Publication Ethics



The Editorial Board of the “Moscow University Oriental Studies Bulletin” adheres to the international standards and ethical norms of academic publications, established in “The Core Practices” and compiled by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)[1].

The Editorial Board also complies with all legal requirements of the Russian Federation regarding copyright.

The Editorial Board evaluates manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and their level of correspondence to the thematic profile of the Bulletin without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


Submitted manuscripts are regarded by the Editorial Board as confidential. The members of the Editorial Board must not use unpublished materials for personal gain or disclose them to the third parties.


While organizing the peer review process the Editorial Board must provide for conditions excluding any conflict of interests between the sides.


All manuscripts submitted for publication must represent original research. The Editorial Board conducts a check of any submitted material for unauthorized borrowings using the Anti-plagiarism system[2]. In case plagiarism is discovered the Editorial Board refuses to publish the text.


The opinions expressed on the Bulletin’s pages belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the point of view of the founders or the Editorial Board.



The Authors are responsible for providing reliable facts, quotations and statistical data, correct spelling of names and toponyms, and also for the correct use of the information not disclosed for open publication. 


The authors are responsible for the novelty and validity of the research results. Knowingly inaccurate or falsified statements are unacceptable.


Plagiarism, misappropriation of research results and falsifying data are unacceptable. All quotations, borrowed contents and statements are to be provided with bibliographic references according to the rules of citing sources.


Co-authors of the paper must include only those who made a significant contribution to the work, seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. It is unacceptable to include as co-authors those who did not participate in the research.

The simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to several journals or the submission of an already published paper under other title is unacceptable and considered grounds for refusal in publication.


If the authors discover a serious error or inaccuracy in their paper they must immediately notify the Editorial Board and take all the needed steps to correct the paper.

The authors must indicate the place of their work and disclose all sources of funding (if any) for their research.


The Reviewers must regard the submitted manuscript as confidential. The reviewers must not use the unpublished materials for personal gain or disclose them to the third parties.


The reviewers must conduct the evaluation of the submitted manuscripts in an unbiased and objective manner. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.


A reviewer who feels unqualified to evaluate a manuscript must notify the Editorial Board and ask to exclude him from the review process.


A reviewer who has a conflict of interests with the author of the manuscript must notify the Editorial Board and ask to exclude him from the review process.


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