The editorial policy of the journal “Moscow University Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology” is based on the traditional ethical principles of Russian scientific periodicals and current legal requirements in respect to copyright law, plagiarism and libel as set forth in the Russian legislation.
The journal’s editorial board upholds the Code of Scientific Publications Ethics as formulated by the Committee on Scientific Publications Ethics (Moscow, Russia), and conducts the journal’s policy taking into account the work ethics of editors and publishers, enshrined in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, elaborated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Below are the rules of ethical conduct of parties involved in article publication.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for making decisions on the publication of articles submitted by ensuring that the reason for his decision is based on their discussion by leading scholars at Moscow State University’s Psychology Faculty and outside experts as reviewers.
The Editor-in Chief and reviewers shall consider each paper solely on the merit of its reliability, scientific importance and relevance regardless of a manuscript author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality or political opinions.
The Editor’s requirement for journal reviewers is that they should observe the following principles: confidentiality, objectivity, impartiality, clarity and validity of their opinion as well as respect for the principle of recognition of primary sources.
His requirement for journal authors is that they should observe the following principles: