Publication ethics of the “Journal of Moscow Conservatory” is based on the RF law of copyright and on the academic publication guidance by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ().
The editorial board is responsible for the quality of published articles and ensures maintaining publication ethics by the editors, reviewers, and authors. Manuscripts, which contents violate the RF law, are prohibited from publication.
The editors are obliged:
— to be impartial, not to give preference to authors on the basis of gender, race, religious belief, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, official status and other conditions unrelated to the scientific value of the work;
— to have no conflict of interests concerning the articles that they reject or accept;
— to engage competent reviewers, to practice double (blind) reviewing;
— to keep confidential all details of the editorial and peer-review process on submitted manuscripts, not to disclose the personal data of authors and reviewers;
— to faithfully edit the texts accepted for publication, to make revisions and to read proofs in agreement with the authors.
The authors are obliged:
— to provide scientific novelty and high scholarly level of the submitted manuscripts;
— to guarantee the exclusivity of the submitted manuscripts ( the article can’t be previously published or offered to other edition);
— to indicate as co-authors all persons who have made a significant contribution to the study;
— not to allow plagiarism, to make references to sources, to ensure the accuracy of quoting;
— to cooperate with the editors at all stages of editing and proofreading;
— to provide information on financial sources of support for the researches, the results of which are reflected in the manuscript.
The reviewers are obliged:
— to be impartial, to strive for objectivity in the evaluation of peer-reviewed materials, to make constructive comments;
— to report in the case of insufficient competence for an objective evaluation of the peer-reviewed materials;
— to observe the confidentiality of the evaluation, not to use the information obtained during the review for personal purposes or in the interests of other persons;
— to comply with the established review deadlines.