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Editorial Ethics
When selecting and publishing papers, the editorial office of the electronic journal "Family Psychology and Therapy" follows the international ethical norms defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics. We are responsible for making sure all the modern ethical recommendations are observed in the published papers
Editorial Board Responsibilities
— The editorial board of the electronic peer-reviewed scientific and practical journal "Family Psychology and Therapy" is responsible for the content and quality of published materials

— The decision on whether to publish an article is based on the authenticity, scientific significance and value of the submitted material; originality of the text, novelty of the material, and overall correspondence of the article to the subject matter of the journal

— The intellectual content of articles is evaluated without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ancestry, nationality, or political preferences of the authors.
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— The editorial board has the authority to decline or accept articles for publication and must not have any conflict of interest with the materials that are declined or accepted. The unpublished data in the manuscripts submitted for publication cannot be used by an Editor or a Reviewer in their personal research without written consent from the Author;

— The editorial board ensures the anonymity of reviewers and independence of quality of publications from commercial interests; it also strives to ensure that advertising, reprinting, or other commercial interests do not influence the editorial board's decisions.

— If needed, the editorial board is prepared to publish corrections and clarifications to previously published texts, as well as disclaimers and apologies.
Reviewer Responsibilities
— A reviewer helps the editorial board make the decision on whether to publish a paper, in accordance with the editorial policy, which ensures utmost transparency and full accountability to the author.

— A reviewer must make fair and impartial decisions that do not depend on commercial interests and organize a process of objective review. The manuscripts are reviewed from the point of view of their intellectual content, regardless of the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnicity, nationality, or political philosophy. Personal criticism of authors is not tolerated.

— If a reviewer finds misguided or wrongful theses or corrupt data, he or she must inform the author in order to rectify the discovered violations and to inform the journal editorial board in accordance with the prescribed procedure.
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— All manuscripts submitted for review are confidential material that cannot be disclosed or used for personal purposes without the written consent from the author and the editorial board

— A reviewer cannot participated in the evaluation of a manuscript if there is a conflict of interest.

— A reviewer must protect the rights of third parties from unauthorized use of materials. A reviewer must identify published works not cited by authors, as well as point out significant published works on the subject of the manuscript that were not included in its bibliography. A reviewer must also bring the attention of the editorial staff to cases when a significant similarity or coincidence is discovered between the reviewed manuscript and any other published work in the scope of the reviewer's scientific expertise. Such arguments must be accompanied by an appropriate bibliographic reference.

— If a reviewer becomes aware that he or she lacks the expertise or time necessary to perform a high-quality review of a manuscript, he or she must notify the editorial staff and ask to be removed from the review process.
Author Responsibilities
— An author must submit original work and avoid parallel publications in other journals.

— An author must follow the general guidelines for the format and style of the manuscripts and their compliance with international publishing standards.

— An author is responsible for ensuring that submitted materials do not contain fictitious data, omitted references, or false statements. A published material that contains inaccurate or false data must be retraced. If it is impossible to retract the article, information about the mistake must be published.

If an article contains a description of a study or experiment, the author must submit the findings of a committee on ethical evaluation of research.
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— Any form of plagiarism is inadmissible.

— At the request of the editorial staff, an author must be prepared to allow public access to the raw data pertaining to the manuscript.

— An author must warn the editorial board of any potential situation of conflict of interest.

— The list of authors of a manuscript must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to developing the concept of the work, to carrying it out, and to interpreting the results of research. All the individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work must be listed as co-authors. All those who participate in any other significant aspects of a research project must be listed in a separate section of the manuscript, "Acknowledgements". An author submitting a manuscript for review must list all the co-authors.