ISSN 2519-058X (Print)
ISSN 2664-2735 (Online)
As part of its editorial policy, the scientific journal «East Europe Historical Bulletin» strictly adheres to the publishing standards of the COPE Code of Conduct, approved by the COP (Committee on Ethics of Publications).
In its activities, the editorial board of the journal undertakes to:
The editorial board bears the responsibility for the edition. The editorial board can reject the manuscript without reading it, if it considers that the work does not correspond to the journal’s profile.
The journal’s editorial board opposes falsifications, plagiarism, submitting articles to several journal simultaneously, repeated copying of the article’s content in different works, and deceiving the public as to the real contribution of the authors to their publication.
Also, the editorial board has the right to withdraw even the published article under the condition of finding-out of the infringements of someone’s rights or standard norms of science ethics. The journal’s editorial staff informs on the withdrawal of an article both its author and the organisation where he / she executed the work.
A retraction is possible in the case when:
The authors undertake:
Journal policy on authorship and co-authorship
Authorship implies responsibility for the published work. Therefore, participants who made a significant intellectual contribution to the article are considered authors. These, according to the ICMJE guidelines, include individuals who:
The number of authors is limited - no more than three.
Those who do not meet all four criteria, but who helped in the research, should be noted and listed in the Acknowledgments section, indicating the contribution made during the research or writing of the article.Complaints policy
The complaint should be sent to the Editorial Office, clearly indicating the nature of the complaint, its subject and the name of the complainant (email@example.com).
The Editorial Board considers complaints related to the following:
Complaints handling policy. The editorial board is handling complaints in a timely and effective manner. A confirmation letter is sent to the complainant confirming the receipt of the complaint and setting a deadline of no more than 7 days for the editorial board to review the complaint on its merits and respond to the complainant. The decision is sent to the complainant via e-mail. The detailed procedure for dealing with complaints is given in the COPE flowchart [link to flowcharts: see here].
The Editorial Office implements all procedures aimed at ensuring, guaranteeing and adhering to all ethical standards and principles of academic integrity.
Journal policies on conflicts of interest
Financial or personal interests of authors, reviewers, and editorial board members may adversely affect their interactions, so obvious and potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed as soon as possible. The maximally transparent fulfillment of their duties by all subjects will contribute to their minimization.
In order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, it is the policy of the Eastern European Historical Bulletin that authors and reviewers undertake to report facts that may affect the objectivity or impartiality of decision-making. We also avoid reviewing submissions written or edited by one of the editors and their close relatives, or published in an issue in which one of the editors plays an exclusive role.
Journal policies on data sharing and reproducibility
The journal "Eastern European Historical Bulletin" practices an open access policy, so all materials are displayed free of charge for users.
In our own work, we are guided by the international license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which allows you to read, download, copy, distribute, print, link to the full texts of the article, with a mandatory indication of authorship .
Users are prohibited from:
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:
Journal Policy on Ethical Oversight
The editors of the journal "Eastern European Historical Bulletin" are guided by the publishing standards of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (COPE) regarding the control of compliance with ethical norms. Ethical oversight therefore includes, but is not limited to, policies regarding consent to publication, publication about vulnerable populations, ethical conduct of animal research, ethical conduct of human research, handling of confidential data, and ethical business/marketing practices
We closely follow the COPE guidelines, which encourage the implementation of generally accepted academic standards. In addition, we make every effort to detect any signs of plagiarism, unethical practices, or fraudulent activity.
The journal's policy on intellectual property
According to the COPE recommendations, the intellectual property policy involves informing readers and authors about:
Journal’s options for post-publication discussions and corrections
In its policy regarding corrections and retractions of publications, the journal follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The published version of the article is final and cannot be updated or modified. However, when important information is omitted during publication or a serious error, an erratum is made that seriously affects the scientific understanding of the article or distorts the results of the study, we will eliminate this problem using addenda, errata, corrigenda, and retractions.
Addendum. If the authors unintentionally omitted significant information they had at the time of publication, this information will be published in the current issue as an Addendum. An Addendum does not contradict the data of the original article and can be published after peer review. A link to an Addendum will also be added on the journal website to the original publication.
Erratum. An erratum is a significant error that we made while typing. Failure to make ccorrections requested by authors within the deadline before publication is also considered an erratum. A significant error is considered to be the one that affects the scholarly record, the scientific integrity of the article, the reputation of the authors, or of the journal. Information about errata is published in the current issue of the journal with a hyperlink on the page of the original publication.
Corrigendum. It is a notification of a significant error made by the authors of the article. Corrigenda made by the original authors are published if the scientific accuracy or reproducibility of the original article is compromised. All corrigenda are approved by the editors of the journal and are linked to the original publication.
Retractions. An article is considered retracted if any kind of poor academic practice is confirmed after publication such as data fabrication; data falsification, including fraudulent image manipulation; intentional non-disclosure of conflicts of interest; plagiarism.
The journal «East Europe Historical Bulletin» provides for the use of a double-blind review system. All articles submitted to the editorial board undergo review (scientific examination), with the exception of reviews of scientific (popular science) works and reports of an informative nature. At the same time, the reviewer does not know about the author, the author - about the identity of the reviewer.
Reviewers are appointed by the editor-in-chief of the " «East Europe Historical Bulletin» collection. According to the decision of the editor-in-chief of the journal (under certain circumstances), the appointment of reviewers can be entrusted to a member of the editorial board. In some cases, the issue of selecting reviewers is decided at a meeting of the editorial board. Reviewers of manuscripts can be both members of the editorial board of the scientific journal "Eastern European Historical Herald" and third-party highly qualified specialists who have deep professional knowledge and work experience in certain professional fields.
If the reviewer indicates the need to make certain corrections in the article, the article is sent to the author with a proposal to take the comments into account when preparing an updated version of the article or to refute them with arguments. To the revised article, the author adds a message that contains responses to all comments and explains all changes made to the article. The corrected version is re-submitted to the reviewer for making a decision and preparing a reasoned conclusion about the possibility of publication. The date of recommendation of an article for publication is considered to be the date of receipt by the editors of a positive opinion of the reviewer (or decision of the editorial board) regarding the expediency and possibility of publication of the article.
After receiving positive responses the manuscript should yet pas the literary and technical editing. The interaction of the author and the literary (technical) editor can occur in any form, ‑ personally, email, Skype, phone, etc. Insignificant corrections of stylistic or formal character, which do not influence the article’s content, are made by the literary (technical) editor without the coordination with the author.