Editorial policy

FOCUS AND SCOPE

For almost 20 years, the University Scientific Notes has been the site of scholarly discussions in law, economics and public administration.

Scope/Coverage

  • Law
  • Public administration
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Demography
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics
  • Philosophy

 

The aim of the journal is to promote legal, economic and managerial knowledge; grouping of scientists; creation of a center of progressive fundamental and applied legal, managerial and economic thoughts; promoting the development of young, promising scientists and the development of new directions in science.

The main tasks of the publication are to enable authors to publish articles; disseminating scientific information to a wide range of scholars and practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Ethical principles in the reviewer procedure

Reviewers must comply with the ethics requirements of the Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org/) scientific publications and be objective and impartial.

A reviewer provides scientific expert opinion of copyright materials, as a result of which his actions must be unbiased and follow such principles:

- manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor;

- reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments;

- privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage;

- a reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and exclude himself from the review process.

The manuscript goes peer review. The manuscripts are sent to external experts working in the relevant area.

 

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

Journal is published bimonthly (until 2020 – quarterly)

 

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

This journal is practicing a policy of immediate open access to the published content, supporting the principles of the free flow of scientific information and global exchange of knowledge for social progress.

 

 

ETHIC NORMS OF PUBLICATION

Principles of professional ethics in the work of the editor and publisher

When deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published the editor of a peer-reviewed journal must foolow such basic principles:

- The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always be considered.

- An editor should assess intellectual content of works the irrespective to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious believes, ethnic origin, citizenship, social background or political preferences of the authors.

- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used for personal purposes or be given to third persons without written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

- An editor should not allow the information to be published if there is sufficient reason to believe that it is plagiarism.

- An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

 

Ethical principles in the reviewer work

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. That is why actions of a reviewer should be unbiased and follow such principles:

- A manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

- Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used for personal purposes or be given to third persons without written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

- A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that a prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and exclude himself from from the review process.

 

Principles that should guide the author of scientific publications

Authors realize that they are responsible for novelty and faithfulness of research results what involves following such principles:

- Authors of articles should present accurate results of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Fraudulent or inaccurate statements are unacceptable.

- Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if an author has used the work and/or words of others, then this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

- Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. An author should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

-  Authors should not submit to the journal a manuscript that has been submitted to another journal and is under review, as well as an article already published in another journal.

- All persons who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. It is unacceptable to include persons who did not participate in the study as co-authors.

- If the author identifies material errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of its review or after its publication, he should notify the journal as soon as possible.

 

JOURNAL'S REGISTRATION

The Journal is registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (the Certificate of State Registration of print media: Series KV № 16109-4581 PR, 16.12.2009).

Journal is included in the list of scientific professional editions (category “V” on legal and economic sciences and sciences in public administration) – Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 1021 of 07.10.2015, No. 241 of 09.03.2016).

The Journal is registered in the International Centre of Periodicals (International Standard Serial Number) – ISSN 2078-9165 (Рrint).

 

OPEN ACCESS STATEMENT

Editorial board of the journal “University Scientific Notes” supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI, 2002) as a public statement of principles relating to open access to the research literature.

The document contains one of the most widely used definitions of open access:

By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited».

All articles in the collection of the journal “University Scientific Notes” are accessible to all users immediately upon publication of the issue.

Full text of Budapest Open Access Initiative at link.

 

ATTRIBUTION CC BY

Authors whose articles are published in the collection of the journal “University Scientific Notes” on the basis of open-access retain all rights to the content of the articles.

Open access articles are published under the Creative Commons License – Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This license allows others to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, remix, transform, and build upon material for any purpose, even commercially, as long as they indicate your authorship.