Editorial Policy of Academic and Practical Journal “University
management: Practice and Analysis”
1. General aspects
1.1. Journal “University Management: Practice and Analysis” was
founded in 1997 and is a special periodical publication on
The periodical is registered by Federal Agency on
communications, informational technologies and mass media in
Sverdlovsk region (registration certificate ÏÈ ¹ ÒÓ66-00703 of
June 09, 2011) and International Center ISSN (ISSN –
1.2. The journal is published in a printed format 6 times a
year with circulation up to 500 issues. Electronic version is
available at the website umj.ru.
1.3. Mission of the journal: Improving university management in modern context on the basis
of research and best practices of successful managerial teams,
conducting seminars, conferences and meetings for university
executives, creating informational resources on modernization
and development of university management generally available in
The journal publishes articles on relevant aspects of
university management, presents advanced experience in
university management, provides information about programs and
projects in the field of university management.
1.4. Activities of the journal:
- Publishing academic, practical and informational articles on
relevant aspects of university management;
- Publishing articles on development and implementation of
university management projects;
- Highlighting important events in university community and
university development trends;
- Providing information on publications on university management.
2. Policy of forming publication portfolio
2.1. Editorial board of the journal bases its policy of forming
publication portfolio on copyright norms and related legal
requirements provided by the Russian legislation, ethical
principles supported by leading publishers of academic
periodicals. Editorial board bears responsibility for making
publication decisions based on authenticity, academic
significance and relevance of materials.
2.2. Editorial board expects authors presenting materials for
publication to follow certain principles:
- novelty of research;
- providing credible results;
- objective discussion of research significance;
- acknwkedging input from other perosons, obligatory references
to works used by the author;
- providing information from confidential sources only with
permission of those;
- presenting all participants who have made significant inout
into the research as co – authors; approval of final version of
the article by all co-authors and their complete agreement with
- immediate feedback from authors once they find significant
mistakes or inaccuracies in the publication; joint work with
the editorial board on correcting mistakes or withdrawal of the
publication as well as correcting inaccuracies and mistakes
found by the editorial board.
2.3. Size of the articles is usually about 30000 – 40000
characters. Articles should fit the topic of the journal, meet
internationals tandards for academic publications and have
format stated by the rules. All texts must be well – written,
proof-read and fit into the fedinition of academic style of
speech. Incorrect choice and inaccurate presentation of
information, facts, quotations, statistical and other data,
geographical names and other information by the authors might
lead to rejecting the material (also at the registration
2.4. Together with articles authors can provide editorial board
with short information on important events in the academic life
(up to 15000 characters) and reviews of the most recent
academic oublications (up to 16000 – 24000 characters). Reviews
of books ublished in preceding or current years are accepted
till September 1. After that date we accept reviews obnly for
boosk published in the current year.
2.5. Sending an article to the journal University Management:
Practice and Analysis the authors agrees to its publication in
the journal and providing open access to it at an officialweb
page of the journal in the Internet; providing access to the
article (including references, bibliographic information, etc.)
to people who are entitled to have such access or other people
with the aim of providing quoting opportunities and improving
quotation index of the author and the joural.
2.6. Decision on publication is made by the editorial board
which can eccept the article, reject it or recoommed altering
2.7. Editorial board reserves the right to shorten and make
editorial alteration in themanuscript.
2.8. Materials published in the journal reflect personal
opinion of the author which may not coincide with the opinion
of the editorial board.
2.9. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using
special software: if plagiarism is discovered editorial board
might reject he manuscript depending on the situation.
3. Reviewing procedure for articles submitted to the
editor’s office of the journal University Management: Practice
3.1. All academic articles should undergo reviewing
3.2. Editor in chief defines whether the article fits the
journal’s profile and presentation requirements and passes it
on to an expert, PhD with relevant specialization.
3.3. Reviewers are informed about the fact that articles
represent private property and contain information requiring
discretion. Reviewers are not allowed to make copies of the
article. Reviewing procedure is confidential.
3.4. Duration of reviewing procedure is defined by the editor
3.5. Review should contain the following information: à)
whether the content of the article coincides with its title, á)
extent to which the article meets modern accomplishments in the
relevant academic field, â) evaluation of material
presentation, ã) expediency of article publication, ä) detailed
description of strong and weak points of the article.
3.6. Reviewing procedure is anonymous. Author of the article
can get acquainted with the review. Anonymity breach is
possible only if reviewer claims plagiarism or falsification of
materials presented in the article.
3.7. If review contains recommendations on alteration and
amendment of the article editor in chief send the text of the
review to the author so that he or she could consider these
recommendations in preparing new version of the article or
provide solid refutation. Altered version of the article should
be submitted for review.
3.8. If reviewer does not recommend publishing the article
editorial board can send the article for further amendment or
to another reviewer.
3.9. Final decision concerning publication of an article is
made by an editorial board.
3.10. Once editorial board decides on publishing the article
editor in chief informs the author about the positive decision
on publication and the time of publication.