Publication ethics

The editorial office of the journal Social Sciences and Contemporary World adheres to the ethical principles of the Declaration of the Association of Science Editors and Publishers, adopted at the General Meeting in 2016, as well as the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Compliance with ethical principles is required of publishers, editors, reviewers and authors of scientific publications.


Authorship. Only persons who have made a significant intellectual contribution to the research, participated in writing a work, developing its concept, collecting material, analyzing and interpreting it can be indicated as the authors of a scientific publication. Publication requires the consent of all authors.

Originality. The author guarantees that the presented scientific work has not been previously published in other publications in its current or similar form.

Exclusivity. A manuscript can be submitted for consideration only to one journal at a time.

Credibility. The author guarantees that the work does not contain deliberately erroneous or falsified statements.

Integrity. Artificial increase in scientometric indices, excessive self-citation and friendly quotation, irrelevant references are unacceptable.

Plagiarism. For all borrowed fragments, digital and factual information, links to the sources should be given. The list of references should reflect all the works that were relevant for the study. Each article is checked for plagiarism upon receipt.

Errors. If significant errors or inaccuracies are found in the article at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, the author must promptly notify the editorial office of the journal.

Conflict of interest. Authors must disclose relationships with industry and financial organizations that could lead to conflict of interest. All sources of funding must be indicated by the authors in the body of the article.


Scientificity. Peer review is carried out to assess the theoretical level of incoming articles and to assist the editorial board and editor-in-chief in making a decision on publication. The peer review process can also significantly improve the quality of research papers.

Promptness. Upon receipt of the material for reviewing, the reviewer as soon as possible must assess its compliance with the level of his/her qualifications and area of scientific interests. If the reviewer is unable to conduct the review, he/she must promptly notify the editorial board of this.

Confidentiality. The peer-reviewed materials cannot be used by peer reviewers for private purposes or shown to third parties.

Impartiality. The review process is anonymous. Articles are assessed for the quality of the scientific text, the logic of presentation, the rigor of argumentation. Authors' personality assessments and personal criticism are unacceptable.


The reviewer is obliged to give an objective assessment. Reviewers should clearly and reasonably express their opinions.


Impartiality. Materials submitted to the editorial office are evaluated regardless of any individual, cultural or ideological characteristics of the authors.

Confidentiality. Information about the received manuscripts is not shared with anyone other than the authors, reviewers and the publisher. Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts cannot be used in personal research without the written consent of the Author.

Conflict of interest. The editorial board should avoid creating a conflict of interest due to competitive, collaborative and other interactions and relationships with Authors, companies and, possibly, other organizations associated with the manuscript. When choosing a reviewer for each manuscript, this rule is also taken into account.

Efficiency. The editors strive to interact with professional scientific associations and industry communities in order to ensure the high quality of the scientific work.


Control. The publisher should adhere to principles and procedures that promote ethical responsibilities by Editors, Reviewers and Authors of the journal. The publisher must be confident that potential revenue from advertising or reprints does not influence the Editors' decisions.

Support. The publisher should support the Journal Editors in addressing ethical complaints about the published material and help to interact with other journals and / or Publishers if this contributes to the performance of the Editors' duties. The publisher should provide appropriate specialized legal support (opinion or advice) if necessary.