Editorial board responsibility
Editorial policy of National Psychological Journal is based on the international practices of copyright and ethical principles, and particularly on academic publication guidance by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org) and Budapest Open Access Initiative's definition of Open Access.
The editorial team is responsible for the quality of published articles. The editorial team is also committed to initiatives aimed at decrease of unethical research practices and ethical norms violations. It assures maintaining editorial ethics by the editorial board members, reviewers, and authors.
The general principles of manuscripts selections are credibility, scientific significance and topicality of submissions. Negative research results are completely acceptable for publication in case of adherence to reporting standards. Scientific discussions and letter to the editorial board are also welcome. Manuscripts, which contents violate the Russian Federation law, are prohibited from publication.
Editorial team ethical principles:
- Combining processing transparency with confidentiality of research participants, authors, and reviewers
- Open and sincere scientific discussion between authors and reviewers
- Official agreements between the publisher, editors and authors
- The journal allows the author(s) to hold and retain the copyright without restrictions
- Publication of all the journal contents under CC-BY-NC (Attribution Non-Commercial) license
- Manuscript rejection in cases of plagiarism or any other proved academic misconduct
- Protection of personal data (according to the Russian Federation law) and any other information, obtained by the editorial team in the course of communication with reviewers and authors
- Negotiation of scientific editing and proofreading with the authors
- Prevention of conflicts of interests between the publisher, editorial board members, reviewers, and authors
Ethical principles for reviewers:
- Reviewers should regard their work as a necessary condition for accepting or rejecting a manuscript as well as an opportunity for its quality improvement. Thus, reviewers contribute to scientific quality of articles.
- Accepting for review only the manuscripts, which are within the scope of their expertise
- Timely reviews
- Objective and constructive criticism
- Informing the editorial team about any potential conflicts of interests
- Reviews must not be influenced by authors’ gender, nationality, religious or political views (if the latter do not undermine scientific nature of manuscripts)
- Reviewers must not use the information, obtained in the course of reviewing, for acting in their own interest of in the interests of a third party
- Compensation for reviewers’ efforts is their acknowledgements in an annual list of reviewers, published in the print journal and on its website
All the people, who made meaningful contribution to the research and/or manuscript preparation, should be indicated as authors. The order of following is established by the authors themselves.
Unacceptable types of authorship include:
- Guest authors (well-known figures, who could potentially increase chances for successful publication)
- Honorary authors (figures, who did not contribute to the research but have any type of power relationships with the actual authors, e.g. an official, a department head)
- Invisible authors, i.e. excluding actual contributors from the authors’ list. Contribution of any other people or organizations should be mentioned in the “Acknowledgements” section of an article.
Ethical principles for authors:
- Authors are responsible for the contents of their manuscripts, credibility of the information provided, and its adherence to the norms of law and ethics.
- Submissions should contain original and new results, contributing to psychological science or practice
- Submissions should contain credible results with comprehensive and unambiguous description of research methodology, possible for reproduction
- Discussion of the research significance should be modest and objective
- All kinds of plagiarism are unacceptable
- Any significant mistakes or impressions, be they detected in the course of manuscript processing or after publication, must be reported to the editorial team for corrections or retraction of such publication