AJEE Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
We are proud of the high-quality content selected and published in AJEE in agreement with the international principles of academic publishing, in particular, honesty of authorship, excellence and thoroughness in research, transparency in publishing, respect to all participants of the publishing process.
The Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement of the Access to Justice in Eastern Europe (PEMS AJEE), which was created by us, fully reflected these principles and recommendations.
PEMS AJEE is available in a brief version below and full version, which may be found here http://ajee-journal.com/ajee-publication-ethics-and-malpractice-statement
Please, pay attention, that the AJEE Authors Guide, the AJEE Reviewers Guide and the AJEE Ethical and Legal Conditions were sufficiently revised and updated according to this PEMS (updated and revised version on March 18, 2020) and are currently available on the web-site of the Journal http://ajee-journal.com/submissions see Attachments, please.
AJEE PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
The Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement of the Access to Justice in Eastern Europe (PEMS AJEE) was created in brief and full versions. This is a brief version, which is placed on this page http://ajee-journal.com/ajee-publication-ethics-and-malpractice-statement
All the necessary materials consisting of the requirements for publication of the Journal, in particular, AJEE Authors Guide, AJEE Reviewers Guide and AJEE Ethical and Legal Conditions, were sufficiently revised and updated according to this PEMS and are currently available on the web-site of the Journal http://ajee-journal.com/submissions see Attachments, please.
Editorial Board. AJEE has the Editorial Board and the Advisory Board, whose members are recognized experts in the field of legal research in the Journal’s main focus and scope. The full names and affiliations of the members of AJEE Editorial Board and the members of AJEE Editorial Board listed below http://ajee-journal.com/about
Contact information of the Editorial office may be found here http://ajee-journal.com/contacts and here http://ajee-journal.com/ajee-ownership-and-management
Editor-in-Chief – Iryna Izarova, email@example.com
Dr. Yuliia Baklazhenko,
PhD in Pedagogy, MA in Translation, Assoc. Prof. at National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Ukraine;
Dr. Serhij Kravtsov,
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. at Civil Procedure Department, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine;
Dr. Oksana Uhrynovska,
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Civil Law and Procedure, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine;
Dr. Olena Terekh,
PhD in Law, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Civil Procedure, Law School, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.
Assistant Editor - Mag. Polina Siedova,
Master in Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine.
Language Editor – Dr. Sarah White, The Apiary Editing.
AJEE business address:
Mazepy Ivana str., 10, Kyiv, 01010, Ukraine
AJEE e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All of the AJEE Boards members, as well as the Editorial team members, have announced their support of the PEMS AJEE and execute them fully in their editorial activities.
Authors and Authors responsibilities.
Our authors are obliged to participate in a double blind peer review process in line with well-known practices and our requirements, specifically, Elsevier, https://www.elsevier.com/reviewers/how-to-review and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines-new/principles-transparency-and-best-practice-scholarly-publishing and https://publicationethics.org/files/u7141/1999pdf13.pdf
Please, also see more in the AJEE Authors Guide and the AJEE Reviewers Guide on page http://ajee-journal.com/submissions All authors have significantly contributed to the particular research, submitted for publication, and should confirm their responsibility for a whole manuscript or a particular section of the study. The author(s) are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes upon request of reviewers or editors.
The author(s) should provide a list of references in accordance with the Journal requirements. We use OSCOLE style guide for legal citation, please, see more here
The author(s) should mention any financial support of their publication, in particular, concerning funding of projects within which a particular research has been conducted. It is forbidden to publish the same papers in more than one journal. To avoid this, we strongly recommend author(s) to refrain from multiple, duplicate and/or concurrent publications or parallel or simultaneous submissions, see more in AJEE Authors Guide http://ajee-journal.com/submissions The exceptions of these rules are listed in the full version of PEMS AJEE, in particular, the duplicate submission for publication of a work, consisting part(s) or a whole text of a work, published previously, is allowed, only if this may facilitate an academic discussion, which was made with the permission and acknowledgement of the origin source.
All our author(s) should confirm their strong support and execute PEMS AJEE, which is reflected in signed by them Transfer of the Author’s Rights Agreement.
All of AJEE content is subjected to double blind peer-review with the aim of obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers and recommendation about publication of the article and/or improving the study. The only exception of peer review is an Introduction of the Editor-in-Chief, that appeared in each of the Journal’s issues.
The process of peer review used by our Editorial Team is clearly described in AJEE Reviewers Guide, you may find it on this page http://ajee-journal.com/submissions We make an effort that all judgments and findings, which have been through the peer-review process, are objective, if not, a responsible editor has to change reviewers and conduct an additional review. In general, reviewers are external experts, who are well-known specialists in a particular area of legal research, related to the manuscript, chosen by editors to provide written opinions and who have no conflict of interest or competing interest with the author(s). Reviewers inter alia should point out in their review the relevant published sources which have not been yet cited by author(s) of the manuscript, but are necessary for this study conduction. It is upon their best judgment to provide the written opinion in the review or to make it clear in the text of the article. All reviewed articles should be treated confidentially prior to their publication, the responsibility for this lies upon author(s), reviewers and editors jointly. All our reviewers confirm their strong support and execution of PEMS AJEE before a responsible editor.
AJEE is proud of the high-quality content, selected and published by us. Due to this, we take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred without any exceptions. For this, we use the specific online tools, which help prevent the plagiarism, please, see more at http://ajee-journal.com/plagiarism-policy , and we rely upon the competence and responsibility of our reviewers and editors.
Our founder, East European Law Research Center, is a CrossRef member and currently we are requesting joining the Similarity Check from CrossRef https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/ , which Turnitin’s iThenticate tool will help us to check the originality of submitted manuscripts more thoroughly.
If any allegation of research misconduct is discovered, we will deal with it appropriately, applying a well-known and widely-used practice, mentioned at https://www.elsevier.com/editors/perk . Guides with the full information about submission, approval, reviewing and refusing of the article, in particular, concerning its retracting or correcting when needed, are available for authors and reviewers as well at http://ajee-journal.com/submissions . We are always willing to publish clarifications and/or retractions with apologies, if the proper allegations are justified.
Copyright and access.
Copyright and licensing information of AJEE described on these pages http://ajee-journal.com/copyright-policy and http://ajee-journal.com/licensing-terms AJEE supports the OPEN ACCESS policy, our statement may be found here http://ajee-journal.com/open-access-statement Therefore, all the content of the Journal, including all issues and individual articles, are available to readers free of charge on the web-site of the Journal http://ajee-journal.com/issues and http://ajee-journal.com/articles-research-article Any associated subscriptions or pay-per-view fees are not provided by AJEE.
AJEE publishes in full Open Access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license which to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.
We direct the final accepted version of the article, as well as published articles in PDF to author(s) with our permission to share them freely with a proper citation.
Our Publishing Model, Article Processing Charges and Waivers
Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based onfor the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. The only exception is the articles, written in collaborative authorship. In this case, the APC will include an additional payment for each of co-authors. Some items (Editorial Notes, Corrections, Retractions, Comments, Book Reviews, Conference Announcements etc.) are published free of charge.
AJEE waives 20% of its content every issue. We are committed to supporting the transition of all research to full open access, so offer APC waivers or discounts to some authors. We display an APC in order to demonstrate to authors that there is a cost to publication.
Members of association founded and affiliated to an AJEE journal benefit from a discount as well as authors affiliated to institutions participating in our Partners Program.
Waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis upon request. Applications submitted before article submission are assessed by the Managing Editor based on the quality of the research article and the authors’ ability to pay.
If the article is cited by other authors more than 10 times in the next two years after its publication in journals listed in the Web of Science Core Collection, the Editorial Board reserves the right to pay compensation to its author in the amount of payment for its publication.
Archiving. AJEE has executed a plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the Journal’s content in the event a journal is no longer published. The print version of all the issues are available at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine http://www.nbuv.gov.ua and M. Maksymovych Scientific Library http://www.library.univ.kiev.ua/eng/about/lib_today.php3
Ownership and management. The founder of AJEE is East European Law Research Center (EELRC), a public non-profit organisation, which is a voluntary association of individuals who are interested in the areas of law and legal research. The EELRC was established for the purpose of the implementation and protection of human and civil rights and freedoms, the satisfaction of social, in particular, scientific, cultural, educational and other interests of their members and/or other persons. The main goal of EELRC is to promote the development of the legal culture, the protection of rights and freedoms of humans, and the participation of legal science development.
EELRC has been a CrossRef member since 2018.
All the information about the ownership and management of AJEE may be found here http://ajee-journal.com/ajee-ownership-and-managementDetailed
AJEE publisher is VD Dakor, one of the leading Ukrainian publishing houses, the detailed information is here https://dakor.kiev.ua
AJEE cooperates with the Law School of Taras Shevchenko National University according to the Memorandum of the Cooperation, signed in 2018 at the occasion of the Journal’s creation. Nevertheless, the Editorial team of AJEE is responsible for the Journal activities and fully independent from any corporate or other influences of Law School of Taras Shevchenko National University.
The web site.
AJEE has a journal’s own web site http://ajee-journal.com with all the published materials, including all issues, research articles and legal practices, information about the Journal and its policies and requirements to the publications. We are proud to share high ethical and professional standards in publishing, especially, we fully executed the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement of the Access to Justice in Eastern Europe (PEMS AJEE), which may be found here http://ajee-journal.com/ajee-publication-ethics-and-malpractice-statement .
Publishing schedule: As a serial publication, the periodicity of AJEE publishes four issues each year according to the following schedule:
No 1/2022 - 1 February 2022;
No 2/2022 - 2 May 2022;
No 3/2022 - 1 August 2022;
No 4/2022 - 1 November 2022.
All updated information may be found here http://ajee-journal.com/submissions
Name of the journal.
The Journal name ‘Access to Justice in Eastern Europe’ is unique and reflects the aim and scope of the Journal activities - we are specifically focused on the area of legal research related to the topical issues of Judiciary and Civil Procedure reforms for sharing of research results related to access to justice developments in East European countries. These key areas have been chosen due to special mixed features of post-social legal doctrine’s legacy and Western influence, as well as the legislative approximation to the EU law.
We hope, that the Journal’s title clearly defines it and cannot be easily confused with other journal(s) that might mislead potential authors and readers about the Journal’s origin or association with other journals. In the case of any doubts, please, request additional information from the Editorial team, in particular, Editor-in Chief email@example.com