Publication Ethics and Privacy
Editorial Policy Principles
When publishing the journal “Holocaust Studies: a Ukrainian Focus”, the editorial office consistently adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct publication standards approved by the Committee on Publication Ethics
When reviewed by editorial board members and/or external independent experts, the main principle for us is objectivity.
The editorial approach to materials is based on the criteria of international academic quality standards. We seek to help the author make the text not only scholar flawless but also pleasing to the reader. Therefore, the editors reserve the right to edit the materials stylistically and make reductions, while maintaining the author's style. All corrections that may affect the text sense are agreed with by the author.
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information in the articles, the accuracy of names, statistics, surnames, and quotations (our editors and reviewers, however, seek to check such things and inform the author of the need for clarification).
The opinions, assumptions, judgments, and suggestions expressed in the articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board.
If plagiarism is detected in a publication, the author of the provided materials is responsible for it. However, the Editorial Board and reviewers make every effort to identify possible facts of plagiarism even at the first stages of consideration of the received text and to prevent publication of such materials.
Authors’ Ethical Responsibilities
We assume the authors of the materials submitted for consideration agree to the following principles.
The author of the text is fully responsible for the content of the article and the fact of its publication. The author should present in the article an accurate report on his research as well as an objective description of its significance. Research results should be presented clearly and unambiguously, without data falsification or improper manipulation. Due to the logical presentation and references to literature and sources, readers should be able to trace the origin of the findings.
In the submitted materials, the author should indicate the ideas and works that influenced his research questions and research methodology (or indicate that the research was carried out without any intellectual influence of predecessors).
The sources of all cited or borrowed information should be clearly identified and referenced under academic requirements. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The author should immediately inform the Editorial Board of the journal in case of significant errors or inaccuracies identification in an article. This should be done regardless of whether the article is still under consideration or has already been published. Moreover, at the submission stage, the author shall inform the editors of any potential conflict of interest, which may be affected by the publication of the proposed materials.
Submission to the Journal of materials written in collaboration is acceptable. All persons who have made a significant scholar contribution to the submitted publication may be indicated as co-authors. The co-authors share responsibility for the ethical obligations described above.
We are categorically against "fictitious co-authorship" when persons not involved in writing the article may be listed among the authors. In case such facts are revealed, the Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the proposed materials.
The person offering materials to the Editorial Board of the journal takes full responsibility for the consent of other authors of an article to its publication.
We do not disclose information about received materials (including the fact of receipt, content, status during the review, reviewers notes, or final decision) to anyone other than authors and reviewers.
The authorship of materials is not disclosed to reviewers. Similarly, these reviewers are not disclosed to the authors of texts and third parties.
Materials submitted to the editorial office reflect the previously not published research. The editorial office of the journal "Holocaust Studies: a Ukrainian Focus" is determined to protect them from the possibility of unauthorized distribution before publication. We understand that the latter may lead to misappropriation of research results by third parties and cause property or reputational damage to the author.
Reviewers and members of the Editorial Board are prohibited to distribute materials under consideration without the consent of the Editorial Board. Such consent may be given only in the interest of ensuring the publication process (consultation with an expert, literary editing, technical design, etc.). Reviewers and members of the Editorial Board are not allowed to publicly discuss received materials and use their ideas before publication in the journal. Reviewers’ comments could be made public only with the permission of the reviewer, author, and editor.
All of the abovementioned conditions also apply to rejected materials.