Publishing Ethics

Historical and cultural studies publishes only original and peer-reviewed articles on the basis of positive responses of the anonymous reviewers. 


Editors and members of the Editor Board will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses and other information about the authors will be used only for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be available for any other purposes and persons.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors must disclose any substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results of their research.  All sources of support for the author/research should be disclosed in the submitted manuscript. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other members of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication.

Non-acceptance of plagiarism and copyright infraction

The journal rejects any kind of plagiarism and infraction of copyright. All submitted articles and materials are checked for plagiarism and possible copyright infringement. 

Payment for articles' publication

No payment for publishing articles. All journal's content is freely available without charge to users and their institutions.

Open access policy

The journal's content is fully accessible online. 

Copyright policy

The authors retain copyright and offer the journal the right of the first publication. Further distribution of articles must maintain attribution to the authors and the published titles of the articles, journal citation and DOI.

 Ethical Rules for Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board and Their Responsibilities

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 the 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, ethnic origin, gender discrimination. 

4. Editor-in-Chief and any member of the Editorial Board should do not use the denied papers for own research purposes.

 Ethical Rules for Reviewers and Their Responsibilities

1. The main task of peer-reviewer is the evaluation of submitted articles. He or she makes the decision to publish or not the submitted articles.  Peer-reviewer via Editor-in-Chief may give the author the advice on how to improve the submitted articles.

2. Peer-reviewer communicates directly with the Editor-in-Chief or the Executive Secretaries.

3. Peer-reviewer must be a specialist of the high level in the domain which is presented in the submitted articles.

4. Each submitted article is considered as confidential material and should be sent only to the chosen reviewers by Editor-in-Chief or Executive Secretaries after consultations with Editor-in-Chief.

5. Peer-reviewer must be objective, inform the Editor or the Executive Secretaries about any similarities of the submitted articles with the articles which he or she knows.

6. Acceptance and rejection of submitted articles must be grounded on the peer reviewer's arguments which should be clear and avoid any personal criticism.