The Editorial Staff, the Editorial Council and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law in their activities are guided by the Ethical Guidelines to Publication of Research, designed on the basis of recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics, and demand from each party of publishing process to follow the mentioned Guidelines.
Ethical guidelines in author's activity
Author should guarantee that submitted work has not been published elsewhere and has not been submitted to any other publication.
Author should adhere that submitted work has academic novelty. If author uses any publication in his research, appropriate bibliographical references should be used. Excessive adoption and /or incorrect borrowing, definitely false statements, factoids are not acceptable.
Author should be responsible for the accuracy of information about co-authors, information about persons and funding sources of work, which results are described in article.
Author shall alert the editor promptly in case of discovery of a significant error or inaccuracy in article and cooperate with editors in issuing corrections.
Ethical guidelines in Peer Reviewer's activity
Peer-review process in the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law is anonymous and is carried out by experts in subject matter domain of manuscript submitted on the basis of the Regulations on reviewing of articles.
Peer reviewer, in an effort to maximum possible neutrality and avoiding of personal criticism of author, carried out academic review of manuscript provided by author.
Recommendations of the reviewer are the basis for the decision on the publication of the article or refusal in its publication.
Peer reviewer should abandon peer review in case of his vested interest in results of peer review of submitted manuscript or lack, under his opinion, of sufficient competence for its academic examination.
Information, related to submitted manuscript, and specified in manuscript unpublished data, should remain confidential and shall not be used by peer reviewer for personal advantage in any circumstances.
Ethical guidelines in activity of the Editorial Staff, the Editorial Council and the Editor-in-Chief
The Editorial Staff, the Editorial Council and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law should take responsibility for publishing authors’ materials.
The Editorial Staff, the Editorial Council and the Editor-in-Chief, guided by the policy of the Journal and not allowing violation of author's rights, assess manuscript based on its scholarly importance and the accuracy of data provided regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious belief, nationality, citizenship and political opinions of author.
Information, related to submitted manuscript, and unpublished data, specified in manuscript, should remain confidential and should not be used by any party of publishing process for personal advantage or transferred to third persons without written consent of author.
The Editorial Staff, the Editorial Council and the Editor-in-Chief do not disregard claims of unfair behavior in relation to reviewed manuscripts or published materials, and take all reasonable steps to conduct a proper investigation and resolve the conflict situation.
The Editorial Staff, the Editorial Council and the Editor-in-Chief are willing to publish corrections, clarifications, rebuttals (article recalls) and apologies when necessary.
Recall (retraction) of articles
In order to correct published information and to alert readers that the publication contains serious flaws or erroneous data that cannot be trusted, as well as to warn readers about cases of duplicate publications, plagiarism and hide conflicts of interest that could affect the interpretation of data or recommendations about its use, recall (retraction) of articles is carried out.
A published article may be withdrawn at the initiative of the author, Editorial Staff, Editorial Council or Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law.
The Editorial Council is the one to make decision on withdrawal of the article.
Information about the recall of an article is posted on the website jzsp.ru and reported to all databases where the Journal of Foreign Legislation and Comparative Law is indexed.
Conflict of interests
Each party of publishing process should avoid occurrence of conflict of interests in any form and at any stage of editing. If conflict of interests occurs, all parties should take steppes for redress of violated rights of interested persons.