Declaration about the Compliance with the Principles of Scientific Ethics

The editorial board of the Russian journal Bulletin of the Russian Medieval Art Department follows the ethical principles of the international scientific press and follows the Scientific Publications Ethical Code developed and approved by the Committee for the Ethics of Scientific Publications In our activities, we take into account the ethical norms of the editors’ and publisher’s work that are codified in the following documents:

  • Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors;
  • Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, elaborated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The editors are responsible for the decision whether an article should be published. The editors may consult the editorial board and the reviewers to make this decision. The editors shall evaluate each article by its relevance to the journal’s field, its originality, validity, and scientific importance. This evaluation shall be conducted regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The authors’ responsibility is to fulfill the requirement that the work they submit is original and is not plagiarized. Any works or words by other authors included in the submitted article should be properly quoted.
The reviewers should be objective and provide clear arguments for their views. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Any manuscript received for review should be considered as a confidential document. Any information obtained from an unpublished article must not be disclosed or used for reviewer’s personal benefit without the authors consent. Reviewers should inform the editor of any conflict of interest arising from their relationships or connections with the author.