ISSN 2500-3585 peer-reviewed open access journal
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The collection of humanitarian studies
Electronic scientific journal
Publication Date: 30.08.2021
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The collection of humanitarian studies
Electronic scientific journal
Publication date: 31.10.2021
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Ethical principles in the reviewer's activity:

The editorial Board of the journal "Collection of Humanities research" adheres to the principles of publication ethics accepted by the international community, reflected, in particular, in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, the guidelines on the ethics of scientific publications (Publishing Ethics Resource Kit) of Elsevier publishing house, the Code of ethics for scientific publications.

The code of ethics for scientific publications combines and discloses the General principles and rules that should guide the participants in the process of scientific publications in their relationships: authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers. The code of ethics for scientific publications was developed and approved by the Committee on the ethics of scientific publications (

Basic Terms:

Ethics of scientific publications is a system of norms of professional behavior in the relationships between authors, reviewers, editors, publishers and readers in the process of creating, distributing and using scientific publications.

Editor is  a representative of a scientific journal or publishing house who prepares materials for publication, as well as supports communication with authors and readers of scientific publications.

Author is a person or group of persons (a team of authors) involved in creating a publication of research results.

Reviewer is an expert who acts on behalf of a scientific journal or publishing house and conducts scientific expertise of author's materials in order to determine the possibility of their publication.

Publisher is a legal or natural person performing public release of a scientific publication.

Reader is everyone who has read the published materials.

Plagiarism  is the deliberate attribution of authorship to someone else's work of science or art, someone else's ideas or inventions. Plagiarism may be a violation of copyright and patent laws and, as such, may entail legal liability.


Principles of professional ethics in the work of an editor and publisher:

In its activities, the editor is responsible for publishing copyrighted works, which imposes the need to follow the following basic principles:

- When making a decision on publication, the editor of a scientific journal is guided by the reliability of data presentation and the scientific significance of the work in question.

- The editor must evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences of the authors.

- Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used for personal purposes or transferred to third parties without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during editing and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.

- The editor should not allow information to be published if there are sufficient grounds to believe that it is plagiarism.

- The editor together with the publisher must not leave unanswered claims concerning

Ethical principles in the reviewer's activity:

The reviewer carries out scientific expertise of author's materials, as a result of which his actions must be unbiased, consisting in the following principles:

- The manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document that cannot be passed for review or discussion to third parties who do not have the authority of the editorial Board.

- The reviewer must give an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated research results. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

- Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts should not be used by the reviewer for personal purposes.

- A reviewer who, in his opinion, does not have sufficient qualifications to evaluate the manuscript, or cannot be objective, for example, in the case of a conflict of interests with the author or organization, should inform the editor about this with a request to exclude him from the review process of this manuscript.


Principles that should guide the author of scientific publications:

The author (or team of authors) is aware that they are initially responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies compliance with the following principles:

- The authors of the article must provide reliable results of research. Obviously erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.

- Authors must ensure that the research results presented in the submitted manuscript are completely original. Borrowed fragments or statements must be issued with the mandatory indication of the author and the original source. Excessive borrowing, as well as plagiarism in any form, including unformulated quotations, paraphrasing or assigning rights to the results of other people's research, is unethical and unacceptable.

- It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who in one way or another influenced the course of the research, in particular, the article should contain references to works that were important during the research.

- Authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that has been sent to another journal and is under review, as well as an article that has already been published in another journal.

- All persons who have made a significant contribution to the research should be listed as co-authors of the article. It is not allowed to specify persons who did not participate in the study among the co-authors.

- If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its review or after its publication, he should notify the editorial Board of the journal as soon as possible.