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.




on reviewing manuscripts of articles

in the science-to-practice journal

«Scientific Bulletin of the Omsk Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia»

I. General provisions

1. The present Provision defines the procedure of reviewing (expert assessment) of manuscripts of scientific articles submitted to the editors of the science-to-practice journal «Scientific Bulletin of the Omsk Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia» (hereinafter – «journal»).

2. Reviewing manuscripts of scientific articles is carried out with the purpose of ensuring high scientific level of the periodical and selection of the most outstanding and relevant (with excellent prospects) publications.

II. The procedure for the initial consideration of manuscripts

3. The editors of the Journal (hereinafter – «editors») admit, consider and review manuscripts of scientific articles (hereinafter – «manuscripts») corresponding to the following branches of science: juridical, philosophical.

4. Priority is given to:

– the manuscripts of theoretical and applied articles on the current problems in theory of law, legal policy, juridical sciences, and those which comprise the results of the research developments performed at the confluence of jurisprudence and related fields of social humanitarian knowledge;

– the manuscripts comprising scientific analytics of development of criminogenic situation in Russia, its regions and abroad;

– materials on the current issues of social and political philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy and methodology of science research;

– studies devoted to foreign scientific juridical thought;

– materials on the milestones of history of law, juridical science and education.

5. Manuscripts must be appropriate for open access publishing. Manuscripts, which, according to the established procedure, are estimated as being inappropriate for open access publishing, are not accepted for publication.

6. Manuscripts are submitted to the editors in printed and (or) electronic version (doc, docx or rtf) or by e-mail, which is given on the website and in every issue of the journal under the heading «Information for the authors». By submitting a manuscript for publication, the author (authors) thereby agrees to place it and metadata, including photographs, in those information systems the editors have the appropriate agreements with.

7. Critical structural elements of a manuscript are:

– abstract aimed at brief and concise statement of the essence of the paper. The abstract can reflect the structure of the text. The abstract must neither paraphrase the title nor contain statements of little information value;

– a list of 7–9 keywords.


To a manuscript are attached:

– author’s reference, which indicates the personal (last name, first name, patronymic, academic degree and title), affiliation (place of work / study, position) and contact (including that which is intended for placement in the journal) data of the author, address with a postal code for sending the author’s copy of the journal issue, agreement with the terms of communication with the editors and the terms of publication specified in this Provision;

– digital or scanned photo of the author. The size of the image in digital photos – 1024 x 768 pxl or larger, of scanned photos – 3 x 4 cm, with at least 600 dpi resolution.

9. The editors are responsible for translation of the metadata.

10. The volume of a manuscript must be up to 0,5 author’s sheet, including figures, graphs and tables. 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. The opinion of the editorial board can differ from the author’s vision. Submitting the papers already published or submitted to other journals is not allowed.

11. Manuscripts corresponding to the journal profile and requirements for publication are logged in the register of manuscripts submitted to the editors with the date of submitting, title, authors’ surname and initials and sent for reviewing.

III. The procedure for reviewing manuscripts

12. The editors review all submitted manuscripts of scientific articles which correspond to the profile of the journal to give expert assessment.

13. All reviewers must be qualified specialists in the fields of the reviewed materials and have publications in the field of the reviewed manuscript during the last three years. All reviewers must have a PhD or Doctor’s degree.

14. The term of reviewing is established with regard to the creation of the conditions for operative consideration and publication of a manuscript but not longer than thirty working days since the time of receiving a file with documents and materials from the author. The term can be extended if additional reviewing is required and/or in case of temporary absence of a profile reviewer.

15. Reviewing is carried out in the following regimes: open peer review, single-blind review or double-blind review.

16. The review estimates the relevance of the theme of the article, the degree of scientific grounds of the provisions set in the article, their novelty, theoretical and (or) applied significance, presents both positive and discovered arguable or negative points of the manuscript, contains recommendation for publication (rejecting a publication) or returning a manuscript to the author for elaborating.

17. The editors send the authors copies of the reviews or motivated refusal.

18. In case of disagreement with the negative assessment of the reviewed manuscript as a whole, the author has the right to contact the editors with a reasoned request to send the manuscript for reviewing by another reviewer. In this case, the editors send the manuscript for additional reviewing or send a reasoned refusal to the author.

19. If the author agrees with all or a part of the comments of the reviewer who recommended the return of the manuscript to the author for elaboration, the author has the right to provide a new version of the manuscript with the reference attached in respect to the reviewer’s comments taken into account. The reference indicates: what comments and how are taken into account in the text; what comments and on what basis are disregarded.

20. Reviewers and editors are nor engaged in the discussion on the content of the review.

21. The editors reserve the right: to refuse publication to the author who wishes to leave the reviewer’s comments without attention; send the manuscript for additional review.

22. If the reviewer or the editors at any stage of consideration and scientific assessment of the manuscript (including using specialized software) have reasonable doubts about its originality, the editors form an expert commission to consider the issue of the correctness of using the borrowed material. The commission may include both members of the editorial council, of the editorial board of the journal and other specialists in the profile of the manuscript. The author and the editors are notified about the conclusion of the expert commission, which is taken into account when a decision is made on publication (refusal to publish the manuscript). The presence of incorrect borrowings entails a refusal to publish and consider new versions of the manuscript by the editors.

23. Reviews are kept in the editorial office during five years.

24. The editors send copies of reviews to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation upon receipt of a respective request.

IV. Decision on publishing manuscripts

25. The decision to publish manuscripts is made at a meeting of the editorial board of the journal by a simple majority of votes based on the conclusions of the reviewers, with regard to the documents and materials received from the authors as a result of scientific expert assessment. In case of equality of votes, the vote of the editor-in-chief is decisive. The quorum for making a decision is set at 50% of the total number of members of the editorial board

26. The editors notify the author about the decision made concerning publication of the manuscript.

27. Correspondence with the authors about consideration of manuscripts is primarily carried out by e-mail. All materials and documents submitted by e-mail and identified as outgoing from the opposite side are considered by the editors and the author as officially outgoing.