Ethical policies


The APIR journal is committed to meet the highest standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process, including the gender balance and diversity of scientific research in the fields of International Relations, International Law, World Economy and International Economic Relations.

The editorial team of the APIR journal strongly requires that authors who are going to make a submission observe standards of publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including double submission (to the APIR and simultaneously to any other journal) and misappropriation of the work are fully unacceptable. In any cases of ethical misconduct, the APIR journal editorial team will deal with it in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

The editorial team actively ooposes any possible conflicts of interests. All authors, reviewers and editors are kindly required to declare any interests that could compromise, conflict or influence the validity of the publication.

Being fully aware of the fact that the Founder of the Journal is Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, we deliberately established the editorial team that includes well-known foreign (meaning not citizens of Ukraine and not employees of Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv) scholars and researchers. In rare cases, when the subject of the article is overly connected with internal and very specific Ukrainian issues, member of editorial team may request the opinion of member of advisory board to editorial team, for purposes of clarification and better understanding of some historical, legal or economic features in Ukraine.

The authors are also required to reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated—including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition.



The APIR journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same throughout the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not affect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues. The APIR journal encourages all corresponding authors to include an ORCID within their submitting author data whilst co-authors are recommended to include one. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.