on science-to-practice journal
«Scientific Bulletin of the Omsk Academy of the Russian MIA»

I. General provisions

1. The present Provision defines the status, ethical principles, arrangement procedures and procedures of distribution of the science-to-practice Journal «Scientific Bulletin of the Omsk Academy of the Russian MIA»[1].

2. The Journal is a periodical printed issue of the Omsk Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia[2].

3. The Journal activity is carried out under the legislation of the Russian Federation, normative legal acts of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Academy bylaw, the present Provision and other local normative acts of the Academy.

4. The author of the publication submitted to the Journal may be any person doing some research work and willing to publish its results provided that the manuscript and meta-data conforms to the Journal area and scientific, ethical and design arrangement rules accepted by the Journal.

5. The Journal publishes the materials presenting the results of scientific studies in juridical and philosophical sciences. Priority is given to:

5.1. Theoretical and applied articles on the current problems in theory of law, legal policy, juridical sciences, and those which comprise the results of research developments with reference to the achievements in related sciences.

5.2. Articles comprising scientific analytics of development of criminogenic situation in Russia, its regions and abroad;

5.3. Articles on the current issues of social philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of culture, philosophy and methodology of science.

5.4. Articles covering foreign scientific juridical thought.

5.5. Articles reporting on the milestones of history of law, juridical science and education.

5.6. Reviews of monographs, course-books and other printed issues important for scientific life.

6. Manuscripts are publicly available. The materials estimated as being impossible to be publicized are not admitted.

7. The requirements to the size and preparation of articles’ manuscripts and attachments are set forth in Information for Authors allocated in the Journal issues and on the website of the Journal in the information-telecommunication network Internet.

8. Frequency and size of the Journal are approved by the order of the Academy.

9. Issuing of the Journal is included in the Academy’s yearly plan of publishing.

10. Publishing of the Journal is financed by the sources allocated to the Academy’s activity from the federal budget. Publications are free of charge, there is no author’s fee.

II. Editorial Board and Editorial Council

II.1. The Editorial Board

11. The Editorial Board is the governing organ of the Journal.

12. The Editorial Board consists of the chief editor, assistant-chief editor, executive secretary and members of the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board includes leading researchers of the Academy and other educational and science-research organizations with their official consent given. The members of the Editorial Board are approved by the order of the Academy.

13. The Editorial Board:

13.1. Develops (in cooperation with the Editorial Council) and carries out the publishing policy of the Journal;

makes decisions on the current issues related to the Journal activity;

works on engaging the authors and scientific and public presentation of the Journal;

is responsible for structuring and determining the content of the Journal subject headings, takes decisions on the content and publication of its issues;

considers arguable issues concerning admission of the materials to publication.

14. The Editorial Board meets whenever it is necessary but at least quarterly. The decisions at the Editorial Board meetings are taken through public voting by the simple majority. The quorum for making a decision is set at 50% of the total number of the Editorial Board. In case of tie vote the chief editor makes the final decision.

15. The Chief Editor:

15.1. Manages the Editorial Board.

15.2. Organizes cooperation between the Editorial Board and the Editorial Council.

15.3. Is responsible for scientific content and layout of the Journal.

15.4. Coordinates the cycle of procedures related to timely review of the manuscripts, completing, pre-printing arrangement, replication and distribution of the Journal issues.

15.5. Defines the subject headings of the on-coming issue of the Journal according to the nature of the published materials.

15.6. Takes the final decision as to the publication of materials in a certain issue of the Journal (prior to registration of the set of materials of the issue by the Editorial and Publishing department of the Academy).

16. Assistant-chief editor:

16.1. Performs the functions of the chief editor when he is temporarily unavailable.

16.2. Sees to the timely arrangement of the documents concerning subscription and distribution of the Journal issues.

16.3.  Supervises observance of the schedule related to the pre-printing procedure of the on-coming issue of the Journal and its replication.

16.4. Fulfills certain assignments of the chief editor within his remit.

17. The executive secretary:

17.1. Performs coordinating and informing functions.

17.2. Keeps the minutes of the Editorial Board meetings.

17.3. Is responsible for mail correspondence with the authors.

17.4. . When the chief editor and assistant-chief editor are temporarily unavailable performs certain assignments within their remit.

18. Members of the Editorial Board participate in reviewing of the manuscripts submitted to the Journal.

II.2. The Editorial Council

19. The Editorial Council is a consultative organ of the Journal.

20. The Editorial Council consists of members of the Editorial Council. The Editorial Council includes scholars with Doctor of Sciences degree authoritative in the Journal area, their official assent given. The Editorial Council staff is approved by the Academy order.

21. The Editorial Council:

21.1. Develops (in cooperation with the Editorial Board) the publishing policy of the Journal.

21.2. Consults the chief editor, assistant-chief editor, executive secretary and members of the Editorial Board on disputable questions concerning review and admission of the materials for publishing, other current issues of the Journal activity.

22. Members of the Editorial Council are engaged in reviewing of the manuscripts submitted to the Journal.

III. Ethics

23. The Journal adheres to the ethical principles and norms admitted in scientific literature expertise and publishing spheres.

III.1. The author’s ethics

24. The Journal acts on the premise that the author[3] applying with the publication offer hereby gives his consent to the Journal ethical policy.

25. The author suggests an original work for publication. Borrowings are arranged:

25.1. On unconditional observance of the authorship right and copyright.

25.2. In the way making it possible to identify the cited (mentioned) source.

25.3. According to the standards of arranging references.

26. Motivated digressions from subparagraphs 25.2 and 25.3 will not provoke false vision of the cited (mentioned) provision belonging to the author of the citing (mentioning) text.

27. The recommended limit of correct borrowings without self-borrowings (including self-citations) is up to 30% of the whole manuscript (it does not concern overviews and other materials which objectively require more citations). The maximum allowable level of self-borrowings (including self-citations) is 50% of the whole manuscript. In some exceptions justification to exceeding this level can become the subject for discussion between the author and the Journal.

28. Any forms of plagiarism and appropriation of the results of unpublished researches of others are prohibited. He who was not engaged in the research presented in the manuscript will not be mentioned as the co-author.

29. The decision on the matter of co-authorship of the manuscript is taken by the author fairly, voluntarily on the basis of the actual personal contribution to the research presented in the manuscript and to its arrangement.

30. The author will not copy from other sources references to the works he did not familiarize himself with.

31. The author will submit to the Journal neither the work published earlier nor the one submitted to another periodical.

32. Responsibility for the accuracy of the quantitative data including chronological dates, toponyms, citations, surnames, proper names will be assumed by the author as well as the responsibility for the translation of certain phrases from foreign languages included in the manuscript. Giving false data is not acceptable. In case of finding mistakes and inaccuracies in the text by the author at the stage of consideration or after publishing the author will immediately notify the Journal about it.

33. For correspondence with the Journal and affiliation the author attaches personal data to the manuscript. By giving the Journal personal information the author hereby gives his consent to locating it and the author’s photograph in the appropriate issue of the Journal and on the informational resources whose owners the Academy has agreements with in relation to processing, reproduction and dissemination of the Journal’s content.

34. The author gives his consent to the article’s manuscript being reviewed. In case the expertise of the manuscript and (or) its metadata found faults requiring elaboration the author either retracts the manuscript in writing or collaborates with the Journal aiming to arrange the text in the way the Journal will approve its publication.

35. In the manuscript the author reveals the sources of financing, technical or other substantial support given to conduct the research presented in the manuscript and (or) arrange the manuscript basing on its results (if there are such sources). The author writes acknowledgments to the people whose voluntary consultative, technical and any other support was rather significant (if there are any).

III.2. Editorial ethics

36. When conducting the scientific expertise and taking the decision as to publication of the work the Journal estimates its content, scientific significance and design irrespectively to the author’s racial and ethnic belonging, his political and religious views, social background and citizenship (statelessness), as well as any other factors beyond scientific and literature  advantages of the work (including motives resulting from conflict of interest hampering scientific objectivity and professionalism).

37. The materials of ideologized, religious and political character containing biased, unproved and (or) stylistically incorrect assessments of other scientific works and scholars are not admitted for publication.

38. The Journal takes measures to oversee originality of the manuscripts. When discovering incorrect borrowings or the fact of the author’s submitting the material offered to the Journal to another periodical the Journal notifies the author about it, refuses the publication and considers neither new versions of the manuscript nor his other offers for publication.

39. The Journal responds to the author’s substantiated claims taking efforts to resolve conflicts.

40. Disagreements between the Journal’s and the author’s opinions are not an insuperable obstacle for publication.

III.3. Reviewing ethics

41. Manuscripts of scientific articles submitted for publication in the Journal are to be reviewed (given scientific assessment).

42. Reviewing aims at supervising correspondence of the Journal content to its profile, ensuring high scientific level of the Journal and selecting the most valuable and relevant publications (with excellent prospects).

43. The Journal is entitled to reject the manuscript without reviewing in case it is considered to be of low quality or not corresponding to the Journal profile and (or) misdirected concerning the readers. Such decision is taken fairly, impartially, reasonably, with arguments given and with the author’s being notified about it.

44. The reviewer adheres to the Journal ethics policy concerning the scientific assessment of the manuscript.

45. The reviewer will not use the unpublished data obtained from the reviewed manuscript implicitly. If the reviewer relies on the unpublished scientific achievements he becomes aware of from the reviewed manuscript in his own researches and publications prior to the publication of the reviewed material, he in respect to the copyright and scientific priority refers to the unpublished document noting its requisites and access date.

46. The reviewer not possessing, in his opinion, sufficient qualification to assess the manuscript or not capable to be objective, informs the Journal about it and asks to exclude him from the reviewing procedure.

47. The Journal informs the author about the results of the reviewing. If the author and the reviewer disagree as to the assessment of the manuscript the Journal responds according to the above declared priorities of the editorial ethics. At the same time neither the reviewer nor the Journal will discuss the content of the review with the author.

48. Disagreements between the reviewer’s and the author’s opinions will not be an insuperable obstacle for publishing.

49. The procedure of reviewing is regulated by the Provision on reviewing allocated on the Journal website in the information-telecommunication network Internet.

IV. The Structure

50. The Journal structure is a division of the published materials according to the headings whose content conforms to the Journal area (juridical and philosophical sciences.).

51. The subject headings of a certain issue depend on the subjects of the materials involved and are determined by the chief editor.

V. Editorial and publishing arrangement, replication and distribution

52. Editorial and publishing arrangement, replication of the Journal is carried out by the Academy editorial and publishing department according to the Academy’s yearly plan of publishing works with regard to the subscription contract (contracts) made by appropriate agency (agencies).

53. An issue of the Journal is given to the author free of charge, his article published in it.

54. The Journal is distributed by subscription through one or several catalogues of All-Russian agencies and also sent free of charge according to the list (under orders from above) approved by the assistant-chief of the Academy (in research work).

55. Full-text versions of the Journal issues are available at the Russian Science Citation Index (RISC) on the platform of Scientific electronic library through open access.

56. The Journal publishing policy makes the provision for cooperation with organizations whose information resources contribute to efficient technologically advanced promotion of the Journal content and image in the national and global scientific informational area.


[1] Hereinafter  – «Journal».
[2]Hereinafter – «Academy».
[3] Hereinafter the “author” implies both the only author of the manuscript and every co-author if it is a collective work.