Editorial Policies

Types of publications

Changing Societies & Personalities (hereinafter: the Journal) publishes original research studies, Editor’s notes, research notes, essays, translations, book reviews, conference proceedings, interviews and other materials relevant to the journal’s scope. Original research studies are subject to peer-review and are categorized as original research papers.

Peer Review Policy

A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of original research works submitted to the Editorial stuff of the Journal. This implies that neither the reviewer is aware of the authorship of the manuscript, nor the author maintains any contact with the reviewer.

Charge Policy

No fees are charged at any stage of the publication process, including submission, reviewing, editing and publishing.

Archiving and Self-Archiving Policy

The Publisher provides archiving of all the articles and their meta-data (titles, key words, abstracts, authors’ information, references in Russian and English) published in the Journal. Archiving, indexing and depositing of the articles are performed by the Scientific Electronic Library (eLIBRARY), which is the national provider of electronic archives of scientific journals and the provider of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) under the contract No. 484-12/2017. All articles are hosted and made publicly available on the eLIBRARY website. The critical provision of archiving is free open access of readers to the full texts of all articles.

The Publisher recognizes the authors’ right to self-archiving of their articles after such articles have been published in the printed version of the Journal. Self-archiving can be performed by posting the article (or a part of the article) in a personal website of the author, blog, social media pages as well as by sending the article to open repositories of scientific information and open libraries throughout the world provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and an active link is inserted to the published article on the journal’s website or the eLIBRARY website. For convenience, all published papers comprise ready-to-use reference information “For citation”.

Article Identification Policy

All papers published in Changing Societies & Personalities are assigned with DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Copyright Notice

Changing Societies & Personalities is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Creative Commons License

Authors who publish in this Journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the Journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See the Effect of Open Access).

Advertisement Policy

The Editorial Team adheres to ethical standards in its work and, above all, defending the right to editorial independence. The Journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the Editor and the Publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Placement of promotional materials and sponsorship cannot influence in any way editorial decisions and editorial content.

Open Access Policy

Changing Societies & Personalities is an open access journal.

Open Access Journal

The Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the Journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the journal’s website and in PDF format for each article. Articles published in the Journal are made freely available to readers immediately upon publication. Our open access policy has been developed in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition, which permits any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles published in the journal, 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 having access to the Internet itself.

For more information please read the BOAI statement http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read