Publication Ethics

The journal Vox medii aevi follows the rules recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All participants in the publication process (authors, editors, the Editorial Board members, and reviewers) should follow the ethical standards outlined below.

1. Authorship

1.1. When submitting a paper for publication the author confirms that it is an original result of their own research.

1.2. All significant contributors should be named as co-authors. The author who submits the paper to the journal is fully responsible for the accuracy of the information about all co-authors.

1.3. The author should provide comprehensive and accurate references to all research results of other people used in the work. No plagiarism is tolerable.

1.4. The contributed paper or its significant parts should not be published earlier or submitted to other editions.

1.5. The contributor is responsible for the accuracy of all data used and the provision of all necessary references to the sources of information.

1.6. If the author discovers mistakes or inaccuracies in any materials submitted for publication they should immediately notify the editor in order to correct the paper of withdraw it as soon as possible.

1.7. It is necessary to respect the contribution of other scholars as well as the opinions of the opponents.

1.8. The copyrights on all published materials is secured by Chapter 70 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. All published material are redistributed in accordance with the license Creative Commons | Attribution-NoDerivatives (this allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in its entirety, with attribution). The rights and responsibilities of the author and the editors are defined by the individual contract.

2. Review Process

2.1. All submitted papers are reviewed. It helps the Editorial Board to make a decision about the publication and gives the author an opportunity to improve their work.

2.2. The papers are double-blind peer reviewed. The editors don’t provide the reviewer with the information about the authorship and vice versa.

2.3. The reviewer should objectively and reasonably evaluate the papers and inform the editors about the relevant works unaccounted by the author or any significant similarity of the reviewed work to any other publication (if applicable).

2.4. The reviewer can render one of the following verdicts:

  • the paper can be published without alterations;
  • the paper can be published after certain minor alterations;
  • the paper can be published after a major improvement and the second reviewing;
  • the paper cannot be published.

2.5. If the reviewer is aware of a lack of competency, a conflict of interest, or has no opportunity to review the paper within the required term they should inform the editors and refuse of the review.

3. Responsibilities of the Editorial Stuff

3.1. The editorial stuff makes a decision about the publications basing on its academic significance, originality, and accordance with the remit of the journal, as well as considering the opinion of the reviewers.

3.2. The editorial stuff provides well-timed and qualified reviewing of submitted paper. The disallowance of an article without a review must be strongly justified (e.g., the paper does not correspond with the remit of the journal).

3.3. The editorial stuff intents to secure the confidentiality of all unpublished and rejected materials. The usage of any unpublished materials in editors’ researches without a manifest permission of the author is strictly prohibited.

3.4. The editorial stuff uses the contact details of the authors and the personal information from the journal website only to the ends of the editorial work and does not provide this data to any third parties without a manifest permission of the author.

3.5. The editorial stuff welcomes any regardful academic dispute and is glad to provide the authors with an opportunity to respond the critics.

3.6. The editorial stuff works in accordance with the COPE Code of Conduct as well as the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation concerning slander, literary property, and plagiarism.