Publication Policy

“Socio-Cultural Management Journal” is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that is published in the public domain and covers current issues of theory and history of the art of management and practical aspects of its organization in the socio-cultural sphere.

The journal presents a completely new managerial and cultural direction of research, focused on philosophical and scientific understanding and practical improvement of the art of management in the organization of the life of society, which distinguishes the presented journal from many other scientific journals of managerial profile.

At the same time, our journal is still very young, as well as its managerial and cuorientation, so currently, few researchers are working in this direction and, accordingly, a low level of journal articles’ citation.

Given this, the journal aims to spread the journal’s ideas on different continents and countries around the world, focusing primarily on the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice for Scholarly Publications, which have been developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and monitors their compliance as carefully as possible.

We support the following initiatives and want to develop close cooperation with such organizations as: Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Budapest Open Access Initiative, Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.

Our policy has been developed and improved, taking into account current trends in the work of leading world journals.

After analyzing the principles laid down by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), experience in implementing the principles of ethics of Elsevier publications, Cabells recommendations, and having studied the Ukrainian specifics, we are constantly trying to bring our practice closer to international standards.

In its activities, the editors of the journal fully adhere to the stated publication policy: 

  1. Name of Edition: Socio-Cultural Management Journal.
  2. Abbreviation for the name: SCMJ.
  3. Publication type: journal.
  4. Purpose of the publication: scientific.
  5. Publication status: peer-reviewed.
  6. Publication profile: theory and history of the art of management and practical aspects of its organization in the socio-cultural sphere.
  1. Thematic sections:

Permanent sections:

1) Theory, History, Culture and Art of Management;

2) Practical Aspects of Socio-Cultural Management.

These sections are basic and mandatory for each journal issue.

Non-permanent sections:

3) Scientific Reviews;

4) Conferences, Seminars, Round Tables;

5) Reviews. 

These sections are secondary and are filled only in the presence of appropriate materials.

  1. Publication types:

1) Original Theoretical Scientific Article (describes new research results obtained personally by the authors of the article based on theoretical research);

2) Original Empirical Scientific Article (describes new research results obtained personally by the authors of the article based on experiments and real practical experience with appropriate theoretical support);

3) Review Scientific Article (systematically describes the scattered new results of research on a particular problem, obtained not by the authors of the article, but by many other scientists in recent years);

4) Analytical Review of a Scientific Event (conference, seminar, round table);

5) Review of significant monographic or educational material.

The ordinal number of the publication type means belonging to the relevant subject section. Each publication must necessarily conform to the journal profile. All scientific papers are assigned a DOI. Analytical reviews of scientific events and reviews DOI are not assigned.

  1. Language: English.
  2. Format: 17х24 см.
  3. Length: 10-15 conventional printed sheets.
  1. Forms of issue: print and online.
  1. Frequency: 2 times a year. Number 1 (June); Number 2 (December).
  2. Distribution sphere: nation-wide, foreign.
  1. Journal financing: at the expense of the owner and publisher.
  1. Founder, owner and publisher: Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts.
  2. Publishing process participants: authors, journal office, publisher-owner.
  3. Journal Office

The Journal Office as a system is functionally divided into three components: management, expert, and service subsystems.

The Management Subsystem includes editors who perform management functions: editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief, executive editor, senior editors of journal sections.

Editor-in-Chief is the highest official who heads the journal, carries out the general management and makes decisions on all issues related to the journal, its ideology, and development strategy. 

Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor organize the current work of the journal's office; provide communication between the participants of the editorial and publishing process.   

Senior Editors are responsible for the relevant sections of the journal, primarily for the quality of their content.

The Expert Subsystem includes editors who perform advisory functions and are experts in all subject areas of the journal's area of competence.   

The responsibilities of Expert Advisors are the evaluation of submitted manuscripts, selection, and involvement of independent reviewers; transfer of experience in a specific subject area of research; advising on the journal's policy and participating in its improvement; advertising of the journal at conferences, seminars, round tables, and other scientific events; attracting new potential editors and authors from different continents, cultures and countries. The composition of experts is reviewed annually, which means excluding inactive experts and adding new ones. Applications for membership in the editorial board should be sent to biguss@meta.ua.

The functions of the Service Subsystem are performed by the editorial support team, which performs literary, bibliographic and technical editing of manuscripts, website management, mailing of the journal, etc.

Corresponding Editor is an editor who manages the links between the editor, authors and reviewers. This function is mainly performed by the executive editor of the journal.

  1. Authors and authorship

Authors are individuals whose creative work is the manuscript of the article.

The editors of the journal, in determining the authors and authorship, take into account the recommendations offered by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Council of Science Editors (CSE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and builds relationships with authors on trust and mutual respect.       

The editors are guided by the following four criteria of authorship defined by ICMJE:

1) significant contribution to the idea or design of the work; obtaining, analyzing, or interpreting data for the work;

2) composing a work or critically reviewing it for important intellectual content;

3) final approval of the version to be published;

4) consent to be responsible for all aspects of the work, ensuring proper research and resolution of issues related to the accuracy and integrity of any part of the work.

Individuals who do not meet these authorship criteria should not be included in the list of authors. The co-author must have an idea of the entire content of the work and not be responsible only for the part that he performed directly. 

At the end of the article may be indicated persons who have not made a significant contribution to the scientific results and preparation of the article; the authors can express their gratitude to them regarding how these individuals contributed to the emergence of this scientific work.

If the results presented in the article were obtained within the research topic of an institution, at the expense of someone's financial support, then the authors should also indicate this at the end of the article in the item “Acknowledgement”.   

The article sent to the editorial office should indicate only those persons who really contributed to its preparation, and there should not be individuals who are not related to its scientific content. Among the authors of the articles also should not be those who would like to claim authorship, using their authority over the genuine authors, who have financed the obtained results, who promised to include the real authors in their future article, or did so before and now demand compensation.

If the content of the article does not correlate well with the number of co-authors, the editors may request information from the author's group regarding the contribution of each of the co-authors to the research and preparation of the article. After analyzing this information, co-authors may be asked to reduce their number and mention the contribution of the dismissed persons at the end of the article in the item “Acknowledgement”.

Corresponding Author. If there are several authors in the article, then one of them is appointed by the corresponding author and acts on behalf of all co-authors. He is responsible for: 

- that all listed authors approve the manuscript before submission, including the names and order of the authors;

- managing the links between the editors and all co-authors before and after publication;

- proper resolution of issues concerning the accuracy or integrity of any part of the manuscript;

- transparency of reuse of materials included in the manuscript;

- the accuracy of the information provided about the authors of the manuscript.

The corresponding author must be clearly indicated in the manuscript.

  1. Author duties and responsibilities

Before embarking on the preparation of the manuscript and send it to the editors, the authors must carefully read the journal’s policy, the conditions of publication and get acquainted with the journal, its publications, and style.

Submission of the manuscript by the authors means automatic agreement with the journal's policy and conditions of publication.

Only those manuscripts should be submitted for publication in the journal that:

- specified in paragraph 8 of the publication policy;

- correspond to the profile and scientific level of the journal;

- not previously published and not submitted for publication in other publications.

The authors are responsible for:

 - views, opinions, results, and conclusions outlined in the submitted manuscripts;

 - the reliability of information in manuscripts, accuracy of names, surnames, and citations;

 - plagiarism, which is regarded as unethical behavior and is unacceptable.

The authors are required to:

 - study the problem of possible conflicts of interests and make sure that they do not exist;

 - communicate with the editors and make edits to the manuscript following the comments of editors and reviewers.

In case of non-compliance with the author's duties, the submitted manuscript is rejected.

  1. Manuscript requirements

Only previously unpublished manuscripts that correspond to the profile and scientific level of the journal are accepted for publication.

Manuscripts should be relevant to the topic, significant from a theoretical and practical point of view, clearly structured and properly designed (see: Manuscript Requirements, Manuscript Structure Sample, Examples of Bibliographic Descriptions and References).

The results of the research contained in the manuscripts must be new and substantiated.

The reliability of the obtained results should be confirmed by methodological and theoretical argumentation of the initial positions of the study, the correct application of a set of selected research methods, the reliability of theoretical and empirical information about the object of study, approbations, consistency with practice, etc.    

The manuscript should be written in an academic style, the features of which are logic, clarity, and brevity, scientific terminology accuracy, reliability of source information, criticality in the selection of facts, provability of the text content, completeness (the integrity of disclosure of one or more issues), conclusions validity, opinions, and references.

The data based on which the study was conducted must be obtained from authoritative official sources, reference to which in the text of the manuscript is mandatory.

The manuscript should contain in the citation list only those sources that were actually used in the study; all sources should be referenced in the text of the article.

Incorrect borrowings and plagiarism in manuscripts are not allowed.

  1. Manuscript data reproducibility and reliability

The editorial staff is working to publish only those research results that are reliable and obtained by the authors using proven methods and models. The author is obliged to test methods and models to obtain results as much as necessary to make sure that the error is impossible. Data fraud or the use of unverified information by authors is unethical and unacceptable.

The author should be prepared to provide information and explanations on how and with what detailed and scrupulous statements of methodology, methods and analytical procedures the results presented in this article were obtained, as well as to ensure access to basic data.

The procedure for obtaining the result must be clearly and unambiguously written out, indicating all the nuances and limitations. This procedure should be such as to allow, if necessary, another person (sufficiently qualified) to repeat the experiments, calculations, or other actions and obtain the same result. We understand that in some cases or some areas of knowledge, especially in management, it is difficult or even impossible to ensure reproducibility, but we provide our authors with professionalism and their sound approach to the problem.

  1. Sending manuscripts to the editorial office

Manuscripts are submitted to the editors in electronic form in MS Word format (in one file) to the address biguss@meta.ua.

A scanned copy of the Author Agreement is submitted with a separate file together with the manuscript, and, if necessary, a statement of potential conflict of interest.

After submitting the materials, the authors should cooperate with the editors to eliminate possible comments.

Notification of receipt of the manuscript is sent to the author (correspondent author) by e-mail, but this does not mean that the manuscript has already been accepted for publication.   

The editorial board does not guarantee the mandatory acceptance of manuscripts for publication or a very short time for their review.

  1. Copyright and licensing

The authors retain the copyright and grant the Socio-Cultural Management Journal the right to publish it for the first time, along with a work licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which allows others to share proofreading and initial publication in this journal.

The editorial board of the journal protects the copyrights of the authors of the manuscripts and guarantees that any legal information and copyright issues will be settled.  

  1. Royalties and fees

No publication fee is expected.

There is no charge for publishing manuscripts.

Mailing a printed copy of the journal is carried out at the author’s expense.

  1. Access to journal materials and permissions

Full versions of journal articles are freely available on such websites: Socio-Cultural Management Journal, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Index Copernicus, UlrichsWEB, DOAJ, PBN, PKP Index, SIS, OpenAIRE, ROAD, Journal Factor, WorldCat, BASE, CEEON, CrossRef, ResearchBib, Scilit, Google Scholar, URAN, Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine.

The journal and individual articles posted on the above websites are available to readers. There is no review fee. Users can reproduce any article of the journal according to their needs with confirmation of the authorship of the article and the initial publication in this journal. 

For information on any additional questions, please contact the journal office biguss@meta.ua.

  1. Data exchange

The editors also ask our authors to keep the original data and calculations for a reasonable period of time and, if possible (they are not covered by copyright, it does not require financial costs, etc.), to place the original data used in preparing the article on the open Internet. We fully support the initiatives of our authors to share data.  

  1. Collaboration and subscription

We are always open to cooperation with publishers, booksellers, subscription agencies, universities, and other organizations. Any offers for cooperation, sales/subscriptions send by e-mail to biguss@meta.ua.

Questions about the price and terms of sale/subscription of a printed journal are discussed with booksellers, subscription agencies, universities, and other organizations individually.

  1. Backup archiving

In case the journal is no longer published, the system is electronically backed up and saved using the system LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe).

LOCKSS is open-source software developed by Stanford University Library, which allows libraries to maintain individual web journals by regularly checking the websites of registered journals for newly published content and archiving it. Each archive is constantly checked for compliance with others; if the content is damaged or lost, other archives are used to restore it.

We also use Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine to store the archive of our journal.

  1. Ethical supervision

The journal's publishing policy on monitoring compliance with ethical principles is based on mutual trust of participants in the publishing process and the hope of mandatory compliance with all the principles of publications’ ethics.    

The journal editorial office is guided by the definition of ethical oversight proposed by COPE, which should include a policy on publications on vulnerable populations, ethical human research, confidential data processing, and business/marketing practices.   

Based on this, the editorial board is working to adhere to ethical principles.

The editors of the journal undertake to consider the appeal of the Ethics and Supervision Committee regarding professional and scientific activities, non-compliance of our authors with ethical principles. We will also consider other appeals if they are well-founded and not anonymous.   

The editors of the journal do not accept for publication materials that contain insulting statements, manifestations of aggression, or national, religious, racial, and other discrimination, which incites ethnic and racial hatred, violate international legal norms and legislation.    

The editors are not responsible for the opinions, judgments, results, and conclusions made by the authors of the articles and published in the journal. They do not necessarily coincide with the point of view of the editorial board. The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information in the articles, the accuracy of titles, surnames, and citations.

Ethics policy aims to combat plagiarism, unethical experiments, data falsification, and conflicts of interest.   

The editorial board undertakes to publish corrections, clarifications, feedback, and apologies when necessary.

The editorial board is responsible for resolving issues related to the violation of ethical principles by any participant in the publishing process.   

  1. Violation and responsibility

If the violation of the publishing ethics norms by the author is found at the stage of the manuscript consideration, this may be a sufficient reason to refuse publication.

Violation of the publishing ethics rules by a reviewer or editor may be grounds for termination of cooperation by the journal.

Violations identified after the publication of the article are subject to detailed consideration by stakeholders under the practice recommended by the editorial board. Minor violations can be corrected by publishing official explanations. Significant violations lead to the article withdrawal from publication with a notice on the pages and the journal website.  

The fact of violation of the norms of publishing ethics can be established only with the participation of all parties to the conflict that arose as a result of such violation. Until such a fact is established, any case can be described as a suspected violation. All such suspicions must be considered by the editorial board of the journal.

  1. Journal website

Only such persons can have access and codes to manage the website of the journal http://socio-cultural.knukim.edu.ua :

1) Editor-in-Chief of the journal;

2) Deputy Editor-in-Chief;

3) Executive Editor;

4) Website Administrator;

5) Representative of the Journal Owner.

The information on the website is posted only by written order of the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

The information on the website is posted by the Administrator.

No one has the right to change or post any information on the website without the written order of the Editor-in-Chief.   

The website of the journal and all its content, including not only the journal itself (journal issues) but also the information content of the site (about the journal, journal office, publication policy, editorial policy, recommendations for authors and reviewers), site design is the property of Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, protected by copyright law and other intellectual property laws.