About the Journal

Focus and Scope
Peer Review Process
Publication Frequency
Open Access Policy
Archiving
Publication Ethics/Conflict of Interests
Policy on retraction of publications
Publication Fee
Indexing
Self-Archiving Policy
Sources of Support
Journal History

 

Focus and Scope

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed online journal. The main office is based at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. Maintaining high standards and academic ethics, the journal is published once a year. Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal covers the broad areas of Law and Politics, focusing mainly on Jurisprudence, Constitutional and International Law Issues, Political Theory and Methodology, and European Studies.

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal creates an international community of authors to set up an open dialogue on the rule of law, theory of argumentation, comparative constitutional law, international human rights, international environmental law, international business law, post-Soviet politics, transitional studies, EU politics and policies, the process of Europeanization, international relations and comparative politics in CEE, and political theory and methodology. With its uniquely broad coverage, the journal offers readers new researches relevant to the field.

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that makes research freely available to the public and supports a great global exchange of knowledge.

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is published in English; articles in other languages are not considered for publication.

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal does not accept articles of low quality, articles published previously, and commercial articles. Advertisements cannot be printed in the journal. The editorial board of Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal may not share the authors’ points of view.

The topics of refereed articles cover two sections:

Law:

Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law

-      Rule of Law

-      Theory of Argumentation

-      Comparative Constitutional Law

 International Law

-      International Human Rights

-      International Environmental Law

-      International Business Law

-      European Law

Politics:

 Political Theory and Methodology

- Ukrainian Politics

- Transitional Studies

- Post-Soviet Studies

- International Relations and Comparative Politics in CEE

 European Studies

- EU Politics and Policies

- Studies in Europeanization

 

Peer Review Process

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles undergo anonymous double-blind (the author is anonymous to the reviewer, and the reviewer is anonymous to the author) peer review by two independent reviewers e.g. international and Ukrainian.

When an article is submitted, the Editor-in-Chief makes a decision to:

  • accept the manuscript without further revision (an acceptance letter is sent to the author and the final manuscript is forwarded for publication);
  • resubmission (the author is requested to make substantial revisions to the manuscript and resubmit for a new evaluation);
  • accept after revision (the author is requested to revise in accordance with reviewers’ comments and submit the article to the journal);
  • reject (no resubmission possible).

 

Publication Frequency

All manuscripts submitted and prepared according to the guidelines are considered for publication. Approved for publication papers undergo rigorous stylistic editing. The editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers concerning orthography, punctuation, grammar, references, or requests the author to do. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within 2-3 weeks. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text. After submission it usually takes 3-6 months before publication.

 

Open Access Policy

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal provides immediate Open Access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The editorial staff supports the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) aimed at free and gratis dissemination of scientific information. Open access policy is ensuring of immediate open access to issues, support for the principles of scientific information freeware distribution and global knowledge sharing for the general social progress.

The journal allow readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its manuscripts.

 

Archiving

Full-text files of all archived and current issues of the journal are publicly available on the journal's website, and in the NaUKMA eKMAIR Repository.

 

Publication Ethics/Conflict of Interests

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journalaccepts original articles which were not published before.

The editorial staff considers the practice of plagiarism, infringement of copyright and scientific ethics unacceptable and takes all possible measures to prevent it. Each article is checked for plagiarism through Unichek. In case of plagiarism, the paper will immediately be returned to the author without consideration for publication in the journal.

In case of any conflicts between the author and the journal, the editorial board refers to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) standards of publication ethics. For more information, please visit: http://publicationethics.org/

In the case that the author does not accept reviewers’ remarks, the editorial board considers on any conflicts and makes final decision. If the author does not agree with the final decision, s\he has a right to withdraw the paper without consideration for publication.

 

Policy on retraction of publications in the periodical academic journals at NaUKMA

Supplement to Annex 2 of the Regulations on the Periodical Academic Journals of NaUKMA (editorial policies) (Order № 549 of December 7, 2017).

The policy was adopted in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Ethics of Scientific Submissions (Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Withdrawal of the text of an academic article (retraction) is a mechanism for correcting published information and notifying readers that the published academic article contains serious deficiencies or erroneous data that cannot be trusted. Inaccurate data can be the result of both randomness and deliberate violations.

The retraction of a scientific article is used to inform readers about cases of duplication of publications (when authors send the same material to several publications), plagiarism and concealment of conflicts of interest that could affect the interpretation of data or recommendations for their use.

The main purpose of an academic article retraction is to correct and ensure the integrity of the information published in the journal.

The main reason for the article retraction is a violation of the ethical principles of the journal, namely:

  • The presence of illegal borrowings of the text in significant amount;
  • Duplication of the article in several editions;
  • Detection of fabrication or falsification in the article (for example, for experimental research data);
  • Identification of serious errors in the article (for example, misinterpretation of the results), which call into question the scientific value of the material;
  • Incorrect composition of authors (the list of authors includes persons who do not meet the authorship criteria);
  • Authors have a hidden conflict of interest (and other violations of publishing ethics);
  • Reprint of the article without the consent of the author;
  • Other violations of the journal's ethical principles.

The reasons for the article retraction are:

  • The author's request to withdraw the article;
  • Submission of the editor-in-chief of the journal.

Procedure for the article retraction:

1. The decision to withdraw the article is made by the editorial board of the journal on the proposal of the editor-in-chief of the journal. The submission must contain information on the existence of grounds for the article retraction specified in these current rules. The decision to withdraw the article is made taking into account the answer of the author of the article, which substantiates his position on the issue of withdrawal of the article (subject to the receipt of this answer).

2. If the author / author's team deems it necessary to withdraw the article, they turn to the editors, explaining the reason for their decision. The editorial board responds to the authors and if there are grounds for retraction, it independently withdraws the text of the article.

3. If the editorial board decides to withdraw the text of the article on the basis of its own expertise or information received by the editorial office, the author / author's team shall be informed and the author is expected to respond. If the author / author's team ignores the editorial board's request, the editorial office has the right to seek the help of the NaUKMA Research Ethics Committee / or to retract the publication without taking into account the author's opinion.

4. The decision to withdraw the article shall be made during the meeting of the Editorial Board of the journal.

5. Having decided to withdraw the article, the editors indicate the reason for the retraction (in case of plagiarism - indicating the source of borrowing), as well as the date of retraction. The article and the description of the article remain on the magazine's website as part of the relevant issue of the magazine, but the electronic version of the text is marked "Retracted" and the date of retraction. The same mark is placed in the article and in the contents of the issue.

6. The editor-in-chief of the journal sends to the Publishing Council the minutes of the  editorial board's meeting, which indicates the date of the meeting, the composition of those present, the results of the examination, a reasoned decision and completed form:

  • Author's name and title of the article
  • Title, volume, issue and year of publication, the text of which is being retracted
  • Initiator of article retraction
  • Grounds for the article retraction and date of decision
  • A link to a page on the publication's website that provides information on retraction
  • Article source data and DOI
  • Topics of the article

7. The author (lead author in the case of collective authorship) is sent the minutes of the  editorial board's meeting with the wording that justifies the reason for the article retraction.

8. The editorial board of the journal at the same time as the decision to withdraw the article may decide to impose a ban on the acceptance for publication of articles by the author of the retracted article for a certain period.

9. Information on the article retraction is posted on the website of the journal.

 

Publication Fee

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal does not charge article processing charges and article publication fee.

 

Indexing

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is indexed/abstracted in:

 

Self-Archiving Policy

Pre-print

The author may deposit pre-print (the version of the paper before peer review) to any repository with acknowledgement to the Publisher and the Journal ("This is a pre-print of the paper submitted for publication to "Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal" published by National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy).

Post-print and author’s copy

The author may deposit post-print (the version of the paper after peer-review, with revisions having been made) and author’s copy (typescript of the peer-reviewed final version of the paper) to any repository with acknowledgement of the Publisher and the Journal ("This is an accepted peer-reviewed version of the paper. The published version of the article is available in "Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal" at http://dx.doi.org/[DOI of the article]").

Publisher’s version

The Author may deposit published version of the paper (the publisher-generated PDF file) to any repository and make it publicly available with acknowledgement to the Publisher and the Journal ("This is a published version of the paper, available in "Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal" at http://dx.doi.org/[DOI of the article]")

 

Sources of Support

The sixth issue is published due to the financial support of Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie, Mr. Serhiy Chorny, Mr. Sergiy Petukhov, Mr. Igor Kogut, and law firm ANTE.

 

Journal History

Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal is an international, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed online journal. Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal covers broad areas of Law and Politics, focusing mainly on Jurisprudence, Constitutional and International Law Issues, Political Theory and Methodology, and Area and European Studies.