ISSN: 2074-8132
ISSN: 2074-8132
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The editorial policy of the journal is based on the traditional ethical principles of Russian scientific periodicals, supports the Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications, stated by the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (Russia, Moscow) and is built taking into account the ethical standards of editors and publishers, established in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and also follows the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK) from Elsevier.

1. Research ethics

1.1. Research involving humans

When reporting studies involving human subjects, human material, human tissue, or data on human beings, authors must provide that the research was conducted in accordance with the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki ( as amended in 2013.

According to paragraph 23 of this declaration, before conducting a study, approval must be obtained from the appropriate ethics committee to confirm that the study complies with national and international guidelines.

An example of an ethical statement: “The study was carried out with the approval of the Bioethics Commission of the Faculty of Biology of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (conclusion No. 11-сh dated October 10, 2010) with the participants being informed about the goals and objectives of the study and signing informed consent protocols. The obtained data was depersonalized.”

When conducting research involving human subjects, all participants should be informed that their anonymity is guaranteed, what the purposes of the research are, how their data will be used and whether there are any personal risks associated with it. As with all research involving human participants, ethical approval must be obtained from the appropriate ethics committee before conducting such research.

If ethical approval is not required, authors should explain why ethical approval is not required for this type of study.

The journal reserves the right to ask authors to provide signed forms if necessary.

1.2. Sex and gender issues in research

Authors should use the terms “sex” (a biological trait) and “gender” (socially and culturally determined) in this manner to avoid confusion between both terms.

2. Publication ethics

Authors who wish to publish their articles in the journal “Lomonosov Journal of Anthropology (Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seria XXIII. Antropologia)", must comply with the following requirements

2.1. Contribution of all authors to the study

The authors ensure that the list of co-authors includes only individuals who have made significant contributions to the research. The final version of the article and its submission for publication must be approved by all co-authors.

All persons listed as authors bear public responsibility for the correspondent part of the content of the publication.

2.2. Participation of the authors in the process of preparing the manuscript and its review

Any change to the list of authors must be approved by all authors. The corresponding author should act as a liaison between the editor and other authors, and should inform and involve co-authors in important decisions regarding publication. The Editorial Board reserves the right to request confirmation that all authors comply with the conditions of authorship.

Authors must take an active part in preparing the manuscript for publication, promptly responding to comments from the editors and reviewers, and in case of disagreement, send reasoned objections to the editor. In case of refusal to revise the text of the manuscript/publication of the manuscript, the author is obliged to notify the editors. The final version of the publication must be approved by all authors. If errors are discovered, authors must immediately notify the editor in order to promptly correct them or withdraw the publication.

If errors or inaccuracies are discovered by authors after publication of their article, they should be reported promptly to the editors of the journal so that appropriate action can be taken.

2.3. Information about possible conflicts of interest

Any facts that could be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the article prior to submission.

The author(s) should disclose funding sources (if any) and any potential conflicts of interest associated with them.

2.4. The data in the article is real and original

Authors should accurately present the results of their research and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.

The data and methods used in the study should be presented in sufficient detail in the paper so that other researchers can replicate the work.

The original data should preferably be publicly presented by the authors prior to submission of their manuscript. Authors should at least have source data available that they can easily provide to reviewers and journal editors if asked. Authors must ensure that appropriate measures are taken to ensure that the original data is retained in its entirety for a reasonable time after publication.

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not permitted.

If you include already published drawings or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under a CC-BY 4.0 license.

2.5. Borrowing and plagiarism

Plagiarism, falsification of data and manipulation of images will not be tolerated. Plagiarism involves copying text, ideas, images or data from another source, even your own publications, without any reference to the original source.

Reuse of text copied from another source must be enclosed in quotation marks and the original source must be acknowledged. If the study design, structure, or language of the manuscript was inspired by previous work, those works should be explicitly cited.

All received manuscripts with scientific content are checked before the reviewing stage for the originality of the text and the presence of incorrect borrowings. If necessary, verification is carried out through the software tools of the company “Antiplagiat”. The chief or scientific editor analyzes the results in detail and makes a final decision on the level of originality of the text and the presence or absence of plagiarism in the manuscript.

If plagiarism is detected during the review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is discovered after publication, it will be investigated and action taken in accordance with our

No adjustments should be made to image files that could lead to misinterpretation of the information contained in the original image. If improper handling of images is identified and confirmed during the review process, the editors may reject the manuscript. If, after publication, incorrect actions with images are identified and confirmed, the editors may correct or retract the article.

2.6. Citation Policy

The manuscript must contain all links to cited authors and/or publications (materials) provided for by current copyright law, including their own published works. The author of the manuscript is responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions for the results, facts and other borrowed materials used in the manuscript, the copyright holder of which he is not.

Authors should not engage in excessive self-citation of their own work.

Authors should not copy references from other publications unless they have read the cited work.