1. If the reviewer is not sure that his / her qualification is in line with the level and direction of the research presented in the article, he / she is obliged to refuse the review.

2. The contents of the manuscript shall be confidential. The reviewer is forbidden to disclose information from the article or discuss the author's unpublished findings and recommendations with other colleagues (except when the reviewer requires someone's special advice, which requires the permission of the editorial board).

3. A reviewer should not evaluate a manuscript with which the author or co-author has personal or professional connections, if such relationships may affect the manuscript's judgment.

4. Reviewers should adequately explain and reason their opinions so that authors and editors can understand what their comments are based on.

5. The seriousness of the accusation of plagiarism requires the reviewer to adequately and reasonably justify his or her own comments. Any allegation of plagiarism or biased citation should be accompanied by a citation (the reviewer's findings should not be defamatory or defamatory to the author without serious grounds for doing so);

5. The reviewer should note any instances of insufficient citation by the authors of the work of other scholars directly related to the peer-reviewed work; he should also draw the editor's attention to any significant similarity between the manuscript submitted and any published article.

6. The reviewer may not use the materials of unpublished manuscripts in his own research without the written consent of the author. The reviewer is obliged to refuse to review the manuscript due to which he or she has a conflict of interest because of a competitive, collaborative or other relationship with the author or the organization related to the manuscript.

7. Working in a scholarly publication requires a peer reviewer of a high degree of discipline, which is to provide a timely review of the article and to respect the authors of the article.


1. The editorial board of the magazine "South Ukrainian Law Journal" is responsible for the decisions which articles should be published in the publication. Submitted manuscripts should be checked for the relevance of the topic and its relevance for researchers and readers. The editor-in-chief may be guided by the policy of the editorial board of the journal, and his decision must be based on the provisions of law prohibiting copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may consult with other members of the editorial board to make a decision.

2. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the article or return it for further revision. In this case, the author is obliged to revise the article in accordance with the comments of the reviewers or editorial board.

3. The editorial board may reject the manuscript without peer review if it considers that the materials do not conform to the publication's profile.

4. The editorial board should review all the manuscripts submitted to the editorial office without prejudice, evaluate them qualitatively, regardless of racial, religious, national origin, as well as the place of work / study of the author (authors). The editorial board must make fair and impartial decisions about the scientific quality of the manuscripts, independent of commercial or other interests, and ensure an objective review process.

5. The Editorial Board shall have the right to remove even published material in the event of violation of one's rights or generally accepted norms of scientific ethics (if legally proven). The editorial board shall notify the author who submitted the materials and the organization where the study was carried out of the fact of removal of the materials.

6. The editorial board is under no obligation to disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, the reviewer (with one-sided blind review), and, if necessary, the publisher.

7. When submitting an ethical complaint about a submitted manuscript or a published article, the editor-in-chief and the editorial board must take the appropriate objective measures. Such measures usually involve contacting the author of the manuscript or article and proper consideration of the complaint or claim, but may also need to be addressed to the appropriate agencies and research organizations. If the complaint is supported, appropriate corrections, denials or apologies should be published. Every report of unethical conduct should be considered, even if it came years after its publication.


1. Researches submitted for publication in the South Ukrainian Law Journal should be conducted in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine and ethical standards. The primary responsibility of the author is to carry out such research that is worthy of objective discussion by the scientific community of its importance.

2. The authors of articles are responsible for the content of the articles and for the very fact of their publication.

3. The author shall submit to the editorial board a manuscript of an article that has not previously been published and has not been submitted to the editors of other journals. Submitting a manuscript to multiple journals is unethical and unacceptable. The same applies to translating an article into a foreign language.

4. Authors must comply with all applicable requirements for the publication of manuscripts. Plagiarism and its extortion for original intelligence are inadmissible. In the event of plagiarism, the authors of the submitted materials are responsible.

5. The author submits for review the article containing the results of the original study. If the author has used works in the article or includes fragments from works (quotations) of other persons in his article, then such use should be properly documented by specifying the original source in the bibliographic list in the article.

6. The author is obliged to indicate correctly the scientific and other sources which he used in the course of the study, which had a significant impact on the results of the study, in the bibliographic list. Information obtained from unofficial (private) sources should not be used when designing a scientific article.

7. The authors of the article should be those persons whose scientific contribution is significant in its content and who share responsibility for the results obtained. The author who submits the manuscript to print is responsible for ensuring that the list of contributors includes all those persons who meet the criteria for authorship. In an article written by several authors, one of the authors who submits editorial contact information, documents and correspondence with the editors assumes responsibility for the consent of other authors of the article for its publication in the collection.



Authors whose articles are published in open access reserve all copyrights. The publisher is granted the right of first publication.
An author certifies that the submitted manuscript:
- does not violate the copyrights of other persons or organizations;
- has not been published previously and has not been submitted for publication in other journals.
An author retains the right to act as follows without approval from the editorial board and founders:
- use the article’s materials in whole or in part for educational purposes;
- use the article’s materials in whole or in part for writing their dissertations;
- use the article’s materials for writing proceedings, conference reports, and oral presentations;
- in all cases, a bibliographic reference to the article or a hyperlink to its electronic copy on the journal’s official website is obligatory.