Ethical norms of the journal

Ethical norms of the journal

«Сучасні дослідження з німецької історії» / Modern Studies in German History / Moderne Forschungen zur deutschen Geschichte /  «Современные исследования по немецкой истории»

The editors of the journal follow certain requirements during the submitted articles selection and printing. The editors are guided by the norms prescribed in the following Ukrainian and international documents: “Certificate of State Registration and Quality Standards of Scientific Works and Correct Presentation of Research Results”, “Core Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers” (Ethical principles for reviewers), “Publishing Ethics Resource Kit for Editors” (Ethical principles for editors) (


Ethical obligations of the authors

Materials submitted for printing must comply with the journal profile, be designed according to the requirements (see relevant position on the site, information at the end of the journal’s last issue). The authors guarantee that the submitted material has not been previously published in other scientific journals and has no plagiarism signs.

An article published in a journal may be further distributed subject to a mandatory reference to a printed or digital version of the original source. Reprinting is prohibited. A reference to the original source is required when using published materials in the context of other documents. If an article has several co-authors, all of them should communicate with the editors and work on its finalization and bringing to publication. The publication is paid, but the fee takes into account only the journal printing expenses. Each of the authors receives a copy.


Ethical obligations of the editor and the editorial board  

The selection of materials for publication takes place after the double blind review of the submitted articles. The editorial board does not return materials that are refused in publishing. The review period does not exceed two months after the article submission, the publication period is not more than six months.

The editorial board has the right to refuse an author in publishing the article, to offer revising it in accordance with the reviewers’ comments.

The publication rejection cannot be connected with racial, religious, nationalistic, gender or other motives. The author’s identity (his social status or place of work) cannot be the reason for refusal in publishing the article.

The responsibility for accepting or rejecting the manuscript lies upon the editor and the editorial board members. Herewith the recommendation of the reviewer, who is a specialist in the corresponding issue, is taken into account.

The editors rate the material according to existing questionnaire, without distributing the review results among other people. The editorial board of the journal respects the authors’ intellectual independence. The article is published in a journal and on registered electronic resources after the editorial board’s positive decision.

The editor and the editorial board members work on a voluntary basis.


Ethical obligations of the reviewers

The editorial board appeals the manuscript to be examined by a recognized specialist in a field corresponding to the publication.

The reviewer is obliged to provide an objective quality assessment of the manuscript preparation, the provided research results, argumentation and logics of material presentation, as well as to determine the level of the manuscript compliance with the latest scientific standards and stylistic requirements. The reviewer cannot demand the author’s concept to coincide with his personal view of the problem. The reviewer is obliged to substantiate his own opinions adequately and to present his conclusions to the editorial board members and to the author. The reviewer must inform the editorial board of the plagiarism facts present in the manuscript.

The reviewer must maintain the secrecy of the review. He or she is prohibited to use or promulgate the unpublished information.