Editorial Policies

Copyright and license
 
This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking for prior permission from the publisher or the author.
 
 
 
The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin by Volgograd State University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
 
Publication Charges
 
The submission, reviewing, editing and publication of articles in The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin are free of charge. No author fees are involved.
 
Deposit policy
 
Under the terms of the journals Open Access license, authors are entitled to deposit the final published version of their article in institutional and/or centrally organized repositories immediately upon publication, provided that the journal and Publishing House are attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors are also strongly encouraged to deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version.
 
Archiving Policy
 
The main purpose of the Archives policy is to select, preserve and make available the archives of The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin. The three main objectives are –
 
1. To comply with recognized national standards for the preservation of archives.
 
2. To describe and publish archives according to professional standards.
 
3. To makeworld-wideavailable archival material in accordance with professional practice.
 
The Archive contains the official records of articles, abstracts and references published in The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin. These records worthy of permanent preservation are of great scientific value as they include major academic results of research work.
 
The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin stores itsfull-textarchives on the Journal’s and Publisher’s websites, as well as on the platforms ofeLIBRARY.RU and CyberLeninka Scientific Electronic Libraries, etc.
 
Self –Archiving Policy
 
Authors may deposit their post-print reviewed articles to personal websites and different databases including the title and issue data of the journal in which the article was first published. We recommend using Publisher’s PDF version and create link to it.
 
Plagiarism Policy
 
This journal aims to publish original high quality research work. Submission of manuscript to this journal indicates that the study has not been published anywhere or not been submitted elsewhere for publication. If author(s) are using any part of published paper (in English or any other language), they should give proper reference or in any case, if required they should get permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder (whichever is suitable).   
 
Plagiarized manuscripts would not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is found in any published paper after internal investigation, a letter would be immediately sent to all the authors, their affiliated institutes and funding agency, if applied and subsequently the paper will be retracted.
 
Complaint  Policy
 
Direct contacts are the main and most preferable way of settling disputes between editorial staff, authorsandthirdparties in the process of reviewing and preparing articles for publication, aswellasregardingalreadypublishedarticles. Complaintsorclaimsshould be sent in written form to the chief editorto e-mail editorial This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  office or via post address:
 
Prospect Universitetsky 100, Office 204B, Volgograd 400062.Russian Federation
 
Chief Editor The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin
 
In your complaint letter, please, describe clearly the nature of the complaint and the circumstances, the name of the person who is the subject of the complaint, and/or the product or the services which are subject of the complaint.Personswho send complaints to the editorial staff of the journal must be sure that these complaints will be considered within a reasonable period of time.