The “Acta Linguistica Petropolitana” Journal (ALP) is an academic periodical with no political, ideological, confessional, or other agendas, dedicated solely to academic activities. All the editorial / publishing process participants (authors, reviewers, editors, or Editorial Board members) are expected to follow the ethical standards below based on recommendations by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Each participant is expected to make all reasonable efforts to avoid malpractice in his/her publishing activities including plagiarism, misrepresentation, or misuse of research findings to the benefit of those not involved in the research.
In consistence with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) and the principle of free global knowledge exchange, ALP ensures open access to its publications. ALP contributors are exempt of any dues.
Contributors guarantee that their contributions are original manuscripts under their exclusive copyright. For co-authored contributions, only one of the authors may submit the manuscript listing all the coauthors and providing their relevant accurate personal information.
The contributor is expected to indicate all agencies/entities, if any, which have provided financial or other support for the manuscript. Where necessary, the first contributor should be able to specify each co-author’s contribution into the manuscript.
The contributor should provide a full list of all information sources (both published and unpublished) and the literature (including his / her previously published works) used in the manuscript. The contributor should provide appropriate reference to other works or quotations used in the manuscript. Any form of plagiarism is unacceptable. Equally unacceptable is self-plagiarism, i.e. attempts at republishing own previously published work without substantial modification. Concurrent submission of the same work to ALP and any other publication is unacceptable. The contributor’s research records for the submitted work should remain accessible upon request for at least two years.
A violation of any of the above may lead the Editorial Board to reject the contribution at any time, including before review, as well as to reject all future submissions by the present author in the next three years to follow.
If any violation of the rules above comes to light following the article's publication, the Editorial Board may retract the article, placing the relevant notice on the Journal’s website.
Any changes by the contributor to his / her already peer-reviewed and accepted for publication text are only possible on the Editorial Board’s consent.
The contributor agrees not to make publicly available any accepted but not published materials. A violation of this requirement may serve as a ground for the Editorial Board to reject both the contribution and all other contributions by the same author in the next three years to follow.
Authors submitting their manuscripts to ALP are responsible for detailed verification of all the information contained therein to avoid inaccuracy or omission of references to sources. On detection of mistakes / inaccuracies when editing the manuscript accepted for publication, the author must immediately notify the Editorial Board and either update the text or withdraw the contribution where substantial errors require its complete revision.
Defamation is unacceptable in ALP. The contributor is expected to avoid personal criticism, disrespectful remarks, or accusations against other scholars.
If any of above violations come to light after the publication, the Editorial Board may publish a disclaimer in its subsequent issue and reject any of the author’s contributions in the next three years to follow.
All submitted manuscripts are evaluated based on a double-blind peer review where neither the author, nor the reviewer knows the other’s name. The files, including metadata, sent to reviewers contain no information about the author(s).
Neither Editorial Board members nor other publication participants are allowed to disclose the authors’ names to reviewers before the submission is accepted.
The reviewer recognizing the author of the paper under review and identifying a conflict of interest is obliged to inform the Editorial Board of the case and forego the reviewing.
The Editorial Board may only disclose the reviewer’s name to the contributor at the reviewer’s own request and only following the final decision as to (non)acceptance of the submitted manuscript.
The review should be impersonal, impartial, and avoid personal criticism of the contributor. All comments or suggestions for improving the manuscript should be polite, and comments well-reasoned. Reviewers may recommend the author to study additional literature pertaining to the contribution’s topic but lacking from the “Literature” list. The reviewer is expected to point out any evidence of plagiarism to the Editorial Board. The review should be completed within the time frame established by the Journal. For more author-related information on the review procedure, see here.
The ALP Editorial Board is the top supervisory and control body of the Journal. The Editorial Board is responsible for the final collective decision to accept or reject manuscripts following their double-blind peer review. Manuscripts by Editorial Board members, submitted for publication in ALP, are reviewed under the common procedure.
All conflicts among the editing and publishing participants are resolved through direct intervention of the Editorial Board.
The Editorial Board provides for:
- preliminary consideration of contributions;
- selection of reviewers based on their areas of expertise;
- provision of confidentiality for the double-blind review procedure;
The Editor-in-Chief coordinates all Editorial Board activities and makes key decisions, including on the publication of ALP issues in paper and online formats. As an Editorial Board member, the Editor-in-Chief guarantees strict compliance with all ethical standards outlined in this statement.
All editors guarantee impartial and impersonal treatment of all participants in the editorial/publishing process regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, nationality, or political opinion. All materials submitted for publication in ALP are considered solely based on their scholarly merit via the double-blind peer review procedure.
Any conflict of interest between reviewers and contributors is unacceptable.
The Editorial Board will thoroughly examine any violation of the principles above and, where necessary, publish corrections, clarifications, or apologies for any breach of ethical or academic norms.
The ALP Journal accepts manuscripts in Russian, English, French, or German. Where a paper is not in the contributors’ native language, they are advised to consult a qualified native speaker to avoid any possible misapprehensions.
The Journal presents all published papers’ metadata on its website in Russian and English.