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Vladimir L. Kvint, Editor-in-chief, Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Life-time), Dr.Sc. (Econ.), Professor of Political Economy, Honored Fellow of Higher Education of the Russian Federation – the title was given by the President of the Russian Federation
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Publication ethics

The Editorial Board of the Strategizing: Theory and Practice is guided by the principles of publication ethics, developed on the basis of international standards:

1. Editorial Board

The editorial policy of the Journal is based on respect for the copyright.

The Editorial Board ensures independent and conscientious consideration of all submitted manuscripts, without prejudice to the ethnic, religious, or social status of their Authors and regardless of any commercial interests and relations with the Publisher.

The Editorial Board shall decide on the acceptance or rejection of publications based on the results of the inspection for compliance with the registration requirements and the review results. The Editorial Board shall inform the author about the decision and explain it.

The Editorial Board has the right to reject a badly written manuscript that does not meet formatting requirements or contains evidence of slander, plagiarism, or copyright infringement. The final decision on the publication of an article or refusal of such is accepted by the Chief Editor and is fair and unprejudiced.

All manuscripts are checked for unauthorized borrowings from open sources, i.e.plagiatrism, via Antiplagiat and Crossref Similarity Check. Should multiple unauthorized borrowings be detected, the Editorial Board follows the COPE algorithm.

The Editorial Board ensures the confidentiality, which means that the submitted manuscript cannot be demonstrated to anyone other than the respective authors, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

The Editorial Board ensures that the materials of the rejected manuscript will not be used in the board members’ own research without the written consent of the author.

The Editorial Board shall promptly examine each complaint about any possible unethical behavior of the Authors of submitted and published articles and undertake appropriate measures. Should the unethical behavior be proved, the Editorial Board has the right to refuse to publish the article, cease further cooperation with the author, publish a retraction, or take other necessary measures to further curb the unethical behavior of the author in question.

Should an error be detected, amendments can be provided as soon as possible. When the online version of the article is corrected, it is provided with the correction date and a reference to the errata published.

2. Editors

The Editors are responsible for the publishing decisions to the authors, reviewers, readers, scientific community, the founder, and the publisher. They shall make objective decisions regardless of commercial considerations and ensure an honest and efficient peer review.

The Editors promise not to disclose information about the manuscript prior to publication.

The Editors do not work with manuscripts they have a conflict of interests about.

The Editors shall make every effort to resolve any conflict situation, should one arise.

The Editors publish corrections, refutations, and reviews of articles, if necessary.

They cannot publish the final version of the manuscript without authors’ consent.

3. Reviewers

The Editorial Board guarantees a confidential, independent, honest, and objective review of all manuscripts. The Editorial Board has the right to reject a manuscript before the review stage, if it has been found to be of poor quality or does not meet the requirements of the Journal. This decision is made fairly and impartially.

The Chief Editor appoints acknowledged academic specialists in the specific sphere with no conflict of interests. The expert evaluation of the manuscript promotes the adoption of editorial decisions and also helps the author improve the manuscript.

Based on the review, the editorial board makes a decision to accept the manuscript for publication, return it to the author for revision, or reject it.

The Reviewers shall provide a review within the time specified by the editors or notify the editor if the deadline is impossible.

The Reviewers shall provide an objective peer review. Any personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable. All the conclusions should be well-grounded and provided with links to authoritative sources.

Should the Reviewer detect that the manuscript was based on other studies which the author failed to mention in the references, the Reviewer shall inform the Editor about it. Reviewers are obliged to inform the Editor about any resemblance or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other previously published researchers.

The Reviewers have no right to use unpublished manuscript materials in their own research without the written consent of the author.

The Reviewers cannot examine the manuscript if they find themselves unqualified or biased, or in case a conflict of interests arises because of competitive, cooperative, or other relationship with the author or organization related to the research.

If the Reviewer raises the issue of the accuracy of the data or the advisability of publication, the Author is given an opportunity to respond.

Independent peer Reviewers are informed about the requirements or any changes in the editorial policy.

The Editors do not reveal any personal data concerning the Reviewers.

4. Authors

The Authors shall guarantee that the submitted manuscript contains authentic results that have never been published and are not being reviewed by other journals.

The Authors must disclose any conflicts of interests that could affect the evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript.

If the materials are available on the Internet, the Authors are obliged to notify the Editors and provide a link to the preprint.

The Authors ensure that the list of authors includes only those individuals who have made significant contributions to the work, and that no researcher deserving authorship has been excluded from the list of authors.

The Authors guarantee that the manuscript they submit meets the formatting requirements, including those for the illustrative material.

The Authors are required to refer to other studies as correctly and accurately as possible by specifying the original source in the references. A word-to-word citation or periphrasis of the Author’s own publications is unacceptable: they can only be used as a basis for the new findings.

The Authors cannot copy references from other publications if they are not familiar with the original source. Quotes and references must be accurate and formatted in accordance with the requirements.

The Authors must follow the applicable laws on copyright protection. Materials protected by copyright, e.g. tables, figures, or large citations, may be reproduced only with the permission of their respective owners.

The Corresponding Author is responsible for communication with the editors, guarantees that all requirements of the Journal are met, promptly answers any questions, and provides the necessary information. The Corresponding Author cannot make decisions alone.

The Corresponding Author shall guarantee that all the co-Authors have seen the final version of the manuscript, approved it, and agreed to its submission for publication.

The sources of financial support for the project (grants, state programs, projects, etc.) are to be indicated in the manuscript.

The Authors are required to immediately notify the Editor in the event of an error in any work filed by them for publication, accepted for publication, or already published, and contribute to its correction. Should the Editor be informed about an error by third parties, the Authors are to promptly correct the error or justify it.

Any change in the team must be confirmed by the written consent of all authors.

The Authors agree that their article will be sent for blind review and undertake to cooperate with the editors to improve, shorten, or supplement their article in accordance with the review, as well as to correct the indicated inaccuracies.

5. Publisher

The Publisher supports scientific communication, invests in the publication, and adheres to all current publishing guidelines.

The Publisher has no influence on the Editorial Policy of the Journal.

The Publisher provides legal support to the Editorial Board, if necessary.

The Publisher is responsible for the timely release of the issues.

The Publisher publishes edits and clarifications, as well as retracts articles that violate scientific ethics or contain critical errors.

6. Retraction

Retraction of a published article is considered to be the last resort in case previously unknown facts were revealed after the review stage. In this case, the Editorial Board follows the COPE algorithm and the Decree issued by the Society of Science Editors and Publishers.

Retraction can be initiated by Authors, Readers, Reviewers, Editors, or Publisher by appealing to the editorial board.

The Editors start the retraction procedure if:

  • there is clear evidence that the published information is unreliable, either as a result of deliberate actions, e.g., data falsification, or accidents, e.g. faulty calculations or experiments);
  • a duplicate publication is about to occur, i.e. the findings have been previously published, and there is no proper reference or authorization for re-publication;
  • the article is plagiarized;
  • the article describes unethical research.

The main purpose of the retraction is to correct the published information and ensure its integrity, not to punish the Authors who committed violations.

Retraction procedure:

Retraction can be initiated by Authors, Readers, Reviewers, Editors and Publishers by an appeal to the Editorial Board.

The Committee on Conflict Resolution considers the appeal.

The Committee on Conflict Resolution confirms the retraction of the published article if they find sufficient facts in favor of the retraction.

The Committee on Conflict Resolution notifies the initiator about the results.

The Journal publishes a note of retraction indicating the metadata of the article in question.

The Editors notify databases about the retraction and its reasons.

7. Committee on Conflict Resolution

Violation of publication ethics requires a mandatory investigation, be it the fault of Publisher, Editors, Chief Editor, Reviewers, or Authors. This applies to both published articles and unpublished manuscripts. The Editorial Office calls a Committee on Conflict Resolution to resolve issues and complaints related to possible violations of the principles of Editorial Ethics. The chairman and members are appointed by voting from the members of the editorial board. The Committee on Conflict Resolution considers complaints from Authors, Readers, Reviewers, Editors, and Publisher.

8. Copyright

The Author owns the exclusive rights for the manuscript.

For the manuscript to be published and distributed, the Author transfers exclusive rights to use it to the Publisher by signing the Copyright Agreement, while retaining significant rights for use and distribution.

The Publisher respects and supports the Authors in their aspiration to bring the value of the research to the scientific community.

Under the Copyright Agreement, the Author transfers the copyright to the Publisher but reserves the right to:

  • use the article for personal purposes, within their organization and for the purpose of scientific exchange, as long as there is a reference to the published version;
  • patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property (including primary research data);
  • proper attribution and source of published work.

Under the Copyright Agreement, the Author grants the Publisher the following rights:

  • the exclusive right to publish, distribute the article, and grant rights to a third party, including for commercial purposes;
  • the right to reproduce the article in any format and media (including digital);
  • the right to protect copyrights in the event of their infringement by a third party.

Copyright protection

The exclusive right to use the article belongs only to the Author or copyright holder (Publisher). Any use without their consent (except for use for scientific, educational, cultural and other purposes stated in Art.1274 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation) is violation of copyright.

The Publisher shall take all necessary measures to protect copyright.

See the Copyright Agreement.