Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

"Pytannia literaturoznavstva" ("Problems of Literary Criticism") is the oldest Ukrainian periodical scientific Journal on problems of poetics and history of world literature.

The editorial policy of the Journal is aimed at the development of education and science through scientific publications in the field of philology.

The Journal "Pytannia literaturoznavstva" publishes articles of general theoretical, historical and literary focus. Thematics of the Issue is covered under the headings: "Poetics", "Methodology", "Historical Poetics," "Literary Historiography", "Typology of the Literary Process," "Literature as a Social Phenomenon", "Axiology", "Philosophical Aspects of Literature", "Literary Anthropology", "Myth. Archetype. Folklore", "Sacred and Profane", "Comparative Literary Criticism", "Traditional / Transitive Plots and Images", "Translation Study", "Imagology", "Genre Study", "Poetics of Time and Space", "Prosody (Versification)", "Narratology", "Hermeneutics", "Gender Studies", "Theory of Interpretation", "Receptive Poetics", "Discourse Theory", "Theory of Communication", "Literature and Mass Media, "Poetics of Postmodern Text", "Intermediality Theory", "Poetics of Intertextuality", "Multiculturalism", "Topical Problems of Foreign Literature", "Ukrainian Literature in the Global Context", "Reviews", "Anniversaries of Writers and Scholars".

Literary Problems brought up in the articles are based on the material of the World Literature.

Articles are published in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German, Polish and French.

Among the authors of the Journal are the leading philologists of Ukraine and foreign countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Russia).

The Journal is addressed to scientists-philologists: doctoral students, postgraduates, University students and lecturers. 

 

Section Policies

Статті

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Anniversaries

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Poetics

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Historical Poetics

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History of Poetological Discourses

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Intertextuality and Intermediality

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Genre Study

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Reviews

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Anniversaries

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Historical Poetics and History of Poetological Discourses

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Hermeneutics, Reception, Interpetation

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Gender Studies

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Poetics and Methodology

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Comparative Literary Studies

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Genological Discourse

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In Memoriam

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Emigrantology

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Literary Historiography

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Methodology. Psychoanalytical and Gender Studies

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Narratology

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Intertextuality

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Imagology

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Methodology and Gender Studies

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Interdisciplinary Discourse

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Reception Studies

Editors
  • Olha Chervinska
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Peer Review Process

Procedure for Reviewing Manuscripts

1. The author provides an article to the editorial board; the article should meet the requirements of the policy of the journal "Pytannia literaturoznavstva" and the rules of the preparation of articles and scientific papers before publication. Manuscripts that do not meet the adopted requirements are not accepted for further consideration.

2. All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board are directed according to the profile of research to a reviewer. The chief editor of "Pytannia literaturoznavstva" assigns reviewers. Under certain circumstances reviewers can be assigned at the meeting of the Editorial Board by its members. According to the chief editor's decision some articles of the eminent scientists as well as specially requested articles may be exempted from the standard procedures of reviewing.

3. For reviewing articles as reviewers may act both members of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal "Pytannia literaturoznavstva" and foreign top-qualified professionals who have profound professional knowledge and experience in a particular scientific direction, usually PhDs and professors.

4. After receipt of article for review reviewer evaluates the possibility of reviewing materials based on his own skills under the direction of the author and the absence of any conflict of interest. If there are any competing interests reviewer should not review the article and should inform the Editorial Board about this. The latter should decide to appoint another reviewer.

5. Reviewer usually concludes the possibility of printing the article. Terms of review depend in each case on conditions for the most objective evaluation of quality of materials.

6. Reviewing is held in confidence by the principles of double-blind reviewing (two-way “blind” review, when neither the author nor the reviewer know each other). The interaction between the author and reviewers occurs (in a way of correspondence by e-mail) through the executive secretary of the scientific journal. At the request of the reviewer and in agreement with the working group an interaction between the Editorial Board and reviewer can occur in an open mode (such decision is made only if the interaction of openness will improve the style and presentation logic of research material).

7. After the final analysis of the article the reviewer fills out a standardized form, which contains a summary of recommendations.

8. If the reviewer points to the need to make certain corrections in the article, it is sent to the author with the offer to consider the comments in the preparation of an updated version of the article or to refute them reasonably. With a revised article, the author adds the letter, which contains answers to all comments and explains all the changes that were made in the article. Revised version is given to a reviewer again for the decision and preparation of a reasoned conclusion about the publication appropriateness.

9. In case of inconsistency with the reviewer opinion the author is entitled to a reasonable response to the editor of the journal. In this case the article is considered at a meeting of the Working Group of the Editorial Board. Editors may submit an article for additional or new review to another expert. Editorial Board has the right to reject articles in case of the author's failure or unwillingness to consider suggestions and comments of reviewers. At the request of the author the Editorial Board can give the article to another reviewer with mandatory compliance with the principles of double-blind review.

10. The final decision on the expediency of the publication is adopted by the chief editor, and if necessary at the meeting of the Editorial Board. After deciding on the admission of articles for publication executive secretary shall notify the author and indicate the expected date of publication.

11. In the case of a positive decision on the possibility of publishing an article comes to the editorial magazine portfolio for its publication in the order of turn and relevance (in some cases, by the decision of the Editorial Board, the article may be published out of turn, in the nearest issue).

12. The date of acceptance of articles for publication is the date of a positive opinion by editorial reviewer (or the decision of the Editorial Board) about the possibility of publishing an article.

13. The approved for publication article is provided to a technical editor. Minor stylistic or formal corrections which do not affect the content of the article are made by the technical editor without the consent of the author.

14. Responsibility for the validity and independence of the findings, theoretical and practical level of the article is imposed on the author.

 

Publication Frequency

Twice per year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Journal Publication Ethics

Editorial policy of the Journal "Pytannia literaturoznavstva" is intended to comply with the ethical norms accepted by the international academic community.

1. The efforts of the Editorial Board in this regard are based on the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org), as well as on the best practices of reputable international journals and publishing houses.

2. The presence of new original scientific results that have never been published before is an essential precondition for accepting the article for publication.

3. If the research materials have been already published, the author shall provide the Editorial Board with bibliographical notes on the previous publications and justify the relevance of the publication of the new variant with the explanation of the nature of the additions and changes in the final variant of the article.

4. All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board are directed according to the profile of research to a reviewer. The chief editor of "Pytannia literaturoznavstva" assigns reviewers. Under certain circumstances reviewers can be assigned at the meeting of the Editorial Board by its members. According to the chief editor's decision some articles of the eminent scientists as well as specially requested articles may be exempted from the standard procedures of reviewing.

5. Controversies of any nature (academic, personal, financial, etc.) are examined in detail by the members of the Editorial Board.

6. In case of the confirmation of plagiarism or falsification of research results, the article is rejected with prejudice.

 

Submitting an article for publication, the author thereby agrees to:

- putting its full text at the disposal in the Internet;

- publication of information about the author (position, scientific degree, place of employment, e-mail).

 

All ethics issues that arise between the authors and the Editorial Board of the Journal and that are not stipulated in this document are regulated by the international standards of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics – http://publicationethics.org/international-standards-editors-and-authors). 

 

Article Processing Charges (APCs) / Submission Charges

The price of the publication is 600 UAH, which includes editing, layout, printing and shipping of one copy of the magazine per post. 

The money transfer is expected after the decision of the committee and confirmation that the article was accepted.

The reviewing of the submitted articles is free of charge.