Publishing Ethics

«Current Issues in Research, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Fortifications» scientific journal publishes only original and peer-reviewed articles on the basis of positive responses of the anonymous reviewers. Any kind of plagiarism is unacceptable.

The Rules for Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board

  1. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the acceptance of the submitted articles regarding their theoretical level, conceptual development, novelty, copyright, and plagiarism.
  2. Editor-in-Chief and any member of Editorial Board don't spread any information about the author of the submitted article to anyone other. 
  3. Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board recognize the freedom of research approaches, ideas, conceptions, methodological plurality, which are presented by the authors of submitted articles without any race, religious, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, gender discrimination. 
  4. Editor-in-Chief and any member of Editorial Board should do not use the denied papers for own research purposes.
  5. «Current Issues in Research, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Fortifications» is committed to objective and fair single-blind peer-review of the submitted manuscripts and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material

The Rules for Authors

  1. All authors submitting their manuscripts to the «Current Issues in Research, Conservation and Restoration of Historic Fortifications» scientific journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.
  2. Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.
  3. Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
  4. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  5. Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings. Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  6. The manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If it includes already published figures or images, it is necessary to obtain permission from the copyright holder.
  7. If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
  8. Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study's design or the manuscript's structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the journal may publish a correction or retract the paper.
  9. Authors must indicate their affiliation with the institution at the time of the research, or declare their independent status. The current affiliation shall be provided by the authors in the article, according to the article template.
  10. The editorial team of the journal accept complaints and appeals against decisions to reject articles, or disagreements with the comments of reviewers, on condition that the authors provide convincing arguments. To file an appeal, authors shall be prepared to provide new information that the journal shall take into account, evidence of errors made by reviewers during the review of the submitted article, or evidence of a conflict of interest with the reviewer. Appeals are considered only after processing the submitted articles in the current collection.
  11. The submitted co-authors must make a significant contribution to the scientific development of the article, jointly agree on the submission of the article in this collection. The co-authors determine themselves the order of listing their names as the authors of the publication, and are jointly responsible for the content of the article. The editorial team of the journal do not arbitrate copyright disputes and do not change the order of authorship. The editors recommend identifying one of the authors as the responsible author and contact person.
  12.  If the authors of the article believe that the contribution of one of the researchers is insufficient to include him/her as a co-author, the editorial board of the journal recommends including his/her name in the Acknowledgment section at the end of the article. It is assumed that the person mentioned in this section received the manuscript of the submitted article, read its content and has no objections to the indication of his/her name. If necessary, in the same section, the authors of the article can indicate the sources of funding for research, if any, as well as the names of research projects (if any) and mention other types of assistance received during the research.
  13. Authors should avoid excessive and/or needless self-quoting; manipulation with quotes is prohibited. Authors should provide a balanced and unbiased overview of the current state of scientific development of the topic (analysis of previous research). It is allowed to refer in the text to messages and information received in private conversation, in which case the author guarantees the agreement of such citation with his/her interlocutor, as well as the fact that the interlocutor had the opportunity to read the manuscript to understand the context of mentioning his/her name. Authors are allowed to refer in the text of the article to their own, unpublished research or observation results. It is allowed to refer to articles submitted for publication, but not yet published in the bibliography (should be indicated in parentheses "in press"). References to personal communications and unpublished observations may not be published in the bibliography, only in-text references are allowed. Such references are the responsibility of the author.
  14. Authors have the opportunity to inform the editors about the detected error in their articles, after which the editors decide to edit, refute or delete it. In the case of editing an article, the editors issue a separate notice of correction. Refuting (revoking) the article takes place at the request of the authors, when significant errors in the article invalidate the conclusions of the research. Revoking of the article happens after a separate statement of the authors to the editorial board. The editorial board announces the revoking of the article in the next issue.
  15. The authors undertake to agree on the lawful use of the works of other authors (third parties), to have permission to reproduce the objects of copyright.
  16. The editorial board detects cases of illegal actions of authors and takes appropriate measures to protect the integrity of scientific content. The list of illegal actions is provided below.

Illegal actions:

  • Distortion of affiliation
  • Copyright infringement / use of third party materials without proper permission
  • Manipulation with quotes
  • Duplicate article submissions to other editorial boards
  • "Dumping ethics"
  • Manipulation with images or data
  • Manipulation with peer-review
  • Plagiarism
  • Text rewriting / self-plagiarism
  • Undisclosed conflict of interest
  • Unethical research