Original research materials in the form of articles or short reports, as well as review articles and reviews are accepted for publication. It is necessary to take into account legislative restrictions on plagiarism, which are generally accepted in international practice. It is unacceptable to violate a copyright and related rights through direct (textual) or indirect (substantial) borrowing of materials, ideas and research results.

It is necessary to take into account the existence of primary (author) and secondary texts, which do not contain their own conclusions; in such cases, references should be made to primary sources.

Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable. The author should avoid duplicate publication or self-plagiarism (when large chunks of text form earlier publications or theses are cut and pasted). In case of necessity, the author should warn the editorial board of the journal about all his or her works (as well as all the works of co-authors), which reuse parts of his or her publication submitted to the journal or published in other journals.

Previously published articles (in whole or in part) and articles submitted to other journals will not be considered for publication in the journal. The originality of the submitted manuscript should not be below 70%.

 Manuscripts are accepted in both Russian and English languages.

The rules of manuscript design are available on the journal's website in Russian and English. Works that do not follow the rules or do not correspond to the profile of the journal may be rejected by the Editorial Board without review.

After acceptance of the article for publication by the scientific editor, the full editorial processing of manuscripts (editing, layout, proofreading) is carried out.

The journal is guided by the principles of Publication Ethics, which were created in accordance with international standards: by clause 70 of the Civil Code of Russia (“The  Copyright”), the international standards of scholarly publication ethics (publicationethics.org/resources/international-standards) developed by the COPE, and the experience of the world’s leading journals and publishers. The journal’s editor does all necessary to respect ethical provisions as established in the international research community, and to prevent violations of these provisions both in its own activity and in relations with all the participants of the scholarly publication process, including the authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers.

Publishing research works in peer-reviewed journals helps to establish academic contacts as well as make a significant contribution to a certain field of knowledge. Thus, it is important to set standards of ethical behaviour for all the parties involved: authors, Editorial Board members, reviewers, leading editors and the publisher.

Codes of ethics of the Editorial Board

The editors and members of the Editorial Board are responsible for the contents of the Journal, its high academic level, compliance with the theme and implementation of the requirements set by the regulatory instruments and current legislation of the Russian Federation.

The editors of the Journal Libri Magistri only accept articles which have not been published before and represent original research works or detailed reviews on one of the themes covered by the Journal.

The editors and members of the Editorial Board must assess the intellectual contents of manuscripts regardless of authors’ race, origin, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religious or political beliefs.


The editors and the Editorial Board of Libri Magistri must not reveal the information about submitted manuscripts to anyone except for authors, current and potential reviewers and other academic consultants.

Conflict of Interest

The contents of submitted manuscripts are not to be used in personal research without a written consent of the author. The information or ideas that experts receive while reviewing manuscripts must remain confidential and must not be used in order to obtain personal benefits.

The Editor and the Publisher jointly take adequate measures in case of ethical complaints relating to the reviewed manuscripts or published materials. These measures generally include but are not limited to cooperation with the author of a manuscript and providing arguments for the incoming complaint or demand. They may also consist in cooperation with certain organizations and research centres.

Author’s ethics


Authors must provide original verified results of the conducted research work as well as objective discussion of the academic value of the work in question. The data relating to the research must be represented accurately. The work must contain a considerable number of details and references. Knowingly providing erroneous data is considered unethical and thus unacceptable.

Authors must make sure that the submitted manuscript is an original work. In case of using other authors’ works or statements, authors must provide corresponding references and attribute quotes.

Borrowing, plagiarism, and duplicate publication 

Plagiarism may exist in many different forms: from presenting another person’s work as your own to reproducing passages from other people’s works without attribution or claiming rights over other people’s research findings. Plagiarism in any form is unacceptable.

Any information obtained personally via correspondence, conversation or discussion with third parties or obtained through receiving confidential services can only be used with a written consent of the source.

A person can only be considered the author of a manuscript if he or she has made a significant contribution to the main idea of the research work, its development, implementation and interpretation. All those who have also contributed to the work must be indicated as co-authors. In case of a person’s considerable input in a certain area of the research work, they must be indicated as such.

Authors must report any financial or other existing conflicts of interest which may be considered as those affecting the findings or conclusions presented in the work. Instances of conflicts of interest may include employment by third parties, consulting, providing expert reports, receiving remuneration, grants or other financial support. Potential conflicts of interest must be reported as soon as possible.

In case authors discover a significant error in the publication, they must inform the editorial office of Libri Magistri in order to have the publication immediately withdrawn and the mistakes corrected. If the Editor or the Publisher is informed of errors by a third party, the author must withdraw the publication and make the necessary corrections without delay.

Reviewer’s ethics

Peer reviewing helps the Editor to decide whether to accept a publication and through further cooperation with the author it enables the latter to improve the quality of the work. Peer reviewing is an integral part of formal academic communications and the core of the scientific approach. The Publisher believes that all scholars wishing to contribute to a publication must provide their substantial input by reviewing it.

Any submitted manuscript must be considered a confidential document. It must not be revealed to or discussed with any third party except for those authorized by the Editor.

Reviewers must assess submitted works adequately and objectively. Personal critical remarks to the author are unacceptable. Reviewers’ opinion must be expressed clearly and supported with arguments.

Reviewers must not examine a manuscript in case of a conflict of interest resulting in competitive or cooperative relationships with authors, companies or any other organizations related to the manuscript.