Publication Ethics


The journal fully adheres to the rules developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All our employees and cooperators (members of the Editorial Board and Reviewers) unconditionally follow the COPE standards. We demand the same from the contributors. By submitting your article to our journal, you agree by default to follow the requirements listed below, drawn up according to the COPE Code.


1. Authors

1. Author should make sure that all contributors are presented as co-authors. As well as that all co-authors are the real contributors to the research. All co-authors must approve the final version of the manuscript and agree to submit it to the “Modern History of Russia” journal.

2. Author should make sure that the manuscript is original work and that the use of the studies of other authors is provided with appropriate bibliographic references. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable.

3. Self-plagiarism is equally unacceptable. All submissions to the “Modern History of Russia” journal must be original work not published previously in any language and not be in consideration or revision in other editions. A contributor should, if necessary, inform the Editorial Board about all his publications on the topic, published earlier or submitted to other editions.

4. Author should make sure that all the information about the sources of the research (especially about the archival material) is correct. Providing inaccurate information about sources, as well as false statements, is unacceptable and will be considered as unethical behavior.

5. Author should inform the Editorial Board it he finds any significant error or inaccuracy in his own publication. The article will be automatically retracted if this information will be received from a third party.

6. Author should avoid personal insults and offensive remarks against others. The scientific discussion should be conducted with respect to the scientific opponent.


2. Peer-Review

1.  All submissions are put under double-blind peer-review.

2. Reviewers are obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the submitted manuscript.

3. Reviewer is obliged to indicate important scientific works that are relevant to the topic of the submitted article and not mentioned in it.

4. Reviewer is obliged to pay attention of the Editorial Board to the similarity of the submitted manuscript to previously published studies, if such is revealed during the peer-reviewing process.

5. All Information or ideas contained in the manuscript and received by journal during the peer-reviewing process are considered as strictly confidential.

6. The journal is obliged to prevent the conflict of scientific or personal interests of the contributor with the reviewer.


3. Journal

1. The Editorial Board decides whether the manuscript must be published basing on its scientific significance, originality, compliance with the journal’s topics, and taking into account the opinion of the reviewers. The Editorial Board is personally responsible for making such decision in the face of the scientific community.

2. All submissions are put under peer-review. A manuscript may be rejected without peer-reviewing only in following cases: it does not meet the requirements for submissions or the journal’s topics, it was already been published before, etc.

3. The journal define clearly and in detail the requirements for submissions. They are published on the journal’s web-site. All requirements fit the requirements of COPE.

4. The journal and the editors try to keep the text and the structure of each submission to the possible extent.

5. The journal welcomes the scientific discussion and is always ready to provide researchers with the opportunity to respond to the criticism of their research (but only with the compliance of the paragraph 1.6).

6. The journal is limited in its activities by the legislation of the Russian Federation regarding defamation, copyright, legality and plagiarism. The journal is guided in its activities by the COPE Code of Conduct of 2003, including all recent changes made on 03/07/2011.

7. All rejected manuscripts retain all confidentiality — the data or the ideas cannot be used without the permission of the contributor.