The editorial board of the international open journal Digital Orientalia (hereinafter referred to as the journal) adheres to the principles of publication ethics adopted by the international scientific community. The principles were formulated in the recommendations of the International Committee on Publication Ethics. The journal also follows the principles of publication ethics adopted by the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers in Russia (Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers «Ethical Principles of Scientific Publications").
Responsibilities of the Editor
Responsibilities of the author
Procedure for appealing the decision of the editorial board
The author has the right to appeal against the decision of the editorial board on the rejection of the article or the need to correct the text at the direction of the reviewer. In the event of such a situation, the author must send a request outlining the problem and proving his position to the editor-in-chief of the journal. The editor-in-chief, having familiarized himself with the claim, sends the article for additional review or informs the author about the fairness of the reviewer's comments and the need to correct the article.
The reviewer duties
Conflict of Interest
In order to avoid cases of violation of publication ethics, it is necessary to exclude the conflict of interests of all parties involved in the process of publishing the manuscript. A conflict of interest arises if the author, reviewer or member of the editorial board has financial, scientific or personal relationships that may affect their actions. Such relationships are called dual obligations, competing interests, or competing loyalties.
In order to prevent conflicts of interest and in accordance with the accepted ethical standards of the journal, each of the parties has the following responsibilities.
In case of conflict of interest, the editor is obliged to:
In case of conflict of interest, the author is obliged to:
In case of conflict of interest, the reviewer is obliged to:
In the event of a situation related to the violation of publication ethics on the part of the editor, author or reviewer, the editorial board of the journal will investigate. This applies to both published and unpublished material. The editorial board will require clarification, without involving persons who may have a conflict of interest with one of the parties.
Complaints about violations of publication ethics can be associated with incorrect borrowing of someone else's text and plagiarism (borrowing content and conclusions without verbatim repetition of someone else's text), duplication of their own publications, indication of unreliable or falsified data in the text of the published work, incorrect indication of the authors' contribution to the general work and other violations.
Procedure for detecting violations:
Claims to the author of the journal (incorrect borrowing and plagiarism, indication of unreliable or falsified data, incorrect indication of the authors' contribution to the general work)
The editor will provide a comprehensive consideration of the issue in case of suspicion of incorrect borrowing or plagiarism. It is possible that the author inadvertently did not indicate the authorship of the copied part, but this applies only to small excerpts. Copying the article as a whole or its essential parts without indicating someone else's authorship is considered a serious violation of the principles of the Publication Ethics of the journal. In relation to such authors, the editorial board will necessarily take the measures provided.
If a complaint is received against the author, the editor will contact him and ask him to provide the necessary explanations. Based on the author's response, the editors decide whether to refuse the complaint (if the author responds to the appeal, formulates a clear and convincing position) or accept (if the author evades the answer, or his explanations are unconvincing). The editorial board must notify the party that filed the complaint about its decision.
If material containing significant inaccuracies has been published, it will be corrected in a form accessible to readers and indexing systems. Articles with detected incorrect borrowings will be corrected or withdrawn.
The decision to withdraw the article should be formalized by the minutes of the meeting of the editorial board of the journal. Having decided to withdraw the article, the editors will necessarily indicate its reason (in case of detection of incorrect borrowing with an indication of the sources of borrowing). The article and the description of the article remain on the journal's website as part of the corresponding issue of the journal, the electronic version of the text will be marked with the inscription "RETRACTED" and the date of the review, the same note will be in the title of the article in the table of contents of the issue.
If the editorial board decides to withdraw the text of the article on the basis of its expertise or the information received by the editorial board, the author / co-authors will be informed about this and their reasoned opinion on the validity of the withdrawal of the article will be requested. If the author/co-authors ignore the request of the editorial board, the editorial board has the right to revoke the publication without taking into account the opinion of the author. If the editorial board receives an appeal about the existence of grounds for withdrawing the article, the editorial board informs the initiator of the appeal about the timing of its consideration. The maximum period for consideration of the appeal may not exceed three months. An appeal is not subject to consideration if it does not contain the surname, name, patronymic of the initiator or contact details, contains unreadable text or offensive expressions.
Complaint about duplication of publication
The editorial board of the journal considers the claim for duplication of publication. It will examine whether the second article has significant differences and additions. If the article does not contribute anything significant and new to the study, then it is defined as duplicate and appropriate corrective actions are taken with it.
If the authors used their own previously published article, or an article that is currently being considered in another journal, as the basis for the submitted manuscript, they are obliged to provide references to such research and indicate what is the significant difference between them.
The second article can be published in another language only if the following points are met:
If the editorial board recognizes the fact of the violation of the principles of publication ethics, the journal will carry out the following corrective actions (in order of severity of the violation):
The editorial board accepts all sanctions only after a thorough study of the claim, an objective and fair decision. In cases where violations will be particularly egregious, the editorial board reserves the right to impose additional sanctions in addition to those described above.
The author(s) has the right to appeal against the decision on the violation. All appeals must be submitted to the editorial board of the journal in writing within 30 days from the date of notification of the decision. The appeal must include a rebuttal of the decision, with a detailed justification as to why the decision was erroneous.