the author in another language in publications of other countries. In this case, the author, when sending the article to the editorial board for publication, must notify the editorial board.
  7. In their article, authors must indicate all sources of funding, as well as other information that may lead to a conflict of interest.

In case the author repeatedly fails to comply with these, as well as other obvious principles that infringe on the rights of other authors, or violate the Russian legislation in the field of copyright and related rights, as well as the legislation in this field of other countries, the editorial board reserves the right to deny such an author the opportunity to publish any materials on the pages of the journal.