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Publication Ethics

The editors strictly adhere to the norms and rules of publication ethics.

The editors evaluate the submitted works by their intellectual content. Editors should not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone else, with the exception of the author, reviewers and publisher.

Authors should:

- adhere to generally accepted standards of scientific publication.

- submit original works that are not plagiarized and have not been published previously. Re-publication of previously published material in another publication or in our journal is not permissible.

- comply with the requirements of publishers that the work should not be simultaneously offered for publication in more than one publication and should inform the editor when refusing to review their work.

- present for publication the results of a study that does not create a conflict of interest between states, nationalities, individuals.

- state the results of their work clearly. For errors, inaccuracies of a scientific and factual nature, the responsibility lies with the author (s). Authors should immediately notify the editor if an error is found in any publication they submit.

- comply with the requirements for the design of publications. Quotes and references to other works must be accurate and neatly designed.

Materials submitted for publication must meet the following requirements:

1. A scientific article should contain the results of original scientific research in the sphere of state and law, previously unpublished and not intended for publication in other publications. The author is obliged to inform the editorial board when submitting articles and other materials - whether they have been published or submitted to other publications. Re-publication of previously published material in another publication or in our journal is not permissible.

2. A scientific article should contain independent and original conclusions and suggestions, specific results of the author’s research work on the topic of the article.

3. The number of co-authors should not exceed three authors.

Journal politics

The “Karaganda University Bulletin,” an open source scientific periodical, plans to to publish scientific research conducted by Kazakh scientists, as well as those working in other countries, in all fields of science. The journal will be of interest to Kazakhstani and foreign faculty members, as well as doctoral students, undergraduates and students who are interested in the latest results of fundamental and applied research applicable to their academic fields. The journal aims to provide a productive environment for the exchange of relevant scientific and educational information in order to meet the needs of an expanding, integrating international scientific community, while emphasising new methods and progressive ideas.

The procedure for reviewing articles


Checking of scientific articles for plagiarism is carried out by the executive secretary of the Journal Series in accordance with the "Regulation on the verification of educational, scientific, diploma, master's and doctoral dissertations for plagiarism", approved at a meeting of the Academic Council of Ye.A. Buketov KSU from 2019.

The author of a scientific article provides it in electronic form within the time limits established by the schedules for the publication of journals and in accordance with the requirements for scientific articles. Verification of scientific articles for the presence of borrowings is carried out using the "Antiplagiat" system» (Strikeplagiarism.com https://strikeplagiarism.com/en/, http://www.antiplagiat.ru  and  https://www.etxt.ru/antiplagiat/).

A scientific article should contain the results of original scientific research previously unpublished and not intended for publication in other publications. Scientific articles submitted for publication in scientific journals should comprise at least 70% of the original text. If the article does not comply with the originality standard, the article is sent for revision with a printout of the audit report. If the article is not corrected or, after refinement, it does not meet the standards of originality, the editorial board decides on the inadmissibility of its publication.

Further, a scientific article is peer-reviewed by at least two independent scientists or specialists on relevant topics who are not members of the editorial board.

Articles are reviewed within 30 days from the day the article was received by the journal. The decision to publish an article in a journal is made upon receipt of a positive review.

The editorial board has the right to reject articles that in its opinion do not meet the requirements of the journal. The reason for rejecting the article may be its lack of relevance, lack of scientific novelty.

If the article is rejected, the editorial board reserves the right not to conduct a discussion on the grounds for rejection. In case of rejection of the article, this article is not submitted for review for the second time to the editorial board.

Received materials are not refundable.

The scientific edition «Bulletin of the Karaganda University» is committed to adhere closely with the ethical guidelines set by various international organizations i.e. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) and maintain the high standards of publication process set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

The editors of Journal of «Bulletin of the Karaganda University» are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. In evaluating the submitted works, the editors should limit themselves only to the intellectual content. The editors can choose to ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors must ensure the confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published. The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a logical and valued network of knowledge. It is a direct indication of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and exemplify the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Duties of authors

Authors of scientific work of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented correctly in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Counterfeit or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from publishing of another‘s paper as the author‘s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another‘s paper (without acknowledgment), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is intolerable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper.

Acknowledgement of sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been significant in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committees has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author‘s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of the Editorial Board

These guidelines are based on existing COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions

The editor of Journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The corroboration of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Fair play

An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor'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. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.

The section is prepared according resources of Elsevier publisher (https://www.elsevier.com/) and files (https://publicationethics.org/resources) from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE – https://publicationethics.org/)