Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

"Konfliktologia" Journal of Research and Practice is a periodical which informs the scientific community and practical experts in conflict resolution and peacekeeping about the latest studies’ findings in the field of theoretical and practical conflictology. 

The periodical is aimed at a professional audience of specialists in conflict studies, philosophers, social scientists, psychologists, political scientists, mediators and at a wide circle of readers interested in the latest achievements in the field of theoretical and practical conflictology.

The mission of the journal is in:

  • Preserving and augmenting of the best traditions of international humanitarian thought and the development of new areas of conflictology, which are able to meet the challenges of the XXI century
  • The conceptualization of emerging philosophical and moral issues and the approval of the spirit of humanity, professionalism, and scholar's responsibility.
  • The continuous expansion of the geography and increasing theoretical level of published materials in order to make genuine contributions to the international scientific research.

The journal organizes a space for free scientific discussions among members of the world philosophical community and has traditionally focused on productive dialogue in interdisciplinary areas delineated by the movable boundaries of philosophy as the primordial matrix of knowledge. In accordance with the Statute of the journal original, independent, analytical studies in the Russian and English languages which are representing different ideological positions, as well as book reviews and reasoned ethical and polemical speeches are taken into consideration. The fee for publication of materials is not charged, the relationships between the author and the publisher are regulated by the License Agreement.

The originality of the journal lies in publishing materials that cover both actual theoretical problems of philosophy and conflict studies in all their diversity and historical forms, and those related topics and issues that are on the border of philosophy and conflict studies. These include the problems of anthropology, ontology, epistemology and social philosophy of conflict and conflict resolution, of the history of philosophy of conflict as well as of social dialectics and philosophical debates, contradictions of the development of consciousness and identity, and of philosophy of the revolution, state, law, and gender issues. That allows revealing new aspects of social communication and the formation of personality’s spiritual world, personal relationship, class, national and ethnic consciousness in the global culture of modernity.

The Editorial Board brings together recognized Russian and foreign experts on various thematic areas of the journal and related disciplines to ensure scientific objectivity, independence, and competence of the scientific examination of published materials.

The history of the journal

The journal was established in 2005 upon an initiative of International Association of Conflictologists (Moscow) and Conflictology development fund (Saint-Petersburg). Throughout the journal’s existence, there were published more than 1000 articles, reviews, feedbacks, congresses’ and conferences’ reviews on the topical issues of the domestic and global conflictology. Within the covers of the journal prominent forefathers of domestic conflictology have been publishing their pieces among which are Stepanov E.I., Dmitriev A.V., Gluhova L.V., Timofeeva L.N., Aldaganov M.M., Strebkov A.I., Karpenko A.D., Ivanova H.N., Allahverdova O.V., Abgadzhava D.A. and others.  


Section Policies

General Methodological and Conceptual Approaches and Problems

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Political Conflict Studies in the Global and Regional Aspects

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Ecological Conflicts

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Economic, Labor, Organizational Conflicts

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Ethnic Conflict Studies

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Conflict Studies of Spiritual Sphere

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Conflict Studies of Education

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Conflict Studies of Sphere of Ecology

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Conflict Processes in the Armed Forces

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Conflicts and Society

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Peer Review Process

All articles submitted to the journal pass through the initial selection by Editor  Chief (Deputy Editor) for compliance with the format, genre and areas of  current interest of journal . "Konfliktologia" Journal of Research and Practice is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be single or double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. The journal has a "double blind " peer review system (double blind peer review), when the reviewers know the author, but the author does not know the reviewer.

Step 1: Editor assessment

When your manuscript arrives at the journal’s editorial office it will receive an initial desk assessment by the journal’s editor or editorial office. They will check that it’s broadly suitable for the journal, asking questions such as:

- Is this the right journal for this article? Does the paper cover a suitable topic according to the journal’s Aims & Scope?

- Has the author followed the journal’s guidelines in the Instructions for Authors? They will check that your paper conforms to the basic requirements of the journal, such as word count, language clarity, and format.

- Has the author included everything that’s needed for peer review? They will check that there is an abstract, author affiliation details, any figures, and research-funder information.

- Does it make a significant contribution to the existing literature?

If your article doesn’t pass these initial checks the editor might reject the article immediately. This is known as a ‘desk reject’, and is a decision made at the editor’s discretion based on their substantial experience and subject expertise. Having this initial screening in place can enable a quick decision if your manuscript isn’t suitable for the journal, enabling you to submit your article to another journal quickly.

If your article does pass the initial assessment it will move to the next stage, and into peer review.

Step 2: First round of peer review

The editor will then find and contact other researchers who are experts in your field, asking them to review the paper. Usually a minimum of two reviewers is required for every article, but this can vary from journal to journal.

The reviewers will be asked to read and comment on your article. They may also be invited to advise the editor whether your article is suitable for publication in that journal.

This depends on the subject area, but they will be checking that:

- your work is original or new;

- the study design and methodology are appropriate and described so that others could replicate what you’ve done;

- you’ve engaged with all the relevant current scholarship;

- results are appropriately and clearly presented;

- your conclusions are reliable, significant, and supported by the research;

- the paper fits the scope of the journal;

- the work is of a high enough standard to be published in the journal.

Once the editor has received and considered the reviewer reports, as well as making their own assessment of your work, they will let you know their decision. The reviewer reports will be shared with you along with any additional guidance from the editor.

If you get a straight acceptance, congratulations, your article is ready to move to publication. Note however, that this isn’t common. Very often, you will need to revise your article and resubmit. Or it may be that the editor decides your paper needs to be rejected by that journal.

Please note that the final editorial decision on a paper and the choice of who to invite to review is always at the editor’s discretion. 

Step 3: Revise and resubmit

It is very common for the editor and reviewers to have suggestions about how you can improve your paper before it is ready to be published. They might have only a few straightforward recommendations (‘minor amendments’) or require more substantial changes before your paper will be accepted for publication (‘major amendments’).

Authors tell us that the reviewers’ comments can be extremely helpful, ensuring that the article is of a high quality.

During this next stage of the process you therefore have time to amend your article based on the reviewers’ comments, resubmitting it with any or all changes made. 

Once you resubmit your manuscript the editor will look through the revisions. They will often send it out for a second round of peer review, asking the reviewers to assess how you’ve responded to their comments.

After this, you may then be asked to make further revisions, or the paper might be rejected if the editor thinks that the changes you’ve made are not adequate. However, if your revisions have now brought the paper up to the standard required by that journal, it then moves to the next stage which is production.

Peer review is carried out by researchers from the composition of the Editorial Board (at least two) and external reviewers - leading scientists - specialists in this branch of science. In addition, graduate students, applicants degree of candidate of science is also provide a review of the supervisor and the recommendation of the institution where they prepare the thesis.

Synopsis of review:

- compliance of article with  modern achievements of scientific and theoretical thought;

- scientific novelty, theoretical and practical significance of the findings;

- appropriateness of publishing articles based on previously issued on the subject of literature;

- the language, style, presentation arrangement of the material;

- presence in the article debatable and / or the wrong position;

- conclusion about the possibility or impossibility of  publishing the article in the journal:

- in the author's version;

- provided of  scientific and / or literary editing;

- after completion of the manuscript with taking into account the shortcomings noted reviewer (with the list of defects).

If a review has  recommendations for revision and correction  the author must take them into account when preparing a new version of an article or must give arguments (partially or completely) to refute them. Modified (revised)  article is sent for review.

In the event of conflicting  assessments of article among reviewers, the article is sent to an additional review or final decision is taken by the Editorial Board.

The decision to publish materials is accepted by the Editorial Board within one month after receipt of the manuscript and is communicated to the author by e-mail. In case of rejection of the article Edition guides to the author reasoned refusal. Article not recommended by reviewer for publication, to reconsider is not accepted.

Text of negative review sent to the author by his written request. The presence of positive reviews is not a sufficient basis for the publication of the article. The final decision on whether the publication is received by the editorial board of the journal.


Copyright and Licensing

Copyright allows you to protect your original material, and stop others from using your work without your permission. To publish an article and make it available, we need publishing rights from you for that work. We therefore ask authors publishing in one of our journals to sign an author contract which grants us the necessary publishing rights. This will be after your manuscript has been through the peer-review process, been accepted and moves into production. Our Production team will then send you an email with all the details.


Editorial policy and ethics

The Editorial Board and everyone who have the direct or indirect relation to the formation and publication of the journal, including authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, distributors and readers, are required to follow ethical, scientific and publishing standards adopted in the world scientific community.

Scientific and ethical standards adopted by the Editorial Board cannot be changed in favor of the commercial or business interests.

The journal is formed with regard to editor and publisher work ethic standards, embodied in the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers, which were worked out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editor in chief, editorial Board, authors and reviewers of the journal are guided by the following ethical principles:

  • Scientific objectivity and independence in the issue of research materials’ selection.

Adoption or rejection of articles is carried out exclusively on the means of actuality, academic signification, originality of presented materials, as well as its compliance with requirements and the topic of edition. The discrimination of authors depending on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious views, origin, citizenship, social status or political preferences is unacceptable. The Editorial Board ensures the possibility of publications of various academic and socio-political points of view.

  • Competence and fairness in the process of scientific expertise of materials and the preparation to the publication.

All received materials undergo the mandatory double peer-reviewing and the check for plagiarism. Articles which contain insults, slander and personal criticism are deviated without peer-reviewing. In case the Editorial Board realizes, that the received materials are not honest personal product of the stated author or authors, they are rejected

  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure of information.

Scientific ideas and materials presented in the articles which are being prepared for publication or which are rejected as a result of the reviewing cannot be used in the own work of the Editorial Board members and third parties without the written permission of the authors. Confidential information obtained during the reviewing may not be disclosed and used for personal gain.

  • Collegiality and mutual respect.

All members of the Editorial Board take part on equal rights in producing the content of academic edition and bear equal responsibility for the quality of published materials. The Editorial Board has to prevent conflicts of academic and personal interests in the process of decision on publishing of materials; resolving conflict situations on the basis of existing legislation and the journal’s Statute.

  • Openness and responsibility.

All members of the Editorial Board support tight and open cooperation with journal’s authors, reviewers and readers, they are ready to submit admitted errors and to publish corrections, clarifications and apologies, if it is necessary, to provide permanent improvement of the edition and enhance its reputation in the academic society. The Editorial Board and editors of the journal have to respond to the claims concerning manuscripts or published materials; in case of conflict situations they have to take measures to restore copyrights.


The chief editor is responsible for:

  • Administration of the peer-reviewing process and communication with authors and Editorial Board members to ensure the journal’s publication quarterly.
  • The final decision on publication of submitted materials which is made taking into account the opinions of the reviewers and editorial Board members.
  • Providing materials of the articles’ preparation for publication (reviews, the protocols of the meetings of the editorial Board, etc.) that are kept for at least five years from the date of submission in case of receiving a request from a publisher, promoter or other third parties (including representatives of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation).

Reviewers are responsible for:

  • Scientific accuracy and independence of the expert assessment. Evaluation of the reviewed materials should be objective and reasoned. Ethically incorrect personal criticism of the author is unacceptable.
  • Reviewing should be based on the contemporary state of philosophical and conflictological studies, the variety of existing viewpoints on discussed in the article issues.
  • Materials submitted for reviewing cannot be used by the reviewer for personal purposes or transferred to third parties. The reviewer may refuse to review the manuscript and notify the editor in Chief if there is a conflict of interest.

The authors convey the journal the materials for publication are responsible for:

  • Scientific accuracy, novelty, theoretical validity and ethical correctness of the research results. Articles and other materials must be original, that is, previously unpublished.
  • All borrowed statements and arguments of other persons used in materials must be designed in accordance with copyright and citation requirements.
  • Articles which are written in co-authorship should reflect the contribution of all persons who participated in the study and influenced its course, and should provide links to works that have had importance to the study. Co-authors of the publications may not be persons who have rendered only technical, consulting, organizational, moral or material support.
  • The author is obliged to inform immediately the Editorial Board of the journal about errors or inaccuracies at the stage of consideration of materials.

The editorial Board and the publisher reserve the right to reject any materials that contravene the foregoing principles.


Author fees

There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.


Publishing schedule

Konfliktologia Journal of Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed journal published four times a year.



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