Dear authors! We inform you that since April 19, 2019, the name of the scientific peer-reviewed journal "Vestnik of the Omsk Law Academy" has changed. The new name in accordance with the record of registration of the media - "Siberian Law Review".
The scientific journal “Siberian Law Review” is included: in the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degrees of candidate of sciences and doctor of science must be published.
- Aims and Scope
- Sections of the Journal
- Open Access Policy
- Journal’s Indexing
- Publishing Ethics
- Author fees
- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
- Plagiarism detection
- Preprint and postprint Policy
Founder, Journal Sponsorship
Private educational institution of higher education “Siberian Law University”.
The chairman of the editorial board – the chief-editor
Solovey Yury P. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Siberian Law University, Russian Federation);
Popov Igor V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Docent (Siberian Law University, Russian Federation) (deputy chief-editor);
Karamanukyan David T. – Candidate of Legal Sciences, Docent (Siberian Law University, Russian Federation);
Ragozina Irina G. – Candidate of Legal Sciences, Docent (Siberian Law University, Russian Federation).
Anokhin Yury V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Docent (Barnaul, Barnaul Law Institute of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation);
Baburin Vasilii V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor (Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);
Bavsun Maxim V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor (St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia);
Beketov Oleg I. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);
Gerasimenko Yury V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Ombudsman for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in the Omsk Region, Siberian Law University, Russian Federation);
Derishev Yury V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Siberian Law University, Russian Federation);
Kozhevina Marina A. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Docent (Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);
Kononov Pavel I. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor (Second Arbitration Court of Appeal of Kirov, Russian Federation);
Kuzmina Irina D. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Docent (Siberian Federal University, Russian Federation);
Lugovik Viktor F. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Omsk Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs);
Tsukanov Nikolai N. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Docent (Siberian Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia);
Omarov Ibragim A. - Candidate of Legal Sciences, Professor (Central Kazakhstan Academy, Kazakhstan);
Chernikov Valerii V. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation (Nizhny Novgorod, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod);
Sharapov Roman D. – Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor (University of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation);
Dr Peter Chvosta – Doctor of Law (Judge of the Austrian Federal Administrative Court);
Dr Rajeev Gundur – PhD, Criminology (Flinders University, South Australia); Publons J-3456-2012; ORCID 0000-0003-4241-8811;
Tumanyants Yeranuhi S. – Candidate of Legal Sciences (LDP Foundation, Armenia);
Vivek Aggarwal – L.L.M., & M. Phil, lawyer (A&A Lawcorp LLP, India).
Aims and Scope
The current stage of the legal development of the Russian Federation is characterized by constant changes in legislation, which requires a prompt exchange in experience of domestic and foreign law-making and law enforcement practices.
By accumulating the latest knowledge in the field of law, the journal “Siberian Law Review” acts as a platform where scholars and practitioners can not only discuss achievements and results of their scientific research, but also get acquainted with the experience of colleagues, exchange the most promising developments in the field of legal science and practice.
Among our authors are scholars, law enforcement and other government officials interested in the proper enforcement of the rights and legitimate interests of the individual.
Important areas of functioning of the journal "Siberian Law Review", based in the historical administrative center of Siberia – Omsk, connecting the Siberian north and the Russian west with the steppe south and east, are the establishment and strengthening of scientific ties between scholars from different regions of Russia and other countries, increasing the interest of foreign lawyers in Russian legal doctrine. This gives the journal a status “in demand” in the international legal scientific space.
The journal highlights the most problematic and controversial issues of law, which arouses increased interest in published materials from the scientific community.
Thus, the purpose of the journal is to form a single scientific space, exchange the results of research activities in the field of legal theory, lawmaking and law enforcement practice.
To achieve this goal, the journal sets itself the following tasks:
- to spread the results of fundamental and applied scientific research; expand and deepen the understanding of the most pressing problems of domestic and foreign law;
- to ensure effective communication between authors and readers in order to meet their information needs and ensure maximum efficiency of professional activity;
- to generalize and analyze international and domestic experience in lawmaking and law enforcement activities;
- to cover the most interesting, innovative and advanced results of scientific work of legal scholars;
- to form professional legal awareness and human resources of law enforcement bodies;
- to continue knowledge through exchange of experience between highly regarded and young scholars.
We hope that the scientific journal “Siberian Law Review” will make its contribution to the development of the domestic legal science, and will also contribute to the implementation of the standards of the rule of law in the activities of the legislative, executive and judicial authorities of the Russian Federation.
Sections of the Journal
- Theory and History of Law and State, History of Law and State Studies. This section considers and examines the key points of forming and developing state and law theory, the influence individual legal acts have on further development of state and law theory, suggests new approaches and proposals to solve current problems of the modern theory of state and law.
- Constitutional Law, Constitutional Judicial Proceedings, Municipal Law. The section presents research and proposals for the improvement of constitutional law and norms of municipal law, the study of their sources and states, the legality in this field. We consider the federal legislation of the Russian Federation, the laws of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the constitutional legislation of foreign countries, the laws of local governments of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.
- Civil Law, Business Law, Family Law, International Private Law. The section publishes articles and analytical materials on material and procedural aspects of private legal relations: comments on the current legislation, characteristics of law implementation practice, assessment of arbitration courts’ activity, general jurisdiction courts’ activity and notary offices’ activity.
- Labour Law, Social Security Law. The section covers issues of the protection of labour rights, legal regulation of labour, social security, current issues of legislative regulation, law enforcement activities and judicial practice in the field of labour relations.
- Land Law, Natural Resources Law, Ecological Law, Agricultural Law. The section publishes studies of legislation and relations regulated by it in the sphere of determining the legal status of natural resources, the legal status of the persons using them. An analysis of the federal legislation of the Russian Federation and the legislation of the subjects (regions) of the Russian Federation is given along with proposals for their improvement, the norms of international law and the practice of international organizations and judicial bodies on the settlement of environmental legal relations, the legislation of foreign countries; legal regulation of land relations, legal relations in the acquiring, holding, trading and protection of land, the legal status of the subjects of these legal relations, types of land rights, grounds for the emergence and termination of these legal relations, protection of land rights.
- Corporate Law, Energy Law. The section presents studies of organizational, property and other public relations related to participation in corporate organizations and their management, as well as property relations on the production and use of energy resources, as well as relations on the distribution and management of energy capacities.
- Criminal Law and Criminology, Penitentiary Law. The section comprises the comments on current laws, analyses the problems of classifying crimes, contemporary criminal law policy and measures for counteracting crime.
- Criminal Procedure. The section reviews current problems of theory of criminal procedural law, forensics and crime detection. It covers the analysis and review of prosecutors’, investigative and judicial practice, interprets the Russian Constitutional and Russian Supreme Court view on criminal trial proceedings.
- Judicial Activity, Prosecutorial Activities, Human Rights and Law Enforcement Activities. The section presents studies of the fundamentals of the law enforcement mechanism, issues of the organization of the court and the judicial system, the prosecutor’s office and other law enforcement agencies, the organization of the activities of the legal profession, the delimitation of competence and interaction between them and other state and non-state structures.
- Criminalistics, Forensic Activity, Operational and Investigative Activities. The section publishes studies on the use of modern capabilities of forensic science and their implementation in the practice of solving and investigating crimes, as well as resolving cases in court; patterns of formation and development of forensic examinations of various classes, genera and species, the typification of their objects, tasks, research methods, as well as situations and forms of using these opportunities in legal proceedings; problems of the theory and practice of operational-search activities for the detection, prevention and detection of crimes, operational-search support for the investigation and trial of criminal cases, the suppression and neutralization of criminal counteraction to criminal proceedings.
- Administrative Law, Administrative Process. This section deals with different aspects of current regulation by administrative law, administrative procedures in different spheres and administrative responsibility.
- Civil Process, Arbitration Process. The section discusses social relations arising in the field of civil and arbitration proceedings, enforcement proceedings, both in the Russian Federation and in foreign countries, their legal regulation in historical development, current state and prospects for regulation; protection of rights, freedoms and legally protected interests related to civil proceedings in the field of law enforcement activities of the state and forms alternative to state judicial proceedings.
Open Access Policy
"Siberian Law Review" is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication. Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
For more information please read BOAI statement.
Russian State Library (RSL)
- All materials submitted for publication in the journal, before reviewing, go through the initial review process, during which they are checked for compliance with formal requirements. Manuscripts of articles are accepted only if they comply with the requirements posted on the journal website and in the current issues of the journal. Manuscripts executed in violation of the requirements are not considered and are not returned, about which the author receives a corresponding notification.
- All manuscripts received by the editorial board and passed the initial selection are subject to mandatory scientific review and approval by the editorial board. The type of peer-reviewed manuscripts of scientific articles is a two-way “blind” peer-review. The editorial board of the Siberian Legal Review magazine, when considering the article, checks the material using the Anti-Plagiarism system. In the event that numerous borrowings are discovered, the editors act in accordance with the rules of COPE.
- The editor-in-chief determines the correspondence of the article to the journal profile, design requirements and sends it for review within five business days from the date of completion of the acceptance of materials in the current issue of the journal.
- All articles corresponding to the journal profile and meeting the requirements for the design of scientific articles are subject to peer review.
- Scientists (doctors, candidates of sciences) who have recognized authority and work in the field of knowledge, which includes the content of the manuscript, are involved in the review, and attracted experts (Russian and / or foreign) can also act as reviewers.
- The reviewer considers the submitted article within 14 working days from the date of receipt and sends the review (or e-mail, in person) a review or a reasoned refusal.
- In the review should be evaluated:
- relevance of the topic, scientific level, terminology, structure of the manuscript;
- the readiness of the manuscript for publication in relation to language and style, the correspondence of the content of the article to its name, design requirements;
- the scientific nature of the presentation of the material, the correspondence of the methods, techniques, recommendations and research results used by the author to the modern achievements of science and practice;
- The logic of the presentation of the material and the structure of the submitted article.
- In the conclusion of the review, a general conclusion is made:
A. “Recommend an article for publication” - if the manuscript does not contain errors, meets the requirements of relevance and originality of scientific research. In this case, the manuscript is included in the list of alleged publications in the journal (“editorial portfolio”).
B. “Recommend for publication after revision, taking into account the comments” - the reviewer has the right to indicate the need for additions and clarifications to the manuscript, which is then sent (through the editorial board of the journal) to the author for revision, indicating the period during which the author can eliminate the comments of the reviewer. The author, within 24 hours, from the moment of receiving information on the results of the review, must notify the editorial office of one of his decisions: consent to modify the article within the prescribed period (refusal to modify the article). In the case of a positive decision by the author to finalize the article, the date of receipt of the manuscript to the editor is the date of return of the final manuscript. The article processed by the author is sent for review again. If the reviewer retains substantial comments on the article, it is rejected by the decision of the editorial board without the right of further development.
C. “Do not recommend an article for publication” - in this case, the article is either rejected by decision of the editorial board or sent for re-review within three business days from the date the decision was made by the editorial board, which is possible only once for this article.
- If the reviewer does not recommend the article for publication after revision taking into account the comments or does not recommend the article for publication, the reasons for such a decision should be indicated in the review.
- Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of manuscripts for their needs without the consent of the author.
- After the review is received by the editorial staff at the next meeting of the editorial board, the question of the received reviews is considered and a decision is made to publish or refuse to publish articles. The final decision on publication is made on the basis of a positive review and (or) assessment of the content of the manuscript of a scientific article by the editor-in-chief of the journal, based on the results of its discussion for compliance with all requirements at a meeting of the editorial board of the journal.
- Authors who are denied the publication of manuscripts are sent a reasoned refusal.
- In case of disagreement of the author with the opinion of the reviewer, the manuscript, by decision of the editorial board, may be sent for a second (additional) review.
- A copy of the review is provided to the author, and a copy of the review is provided upon request of the Higher Attestation Commission at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Reviews are kept in the editorial office for 5 years.
- The editors do not store or return manuscripts not accepted for publication.
The scientific journal “Siberian Law Review” is included:
– in the List of peer-reviewed scientific journals, in which the main scientific results of dissertations for the degrees of candidate of sciences and doctor of science must be published;
– the database “Russian science citation index” (www.elibrary.ru);
– Digital Object Identifier system (DOI) – standard designation of information about the object in the “Internet” information and telecommunications network, adopted in the English-speaking academic environment (www.crossref.org);
– Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory is an authoritative database that contains bibliographic information about scientific periodicals of the world (www.ulrichsweb.com);
– Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (www.doaj.org);
– legal information database “GARANT System”;
– legal information database "ConsultantPlus";
– scientific electronic library “CyberLeninka” (Cyberleninka.ru).
The editorial board, editor-in-chief, publishing house and authors of the scientific journal "Siberian Legal Review" strive to improve the quality of published articles and take all reasonable measures to prevent violations, while being guided by the ethical standards, norms and rules contained in the recommendations of the Committee on the Ethics of Scientific Publications (Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, Code of Ethics for Scientific Publishing), the Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers "Ethical Principles for Scientific Publishing", take into account the valuable experience of reputable international journals and publishers (Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement by Elsevier).
In authorship ethics
No author shall submit a paper that has already been published or submitted for publication as essentially the same content to another publisher.
2. No plagiarism.
Any text or verbal pronouncement by an extraneous author must be properly referenced, with the help of a list of references or otherwise, in accordance with the publication rules followed by The Scientific Journal “Siberian Law Review”. Compiling or paraphrasing texts or verbal pronouncements by extraneous authors without making appropriate references is inadmissible.
3. Fair authorship.
An article’s list of authors must consist only of the names of researchers who contributed to the article. No researcher who made a significant contribution shall be crossed out of the list. Any change to the list, including crossing out, is subject to approval by every author in the list to be changed.
4. Confirmation of sources.
No entry in an article’s list of references shall contain any uncertainty or ambiguity concerning bibliographic or other details of its cited source. No reference made in the main body of an article shall come without its entry in the list of references. No article shall contain information or data obtained from private sources such as private correspondence or private verbal communication.
5. Honesty about conflict of interest in reviewing.
To make for impartiality in evaluating a submitted article, its author(s) must notify The Scientific Journal of possible conflicts of interest in the evaluation process.
6. Readiness to acknowledge error in published material.
Having discovered an error or gaffe in any of his (her) already published articles, an author shall immediately notify The Scientific Journal of this and help it deal with the mishap. In case a person other than author discovers an error or gaffe in a published article and informs The Scientific Journal of this, the article’s author(s) must either supply The Scientific Journal with convincing evidence that his (her, their) original version is right, correct the discovered error or gaffe or formally disavow the article.
In reviewing ethics
1. Independence and impartiality.
Reviewing of submitted papers must be honest, impartial, unprejudiced and uninfluenced by any personal attitudes, likes or dislikes. Having discovered a conflict of interest in himself (herself) in connection with a paper forwarded to him (her) for reviewing, a reviewer must step down as such in everything that concerns this paper.
A paper forwarded for reviewing must be treated by the reviewer as confidential material. No part of the paper or the paper as a whole shall be used by the reviewer for any purpose without the consent of the author(s). The content of the paper is no matter for discussion with anybody outside The Scientific Journal.
In case a reviewer finds that a paper forwarded to him (her) for reviewing is outside his (her) scope, he (she) must immediately inform The Scientific Journal of this and decline its request to review this paper.
4. Fairness in not forwarding material to reviewers.
The Scientific Journal reserves the right not to forward a submitted paper to reviewers, but only for invoking in instances when this paper does not meet formal requirements, defies fair authorship rules or fails to pass an anti-plagiarism check.
5. Compliance with rules of reviewing.
Reviewing of submitted papers must be carried out in strict compliance with the rules of reviewing adopted by The Scientific Journal.
In editing ethics
1. Openness concerning rules.
The wordings of The Scientific Journal’s requirements to submitted papers must be freely available to potential authors on the Internet. The Scientific Journal shall not require anything that goes beyond these avowed requirements.
2. Openness and promptness in exchanges with authors and reviewers.
The Scientific Journal expeditiously answers all questions it receives from authors and reviewers. It is always forthcoming to explain whatever is necessary concerning its work and that of its reviewers. It also reserves the right to seek clarifications from the author(s) and the reviewers of a submitted paper.
3. Avoidance of conflict of interest.
No editor shall take any decision concerning a submitted paper unless he (she) is in good faith about the absence of conflict of interest in him (her) in connection with this paper.
4. No change that is hidden from author.
The author(s) of a paper to be published shall not be kept in the dark as to any change, semantic or concerning content, that has been introduced to his (her, their) paper by The Scientific Journal’s editors in the course of pre-publication preparation work.
In publisher’s ethics
1. Equal treatment of all submitted papers.
In its selection policy, The Scientific Journal guarantees equal treatment of all submitted papers regardless of nationality, ethnicity, faith, occupation or position of their authors. No commercial interest shall be allowed to influence decisions taken by The Scientific Journal. The Scientific Journal’s publishing policy rests on respect of author’s rights, including copyright and other intellectual property rights.
2. Unbiased evaluation of submitted material.
In its work to evaluate submitted material The Scientific Journal is guided by the criteria of importance, scientific value, topicality, veracity, originality, comprehensiveness, literary quality and compliance with The Scientific Journal’s technical requirements to submitted papers.
3. High quality of reviewing.
The Scientific Journal guarantees that each and every submitted paper will be reviewed by highly competent and properly qualified experts in law and other relevant fields.
4. Openness about research funding.
The Scientific Journal is committed to full disclosure of information about funds and sponsors behind a published research article.
Publication in "Siberian Law Review” is free of charge for all the authors.
The journal doesn't have any Arcticle processing charges.
The journal doesn't have any Article submission charges.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Preprint and postprint Policy
Prior to acceptance and publication in “Siberian Law Review”, authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.
As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in “Siberian Law Review” we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.
“Siberian Law Review” has been published since 2004.
The title of the journal was changed in 2019. The previous title of the journal was “Vestnik of the Omsk Law Academy” ISSN 2306-1340 (print), 2410-8812 (online).
The title of the journal was changed in 2012. The previous title of the journal was “Vestnik of the Omsk Law Institute” ISSN 2222-856X.
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