Publication Ethics

The editorial board of the journal "Problems of Legality" is guided in its work by the international ethical principles for scholarly publications, including the rules of academic integrity, confidentiality, supervision of publications, consideration of possible conflicts of interest, etc.

In its activities, the editorial board follows the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics and, in particular, Publishing Ethics Resource Kit by Elsevier.

The editorial board of the journal adheres to the following rules for supporting publication ethics:

  • observance of the fundamental principles of publication: scientificity, objectivity, professionalism, informational support of the most significant innovative research;
  • unconditional loyalty to all subjects of the creative process who take part in the foundation of the journal;
  • widespread use of double-blind peer review, the involvement of objective, competent reviewers;
  • provision of constant advisory services to authors to meet the requirements of international databases for the design and content of materials submitted for publication.

Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, the editor of the journal "Problems of Legality", takes responsibility for adhering to the ethical standards of all parties involved in the publication process, including authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers.


The editor decides on the publication of the submitted articles, guided by a journal policy based solely on the academic value and conclusions of the reviewers. The editor adheres to modern rules regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

The editor should not use the unpublished information in their research without the written consent of the author. Editors should make appropriate decisions to address ethical complaints regarding submitted manuscripts or published articles.

The journal editor evaluates the intellectual content of the manuscripts regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, origin, citizenship, or political preferences of the authors.


The editor and editorial board do not disclose information about the submitted manuscripts (authors, subjects, texts, etc.). Any manuscript received for review is considered a confidential document. The editor and the editorial board undertake not to disclose information about the accepted manuscripts unless necessary to all persons except for authors, reviewers, other scientific consultants, and the publisher.


Unpublished materials should not be used in any research by the editor, reviewers, or others without the written consent of the authors.

Editors, reviewers, and scientific advisors undertake to recuse themselves from consideration of manuscripts in the presence of conflicts of interest due to competitive, joint, and other interactions and relations with authors, companies, or other organizations associated with the manuscript.

The editorial board shall be obliged to take adequate retaliatory measures in case of conflict situations and claims regarding the reviewed manuscripts or published materials.

Journal may address claims or concerns about the research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or others. Furthermore, the journal reserves the right to inform readers about the resolution of conflict situations.


  • to be respectful of and correct towards the author and their research interests, keep the confidentiality of the editorial process, and prevent bad faith during processing;
  • not to correct the text unless authorized by authors, agree with authors on the final version of the text after making an editorial revision;
  • to exclude the publication of materials that have no scientific value, do not correspond to the journal profile, contradict its editorial policy, or there are good reasons to believe that they contain plagiarism or were previously published;
  • to ensure the involvement of objective and competent reviewers, apply the practice of double (blind) review.


  • to consider all manuscripts submitted for publication without prejudice, evaluating each properly, regardless of race, religion, nationality, status, or place of work of the author;
  • to observe the period of reviewing established by the editorial board;
  • to treat the manuscript received for review as a confidential document, exclude its consideration by others; written reviews must have confidential character;
  • not to use unpublished data from the manuscript;
  • to provide an objective, reasoned, and correct assessment of the stated research results.


  • to ensure the novelty, reliability, and originality of the research results; to draw up all materials of other authors with an exact indication of the primary sources;
  • to avoid excessive borrowing and plagiarism in any form; to prevent auto-plagiarism;
  • to ensure that the article is original material and has not been previously published or under consideration by another publisher.

By submitting materials for publication in Problems of legality, the authors agree that if materials are accepted for publication, the latter can be placed in electronic databases with the obligatory indication of authorship and copyright retention in full for the authors.

Authors should provide all sources of external information in the body of the article in the form of a reference list (including their previously published works). Authors are obliged to properly draw up borrowings in the form of citations or links.

Authors undertake to submit an article for consideration only to Problems of Legality. Submitting an article to more than one journal at the same time is perceived as unethical behavior and gives rise to its removal from consideration.

In case of significant errors or inaccuracies in the publication, an author must inform the journal editor about this and interact with them to remove the publication or correct errors as soon as possible.

If the editor receives information about errors in the published material from a third party, an author shall be obliged to remove the article or correct the errors as soon as possible.


The editorial board of the journal "Problems of Legality" checks the received manuscripts for originality.

Authors are solely responsible for the authenticity of the content of the articles. Authors must adhere to the ethics of scientific citation to avoid incorrect borrowing or use of the research results of third parties.

Authors of articles should provide reliable results of the study conducted and an objective discussion of the significance of the study. Authors must provide all data concerning the manuscript at the editor's request.

Authors undertake to provide their new (unpublished), original articles and ensure appropriate bibliographic references or extracts in case of using works or statements of other authors.

Plagiarism in all its forms is unacceptable and is considered a violation of publication ethics. Find more about this in the Anti-plagiarism Policy.