ISSN 2225-7330


The editorial team, the editorial board, and the Center for Scientific and Practical Developments and Expertise in Education as a publisher of the journal «PERSONALITY FORMATION» («OBRAZOVANIE LICHNOSTI») support the policy of adherence to ethical principles and consider the principles of publishing (editorial) ethics to be a part of the main components of peer review and publication.

Ethical principles to be followed by the authors in conducting and describing the scientific research and by the reviewers and editorial staff in evaluating and reviewing the submitted articles are presented in these Regulations.


The principles of editorial

While following the ethical principles the editors of the journal:

  • conduct independent policy for the selection and publication of the research materials;
  • ensure the accordance of the published materials with the internationally accepted ethical principles;
  • constantly work on the journal improvement, tending to better satisfy the needs of readers and writers;
  • cooperate closely with authors and reviewers to ensure the highest quality of published materials;
  • base the decision of acceptance/rejection of the work for publication on the importance of the work, originality, clarity, and relevance of the study, evaluate the works for their intellectual content, not regarding the race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin , nationality, or political views of the author;
  • ensure the ability to publish materials that reflect different points of view, reserving the right to reduce the published materials and adapt them to the journal rubrics;
  • are willing to admit mistakes and if necessary publish a correction, clarification, retraction, or an apology.

The decision to publish the article

Chief Editor of «PERSONALITY FORMATION» («OBRAZOVANIE LICHNOSTI») is responsible for making the decision of which of the papers submitted to the editors should be published.
The basis for such solution is the validation of work and its importance for researchers and readers, as well as compliance with legal requirements such as preventing defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The chief editor may also consult with members of the editorial board or reviewers when making a decision about the publication.
The question of the rejection of manuscripts because the low academic level is under the exclusive competence of the editorial team and the editorial board of the journal.


The information contained in the submitted article should not be used in any personal work of the editors and editorial board members without the written permission of the author. Confidential information or ideas received by the reviewers should be kept confidential and should not be used for personal gain.


Participation in the decisions of the editorial board

Reviewing helps the editor in making the decision to publish the work and may also help the author to improve his work if the cooperation between the author and the reviewers take place.
If an author disagrees with the reviewer's opinion he can give a reasoned response to the editors of the journal. The author’s inability or unwillingness to take into account the detailed comments and recommendations of the reviewers can lead to rejection of the article from further consideration.


Each elected reviewer who feels his incompetence to review the scientific research described in the manuscript or for whom the operative reviewing is impossible must notify the editor and exclude himself from the process of peer review.


Each manuscript received for reviewing should be treated as a confidential document. It should not be shown or discussed with others except with those authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Review should be carried out objectively. Personal attacks of the author are unacceptable. The reviewer should express his views clearly and reasonably.

Recognition sources

The reviewer should draw the attention of the chief editor in case of any significant similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published work known by the reviewer.

Disclosure of information and conflicts of interest

Unpublished information disclosed in the submitted article should not be used in a reviewer's personal work without the written permission of the author. Confidential information or ideas received by the reviewers should be kept confidential and should not be used for personal gain.
The reviewer should withdraw from participation in the review if there exists a conflict of interest arising out of the competition, cooperation, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies or institutions relevant to the article.


Originality and plagiarism

The authors should guarantee that they have written a completely original work and if the authors have used the work and/or words of the other authors they should be cited or referenced in the text.
Plagiarism can take many forms, from using the other person’s work as one’s own to copying or paraphrasing the essential parts of someone else's work (without referencing the source), as well as declaring one’s rights for the results obtained in studies carried out by other people. Plagiarism in all of its forms is unethical behavior and is unacceptable in the publication.
Submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal at the same time is unethical behavior and is unacceptable in publishing. The author should not submit the published article to another journal.

Authorship of the work

Authorship should be limited to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the conception, planning, execution, or interpretation of the described research.
All persons who have made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. If a person has been involved in a substantial part of the project he should be commended or included in the list of co-authors.

Disclosure of information and conflict of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other significant conflict of interest that could be interpreted as affecting the results of the evaluation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Errors in the published papers

If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his published work his duty is to immediately notify the editor of the journal and to cooperate with the editor in publishing of the retraction or correction of the article. If the editor learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error the responsibility of the author is an urgent retraction or correction of the article or presentation of the work’s correctness proof.

Reliability of the results

Responsibility for the content of the publication and the reliability of the results cited in the article lies on the authors. Authors should investigate the references in their work.
The authors are required to indicate in what institution the work was performed and within the framework of what scientific research the programs were carried out in the submitted manuscript.