Open Access Policy

“Philological Treatises” journal practices a policy of open access to published content, supporting the principles of free dissemination of scientific information and global exchange of knowledge for general social progress. Articles are posted under the Creative Commons license. Full versions of journal articles are freely available online, read, downloaded, copied, distributed, remixed, adapted and created in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only and only with the permission of the author .
The journal's editorial policy is based on the traditional ethical principles of domestic and foreign scientific periodicals and is built taking into account the ethical norms and principles of editors' work (Code of Conduct) developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE). To ensure the highest ethical standards of scientific publications, all parties in the publishing process – authors, journal editors, reviewers – must act in accordance with the principles of ethical behavior.

Retraction policy for published articles
Since compliance with the rules of academic integrity is the basis of the publication policy of the journal “Philological Treatises”, in cases of detection of misconduct by authors regarding publication ethics, for example: plagiarism, falsification of data, re-publication, etc., the editorial board reserves the right to activate the withdrawal process.
The possibility of retracting a publication encourages authors to conduct qualitative scientific research and is aimed at eliminating the following problems: significant errors, ethical violations, and confirmed cases of misconduct.

The withdrawal process has the following stages:

  1. Preliminary consideration. After receiving accusations of violation of publication ethics, the editorial board conducts a preliminary analysis of the grounds for an official investigation.
  2. Official investigation. It is carried out with the participation of an editorial ethics committee or an independent group of experts.
  3. Dialogue with the authors. The authors of the article will be notified of the detected violations and will have the opportunity to justify their position.
  4. Immediate recall. If the experts conclude that a violation has occurred, the article will be withdrawn. The decision is communicated to authors, reviewers and readers.

The notice of withdrawal must clearly state the reason. The version of the article with violations proposed by the author remains available, but must contain a withdrawal mark.

Obligations of the author. Authors of articles in the retraction process are expected to cooperate with the editorial board and experts of the journal “Philological Treatises” and provide any necessary information during the investigation.


Appealing the decision.

Authors may appeal the retraction decision if they believe there was an error in the assessment of compliance with the rules of academic integrity. Appeals must be substantiated and reviewed by an independent commission.

This publication policy applies to all articles published by the “Philological Treatises” journal.