Peer-Review Ethical Principles

All articles submitted to the editorial board of the “USA & Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture” undergo a mandatory double-blind reviewing (the reviewer does not know the author of the manuscript, the author of the manuscript do not know the reviewer).

The editorial team of the “USA & Canada: Economics, Politics, Culture” proceeds from the assumption that each reviewer of the journal commits to follow the ethical principles listed below:

  • A reviewer cannot be an academic supervisor (scientific consultant) of any of the manuscripts’ authors.
  • A reviewer must be an expert in a subdisciplinary field, which a reviewed manuscript corresponds to.
  • A review must objectively evaluate a manuscript and contain a comprehensive analysis of its academic and methodological strong and weak points.
  • A reviewer must not take advantage of any information or content of a manuscript before it is published.
  • The peer-reviewed article is a confidential document; which cannot be distributed for review or discussion to third parties. The editors of the journal must be notified in case of any conflict of interests.

The Journal systematically, and without exceptions, runs all submitted papers through plagiarism-detection software (“Antiplagiat”, to identify possible cases of plagiarism. Should the “red line” (>25%) be crossed, the article is to be withdrawn from publication.