GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
to contribute to the development of scientific knowledge about history, politics and culture of the wider Black Sea area countries (from the Aegean sea basin in the West to the Caspian sea in the east).
to create widely accessible information area for all specialists, connected with the study of history, politics and culture of the wider Black Sea area countries, to enlarge the professional dialogue for the Russian researchers, who work in these and adjacent fields of research
to draw promising young specialists, aspiring researches and Russian and foreign university students into research projects in studies of history, politics and culture of wider Black Sea area
to create a forum for broadening the collaboration of Russian and foreign professional associations.
to introduce into scientific discourse newly revealed or little-known sources on the history of the Black Sea area.
to publish previously unpublished or forgotten works of late researchers of the Black Sea
giving researches the opportunity to publish findings of their investigation;
achieving the international level of scientific publications;
drawing attention to the most topical, promising and interesting trends in research related to the journal area of research;
engaging influential Russian and foreign contributors who are acknowledged experts in historical, political and cultural studies of the wider Black Sea area countries;
providing an arena for exchange of opinions between the researchers from various regions of Russia and foreign countries;
creating the Editorial board and reviewers team from well-known Russian and foreign specialists;
providing free full-text access to the scientific articles, an increase in accessibility and openness of the journal in Russia and abroad;
listing the journal in the Russian and international bibliographic databases
forming and steadily increasing the journal impact factor
EDITORIAL POLICY OF THE JOURNAL
The principled grounds of the editorial policy are open access to scientific information, free publications, and ongoing work on improving he quality of the articles.
The Editorial Board continually attracts new contributors, including young researchers. The main criterion for materials selection is their scientific novelty, presence of new ideas and methodological approaches; introduction of newly identified historical sources or new methodical approaches to their study.
The Editorial board welcomes correct scientific discussions in the journal on the vital problems of history, policy and culture of the countries of the Black Sea area.
The Editorial board makes it clear that articles must not contain judgments, which are offensive to professional and human dignity of other people, including those, with whom the author argues. Such articles are rejected by the Editorial board, or they are sent back to the author for amendment.
The Editorial board considers thorough scientific editing and review of the materials published in the journal the most important aspect of its activity. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to antiplagiarism checking and only then are sent for reviewing and scientific editing.
Reviewing and editing of all submitted manuscripts is conducted in accordance with the routine review rocedure.
Basic principles of editing and reviewing:
On submitting an article the contributor agrees to publish it on the open access site in the Internet and send the article (together with references, bibliographical information, etc) to third parties, who the publishing agencies are obliged to provide with these data, or to other persons with the purposes of publications quoting and increasing the citation index of the author and the journal.
The responsibility for the facts given in the articles lies with the authors
The contributed materials reflect the personal point of view of the authors, which can differ from the point of view of the editorial team.
The decision whether to accept the material for publication or to reject it is made by the Editorial board.
The authors do not receive any fee for publication.
The Editorial board has the right to reject the materials which are laid out in an inappropriate way or not relating to the topics covered in the journal.
The Editorial board does not enter into debates with the authors of rejected submissions.
The Editorial board reserves the right to reduce the manuscript or to make editorial correction to it.
All submissions are considered nonreturnable.
Third parties are not allowed to disseminate the materials published on the official journal site without the written agreement of the Editorial board. Violation of the exclusive privilege of the editorial team to use submitted and processed materials is a punishable offence.
Publication in the journal as well as pre-publishing services for the authors are free of charge.
Open Access Policy
“The Black Sea region. History, politics, culture” is accessible in the Internet. The journal is listed in Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) which makes all the articles of the journal freely accessible.
Publications in the journal are included into science citation indices systems. Citation index is a metric which measures the impact of the article and is calculated by counting the amount of citations the article has received.
The journal is listed in the following systems:
Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI)is a bibliographic and reference database, which accumulates information about the publications of Russian scientists in Russian and foreign scientific editions. The RSCI has been developed since 2005 by the Scientific Electronic Library (elibrary.ru)
The Scientific Electronic Library is the Russian leading electronic library covering collections of publications in science, medicine, and education. It contains abstracts and full texts of more than 26 ml. articles including electronic publications of more than 5600 Russian scientific and technical journals, with 4800 of them being open access.
Disclosure Policy and Conflict of interests
Unpublished data from submitted manuscripts cannot be used in personal studies without the written agreement of the author.
Information or ideas retrieved from reviewed materials and connected with the possible advantages must remain confidential and not be used for the purpose of personal benefit.
Reviewers must not participate in examination of manuscripts in case of conflicts of interests as a result of competitive, joint and other interactions and relations with any of the authors, companies or other organizations concerned.