IWL RAS Publishing is an own publishing company of А.М. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In fact, this is one of the structural divisions of the Institute (http://en.imli.ru/).
А.М. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences is the world's largest humanitarian scientific center and one of the oldest research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The main directions of scientific activity: theory of literature; history of foreign literatures; folklore; the history of Russian literature from antiquity to the present day, including the literature of the Russian diaspora, the pubication of academic collected woгks of Russian writers and scientists; compilation of chronicles of life and work of writers and poets; source study and aгchival work, etc.
IWL RAS remains faithful to academic traditions and in the same time is open to innovative practices that contribute to improving the quality of scientific research and the publishing solutions.
Оur mission is to publish fundamental academic research оf the history and theory of world literature and folkloгe, textual criticism and source studies. IWL RAS sees the role in facilitating information exchange between leading Russian and foreign scientists on the most pressing issues of philological science.
The IWL RAS Publishing programme includes:
Journals: Open Access
Serial Editions: Open Access and Hybrid Open Access
Books: monographs, collective monographs, collections of articles (set) – Open Access and Hybrid Open Access
Since 2018 IWL RAS Publishing has been publishing books оn the website www.ed-imli.ru in two languages: Russian and English, and assigns DOIs to all publications. Since 2020 many books published bу IWL RAS have been accompanied bу the translation of all metadata into English (titles, abstracts, keywords, information about authors, content, etc.); а number of books contain references to literature sources in Latin letters. Since 2021 many monographs accompany, in addition to Abstract, Summary and References in Latin.
Books published before 2018 are posted on the website http://biblio.imli.ru/
Since 2019 IWL RAS Publishing has been assigning a unique digital object identifier (DOI) to every article and book it publishes. The DOI initiative is an international effort for electronic content identification and is guided by the International DOI Foundation, composed primarily of academic publishers and societies. The DOI is assigned after the book or the article has been accepted for publication and persists throughout the lifetime of the book or the article.
IWL RAS Publishing publishes books under the terms of Creative Commons Licenses (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/)
Our standard license, the CC BY-NC, allows readers to excerpt and share your work for non-commercial purposes (such as a lecture or blog-post) so long as you are properly cited.
Our journals are published on an open access basis under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, that is located on the official website of the non-commercial cooperation Creative Commons: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.
The IWL RAS Publishing commits to the internationally accepted principles of publication ethics expressed in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and takes into account the valuable experience of reputable international publishers.
To ensure a high quality of academic publications, each member of the Editorial Board, publishers, authors, reviewers and institutions involved in the publishing process shall adhere to the ethical norms established by international academic community and take any reasonable steps to prevent their violations.
We believe that peer review is the foundation for safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific and scholarly research.
Each of our publications has their own peer review policy, it is not the same across all types of editions.
Books are reviewed by internal or external experts during the proposal procedure, and then reviewed by external reviewers (may or may not be the same persons who looked at the proposal) in its full version before it can be accepted for publication. Revisions and final decisions are based on the recommendations from the appointed reviewers as well as by the Scientific Council of IWL RAS (an open scientific discussion).
General peer-reviewing scheme of the monographs
Peer-reviewing of the monographs goes through three stages:
1st stage – discussion of the monograph at a meeting of the scientific Department of IWL RAS, of which the author of the study is a member, - the principle of Open Review - the names of reviewers and authors are known;
2nd stage – the book, approved at a meeting of the scientific Department of IWL RAS, is transferred for peer-reviewing to two independent experts (the experts are not employees of IWL RAS or one of the experts is an external reviewer, one is from another scientific department of IWL RAS, - Open Review process in which the names of reviewers and authors are known to each other).
3rd stage – the book, which received positive expert assessments from reviewers, is submitted for approval to the Scientific Council of IWL RAS - an open scientific discussion.
The monographs, which received positive expert assessments and was approved for publication by the Scientific Council of IWL RAS, is accepted for publication and submitted to the publishing house for the preparation of the original layout.
General peer-reviewing scheme of the collections of articles or collective monographs
Peer-reviewing of the collections of articles or collective monographs goes through several stages:
1st stage – review and peer-review process of the article by the editor of the publication, - the principle of Open Review - the names of author and editor are known. If necessary, the editor submits the article to an independent reviewer - the principle of Double-Blind Review.
2nd stage – formed collections of articles or collective monograph is transferred for peer-reviewing to two independent experts (the experts are not employees of IWL RAS or one of the experts is an external reviewer, one is from another scientific department of IWL RAS, - Open Review process in which the names of reviewers and authors are known to each other).
3rd stage – collections of articles or collective monograph, which received positive expert assessments from reviewers as a book, is submitted for approval to the Scientific Council of IWL RAS - an open scientific discussion.
The collections of articles or collective monographs, which received positive expert assessments and was approved for publication by the Scientific Council of IWL RAS, are accepted for publication and submitted to the publishing house for the preparation of the original layout.
Editorial teams have full access to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, and editors and editorial boards receive ethical guidance. All of our books should adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.
All journals published by IWL RAS Publishing are peer reviewed and also must follow the general guidelines for ethical editing stipulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
All manuscripts submitted to a IWL RAS Publishing journal are initially assessed by an editor, who decides whether or not the article fits the scope of the journal and is suitable for peer review. Manuscripts are then sent to at least two external and independent reviewers. The journals use a double-blind peer review processes.
IWL RAS Publishing ensures that journal teams receive editorial support, ethical guidance and undertake professional networking to follow best practice and to guarantee a high quality output.
An author’s right to reuse and post their work published by IWL RAS Publishing is defined by IWL RAS Publishing’s copyright policy.
For papers and books which are not published “open access”, authors transfer copyright to IWL RAS Publishing, but have the right to:
- Share their article or book for personal (scholarly) purposes (including scholarly rights to create certain derivative works), so long as they give proper attribution and credit to the published work.
- Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data).
- Proper attribution and credit for the published work.
Authors can share their article in the following ways:
- At a conference, meeting, or for teaching purposes
- Internal training
- Scholarly sharing with colleagues
- In a subsequent compilation of the author’s works
- In a thesis or dissertation
- In a monograph
- Reuse of portions in other works
- Preparation of derivative works for non-commercial purposes.
IWL RAS Publishing authors are permitted to post their papers and books online in several ways. For papers or books which are not published “open access”, authors can:
- Post the “pre-print” (pre peer review paper) on a preprint server, personal or institutional website, or institutional or subject based open access repository;
- Post the “post-print” (peer reviewed, accepted manuscript that has not been copy edited, typeset or proofread) on a personal or institutional website or institutional or subject based open access repository no sooner than 12 months after publication, provided full acknowledgement is given when available, including a link to the paper or the book on http://ed-imli.ru/index.php/en/, and no commercial use is made of the paper or the book.
Permissions (for non Open Access books and articles)
Prior written consent is required if you wish to reproduce any of our material. If you have a request to reprint part or all of any work previously published in an IWL RAS Publishing book, contact us.
Plagiarism takes many forms, from passing off another manuscript as the author(s) own manuscript, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another(s) paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
The IWL RAS Publishing considers the following to be the forms plagiarism:
- use (word for word citing) of any materials in any value without indicating the source;
- use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation without indicating the source;
- use of images, pictures, photographs, tables, diagrams, schemes or any other forms of graphical information presentation published in scientific and popular issues without approving by copyright holder;
- use of the materials without written permission, the authors or copyright holders of which don’t permit use of their materials without special approvement.
The IWL RAS Publishing considers the following to be the forms of incorrect borrowing:
- absence of graphical highlighting of literal text citation when there are references to the source;
- incorrect references (incomplete bibliographic description of the sources, which prevents their identification;
- reference not to the first source of the borrowed text without clear indication of this fact (mistake in primary source determination);
- absence of references from the text to the sources enumerated in the list below the manuscript.
Only original works are acceptable for publication in the IWL RAS Publishing. The IWL RAS Publishing does not allow any forms of plagiarism.
If the authors use the results of someone else’s research, this research must be appropriately quoted and referenced.
The IWL RAS Publishing is using “Antiplagiatˮ software for plagiarism detection in all Russian-language manuscripts.
In the case of the discovery of multiple incidents of content matching, the IWL RAS Publishing staff acts in accordance with the rules of COPE, https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts-new/what-do-if-you-suspect-plagiarism.
The policy of the IWL RAS Publishing regarding the withdrawal (retraction) of publications is based on the recommendation Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
The grounds for retraction the book or the article from Collection of articles (Set) are gross violations of scientific and publishing ethics, which include significant plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of data, etc.
The purpose of retraction
The retraction is a mechanism of correction of published information and notification of readers about book or article from Collection of articles (Set) containing such serious flaws or erroneous data that cannot be trusted. Invalidity of data can be the result of honest mistake or conscious violations.
The retraction is also used as a warning of readers about plagiarism, and concealment of serious conflicts of interest that can affect the interpretation of the results or recommendations on their use.
The purpose of the retraction is to correct the literature data and ensure their reliability, and not to punish authors who “behave badly”.
The result of the retraction is the confirmation by the IWL RAS Publishing of the fact that the book or the article from Collection of articles (Set) contains violations.
Authors may disagree with the position of the IWL RAS Publishing, but this does not negate the right of the IWL RAS Publishing to conduct the procedure.
A book or an article from Collection of articles (Set) can be retracted by the author(s), IWL RAS Publishing.
In the event that the author or authors refuse to retract the book or the article from Collection of articles (Set), the IWL RAS Publishing has the right to retract the book or the article from Collection of articles (Set) without their consent, since the IWL RAS Publishing bears the responsibility for the contents.
The results of the retraction are reflected in the publication, indicating in the title of the publication that the book or the article is being withdrawn, listing the reasons for the recall under the annotation, and indicating the persons or organizations that initiated it.
Retraction does not mean deletion of the book or the article from publisher’s website or the bibliography database. The book or the article from Collection of articles (Set) remains in all aforementioned resources with a clear notice of retraction, while retaining its DOI number and published URL. This is necessary, as other researchers may have already referenced this book or this article from Collection of articles (Set) and need to be notified of its retraction.