Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal "Problems of legality" over 30 years on a quarterly basis publishes relevant articles in the field of jurisprudence. The high quality of published material is provided by the policy of double-blind peer review, as well as highly qualified scientists from the Editorial Board.

The aim of the journal is to publish relevant materials in the field of constitutional, municipal, civil, economic, environmental, land, criminal, international law (in more detail).

The journal is open for publishing both Ukrainian and foreign scientists, because the aim of the journal is to develop jurisprudence in the Ukrainian and international level.

The main objectives of the journal "Problems of legality" are an educational function and contributing to the development of legal science in Ukraine by highlighting important legal and social issues.

 

Section Policies

Administrative Law and Procedure; Finance Law; information law

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Civil Law and Civil Procedure; family law; private international law

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Commercial law, domestic procedural law

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Constitutional law; municipal law

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Criminal procedure and criminalistics; forensics; operatively-search activity

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International law

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Theory and History of State and Law; history of political and legal doctrines

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Employment Law; Social Security Law

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Philosophy of Law

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Civil Law and Civil Procedure; family law; private international law

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Judiciary; public prosecutors and lawyers

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Theory and history of state and law administrative law and procedure information law

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Criminal law is the criminology, criminal procedure and criminalistics

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND PROCEDURE FINANCIAL LAW

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CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY OPERATIVELY-SEARCH ACTIVITY

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LINGUISTIC SUPPORT OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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LINGUISTIC SUPPORT OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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Theory and history of state and law. Constitutional law

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Civil law and civil procedure. Economic law

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Environmental and administrative law

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Criminal and penitentiary law. Criminalistics

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International law. Philosophy of law

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Linguistic support of educational activities

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Reviews

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Administrative, land and labor law

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Criminal law and criminalistics

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Criminology

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News of scientific life

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Theory of state and law

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Civil law and civil procedure

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Administrative law. Financial law. Labor law

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Criminal law. Criminology

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Environmental law. Agrarian law

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Judiciary. Prosecution and advocacy

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International law

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Theory and history of state and law

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Civil law and civil procedure

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Land law. Agricultural law. Environmental law

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Criminal law and сriminology. Penitentiary law

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Criminal procedure and criminalistics

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Judiciary. Prosecution and advocacy

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Linguistic support of educational activities

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Theory and history of state and law

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Civil law and civil procedure. International private law

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Economic law

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Agricultural law. Environmental law

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Administrative law

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Criminal law. Criminology

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International law

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Criminal law and сriminology. Criminal procedure

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Economic law. Financial law

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Peer Review Process

The manuscript goes double-blind peer review, neither the authors nor the reviewers do not know each other. The manuscripts are sent to at least two external experts working in this area. 

 

Publication Frequency

Journal is published quarterly.

Articles are accepted according to the fixed schedule:

– issue 1 (March) – up to January 1st of the current year;

– issue 2 (June) – up to April 1st of the current year;

– issue 3 (September) – up to July 1st of the current year;

– issue 4 (December) – up to October 1st of the current year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal is practicing a policy of immediate open access to the published content, supporting the principles of the free flow of scientific information and global exchange of knowledge for social progress.

 

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system for distributed archiving of published content in many libraries and information centers. Libraries-participants of the LOCKSS project ensure long-term storage of comprehensive journal archives and automatic recovery of damaged information. Read more ...

 

Ethic norms of publication

Principles of professional ethics in the work of the editor and publisher

The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions.

- an editor should make decisions on which articles to publish based on representational faithfulness and scholarly importance of the proposed work.

- an editor should be alert to intellectual property issues and must not to publish information if there are reasons to think that it is plagiarism. ·

- an editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, social set-up or political philosophy of the authors.

- unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

- an editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.

 

Ethical principles in the reviewer work

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. That is why actions of a reviewer should be unbiased.

- any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

- reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

- unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

- any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

 

Principles that should guide the author of scientific publications

Authors realize that they are responsible for novelty and faithfulness of research results.

- authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

- an author should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the author has used the work and/or words of others, then this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

- proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Author 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.

- an author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

- 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 corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

- when an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author's 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 learns 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.

 

Journal's registration

The Journal is registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine(the Certificate of State Registration of print media: Series КВ № 21387-11187 ПР of 17.06.2015).

Journal is included in the list of scientific professional editions, where the results of theses for a Doctor’s and Candidate’s degree in Legal Sciences may be published (Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of October 7, 2015 № 1021).

The Journal is registered in the International Centre of Periodicals (International Standard Serial Number) – ISSN 2224-9281 (print).

 

Open Access Statement

Editorial board of the collection of scientific papers “Problems of Legality” supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI, 2002) as a public statement of principles relating to open access to the research literature.

The document contains one of the most widely used definitions of open access:

«By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited».

All articles in the collection of scientific papers “Problems of Legality” are accessible to all users immediately upon publication of the issue.

Full text of Budapest Open Access Initiative at link.