PLAGIARISM POLICY

“Problems of World History” journal accepts original articles which were not published before. In case of plagiarism, the paper will immediately be returned to the author without consideration for publication in the journal. In case of any conflicts between the author and the journal, the editorial board refers to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) standards of publication ethics. For more information, please visit: http://publicationethics.org/

In the case that the author does not accept reviewers’ remarks, the editorial board considers on any conflicts and makes final decision. If the author does not agree with the final decision, s\he has a right to withdraw the paper without consideration for publication.

The relevant duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are set out below.

Responsibilities of authors

By submitting a manuscript to “Problems of World History” journal, the author(s) warrant that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. They also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes. An author should not normally publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals or publication venues. Such redundant publication is generally considered to constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration being rejected, or a published article being retracted. Authors of manuscripts reporting on original research should present an accurate account of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may be cause for rejection or retraction of a manuscript or published article. 

Responsibilities of reviewers

“Problems of World History” journal reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available timeframe. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified. Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within three weeks. They should rescue themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e.g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor of journal. When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable. Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.

Responsibilities of editors

The editors of the “Problems of World History” journal are fully responsible for the decision to publish articles in the journal and are guided by the publication’s policy set by the editorial board and enshrined in the law applicable to defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor has the right to consult with the deputy editor and other members of the editorial board and reviewers to decide on the publication of the material. Editors should evaluate the material based only on its intellectual content, regardless of race or nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political beliefs of the authors. Editors do not have the right to disclose any information about submitted materials to anyone other than authors, reviewers and potential reviewers, and in certain cases to members of the editorial board of the journal.

Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa. When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case.

The editors will be guided by CORE’s Guidelines for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing expressions of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that have been published in American history and politics journal. They are committed to working closely with research organizations and institutions in line with CORE’s advice on Cooperation between Research Institutions and Journals on Research Integrity Cases.