St Petersburg University Journal of Economic Studies


EDITORIAL POLICY AND ETHICS OF THE JOURNAL


Aims and Objectives

The main objectives of the St Petersburg University Journal of Economic Studies (SUJES) are:
a) to introduce new theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments to researches and specialists in the field of economics;
b) to motivate authors to continue research in the current economic problems.
SUJES covers major issues in economic theory, the history of economic thought, applied economics, social and economic development of countries and regions, economics of nature, public finance, financial markets, insurance, corporate finance and audits, bank management, econometric analysis, investment and innovative management, marketing, etc. Manuscripts published in SUJES are high-quality scientific or analytical articles with clear objectives, reviews of obtained results (including historical overview), methodology and theoretical and practical applications.
SUJES is a free-of-charge, quarterly, bilingual journal that publishes scholarly articles on economics in Russian and English.


Editorial Policy

The publication policy of the St Petersburg University Journal of Economic Studies is formed by the editorial board and editorial council. Publications in the Journal should comply with principles of scientific ethics and rules of publications:
Х relevance to fields represented in SUJES;
Х correct use of scientific terminology;
Х structure, logical development, and consistency of the text;
Х use of appropriate evidence.
The Chief Editor may reject the submitted manuscript if it is inconsistent with the editorial policy of the journal.


Editorial Ethics

1. Principles of Professional Ethics of the Editorial Board and Publisher

The editorial board (Chief Editor) should comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation regarding copyright, plagiarism, and ethical principles, maintained by leading publishers of scientific periodicals. The board is responsible for publishing authorsТ works in accordance with fundamental principles of:
Х relevance and originality of research;
Х credibility of results and scientific significance;
Х recognition of the contributions of other researchers to investigations in the field and the mandatory presentation of appropriate references to publications used;
Х inclusion of all participants who contributed to the research performed, including co-authors and consent of all co-authors of the submitted manuscript;
Х reviewing all errors and inaccuracies discovered by the author or by the editorial staff in due time.
Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts may not be used or transferred to any third parties without the written consent of the author(s). Information or ideas obtained in the course of editing must remain confidential. The editor-in-chief must not allow publication of material if there is a reason to believe that it has been plagiarized or contains materials banned from publication. Both the editor-in-chief and the publisher are responsible for answering complaints concerning manuscripts under consideration or other unpublished materials. If a conflict is found, they must take all necessary measures to restore any rights that were violated.

2. Ethics for Reviewers

A reviewer performs a peer review of an author's materials. His or her activities must be of an unbiased nature and in compliance with the following principles:
Х a manuscript received for reviewing must be accepted as a confidential document and should not be passed to third parties for examination or discussion without consent of the editorial staff;
Х a reviewer should evaluate the research results impartially and with sound reasoning. To criticize the author personally is inadmissible;
Х unpublished data obtained from the submitted manuscripts must not be used by the reviewer for private advantage.
If a reviewer thinks that his qualifications are insufficient for evaluating a manuscript, or that he cannot be impartial (e.g., in the case of conflict of interests), he should inform the editor-in-chief, with a request to exclude him from the process of reviewing that manuscript.

3. Ethics for Authors

An author (or a group of authors) is personally liable for originality and accuracy of research results and must adhere to the following principles:
Х the authors of the paper should present reliable results of conducted research. Deliberately erroneous or false statements are inadmissible;
Х the authors should guarantee the originality of research results set forth in the submitted manuscript. Borrowed fragments or statements must be include indication of the original author and source. Excessive adaptations, as well as plagiarism in any form, including improper citations, paraphrasing or violation of copyright, of the results of the research of others are unethical and therefore unacceptable;
Х references to publications that were important in conducting the research should be noted;
Х the authors should not submit a manuscript that has been sent to another journal simultaneously or that is also under consideration, or a paper already published elsewhere;
Х all individuals who contributed to the research should be indicated as co-authors. Persons who took no part in the research are not allowed to be included as co-authors;
Х if significant errors or inaccuracies are found in the paper by the author at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, the author must inform the editorial staff of the journal as soon as possible.
The code of ethics of scientific publications has been developed and approved by the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Publications. The code text is available at the site www.publicet.org/code