Publication ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Juridical Science makes all decisions concerning publishing basing on international standards, established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), recommendations of the publishing house Elsevier provisions of the Civil Code of Ukraine, and Act of Ukraine on Copyright and Related Rights (1993).


Publishing ethics issues

The Editors aim to meet readers’ and authors’ needs and expectations in the sphere of scientific research.

The Editors of the Juridical Science are guided by principles of respect for authors’ personal rights and intellectual property right, professionalism and fairness.

The Editors permanently work to ensure and maintain a high level of the title; strive to ensure the quality of the material published; strive to improve peer review and editorial review processes.

Key principles of publishing scholarship materials in the title are:

-       Originality, which means, that submitted work must be original, never been published elsewhere before in whole or in part in any language, and is not currently submitted to any other titles;

-       Sufficiency, which means that researches must be conducted under relevant legislation in an ethical and responsible manner, with a glance to existing views on the matter, even if they are not in line with the author’s position. This principle also means, that authors take complete collective responsibility for the content of their publications;

-       Integrity, which means that  researchers should present their results without fabrication, falsification or data manipulation;

-       Unambiguousness, which means that publications should provide sufficient information to permit experiments to be repeated by other researchers;

-       Deliberateness and consistency, which means that new findings should be presented in the context of previous research on the topic;

-       Transparency, which means that authors are responsible for disclosure of sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, any technical or organizational support. 

The Editors may decline publishing materials of evidently low quality, materials that do not meet title requirements, articles of immoral or abusive nature, articles that advocate violence, or are decided to be unacceptable for other similar reasons. Decisions about such declines are to be made collectively, fairly and objectively.   

The title is open for cooperation and dialogue with authors and readers, including peer reviewers, on all publishing matters (including changes, retraction, expression of concern, or other similar action).

The Editors guaranty fair and honest review of all materials without any prejudice towards authors because of national or religious background or position, regardless of commercial interests and any other factors irrelevant to the articles’ content. All decision-making is grounded only on scientific value of an article with a glance on remit of the journal and requirements to publications of this kind according to the principles, stated above.


Authorship ethics and authors responsibilities

All materials submitted to the Juridical Science should meet the specified requirements.

While preparing materials authors should follow applicable copyright legislation and ethical principles for scientific publications. Any critics of other researcher should be developed civilly and reasonably; such critics should not deal with an author’s personality.

The Editors will accept only original manuscripts that have not been ever published before.  The authors guarantee that submitted materials are original and are not submitted to any other title.

The author, who submits the manuscript, guaranties, that the authors list includes all of and only those persons, who made a substantial contribution to the research. The author, who submits the manuscript, guaranties, that its final content and submission to the Juridical Science is approved by all authors.

The authors are responsible for preciseness and completeness of the citations and quotations, including self-citations. All citations are to be performed according to specified requirements

Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. 

Authors should assist the Editors in preparation of materials for publishing. The authors should immediately notify the Editors of any error or omission in any article submitted for publication, accepted for publication or already published, as well as contribute to the editorial correction of errors and omissions, provide requested explanations and evidences.

The authors should acknowledge any real or potential conflict of interests, which may influence the review or interpretation of the manuscript. The authors should disclose all sources of financial (public programs, grants, competitions etc.) or any other support of the research.   


Peer review ethics

The Editors guarantee confidential, fair, honest, reasonable and objective review.

The peer review is provided by highly qualified specialists with an academic agree not less than philosophy doctor, adequate experience in law and publications in an appropriate field.

Authors, who are not doctors of sciences, are required to provide an abstract from the minutes of the department with recommendation for publishing or a positive review of doctor of sciences.

The Juridical Science provides mandatory double blind peer review of all submitted materials. Double blind peer review means that neither reviewer is aware of an author of materials, which (s)he reviews, nor an author is aware of a reviewer in charge for review of  author’s materials. Nevertheless if a reviewer issues some comments or remarks to the content of an article, doubts about accuracy or originality of the data, an author will be given an opportunity to give explanations and evidences. All reviewers’ comments should be objective, proven, civil, and should not deal with an author’s personality.

A reviewer, who is not sure of own capability to provide competent, fair and objective review, is obliged to refuse to participate in review and immediately return materials to the Editors.

An author has a right to ask the Editors not to involve some reviewers in peer review process, if (s)he has reasonable doubts in reviewer’s fairness due to possible conflict of interests or other grounds.  


Editorial review ethics

The Editors publish information materials for authors (the list of the requirements for the articles, the procedure for article consideration and review) in the journal and on the web page.

Decision-making on the matter of acceptance or rejection of articles is based on the results of the inspection of the manuscript for compliance with the requirements for the execution and the results of the review.

The Editors guaranty confidentiality, i.e. undertake not to disclose the submitted article to anyone except the respective authors, reviewers, other editorial advisers and, if required, the publisher.

The Editors ensure that the materials, not accepted to publishing, will not be used in the Editors’ or reviewers’ own interests without the author’s written consent.

The Editors shall promptly consider each claim, concerning publications in the Juridical Science, and shall undertake all reasonable measures in respect of such claims. If the claim arguments are confirmed, the Editors will have the right to cease further cooperation with the author, publish a retraction or apologies, and take other adequate measures to stop and prevent further unethical behavior of this author.


Other issues of publication ethics

Submitted materials will be reviewed and published in priority sequence.

Authors do not get any money reward for publishing their materials in the Juridical Science.  

Authors have a right to get one free issue of a title for each published article. If an article has more than one author, authors still get only one free issue of a title; subsequent issues will be given on commercial basis.

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