Editorial Policy

Principles of the editorial policy
Free access policy
Copyright and licensing
Aims and scope
Peer-review policy
Ethics policy

Principles of the editorial policy
The editorial board of the journal “Finno-Ugric World” is committed to generally accepted ethical principles of journal publications. The editors support Code of Ethics of Journal Publications, developed by Committee on Ethics of Journal Publications (Moscow, Russia), and Declaration of the Association of Journal Editors and Publishers “Ethical Principles of Journal Publications”. The editorial policy is based on ethical norms of the work of editors and publishers written in Code of Conduct and Guidelines for Best Practice for the Editor of the Journal, developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics.

The editorial board does not provide paid services.

Free access policy
The journal “Finno-Ugric World” adheres Free access policy. All content is available and free of charge to all users and / or their institutions. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print out, or refer to the full texts of the articles or use them for any other legitimate purposes without the prior permission of the publisher or the author.

Copyright and Licensing
The authors retain copyright holder exclusive rights over their articles and assign copyright to the journal. Non-exclusive rights to use the papers of the journal belong to National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University as a founder and publisher.

Creative Commons License
All the materials of the “Finno-Ugric World” journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Free reproduction of journal publication is allowed for personal, information, research, academic or cultural purposes in accordance with art. 1273 and 1274, chpt. 70, part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Other types of reproduction are possible only after written agreement of the copyright holder.

Aims and scope
The academic journal “Finno-Ugric World” seeks to develop Finno-Ugric Studies, dissemination of their languages, folk culture and arts, and the history of the native land. In order to fulfil these aims the journal welcomes the articles on the various aspects in linguistics, literature, culture, art, history and ethnography of the Finno-Ugric peoples. It also regularly includes the information about important events, research seminars, symposiums and conferences relevant to the journal.

To achieve the aims and scope, the journal carries out the following activities:

  • cooperation with researchers, academic and research centers of the countries of residence of Finno-Ugric peoples, i.e. Russia, Hungary, Finland and Estonia;
  • dissemination of the work of NGOs of Finno-Ugric peoples;
  • increase of the publications of national authors, rating of Russian academic and research institutions and raise of level of national publications in the world academic and research community according to their citation index;
  • strengthening of the popularity and credibility of the journal, increase of the number of subscribers.

The target audience of the journal is represented by academics of tertiary education institutions, research institutes, representatives of State Body and local self-government, NGOs, and representatives of culture and arts of the Finno-Ugric regions of the Russian Federation, Finland, Hungary and Estonia

“Philology” refers to the research index: 10.02.00 Linguistics;
“History” refers to the research index: 07.00.00 Historical Sciences and Archeology;
“Cultural Studies” refers to the research index: 24.00.00 Cultural Studies;
“Events, people, books” includes the news about events, book reviews, information about personalities.

Peer-review policy
In order to maintain high quality of the articles published in the journal, “Finno-Ugric World” follows a double-blind peer review process (the reviewer does not know the author(s) of the manuscript, the authors of the manuscript do not know the reviewers) for all the received materials.

The relevant manuscripts are forwarded to reviewers who can be a member of the editorial board or an independent expert recommended by a member of the editorial board. The review is mandatory and becomes an integral part of the assessment conducted by the editorial board to determine the relevance and the topicality of the materials.

The reviewers are notified that the manuscripts are the subject of the belonging to of the authors and their data cannot be disclosed. The reviewers are guided by the code of ethics of research publications: maintain confidentiality, objectivity, impartiality, clarity and reasoning of expressing their opinion. The reviewer reserves the right to refuse to review the manuscript if there is the conflict of interest, or in case of other reasons.

The review should contain the answers to the following questions:

  • Is the manuscript relevant to the journal?
  • What is the relevance, originality and significance of the manuscript?
  • If Reference list complete and well-representative?
  • What are the theoretical and methodological bases of the research?
  • Is the paper comprehensive for the target audience in terms of language, style, visualization of tables, diagrams, figures and formulas?

After reviewing the manuscript, the following recommendations can be possible:

  • The manuscript is recommended for the publication (upon the decision of the editorial board);
  • The manuscript is recommended for the publication after revision (The editors forward the review to the author in order to reconsider the manuscript, or reasonably (partially or completely) refute it. The revised manuscript is re-directed to be reviewed again according to the general policy of the journal);
  • The manuscript requires additional review by another expert (the manuscript is submitted for additional review to another reviewer);
  • The manuscript is not recommended for publication (the author is informed of the refusal to publish).

The review period is 2-4 weeks, but it can be extended upon the request of the reviewer. The original reviews are scanned and forwarded to the editor via e-mail.

A review is not sufficient for the acceptance of the manuscript for publication. The final decision is taken by the editorial board of the journal.

The original of the review is kept in the editorial office for three years and, if necessary, can be forwarded to Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Ethics policy
The editorial board of the journal “Finno-Ugric World” is committed to generally accepted ethical principles of journal publications: research character, professionalism, decency, confidentiality, objectivity, etc.

The editorial board does not provide paid services.

The editorial board of the journal does not accept plagiarism, as it is unethical and unacceptable. Plagiarism monitoring is conducted by “Anti-plagiarism” software system.

Upholding the highest standards of the reliability and research relevance, the editorial board carries on blind peer-reviewed of the manuscripts. Expert referees maintain confidentiality (the manuscript is a private and confidential document; while peer-reviewing the data remain confidential), clarity and reasoning of expressing their opinion (peer-review is conducted objectively and the assessment of the work is reasoned and justified), impartiality (personal criticism of the expert referees is not acceptable), the principle of recognition of primary sources (the references to previously published works are mandatory).

The editorial board interacts with the authors maintaining mutual respect and honesty.

The journal publishes an original work, not intended for simultaneous publication in other journal.

While preparing the manuscripts the authors follows the principles of:

  • originality, relevance and importance of the journal publication;
  • reliability of the results of the journal publication, personal data and sources of funding;
  • recognition of the contribution of others;
  • submission of information from confidential sources only with the necessary permission.

The authors disclose potential conflicts of interest (facts that may be perceived as having affected the results or conclusions presented in the paper), and immediately inform the editorial board about the identification of errors or inaccuracies in the submitted journal publication.