Statement of Publication ethics ethical malpractice


The Solovyov Studies  in matters concerning the selection of articles is guided by international standards of scientific publications including rules of decency, integrity, confidentiality, supervision of publication, possible conflicts of interest and in compliance with these rules conforms to the following ethical principles of the publication of scholarly/scientific articles for authors, editors, and reviewers:


1.1. The author testifies that the submitted manuscript has not been previously published, and that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication in another journal.

1.2. The author shall be liable and bear all the risks/costs that might arise from the information presented in the article, including research data.

1.3. The manuscript presented shall be original. If the author refers to the research of others, he or she shall cite the source; any citation shall be put in the list of references.

The journal deems as unacceptable and unethical excessive borrowing as well as plagiarism in any form, including unreferenced quotations, paraphrasing or the appropriation of rights to the results of the research of others.

1.4 The author testifies that he/she has fully disclosed any financial support received in support of the preparation of the submitted manuscript.

1.5 The journal assumes the author bears an obligation to correct an inaccuracy or a significant error in the published article immediately upon its detection by contacting the journal and explaining how the error/inaccuracy impacts the article. In the case of the editor receiving plausible information from a third party concerning a significant mistake or inaccuracy in the published article, the author shall withdraw the work or correct the mistake as soon as possible or refute the mistaken claim and present the necessary evidence.

1.6. The author testifies that the submitted manuscript is in accordance with the requirements of the journal. Submitted manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements will not be considered for publication.

1.7. The author testifies that the submitted manuscript is the author’s own work and is protected by copyright. Reprinting of the published article is prohibited without the author’s full consent and commercial use is prohibited. In citing parts of the work of another, the author must provide the other’s name. The extent of the citation should be appropriate for the purpose.

1.8. The author(s) will incur no monetary fee for the publication in either print or electronic form of the submitted manuscript. Such publication in the journal does not imply any subsequent financial remuneration to the author(s).


2.1. The materials received by the editorial board (original research, reviews, translations) shall be checked by the members of the editorial board for compliance with the journal’s overall theme, the requirements for the formation of articles, as well as the norms of academic ethics.

2.2. The names of the peer reviewers of a manuscript submitted to the Solovyov Studies shall be anonymous. The authors shall not be told who specifically reviewed his/her submission. However, at the request of the reviewer and with his/her written consent, the name of the reviewer may be communicated to the manuscript’s author.

2.3. The purpose of the peer-review process is to help the chief editor in deciding whether to publish a manuscript, and by way of the editor’s relationship with the author, the process can also help the author to improve his/her work. Should there be a disagreement with the reviewers’ opinion, the author has the right to provide a reasoned reply to the journal’s editorial office. The inability or unwillingness of the author to take into account the reasonable remarks and recommendations of the reviewers is the basis for rejecting the manuscript from further consideration.

2.4. All manuscripts received for review shall be considered confidential documents. It shall not be shown or discussed with anyone other than those authorized by the editor.

2.5. The peer reviewers shall conduct a scientific examination of the manuscripts within the time period established by the journal’s editorial board (one month). If a reviewer cannot complete the review within the specified period, the reviewer is to inform immediately the editorial office concerning this.

2.6. The peer reviewer shall assess the originality of the presented material, its methodological and theoretical merits, its compliance with academic ethics, correctness of references to previously published studies and also to primary sources, etc.

The reviewer shall formulate the review objectively and impartially, if necessary, confirming his/her opinion with reference to the source.

Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.

In the case of a positive review, the editorial board shall inform the author concerning the positive outcome of the review process.

If the reviewer has comments on the manuscript, the editorial staff shall forward the recommendations to the author. After revising the text, the author shall again send the manuscript to the editorial office for the reviewer’s reconsideration.

If the editorial board receives a negative review, the procedure of a “dual blind” review process is repeated with the involvement of another expert, which can again take from 1 to 2 months. Upon receipt of a second negative review, the article is submitted for discussion by the editorial board.

2.7 In cases where the reviewer, though having a generally positive opinion, has fundamentally significant comments concerning the manuscript under review, they can, with the consent of the editors, be published in the form of comments, while the author is given the opportunity to provide a public response to the reviewer on the pages of the journal.

2.8 Reviewers shall strive for maximum objectivity when assessing a manuscript. The sole criterion for evaluating a manuscript is its scholarly significance. Any decisions based on a personal preference of the reviewer shall not be allowed. In the event of the presence or occurrence of a conflict of interest in any form between the reviewer and the author, the reviewer shall immediately notify the editorial board of the journal and refuse to review it.

2.9. The editorial board, guided by the ethical principles of the publication, accepts the decision on the advisability of publishing each specific manuscript in an upcoming issue of the journal. Information about the manuscript accepted for publication and the proposed issue is communicated to the authors within three working days after the meeting by e-mail.

The preparation of the manuscript approved by the experts for publication is carried out by the editorial board and includes literary editing and typesetting of the text in accordance with the journal's standards. The authors shall be notified of all changes and edits made to the manuscript (except for the most insignificant ones, such as correction of obvious typos). In addition, after the completion of the layout of the issue, the authors can familiarize themselves with its original electronic layout before it is passed to the printing house.


3.1. The editors shall assume responsibility for the publication of all materials in the journal.

3.2. The editors shall have the sole discretion on whether or not to publish each article. In this regard, the editors shall undertake to make fair and impartial decisions, independent of any commercial interests and to follow an objective review process.

3.3. The editors shall independently and exclusively determine the scholarly value and significance as well as the state of preparation of the submitted manuscript.

3.4. The editors shall observe complete confidentiality of the submitted manuscript. The use of that material or of its specific content in their own research or for other personal purposes is unacceptable. Confidential information or ideas obtained through the peer review process must not be disclosed and not used for personal gain.

3.5. The editors shall monitor cases of alleged misbehavior during the execution of research and the publication of its results.

The editor shall not permit the publication of information if there are reasonable grounds to believe that it is plagiarized.

3.6. The editors shall exercise control of the accuracy and correctness of citations in the manuscript accepted for publication.

3.7. In deciding whether to accept / reject a work for publication, the editor’s decision will be based on the importance of the work, its originality, clarity, and relevance of the research, and evaluate the submitted work for its intellectual content, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political views of the author.


4.1. The Solovyov Studies as a work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license, which provides for the non-commercial use of published materials and their attribution.

In keeping with the policy of open access, the following provisions of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) are affirmed:

By “open access” [to peer-reviewed scholarly literature] we mean free access to it through the public Internet and the right of each user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, index, and obtain these articles in search queries, create links to their full-text versions, include them as data in software or use them for any other lawful purposes without any financial, legal, or technical restrictions other than those related to internet access. The only restrictive condition for reproduction and distribution, as well as the only function of copyright in this area, should be to ensure that the author has control over the integrity of his work and the right to be mentioned in any use and citation of this work.

The authors and the publisher retain copyright for individual publications and the journal as a whole, while all materials can be freely copied and redistributed, provided that the source is indicated (“Solov’evskie studies,” in English Solovyov Studies). The republishing of material previously published in the journal in a different format (for example, in another language or as part of a book) is also possible only if a reference to the source is included in the text of the re-publication.

4.2. Access. The magazine and individual articles shall be made available to readers without special subscriptions and without payment to view them.


The managing editor is responsible for preparation of electronic versions of the journal, their backup on local storage and uploading them to the journal's website and various indexing databases. Materials published in the journal are to be uploaded to the national scientific online library and indexed in the Russian Science Citation Index (see the journal's profile in eLIBRARY). All publications bear a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

The editorial staff of the journal carries out the electronic backup and retains access to the contents of the journal in case the journal is no longer published.


6.1. Founder and Publisher: Ivanovo State Power Engineering University named after V.I. Lenin.


7.1. Frequency: 4 issues a year.


8.1. The journal “Solov’evskie studies”, in English Solovyov Studies is registered in Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications.

Registration Certificate ПИ № ФС77-64667 22 January 2016.


9.1. All concerned parties shall avoid any form of conflict of interest at all stages of the publication process. In the event of a conflict of interest in any form, the person who first discovers such a conflict must immediately inform the editor concerning this matter. The same applies to any violation of generally accepted ethical norms and rules.

9.2. In order to avoid and prevent conflicts of interest and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the Solovyov Studies, each of the parties shall bear the following responsibilities.

The editor shall:

- transfer the article for consideration to another member of the editorial board if the originally appointed reviewer has a conflict of interest with the author of the submitted article;

- ensure the publication of corrections if information on the conflict of interest was received after the publication of the article.

The author shall:

- list known and potential sources of conflict of interest in his/her cover letter;

- indicate the place of his/her work and the source of any research funding.

The reviewer shall:

- inform the managing editor of the presence of a conflict of interest (dual obligations, competing interests) and refuse to review the article.