Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

As part of our efforts to improve the quality of the journal, we would like to emphasize the importance of maintaining high ethical standards when publishing articles in “Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine”.

In our publishing activity we rely upon regulations of the Fourth book "Intellectual Property Law" of the Ukraine Civil Code.

Duplicate Publication

Articles submitted to «Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine» must not contain any results that have been reported in any journals or books in any form. You should inform editors of any potential duplicate publications.

We practice the principle of single submission: one submission of one manuscript to one journal at a time and no resubmission to another journal until a written rejection has been received. Editors must have exclusive rights to the manuscript. This principle does not eliminate consideration for publication of any paper previously rejected by another journal.

Criteria for authors to determine whether their material is considered "duplicate."

  • Identical content to something previously published
  • Highly similar content to other materials with minimal changes
  • Several articles when one would be enough
  • Similar articles for various disciplines

Professional and ethical considerations

The papers having political profile, or the papers including biased or incorrect evaluations of other scientific works and other specialists, are not accepted for publication.

Malpractice statement

Academic misconduct in any form will not be tolerated by «Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine». In cases of suspected misconduct (plagiarism, fraud, breached intellectual property rights, etc.) a panel will be formed to evaluate the substance of the claim. If the claim is supported by evidence, the paper in question will be rejected for consideration in «Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine» and all authors and their affiliations will be informed. In cases where the paper has already been published before the misconduct was discovered, a retraction by authors or by the «Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine» board will have to take place and the case will be made public. Evident cases of misconduct may result in a three-year or longer ban from future submission to «Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine». All appeals regarding the panel’s decisions have to go through the Editor-in-Chief and should be submitted within 30 days of the decision date.