Publication Ethics

The editorial board of the journal is committed to upholding the standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Editors can reject the work from publication in case of revealing any such malpractices.

Guarantees

The authors that submit their articles to the journal must guarantee that articles and its content have not previously been published anywhere and are not being considered for publication ever. Authors must confirm, that they have disclosed any conflicts of interest regarding authorship and publication of the work and must inform the publisher against any breach of such warranty. 

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her work after publication, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the Journal editor to retract or correct it.

 Permission to use the content

Authors should present a written permission to use any content that has not been created by them in their works if required.

Editors will not submit for publication any article containing data that the author is not authorized to use. The required rights are as follows:

  • Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the article.
  • Print and electronic rights.
  • Unlimited use of materials (i.e. there should be no restrictions on the reuse of material)

The reuse of tables, figures, pictures or paragraphs of another person is permitted if the author gives a full attribution of sources and refers to the source in the reference list or in the footenote. If the other source undergoes any changes, it is incumbent on the author to cite the source.

According to the journal publication policy it is not allowed:

  • Verbatim copyright of another person’s work of it's part, without citing.
  • Non accurate paraphrasing of another person’s work where more than one sentence  within a paragraph or section of a text has been altered or sentences have been rearranged without an appropriate attribution. Non accurate paraphrasing is a verbatim copying.
  • Reuse of elements of other person’s work (e.g. the use of a figure, table, picture or paragraph without acknowledgment, references or the use of quotation marks) without citing the author.
  • Self plagiarism: Authors must sign a copyright form that states that his work has not been previously published. If the elements of a work have been published before in other publication, (including Main Issues of Pedagogy and Psychology) it is incumbent on the author to attribute to his earlier work and   indicate how the subsequent work differs and builds upon with the results and conclusions contained in the earlier work. Verbatim copying of your own work and paraphrasing is unacceptable, they could become a basis for new conclusions.
  • The materials that authors have prepared beforehand during the research related with the article, conference papers and presentations of seminars must be included in the reference list.

Handling allegations of plagiarism

The editorial upholds the standards of academic ethics, protects authors’ rights and takes the cases of plagiarism seriously; an allegation of plagiarism could have its impact on a researcher’s career. In such cases a special system is used, which deals with alleged cases of plagiarism.

The manuscripts are screened for plagiarism with the help of eTXT (https://www.etxt.ru/antiplagiat/) or Advego (https://advego.com/antiplagiat/#plagiatus-programma-proverki-unikalnosti) applications.

For the unbiased approach, the editors of the Main Issues of Pedagogy and Psychology thoroughly investigate each case and studies arguments of all parties. Before undertaking further measures, the editors try to get more accurate information from the original author or copyright holder. The editors decision is unbiased, objective and is not influenced by other third parties.

The editors have a full right of ignoring cases of alleged plagiarism, if the complainant presents false individual information (e.g. introduces himself with a nickname) or acts in an inappropriate or threatening manner.

Editors are not obliged to discuss cases of alleged plagiarism with third parties.