Ethical standards


Electronic scientific and methodological journal “Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan” follows to generally accepted ethical norms and standards of scientific publications and takes all necessary measures to prevent the practice of unscrupulous publications. The editorial board of the journal in its activities is guided by the principles of science, objectivity, professionalism and impartiality. Interaction with the authors is based on the principles of justice, courtesy, objectivity, honesty and transparency. The journal uses Editorial review and Blind peer review.

Principles to be followed by the editor of the journal

In its activities, the editor is responsible for the publication of copyright works, which imposes the need to pursue the following fundamental principles:

  • The editor adheres to the standards of editorial ethics and makes efforts to prevent its violation.
  • The editor of the journal is personally responsible for making a decision on publication, which should always be based on the reliability of the work under consideration and its scientific significance. The editor undertakes to make fair and impartial decisions independent of commercial interests and to organize an objective review process. The editor may confer with other editors and reviewers during the decision to publish.
  • The editor may confer with other editors and reviewers during the decision to publish: correspondence of the manuscript to the subject of the journal; relevance, novelty and scientific significance of the article; clarity; reliability of results and completeness of conclusions. The quality of the research and its relevance are the basis for the decision to publish.
  • The editor should take all reasonable measures to ensure the high quality of the published materials and to protect the confidentiality of personal information. In case of detection of substantive, grammatical, stylistic and other errors, the Editorial Board undertakes to take all measures to eliminate them.
  • The editor takes into account the recommendations of the reviewers when making a final decision on the publication of the article. Responsibility for the decision to publish lies entirely with the Editorial Board of the journal.
  • The editor justifies his decision in case of acceptance or rejection of the article.
  • The editor provides the author of the reviewed material with an opportunity to substantiate his / her research position.
  • The editor encourages discussion and provides an opportunity to present the views of opponents.
  • The editor should evaluate the intellectual content of manuscripts regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious view, origin, citizenship, or political preferences of the authors.
  • The editor of the journal and members of the Editorial Board should not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewers (potential reviewers).
  • The editor protects the integrity of publications, assists authors in improving submitted manuscripts by literary editing of articles, making corrections if necessary, and issues reasonable refusals to those whose manuscripts do not meet the requirements for scientific articles, research or publication ethics.
  • The editor reserves the right to reject the publication of the article in case of violation of the above rules.
  • Unpublished data obtained from submitted manuscripts may not be used in personal research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained in the course of reviewing or correspondence with the author and related to possible benefits should be kept confidential and not used for personal benefit.
  • Editors should recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in the event of conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, and other interactions and relationships with authors and possibly other organizations associated with the manuscript.

Principles to be followed by the author of scientific publications

The author (or a group of authors) is aware that he / she is initially responsible for the novelty and reliability of the results of scientific research, which implies compliance with the following principles:

  • The authors should guarantee the originality of the research described in the article. When using the works or words of other authors should include references to sources or quotations. It should be remembered that excessive use of borrowings is unethical, and plagiarism in any form is unacceptable.
  • The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the results of scientific research. Knowingly inaccurate or falsified statements are unacceptable. The authors of the published materials are responsible for the selection and accuracy of the facts, quotations, statistics and other information.
  • The authors of the publication include persons who have made a significant contribution to the concept, project, execution or interpretation of the presented work.
  • It is necessary to exclude cases of authorship when certain persons are included in the list of authors due to their rank, reputation or alleged influence, as well as due to personal relationships or for the payment. If there are other persons involved in certain stages of the investigation, they may be mentioned in the text of the article.
  • The author should ensure that all co-authors have read and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.
  • Authors should comply with publishers’ requirements that a work should not be offered for publication in more than one edition at a time.
  • Authors should work with editors to correct their work as soon as possible if they find errors or omissions after publication.
  • The author must follow to ethical standards, acting with criticism or comments concerning the research of third parties.

Principles to be followed by the reviewer

The reviewer carries out a scientific examination of the author’s materials, so that his actions should be unbiased, consisting in the implementation of the following principles:

  • The reviewer is obliged to observe the terms of reviewing articles and confidentiality of evaluations. A reviewer who feels that he / she is not qualified to review the manuscript or does not have enough time to complete the work quickly should notify the editor and ask to exclude him / her from the review process of the corresponding manuscript.
  • Reviewers should not participate in the consideration of manuscripts in the event of conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative and other interactions and relationships with any of the authors or other organizations associated with the submitted work.
  • The reviewer should consider the manuscript received for review as a confidential document. This work should not be opened and discussed with any persons who do not have the authority of the editor.
  • The reviewer reveals the relevance, scientific level, degree of novelty, theoretical and practical significance, compliance with the subject of the journal and recommends (does not recommend) for publication.
  • The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and impartial evaluation. The reviewer should clearly and convincingly express his opinion, confirming it with reference to the source, if necessary.
  • Reviewers should identify significant published works that are relevant to the topic and not included in the bibliography of the manuscript.
  • Any statement (observation, conclusion or argument) previously published in the manuscript should have a corresponding bibliographic reference. The reviewer should also draw the editor’s attention to the detection of significant similarities or coincidences between the manuscript under consideration and any other published work within the scientific competence of the reviewer.
  • The information obtained from the submitted manuscripts, but not allowed for publication, cannot be used in personal research without the written consent of the author.

Information obtained from submitted for review, but not approved for publication of manuscripts, cannot be used in personal research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during the review should be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.