Editorial Policies

Copyright and license
All Rights for works published in the Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin are reserved by the Author(s). 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.
Authors retain the right to authorship; the journal disposes of the manuscript material on the basis of a non-exclusive license.
Submitting a manuscript to the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. authors accept an offer to grant the right to use their Work in the The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin.
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.
Revenue sources

The Lower Volga Archaeological Bulletin is an open-access journal, which is published in both the online and print versions. The journal’s work is funded by the founder and publisher (Volgograd State University). Source of income is utilized in maintaining the administrative and the print cost. Also, a very non-significant part of revenue also comes from the subscription.

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 its full-text archives on the Journal’s and Publisher’s websites, as well as on the platforms of eLIBRARY.RU.
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).   
We detect plagiarism using the service "Antiplagiat" (JSC "Antiplagiat"). 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.
For more information see “Violation” clause in the Publishing Ethics section.
Complaint  Policy
Direct contacts are the main and most preferable way of settling disputes between editorial staff, author sand third parties in the process of reviewing and preparing articles for publication, as well as regarding already published articles. Complaints or claims should be sent in written form to the chief editor to 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. Persons who send complaints to the editorial staff of the journal must be sure that these complaints will be considered within a reasonable period of time.