Author’s obligations

Rights and obligations of the editorial board

Reviewers’ obligations

Open access policy


Principles of academic integrity




The author is responsible for the accuracy of the information and facts presented, mistakes and inaccuracies allowed, and, in general, for the content of the scholarly text. The author bears full responsibility for consciously or unconsciously providing incorrect data.

The author attests in writing that the manuscript is an original work which was not previously published and does not violate the rights of other persons. The author is obligated to maintain the principles of academic integrity. The author bears the responsibility for the appropriate formulation of quotes and references to primary sources and declares in writing the absence of academic plagiarism in the manuscript.

The author is obligated to compensate for any costs, losses and/or expenses which the journal might incur because of any litigation or claims that might occur through violating the copyrights of other authors.

The author is obligated to specify all the co-authors who took part in the research. The author also attests in writing that among the co-authors there is no person who did not take part in writing the text.

As necessary, the author is obligated to correct mistakes in the scholarly text or reasonably refute the observations of the reviewers and editors.

If the author discovers essential mistakes or inaccuracies in the scholarly text at the stage of its consideration or after its publication, he or she informs the editorial board of this.

When submitting a manuscript of his or her research to the editorial board, the author gives the board the right to publish his or her research in the journal and post this text on the journal’s official website and on the institutional repository ErUCU (Electronic Archive of the Ukrainian Catholic University).

The author receives no financial reward for material published and has no financial obligations to the journal.



The editorial board is responsible for the publication’s academic quality. It can reject a publication at the review stage if the manuscript does not meet the stated requirements or profile of the journal. The editorial board retains the right to reject a manuscript of scholarly research or return it for revision.

In approving a decision to accept the manuscript of a scholarly text for publication, the editorial board is guided exclusively by criteria of the scholarly value of the manuscript and the comments of reviewers, and bears in mind that the author (authors) maintain all the journal’s requirements and principles of academic integrity. A bias toward the authors because of their sex, race and ethnic background, religious faith, nationality, etc. is not acceptable.

The editorial board has no right to use data from manuscripts received of scholarly texts for their own goals or to give them to a third party without the permission of the author (authors).

The editorial board ensures confidentiality of information regarding authors, reviewers, and manuscripts of scholarly texts.

The editorial board should make every effort to identify potential conflicts of interest and resolve them. On their part, the authors, reviewers, and members of the editorial board are obligated to inform the editor-in-chief of facts or situations that could somehow influence their objectivity.

The editorial board may possibly not share the point of view of the author (authors) and does not bear responsibility for the content of the publication.

The editorial board has the right to refuse to publish a scholarly text if it fails to maintain editorial requirements.



The reviewer is an expert in an appropriate field of research who has a spotless reputation for maintaining principles of academic integrity.

The reviewer is obligated to assess manuscripts objectively and critically.

The reviewer should determine if the manuscript meets the requirements of scholarly publication and provide the editorial board with grounded, independent conclusions as to the scholarly value of the manuscript.

The reviewer is obligated to inform the editorial board of a potential conflict of interests.

A reviewer who does not (in his or her opinion) have adequate qualifications should request that the editorial board provide a different reviewer for the manuscript.

The reviewer is obligated to maintain the confidentiality of all information received, not to make public the text or elements of the text of the reviewed manuscript, not to give it to a third person for familiarization, and not to use it in his or her own research without the author’s written permission.

The reviewer should inform the editorial board if he or she has doubts about the author (authors) of the manuscript maintaining the principles of academic integrity (in particular, evident signs of academic plagiarism or self-plagiarism).

If the two main reviewers provide contradictory comments, the editorial board has the right to designate additionally one more reviewer.

The reviewer is obligated to provide comments on the manuscript at the appointed deadline time previously agreed upon with the editorial board.

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For the unhindered distribution of modern scholarly research and sharing of scholarly information and knowledge, the Ukrainian Catholic University and the journal’s editorial board, in particular, support the movement for open access to scholarly information. All scholarly texts published in the journal are placed in open access to readers.

The editorial board of the journal provides readers an opportunity to view, without hindrance, the full texts of articles it has published and also to download and use them, without in advance requesting permission from the publisher or author but certainly referring to the author.



The authors of scholarly texts accepted for publication sign the “Copyright agreement on transferring exclusive property rights for a work” and “Copyrights agreement on transferring non-exclusive rights to use a work” (in the institutional repository ErUCU), and, in certain instances “License to use the work

Personal non-property copyrights for scholarly texts are maintained by the author.

The editorial board in co-authorship maintains copyrights to the collection of works “Analecta of the Ukrainian Catholic University.”



One of the most important priorities of the activities of the Ukrainian Catholic University is the formation of a community of teachers and undergraduate and graduate students on the principles of academic integrity and maintaining clear ethical norms and Christian morals with, at the same time, respect for the personal dignity of the human being.

The journal’s editorial board takes care to maintain principles of academic integrity and examines all manuscripts of scholarly texts for the presence/absence of signs of academic plagiarism with the help of the licensed system Unicheck. (This norm does not apply to translations of documents, source texts, etc.)

If there is determined to be a violation of the principles of academic integrity (including the presence of academic plagiarism), the board will refuse to publish the author.

Considered to be academic plagiarism:

– reproducing in a scholarly text, without changes, with minor changes, or in a translation of the text of another author (authors) in the amount of a sentence or more without reference to the author (authors) of the reproduced text;

– reproducing in a scholarly text, in full or part, the text of another author (authors) by re-phrasing or freely re-telling without reference to the author (authors) of a reproduced text;

– reproducing in a scholarly text quotes cited in another source from third sources without noting the direct source of the quote cited;

– reproducing in a scholarly text scientific or technical information (excluding general knowledge) cited in another source without noting from what source this information was taken:

– reproducing published works of art without noting the authorship of these works of art.

No more than 10% of the author’s own previously-published material is allowed to be published in a scholarly text. If the previously-published results of the author’s own scholarly research are presented in a scholarly text as new results, which compose more than 10% of the reviewed manuscript, the text is considered self-plagiarism, and the editorial board will refuse to publish this author.


Archives of all numbers of the journal, in addition to the site of the journal, are contained on the institutional repository ErUCU, the Electronic Archive of the Ukrainian Catholic University.