Publication Types

The manuscript review and peer-review process 

General peer-reviewing scheme of the edition

Copyright and License Statement

Conflicting Interests Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Edition Business Model

Open Access Statement

Archiving Policy


Publication Types

Fundamental research (scientific articles, monographs, dissertations) on history, source studies, textology, poetics, stylistics, and aesthetics of Old Russian literature that are not previously published and not sent to the editorial offices of other publications are accepted for consideration and publication; the history of old Russian art; syncretic studies on the study of social thought, psychology of old Slavonic literary creativity; publications of old Slavic monuments, bibliographic reviews, etc.

The Basis of the Edition is the studies of representatives of the Moscow school of medieval studies.

 

Submission Deadlines – throughout the year.

 

Publication language is Russian, metadata is Russian, English.

 

The manuscript review and peer-review process

 

  1. It is mandatory that all manuscripts submitted to the serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature are peer reviewed by experts in the field.
  2. At the first stage of the reviewing process, the Editor-in-Chief reviews manuscripts on the subject of their compliance with the edition’s formal requirements.
  3. Manuscripts that do not meet the formal requirements or the subject scope of the edition will not be considered or peer reviewed. The Editorial Board decides whether the essay shall not be considered or accepted for publication.
  4. Manuscripts that meet the formal requirements or the subject scope of the edition are sent to independent reviewers in the specific field of the submitted manuscript.
  5. The essay undergoes a double “blind” review process, e.g. when any of the reviewers knows the author’s name nor the author knows the names of the reviewers.
  6. The invited reviewers may be members of the Editorial Board or any other highly qualified experts from other institutions. Reviewers must follow the principles of Publishing Ethics accepted by the edition.
  7. Reviews are written in a free form or according to the scheme developed by the Editorial Board. The original copies of reviews are kept in the archive of the edition for 3 years.
  8. It takes the maximum of six months to have the manuscript reviewed.
  9. If the reviewer recommends that the author revises/makes minor revisions and resubmits the manuscript, he or she will be sent a partial text of the review with suggestions without indicating the reviewer’s name, job title, and place of work. In case of rejection, the author will receive a motivated refusal.
  10. The essay rejected by reviewers shall not be resubmitted or considered at the Editorial Board meeting.
  11. The manuscripts that have successfully undergone the peer review process will be considered at the Editorial Board meeting. After making a decision about the essay’s acceptance, the author will receive a letter briefly informing him or her about the results of the review and the possible date of publication.
  12. The articles of Members of the Editorial Board forming the basis of the edition are reviewed by third-party experts and accepted for publication on a common basis.

 

General peer-reviewing scheme of the edition

Peer-reviewing of each issues of the serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature goes through three stages:

1st stage ­– the manuscript review and peer-review process, received by the Editorial Board – a double “blind” review process (more information: The manuscript review and peer-review process);

2nd stage – formed new issue of the serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature is transferred as a book for peer-reviewing to two independent experts who are not members of IWL RAS, members of the Editorial Board and / or one of the authors of the peer-reviewing book - an open peer-review process in which the names of reviewers and authors are known to each other.

3rd stage – the new issue of the serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, which received positive reviews from reviewers as a book, is submitted for approval to the Scientific Council of IWL RAS - an open scientific discussion.

The issue of serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, which received positive expert assessments and was approved for publication by the Scientific Council of IWL RAS, is accepted for publication and submitted to the publishing house for the preparation of the original layout.

 

Copyright and License Statement

The Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature is published on an open access basis under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, that is located on the official website of the non-commercial cooperation Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.

This means that users may copy and distribute the work in any medium or format, adapt and transform texts, use the content for any purposes, including commercial ones. Doing this, they are required to respect the terms of use by indicating the name of the author of the original work as well as the source. The users should indicate the collection’s publishing data, provide a link to the source, and point at any changes made. This in no way implies that the licensor (the Editorial Department of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature) endorses you or the way you are using the data.

The Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature is an Open Access publication. The Serial Scientific Edition does not charge authors for reviewing, editing, publishing, and distributing the published article.

 

By submitting the article for the publication to Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, the authors warrant that:

  • the article is original, written by the indicated authors;
  • has not been hitherto published and is not under review in any other edition;
  • does not contain materials that are not liable to be published in the open access, according to the legislation of Russian Federation;
  • is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the indicated authors and free of any third party rights;
  • any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained.

 

If the article was prepared jointly with other authors, the corresponding author, when submitting the article, guarantees that he/she has been authorized by all the co-authors to submit the article to Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature on their behalf.

Submitting the article to Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, the authors agree that the Serial Scientific Edition does not pay royalties for the publication of the article.

After the publication of the article in Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, the authors retain the following rights:

  • the right to use the article in their future works, including books, textbooks, and manuals,
  • the right to use print and electronic copies of the article for research, educational and other purpose, to circulate the article among students and colleagues for the promotion of their academic research.

By submitting the article to Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, the authors grant the collection owner the following rights:

  • the right to reproduce the whole of the article or any of its parts in any material form including the print and electronic media, in the form of a separate work, as part of the Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature and/or the data bases of the publisher and/or other persons at the discretion of the publisher;
  • the right to distribute the whole of the article or any of its parts in any media, in the form of a separate work, as part of the collection and/or the data bases of the publisher and/or other persons at the discretion of the publisher and the founders of the collection;
  • the right to give access to the article or its select part granting to anyone interested, from any place and at any time, upon his or her choice (including via the Internet);
  • the right to sublicense (providing third parties with the right to use the article and its parts, including on commercial terms, thereof obtained in accordance with these terms and conditions).

 

Conflicting Interests Policy

According to The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), potential conflicts of interest exist when there are financial, personal, or professional interests that might influence on the opinion of the reviewer or publisher and, as a result, affect the decision of the Editorial Board as regards the publication of the article.

The Editorial Board of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature implies that by submitting a paper the author states that:

  • all forms of financial support are acknowledged in the contribution;
  • there are no commercial, financial, personal, and professional involvements that might present an appearance of a conflict of interests related to the submitted article.

If there is a conflict of interests, upon submission of a manuscript, authors may suggest Executive Editor excluding any specific reviewer from the peer review of their article.

Editors or reviewers should declare whether they have any conflicts of interests that may influence the editorial decision on its publication. 

If there is a conflict of interests of the editor and the reviewer with the author of the article, the manuscript should be transferred, in obligatory order, to another editor or reviewer accordingly.

Articles should be evaluated fairly. The conflict of interests declared by any participant of the editing and reviewing process will not necessarily lead to rejection. The prime criterion in the manuscript’s evaluation is its research quality.

 

Privacy policy

Accepted for consideration work is a confidential document. The Executive Editor of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature and the editorial board employees have no right to disclose the information provided in the article to anyone else, except the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, advisers of editorial board and the publisher.

Information or ideas obtained in case of peer reviewing and the associated with potential benefits must be kept confidential and mustn’t be used for personal gain.

 

Privacy Statement

Personal information provided by authors to the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature including names and e-mail addresses will be used exclusively for the purposes of scholarly publication. The Editorial Board shall not make personal information available for the third party that may use it for other purposes.

 

Edition Business Model

The publication of serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature is based on the traditional publishing business model, in accordance with which:

  1. Content created by Medieval scientists;
  2. Publication is free for all authors;
  3. Copyright royalties are not paid;
  4. Preparation of the original layout is carried out in the publishing house, printing of the circulation - in the printing house;
  5. Sale of the printed version is carried out through the system adopted in a particular publisher.

 

Open Access Statement

The serial scientific edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature uses the Hybrid Open Access model.

All issues until 2019 are available for free on the publisher’s website (open access), on the founder’s website and in the national Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU within the full-text version of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) bibliographic database.

Since 2019, publishing embargoes have been established for new issues of the scientific serial edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature.

Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature. Issue 18 – embargo on full versions of articles - 5 years (embargoed access). Access to the on-line version of the article on the publisher’s website is paid for by readers.

Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature. Issue 19 – embargo on full versions of articles - 2 years (embargoed access). Access to the on-line version for readers is closed.

After the embargo period, access to the online version for readers will be free.

Since 2019 all articles in the scientific serial edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature have been accompanied by metadata in Russian and English.

Access to article metadata is free since 2019 (metadata open access).

 

Archiving Policy

  1. Author cannot archive pre-print.
  2. Author cannot archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing).
  3. Author can archive publisher's version/PDF subject to restrictions.

Limitations: 2-5 years embargo depending on the publisher.

General terms:

  • author can archive the article on the author’s personal website, in institutional and national repositories, open access repositories after the expiration of the restriction;
  • author can use publisher version / PDF;
  • authors retain copyright;
  • publication and archiving is carried out under the license of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0);
  • archiving is possible on a non-commercial server.