Publication ethics

“Pathways to Peace and Security” is committed to fundamental principles of publication ethics and takes all necessary action to ensure compliance with these principles. The Editorial Board (editors and Editorial Council) makes every effort to prevent publishing manuscripts prepared with evident violations of academic integrity norms. These violations are addressed according to the Core Practices developed by Committee on Publication Ethics. The Editorial Board is committed to meet high publication standards and to preserve the reputation of the journal as Russia’s lead specialized periodical on peace, conflict, and human security issues.

Serious violations of academic integrity principles include:

  • Plagiarism, i. e. inappropriate borrowing of texts produced by other people without due recognition of authorship, including both verbatim and paraphrased borrowing (provided that the logic of a borrowed text is preserved and/or original ideas belonging to other authors are reproduced);
  • Self-plagiarism, i. e. large-scale borrowing of one’s own previously published texts and ideas without properly citing a previous publication;
  • Intellectual property rights violation (excessive quotation, unauthorized use of copyrighted images etc.);
  • Misappropriation of unpublished research results produced by another researcher;
  • Listing people who actually did not contribute to a submitted manuscript as co-authors;
  • Data falsification;
  • Conflicts of interest that have a significant impact on research findings, the review process/results, and decision on a manuscript’s publication;
  • Unauthorized disclosure of information about an author or a reviewer in the blind review process;
  • Multiple submissions of a manuscript sent for consideration to “Pathways to Peace and Security”;
  • Unauthorized use of results from submitted manuscript by anyone with an access to the manuscript at the pre-evaluation, review, or editing stage.

Every instance of grounded suspicion should result in thorough and impartial investigation, with proper consideration of arguments presented by all interested parties, including the party accused of violating academic integrity norms.

If a violation is confirmed before an article is published, a submitted manuscript is rejected. If a serious violation is discovered after a manuscript is published, the article will be retracted and the editors will take all necessary action to remove it from the journal’s website and databases that provide access to it. The Editorial Board is open to cooperation with researchers and other individuals and organizations on identifying cases of academic integrity violations, provided that such claims are substantiated with convincing and valid evidence.

The editorial board reserves the right to amend and supplement the foregoing rules to ensure efficient control over compliance with academic integrity principles.

For more detail on editorial policy on ethics and malpractice issues, see Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

See also Author Guidelines.

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