Regulation on Publicity and Ethical Practices

The mission of the journal is to create an open platform for the exchange of scientific information, the results of basic and applied research of experts of academic and expert analytical specialization, who work in the field of studying economic and legal processes in Ukraine and abroad, as well as for interdisciplinary communication.

All papers planned for publication in the research and information scientometric journal “Economics. Finances. Law”, undergo a double anonymous peer review procedure.

Publication of papers in the research and information scientometric journal “Economics. Finances. Law” follows the principles of publication ethics, which are developed according to international standards (СОРЕ, PERK, Elsevier).

The editorial board of "Economics. Finances. Law" journal distributes electronic publications with access under the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC-BY-NC).

The principles of ethical practices of scientific publications must be respected by all participants in the publication procedure: authors, members of the editorial board, reviewers.

According to the requirements of Scopus (, namely paragraph 4.2. The Content Guide (, and the requirements for editorial boards ( Scopus will bring each publisher, which is listed in the database, to justice for their effectiveness and compliance with these rules, so the journal's editorial board checks for plagiarism. In case of detection of plagiarism, the received subscription (editorial fee) for printing the paper is not returned, which is a penalty for dishonesty.

Ethical Obligations of the Editorial Board
  1. Editor-in-chief of the scientometric journal “Economics. Finances. Law” is solely responsible for publishing, returning for revision, or rejecting a scientific paper.
  2. The editorial board should objectively evaluate all papers that are submitted to the journal staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, political preferences.
  3. Journal editors must ensure that published material meets international standards of publication ethics.
  4. Editors of the journal, without the participation of reviewers, may reject the paper if it does not correspond to the subject area and purposes of the journal, contrary to the established ethical principles.
  5. Members of the Editorial Board must abide by strict confidentiality for all manuscripts submitted for review. In addition, they are not allowed to share any information related to the publication procedure with others.
  6. Editors should not change their decision to publish papers, except in the case of revealing serious issues with scientific credibility in the presentation of the material. For any changes to the editorial staff, new editors shall not be entitled to cancel decisions already made on publication, except in case of revealing serious issues with scientific credibility.
  7. Editors must guarantee the high quality of the material published in the journal.
  8. Editorial Board members, authors, and reviewers should inform the Editor-in-Chief of their interests that may affect the objectivity of editing and reviewing the material. These may include financial, personal, political, religious interests, including interests of intellectual nature.
Ethical Obligations of Reviewers
  1. The procedure of reviewing papers should be objective and improve the quality of the papers. No biased treatment of the peer-reviewed material is permitted.
  2. The reviewer is not allowed to disclose the progress of the review procedure to third parties, except in cases approved by the editor.
  3. A reviewer who does not have the necessary knowledge to evaluate the manuscript should notify the editorial board of the journal and request to exclude themself from the review procedure.
  4. If any conflicts of interest are identified, the reviewer shall be obliged to inform the editorial board of the inability to make an objective, independent evaluation.
  5. If the reviewer has doubts about plagiarism, authorship, or falsification of the data, they should without fail contact the editorial board with a request for a collective review of the author's paper.
  6. Reviewers submit their findings in writing, evaluating the theoretical and methodological level of the paper, its practical relevance, scientific novelty, and value. The following aspects are highlighted in the review procedure: relevance of the subject area of the paper to the journal's scientific specialization; relevance of the subject matter; the correspondence of the title of the paper to its content; logical and convincing scientific argumentation of the main provisions of the paper; sufficiency of substantiation of the main research results.
  7. Reviewers should provide their reasoning for the paper; any claim that certain observations, conclusions, analysis results have been previously published should be accompanied by a link to the respective source.
Ethical Obligations of the Authors
  1. The author(s) of papers should submit original papers that correspond to the subject matter and requirements of the journal. Only credible research findings should be presented in the papers, and deliberately inaccurate or falsified statements are not allowed, as this will be considered a gross violation of publication ethics. The manuscript will be rejected from publication.
  2. The author(s) of the paper should mention only those researchers who have made a significant intellectual contribution to the results.
  3. The author(s) should provide primary sources for all borrowed excerpts used in the paper.
  4. The author(s) cannot submit an paper to an editorial, that is under review in another journal or was earlier published.
  5. When using material from an paper that was previously published in the journal "Economics. Finances. Law", the author(s) must be provided with a link to the journal.
  6. The author(s) must submit to the journal editorials an paper that was prepared in accordance with the journal's requirements.
  7. The author(s) shall have the right to withdraw their paper from publication.
Originality and Plagiarism

The percentage of uniqueness for all papers sent to the editorial board should be at least 75%. Therefore, all manuscripts are subject to mandatory plagiarism check. If plagiarism is detected, the paper will not be sent for review.

Academic plagiarism is defined as the publication (in whole or in part) of scientific results obtained by others as the results of their own research and/or reproduction of published texts created by other authors without appropriate reference.

Different types of plagiarism also include copying/paraphrasing parts of another author's text (without citing the source); the use of graphic material (drawings, graphs, photographs) in the paper without indicating the source.

The editorial board forbids the use of techniques to increase the uniqueness of the text. If such modifications are found, papers will not be accepted for repeated review even after revision.

Conflict of Interests

Conflicts of interests may arise when authors, reviewers, editors have financial, commercial, legal, or professional relations with other members of the editorial process.

All authors must include a statement of disclosure of any financial or other material conflicts of interest that may affect the results or interpretation of their manuscripts. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed. Conflicts of interest may be announced in your covering letter or in the form of a manuscript submission in the online journal review system.