Publication ethics
Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics
Scientific journal
ISSN 2079-6021(Print)
ISBN 2619-029X(Online)

Publication ethics

The editorial policy of the journal is based on the Code of ethics for scientific publications (Russia), the Code of conduct and guidelines for best practices for the editor of the journal (Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors) and the Code of conduct for the journal of publishers (Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers), developed by the committee on publications ethics – Committee on Publication Ethics.

Ethical standards of: Authors, Journal editors, Reviewers for the scientific journal “Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics”.


In accordance with the international rules of publication ethics and planning to enter the international information base of Scopus citation, the editorial staff of the journal carries out a strict check and evaluation of manuscripts for antiplagiarism, duplication or borrowing of previously published texts, including the author(s). Further republication of articles in other editions is also not allowed.  Such articles will be retracted (withdrawn from databases) based on the conclusion of the Publication Ethics Commission, and authors found to be in violation of ethics will be subject to sanctions up to blacklisting, which will have a negative impact on their scientific reputation and make our further cooperation impossible.

Please comply with the rules of publication ethics and make good faith references to all sources used, preventing borrowing and duplication.

The authors should not publish many manuscripts, mostly on the same research, in more than one journal as original works.

Discovering that the same manuscript has been submitted to more than one journal at the same time will be considered a violation of publication ethics. The editorial staff will reject publication of any manuscript under review or previously published in other publications.

Authors must submit fully original works. The references to the results of other authors' work should be accompanied by references to the relevant original sources (to be included in the list of literature). The citation of a text previously published elsewhere should be made as direct speech (quotes and italics) and the original source should be mentioned. Inclusion in the manuscript of large fragments of borrowed text is not allowed.

Manuscripts sent to our journal for publication are subject to mandatory verification for text plagiarism through the system "ANTIPLAGIAT"

The publication of a certain type of articles (e.g. translation articles) is allowed in some cases (under certain conditions). When submitting a manuscript for a "secondary" publication, the authors should notify the editors and provide detailed justification of its appropriateness. In the case of "secondary" publication, the settlement of issues related to copyright for publication is decided on a case-by-case basis. The general rules of manuscript design for "secondary" publication are:

  • the indication of a complete bibliographic reference to the "primary" publication;

  • maintaining the original bibliography of the "primary" work.

Acknowledgement of Sources. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the Paper. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

Fundamental errors in published works. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the authors obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

General requirements for manuscripts. Authors of manuscripts containing the results of the original research must provide reliable results of the work done, as well as objective discussion of the significance of the research. The data underlying the work should be presented without errors, in accordance with the primary documentation. The description of the materials and methods of research should be so detailed that it can be reproduced accurately and the results obtained.

Reviews (including systematic reviews) should also be accurate and objective.

The presentation of false data or misleading statements in the manuscript will be considered a gross violation of publication ethics. The manuscript will be rejected from publication.

When selecting (including - review), preparing (editing) and publishing articles in the journal, the editorial staff is guided by international standards of publication ethics.

The Editorial Board of the Journal will carefully and responsibly consider all justified appeals concerning violations found in published materials.

The Editorial Board considers it the duty of the author and reviewer to inform the Editorial Board as soon as possible about missed errors and violations found by them after the publication of the article.

General requirements for submission of manuscripts to the Editorial Board of the scientific journal See Author Guide on the website.

Steps for reviewing the article:

Moderation. The article is considered by the moderators from the point of view of compliance with the design requirements. According to the results of moderation, the article may be rejected or sent to the author for revision.

Reviewing. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that  the reviewers and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The average period of review is 3 weeks.

The article is accepted or rejected based on the opinions of reviewers and the decision of the chief editor. All incoming articles are checked for originality using appropriate electronic resources.

Editors do not enter into correspondence with the authors of rejected articles. Rejected articles are not reviewed again.


Decision making. The “Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics” Editor-in-Chief has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to the journal should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by the editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Deputy Editor-in-Chief and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions.

Non-discriminatory approach. The editors will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to the race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s). They will not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and potential reviewers, and in some instances the Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics”  editorial board members and the members of the management team, as appropriate. Additionally, the editors will make every effort to ensure the integrity of the blind review process by not revealing the identity of the author(s) of a manuscript to the reviewers of that manuscript, and vice versa.

Assessment of moral hazard. When evaluating a manuscript for publication, in addition to considering standard criteria pertaining to the rigor of the manuscript, the quality of its presentation, and its contribution to humanity’s stock of knowledge, the editors will also seek evidence that ethical harms have been minimized in the conduct of the reported research. They will question whether the benefits outweigh the harms in the particular study’s case. Since “Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics” welcomes the submission of manuscripts from any country, it is necessary to recognize that s and regulations regarding research ethics and ethical approval vary worldwide. As such, the editors may need to seek clarification in this regard with the author(s) and request that they supply a letter from the relevant institutional ethics committee or board that approved the research.


Terms and conditions of cooperation. Reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis. Given that most of these individuals are in full-time employment, their reviewing activities for “Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics”  must, by necessity, not be their top priority. Reviewers are free to decline invitations to review particular manuscripts at their discretion, for example, if their current employment workload and/or other commitments make it prohibitive for them to complete a review in a timely fashion and to do justice to the task in the available timeframe. They should also not accept manuscript review assignments for which they feel unqualified.

Promptness. Reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments are normally expected to submit their reviews within four weeks. They should remove themselves from the assignment if it becomes apparent to them at any stage that they do not possess the required expertise to perform the review, or that they may have a potential conflict of interest in performing the review (e. g., one resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, institutions, or companies associated with the manuscript).

Confidentiality policy.  Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through the peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the “Current Issues in Philology and Pedagogical Linguistics” Editor-in-Chief.

Objectivity standards. When conducting their reviews, reviewers are asked to do so as objectively as possible, refraining from engaging in personal criticism of the author(s). They are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made. They should always attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving their work, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not publishable.

Manuscript assessment. Reviewers should identify in their reviews relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any instances in which proper attribution of sources has not been provided. They should call to the responsible editor’s attention any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and other published articles or papers of which they are aware, as well as any concerns they might have in relation to the ethical acceptability of the research reported in the manuscript.


Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another paper as the author(s) own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another(s) paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms plagiarism:

  • use (word for word citing) of any materials in any value without indicating the source;
  • use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation without indicating the source;
  • use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation published in scientific and popular issues without approving by copyright holder;
  • • use of the materials without written permission, the authors or copyright holders of which don’t permit use of their materials without special approvement.

The Editorial Board considers the following to be the forms of incorrect borrowing:

  • absence of graphical highlighting of literal text citation when there are references to the source;
  • reference not to the first source of the borrowed text without clear indication of this fact (mistake in primary source determination);
  • absence of references from the text to the sources enumerated in the list below the article;
  • excessive citation (in case there are references to the sources and graphical highlighting of the cited text), the volume of which is not justified by the genre and aims of the article.

Only authors’ original works are acceptable for publication in journal. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Papers submitted to our journal for publication undergo an obligatory check for plagiarism of the text through the ANTIPLAGIAT system.

Papers will be rejected from any stage of the publication process (even if the article was published already) if plagiarism will be fined.


Information about the authors (surname, name, family name, affiliation, e-mail, contact number), which is provided by them for publication in the journal, is becoming available for indefinite range of persons, for whichthe authors give written consent to the fact of the concept of the Offer when uploading an article to the online system on the website of the journal.

The following data is published for the convenience of the authors with the aim of the full and correct account of publications and their citation by the corresponding bibliography companies and providing the possibility of contacting the authors with the scientific society. Personal information provided by the authors in addition to the enumerated below include additional e-mails and phones. These will be used only for contacting the authors in the process of preparing the publication. The Editorial Board may not transmit this information to the third party, who can use in for some other purposes. 

ISSN 2079-6021 (Print)
ISBN 2619-029X (Online)