Ethical requirements


 The editors approved ethical norms and principles that are based on ethical rules and norms adopted by leading international scientific publishing houses, compliance with which is mandatory for all participants in the process of publishing academic materials and in accordance with which follows fundamental principles in their activities:

 Ethical standards

In each edition of the magazine and on the website, information is published for the authors, where the requirements for the articles and the conditions of publication in the International Academic Magazine “Actual Problems of Modernity” are indicated.

Editing when deciding on the acceptance / rejection of work for publication is based on the academic content, relevance, originality, clarity, significance, validity of the publication material.

The editors are obliged to inform the author (the authors’ team) about the receipt of the material submitted to the magazine for publication within three days from the moment of its receipt and to ensure its qualified, conscientious and prompt review.

Each article approved in the preliminary examination process is reviewed. In case of positive recommendation of reviewers, plagiarism checks in the database (originality of work is not less than 65%, articles with signs of plagiarism and self-plagiarism, materials of which were previously published in the form of articles, monographs, dissertations, dissertation abstracts, patents, scientific reports, etc. published), the final decision on the publication of the article.

In case of non-compliance with the requirements (non-compliance of the article’s material with the magazine’s subject matter, non-compliance with ethics, low originality, technical errors, etc.), the editors reserve the right to reject the material prior to independent review.

Upon detection of errors in the work and correction possibility, the author is given the opportunity to make appropriate amendments as soon as possible.

The final decision on the possibility (or impossibility) of publishing materials in the magazine is made by the editorial board, guided by the journal’s ethical policies and standards, current legislation in the field of copyright.

The editorial staff does not disclose information about the submitted work to anyone except the relevant authors, reviewers.

Unpublished data, information or ideas obtained from the materials submitted for consideration are kept confidential, are not used for personal purposes and are not transferred without the written consent of the author.

When submitting an ethical complaint regarding the material submitted for publication or a published article, the editors of the magazine must response regardless of the date of publication. The editors are always ready to admit mistakes and, if necessary, publish corrections, clarifications, refutations and apologies on the pages of the journal or on the website.

 Ethical standards of the author (or group of authors) of the publication

Authors (or a group of authors) when submitting materials in an academic magazine are guided by the following principles:

The relevance of the scientific content of the work, reflecting the ability of the results of the work to be applicable to solve quite significant scientific and practical problems.

The credibility of the results of the research conducted, obviously false or false statements are unacceptable, the author (or the team of authors) should include in the materials for publication only true facts and information.

The originality of the research results presented in the materials submitted for publication. If individual elements were previously published, the author (or a group of authors) is obliged to refer to an earlier work and indicate the differences of the new work from the previous one. In the case of borrowing fragments or statements, they must be made out with the obligatory indication of the author and the original source. No unqualified quotes are allowed. Full plagiarism as well as borrowing is unacceptable.

Materials published earlier or transferred to other publications are not accepted, the author (or the team of authors) should indicate in a covering letter that the work is published for the first time. If the author (or authors) submits the same work to more than one magazine at the same time, or to an already published article, it is a violation of ethical standards.

Authors (or a group of authors) must submit and arrange workss for publications in accordance with the rules of the magazine.

Authors (or a group of authors) should respect the work of the editorial board and reviewers and eliminate these shortcomings or explain them in a reasoned way.

If the author (or the group of authors) finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the article at the stage of consideration or after its publication, it is necessary to immediately notify the editors of the magazine.

 Reviewer’s ethical standards

A reviewer who performs an expert evaluation of copyright materials, in their actions is guided by the following ethical principles:

A manuscript received for reviewing is considered as a confidential document that cannot be transferred for review or discussion to people who do not have the authority of the editorial board.

The reviewer is not entitled to sign a review written by another person.

The reviewer is obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the stated research results and recommendations.

The review should contain motivated criticisms regarding the level and clarity of the presentation of the material submitted its compliance with the journal profile, novelty and reliability of the results.

The reviewer should pay attention of the editorial board to the substantial or partial similarity of the presented material for review with any other work, as well as the facts of the absence of references to the provisions, conclusions or arguments previously published in other works of this or other authors.

The comments and suggestions of the reviewer should be objective and principled, aimed at improving the scientific level of the material for review.

Unpublished data obtained from the materials submitted for consideration are not used by the reviewer for personal purposes.

The recommendations of the reviewers are the basis for the final decision to publish the article.


The order of reviewing articles

  1. All scientific articles submitted to the editors of the magazine are subject to mandatory review.
  2. The chief editor of the magazine determines the scientific context of the material submitted for publication, its compliance with the journal’s profile, the requirements for design, in consultation with the responsible members of the editorial board for the creation of magazine headings, sends it for review to a specialist with high professional knowledge and experience in a specific field of study such as professor, doctor or candidate of science. The reviewer must submit an expert opinion in the period agreed with the editors, but not more than 10 (ten) working days after receiving the manuscript (the review is free).
  3. Obligatory reviewing is carried out by scientific articles sent by the authors who do not have an academic degree or have a PhD degree (candidate of science).
  4. The review highlights the following questions:
  • compliance of the article with the subject of the International Academic Journal, the scientific direction of the magazine under the headings;
  • originality and significance of the results of the article;
  • the validity of academic statements, conclusions and recommendations formulated in the article;
  • quality of presentation of the article: whether the design of the article’s material meets the requirements (presence of UDC, annotations, keywords in Kazakh, Russian and English, list of references and references to it in the text, article size, contact information, requirements for the design of publications); clarity of the article; whether there are mistakes and technical errors;
  • originality of the text;
  • shortcomings of work, their nature;
  • conclusion on the article: the article can be accepted for publication without revision; the article requires revision and re-review; article cannot be accepted for publication; the article should be referred to another specialist for review.
  • The article sent to the author for revision must be returned in corrected form within 10 days with corrections marked in the article.
  1. In the case of a negative review, the author (or a group of authors) is given a reasoned refusal to publish an academic article.
  2. In the case of a positive review of the article, the responsible member of the editorial board on the formation of magazine headings informs the author (or a group of authors) about the admission of the article to publication by e-mail and indicates the publication date.
  3. Reviews are certified in the manner prescribed by the institution where the reviewer works.
  4. Authors of articles are sent copies of reviews. Originals are kept in the editorial office for three years from the date of publication of articles.